Reach Your Personal Goals With These 21 Power Habits

Personal goals

Here’s the thing: the most successful people have used goal setting that works. They have developed daily habits to help them achieve their goals.

They don’t wait for life to present them with opportunities for success. They create opportunities and expect success. They have a vision, and they’ve plotted out the daily, weekly, and monthly goals to make the vision a reality.

If you examine the lives and life goals of some of the most successful people — people like Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Mark Zuckerberg — you’ll see they have many things in common with achieving their goals.

Each of these people defined what their goals in life were and decided to make it happen in spite of challenges and roadblocks along the way.

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11 Ways To Make Working From Home Work For You

Working From Home

When I started my business 20 years ago, working from home had a big appeal to me.

I looked forward to having space I could call my own, that I could personalize fully without company restrictions.

I’ve had offices for my business over the years, which has its tax advantages too. But I keep returning to a home office setting whenever I want to simplify my life and business.

The benefits of working from home have caused it to become so much more popular. One benefit is the increase in productivity that people experience when not having to commute into the office every day. The fear that you’ll be hunkered down in front of the TV eating snacks isn’t true for most people.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? 8 Ways To Beat Worry And Take Control Of Your Life

If you’ve been reading my site for a while, you probably know I work from home.

My entire business is online, and I run it from the comfort of one of the bedrooms now turned office.

I often work in pajamas and can get up to grab a meal or coffee without getting in the car. I can take a walk in the middle of the day, or go to lunch with a friend.

There are weights and a rebounder in my office, so I take breaks to exercise whenever I want.

Beyond the freedom of working from home, my job as a coach, blogger, teacher, and author is extremely rewarding and satisfying.

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How To Get Motivated When You’re Feeling Slack

How to get motivated

Do you ever have those days when you just have no motivation? If feels like someone has pulled the plug, and all of the air has gone out of your balloon.

This is the way I feel today. I was out late at a friend’s birthday party last night, and now I’m suffering the consequences of my good time. Everything has been a mental and physical struggle today.

Often this motivation drain happens when you aren’t feeling great physically. You just don’t have the energy to work or exercise or do whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing.

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5 Simple Ways To Make Your Day More Productive

My philosophy on productivity is this . . .

It’s not about how much you can get done in a day. It’s about how you can become more engaged in what you are doing.

When I’m more focused on simply getting things done, I find myself feeling overwhelmed, scattered, and exhausted. And no matter how many things I’m able to cross off my to-do list, more to-do’s keep cropping up like bunnies. So I’m never released from the anxiety of unfinished business.

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How To Follow Through On Your Plans Right Now

Note: This is a guest post by Roman Soluk.

At the beginning of every new year, we make a promise to change something in our lives.

We think about how to succeed in the coming year and have high hopes for becoming better people, for meeting the best expectations we have for ourselves.

Unfortunately, we don’t always follow through on our plans during the year. So many of them fall through the cracks, never to materialize. We start with a bang but end with a whimper.

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My Philosophy On Setting Goals

I’ve not been much of a goal-setter in the past.

I’ve achieved things I wanted to achieve. And I’ve challenged myself to push a bit harder, to stretch myself, and (for the most part) to finish what I start.

But I’ve not been one to sit down at the beginning of the year and think, “OK, what do I want to achieve personally and professionally this year and how am I going to get there?”

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