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how do you love this summer weather! I must confess, I usually prefer
that more comfortable range between 60 and 70 degrees, Fahrenheit of
course. And I always love the sun shining at any temp - to energize me
and boost my Vitamin D.
However, for some reason this year I
have found those exceptionally warm days soothing and restorative. On
Canada Day, which we celebrated at our ski home in Ellicottville N.Y.,
so yes it was also the Fourth of July long weekend too, it was wonderful
to enjoy the heat of the day followed by the cool mountain air in the
evening. Great for sleeping!
I think for just about everyone July
1st is truly the beginning of summer. School is out, cottages are open,
parks and pools are a popular destination and we are thrilled to
entertain family and friends around the barbeque. It is a season to
recharge and enjoy!
the Power of a Bold Goal...|
the summer months it is timely to review our plan for 2010, our many
achievements to date and the challenge of fulfilling our remaining goals
for the year. Getting recharged and rejuvenated, at this time of the
year, improves our focus and our energy for "going
for the gold". This breather
gives us the space to once again imagine our future the way we plan it
to be..... the way it will be!
how about a summer challenge -
a challenge to think big and bold
about the balance of 2010
a challenge to set a BOLD goal for
the next 60 days
a BOLD goal that we know guarantees
success with our plan for 2010
Like all goals, a BOLD goal must be a SMART goal
It doesn't contain any ambiguity, so it
cannot read like "more of" or "some"!
What is that one thing that each of us
can identify that ensures our success? What do we need to do in the next
60 days to make us happy with our achievement?
Is it launching or re-launching our website, doubling our prospecting
goal, improving our use of social media, hiring an assistant or
launching an e-zine?
Succeeding with our plans for 2010 will
be so sweet! This success will make us feel absolutely confident about
our ability to achieve our three year vision.
I'm going to take up the challenge too.
It is time to kick things up a notch if I'm going to meet my plan. So
as they say "No time like the
Don't forget all those tools that help
with business and/or personal goal setting.
Identifying the "WHY" - the important reasons we set goals
Use of the Vision Board or other visualization techniques to get
The written "three year vision" - living your "dream life"
in the future
The establishing of a BOLD goal - the "how to"
of identifying a BOLD goal
Then the small steps broken down with
deadlines and accountability that ensure success with our BOLD goal
The importance of doing only the work we love to do and do well
The importance of identifying the support needed to achieve our BOLD
Then finally the vision of celebrating success
various stages of our business, it is sometimes confusing to figure out
what we should be doing and what we should be delegating. As you review
the small steps to BOLD pay attention to your energy around each step
and that will help you get clear on this part. BOLD goals are exciting
but often a little scary too. It is well known that we do not grow and
achieve great things if we don't get out of our comfort zone. So let's
get ready for the big stretch!
Remember that a very small percentage
of people actually write down their goals with measurable results and
deadlines. Those who do are the 20% of people, in most businesses and
walks of life, who possess 80% of the wealth, power and influence!
go for our summer BOLD!
If you would like to share your BOLD
goal, I would love to hear what is going to make it all happen for you
in the balance of 2010!
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closely at the present you are constructing, it should look like the
future you are dreaming."
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you plan to succeed with any goal, big or small, personal or business,
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by Malcolm Gladwell
From the author of acclaimed books, The
Tipping Point and Blink, The Outliers is a fascinating read. A unique
perspective on why some people succeed far more than others.
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DeClute specializes in coaching business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs
and individuals in career or life transitions. Her business background
is extensive and includes her tenure as Vice President of Sandbury
Homes, President of Wiltshire Canada, Director of International
Marketing for McPherson's Ltd. and Co-Founder of Team DeClute, one of
the most successful real estate teams in Canada.
recognized for her creative business strategies, strong team building
skills, as well as for being an inspiring mentor, astute consultant and
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