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Its that time! Time to set goals, get focused, and prepare to take action that brings about incredible momentum for a strong start in 2016. It’s all about sales, numbers, and quitting bad habits –right? Well, that is what I thought for a long time. Many times I would achieve most if not all of my goals, and even knock them out of the park. The next month or quarter would roll in and I was back at it, more goal setting, number crunching, and on and on. The problem was, I was really feeling like a gerbil on the wheel of life going nowhere. How could achieving things leave me empty inside? I felt betrayed, confused and many times completely lost. Until that is, I started to commit myself to my ESP™. Not only did I commit to my Emotional, Spiritual and Physical well – being, I started to make it my top priority, my foundation.

Realizing that my ESP™ needed to be first on my list in order to live a happy and peaceful life, I began to put some goals around this notion too. I now categorize goals in two parts. One part is what I refer to as my outside goals. These are business goals, sales goals, and social media, networking and speaking engagement goals. These help me in the material world, but they do not necessarily create the happiness and freedom on the inside that my spiritual being needs. These are my inside goals. Below are some examples of what inside and outside goals might look like.

 

OUTSIDE GOALS

(destination goals)

 

INSIDE GOALS

(process goals)

 

BOOK 2 SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS

 

DRINK 6-8 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY
ATTEND 2 NETWORKING EVENTS  

YOGA ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

 

 

READ BUSINESS BOOK

 

MEDITATE 20 MINUTES DAILY
 

INCREASE EMAIL LIST BY 25%

 

SERVICE AT COMMUNITY CENTER 2X WEEK

Many times, outside goals have a destination attached to them. A check the box kind of an ending. Make a certain amount of money, sign up so many more people, gain 300 more followers on Twitter, get promoted etc. They are very important to have in life, but I caution in attaching too much identity to these outcomes. Although bursts of energy and excitement accompany the accomplishment of destination goals, it is not lasting and rarely fills the spiritual need our beings crave. Destination goals are needed to live happily as human beings with our basic needs met. But the material always changes. Jobs go away, careers change, money doesn’t buy happiness and on and on.

Process goals on the other hand, are infinite. They are a lifelong process. My inside process goals usually lead to an awakening, a new understanding and perception and most importantly to peace of mind. They can be anything creative, a hobby or relaxing time with friends. A strong principled foundation can really help the times when life throws us gigantic curve balls. A strong foundation also creates peaceful and happy day-to-day living. A strong foundation consists of meaningful relationships, time for me, creative outlets, social activities and support networks. All of these things are important and require time, focus and attention. When my destination goals start adding up, instead of pulling back on process I goals, I now make MORE time for them. It really is a healthy balance of making things happen and letting things happen. Without process goals, I tend to try and make things happen and forget to release my grip so I don’t get in my own way.

How is your year so far? I know, not even a week into it, right? All I am suggesting is preparation goes a long way. A solid plan can help you stay balanced, focus on track and most importantly, happy!

If you want one on one support and brainstorming with ESP goals and business development goals, consider a Skype session with me!

Hi, I'm Lisa Illman.

Business Development Consulting.

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