We all want to crush goals! We most certainly want that dopamine rush that we get when we check another goal or another step off the list! It's all about our mind. Discipline, direction, accountability, and a way to check things off!!! That's it!
Ok, I know you’re saying that it cannot be that easy, and you’d be right…to a point. It takes setting SMART goals to begin with. Check out this blog post for more on setting smart goals. (INSERT LINK) Then it takes creating a clear plan to get from where you are now, to where you must be to achieve that goal you set for yourself, etc. Creating action steps after setting your goals is simply a step-by-step plan of what you are going to physically do to get yourself to your goal.
Here’s my real life example:
I want to become financially stable. Currently I have credit card debt, car loans, a mortgage and zero savings. Ouch! That is no where near financially stable, is it?
Here are my 2 financial goals, take note they are in the SMART format:
- Have $2,000 in savings by the end of 2021.
- Pay down 10% of my credit card debt by the end of 2021.
I have my goals, now how am I going to get there? My old mindset wouldn’t be thinking I could do it. So, action step #1: change my mindset to my finances and my abilities.
Action Steps to Crushing My 2 Financial Goals:
To Change My Mindset
- Read a personal development book
- Do daily affirmations
To Obtain a Savings of $2,000 and Pay Down 10% of My Credit Card Debt by the end of 2021
- Create a monthly budget.
- Have a monthly meeting with hubby.
- Get rid of unnecessary expenses/subscriptions, etc.
- Sell things that are sitting around we no longer use.
- Hubby work overtime.
- Track all spending.
- Access credit card debt, write it all down.
- Take 5% of each paycheck and put it to savings.
- Take 5% of each paycheck and put it to credit card debt.
- Track my action steps and check them off when completed.
Those were 12 action steps, and the best part is those can be broken down into even smaller steps in you wanted to. Our minds love having small wins, and action steps every day, 3 is recommended, is one way to crush your goals!
Feel completely out of whack and not sure where to create your goals, let alone create the action steps to crush them!? I have a blueprint that is changing the game for myself and 1000s of others. Click here to get my free setting goals workshop + my LIVE training on creating action steps! And as always, if you’re wanting to talk 1:1 about your life, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you that mom that always dreamed of making money from home so you could spend more time with your kids? Or maybe you’re that parent that stays home because childcare isn’t affordable! Maybe you homeschool and making it on one paycheck is rough. There are so many reasons why you may want to make money from home. All of which are legit reasons, we all need to take care of ourselves, pay our bills, and put food on the table.
Some of you may have tried baby sitting and realized your housecleaning skills and patience wasn’t able to withstand the heat. You may have even tried a MLM which is multi-level marketing, and it just wasn’t for you. There are so many things out there for you to make money from home, but what if this is what you’ve been waiting for direction on.
I come to you from a place of every single thing named above describes why I NEEDED to make money from home and the ways in the past I have tried with little success. So hey, if you relate, you’re not alone by a long shot!
I introduce to you the virtual assistant world, a world that is rapidly growing due to the massive number of businesses moving online and using social media to grow their business. You see it everywhere; you’re not dreaming it. You see it right now as you read this.
Virtual assistants work 100% online, which also means you can have clients from anywhere in the world. I currently have clients in the US, Canada, and Australia. The overhead costs on becoming a virtual assistant can be low. My start up costs were $200 plus a laptop. Start up costs can even be free plus a laptop but that is going to make you have to do a bunch of research and admin work yourself.
I spent years figuring this all out, but I have also made it a mission of mine to allow those parents a way to make money from home, using skills they may already have, and an easy button to get there.
You can have the flexibility to work from home while you keep an eye on your kids and bring in that money to help in the household. I have that easy button, it’s right here. Jump into my 3 Month VA Coaching Program while it’s 60% off! – Click here, get in now!
Giving up on your dreams is never the answer, pivoting your dreams as life changes is a thing though. However, most of us see our dreams run out the window and then they are just gone…or so we tend to think.
I was 16 years old; I started my first job as a cleaner in a factory. I took on a supervisor/office manager position for that small cleaning business by the time I was 18. So, at 18, I held a management position, but after that company closed, no one would hire me. I ended up working at McDonald’s, then many other cleaning jobs, but no one would give me a legit management job again, yet I had the experience and work ethic! Crazy right!?
I told myself I wasn’t good enough to be a leader after so many years even though that’s truly what I felt led to do. God had a lot of things to teach me before he opened the door I walked through in the last year. I see that now. Even though I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, it didn’t make it any easier.
I had allowed society to tear me down. I allowed that, no one else, me! I allowed people to put in my head that I wasn’t good enough and that I was going to stay right where I was. I had accepted that unfortunately.
Fast forward a couple years after my marriage was put through the ringer, I had given up on my dreams, my finances where in shambles, and I had unruly kids. You start to wonder what in the world God could possibly have in store for you and your family…
I started along a personal development journey out of desperation to attempt to make sense of my life and the events that had unfolded. In doing so, I found a woman that gave me hope that I could indeed start my own business and be that leader I always thought I was supposed to be.
None of this has been easy, but it has all been worth it. Our journey to success is important because there’s another you stuck in the same past that you have been, just waiting for their life raft. I ask you this, what are you going to do about your situation today!?
Karalee Gault - CEO
Gault Virtual Agency
Almost everyone has a support system, but the quality of that support system can make or break your person or business. It’s all about the atmosphere you’re in, the people you surround yourself with. Those people that talk negatively and complain a lot, aren’t your support system to be frank!
I define a support system simply as select individuals that care for you in some way. A healthy support system consists of individuals that love, care for, and cheer you on in your endeavors. These support systems are in place to keep you motivated, help you out, and encourage you to do the hard things. You know, step out of your comfort zone, and pursue your passions!
These people know you well, they know how to speak to you, give constructive feedback, they don’t judge you, but listen to learn. These are the people that know you and sometimes have those moments where you’re like, “You have to be in my head, because I was just thinking that!”
I have had many of my clients, when I reach out to check in, say to me, “I was just thinking how overwhelmed I was and how I needed help, then I got your message!” You guys, these are my clients, I have met none of them in person, only over zoom and they know I have their back when they need it the most, even when they don’t ask for it!
All of that to say, you need a support system at home, you and your spouse need to have some amazing support and communication with each other. This is one of the most vital relationships in your life and in your business! The only one greater is God! For those of you that believe in a higher power, you know what I’m talking about.
Goes something like this:
God - Spouse - Family - Friends - Business
When you have a healthy support system, you will be unstoppable! You know why, because those people aren’t going to let you fail, they are going to pick you up when you fall and carry you if they have to! Get yourself one of those!
Not sure how to get a stellar and healthy support system, join my group right here where my husband and I talk about that incredibly vital relationship – your marriage, how to discover your passion, but in the meantime survive that job, and then how to get on that path to your purpose and abundance! Yes, we have done these things ourselves!
Oh, and here’s our 6 ways to talk to your spouse with respect! Yes, all of these, you can start now and start to see an improvement in your marriage talk!