Leave the event feeling motivated with the tools to achieve your dreams, goals, and take the step to the next level!
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with dreams of starting your own business? Better yet, do you know an entreprenuer with Big Goals for 2017 but need help to get there? If you answered YES! This symposium is for you! Whether your plan is to take the next step to develop your business or professional goals, write a book, take charge of your life or more, this event is for you!
It is designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals how to get motivated to achieve your goals. The symposium is a working seminar where participants will work on their business and professional goals in small group setting. The Seminar is divided into five modules:
Creating the System To Achieve Your Goals
Developing the Leader in You
Managing Self and Taking Stock
Participants will leave the event feeling motivated and with the tools to achieve their dreams, goals, and take the step to the next level!
A year from now you may wish you had started today. ― Karen Lamb
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. — Bo Bennett
You haven’t failed until you quit trying. — Anonymous
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. — Earl Nightingale
Goals are dreams with deadlines. ― Diana Scharf
Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. — Jeffrey Gitomer
One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves. — Karen Casey
Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal. — Elbert Hubbard
Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them. — Author Unknown
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. — Jimmy Dean
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. – Stephen King
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill
If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life that you want, you’re going to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretsky
Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.” — Robert G Allen
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them. — Author Unknown
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. — Elbert Hubbard
Any unforeseen challenges that crop up are only there to test your resolve on your way to ultimate success in reaching your goal. — Byron Pulsifer
I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. — Zig Ziglar
Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. — Dennis DeYoung
If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals. — Lou Holtz
You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. — Dale Carnegie
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
That inner feeling that quietly tugs at your heart. Look closely. Listen quietly. You will hear. Les Brown promoted the saying that the grave is filled with dreams that were never realized.
For years my mom wanted to write her story. She wrote on notepads, pieces of paper, then typewriter, then started reaching for the computer. A journey that lasted decades throughout her life. A journey that was never to be fulfilled. My sister too-like a Martyr stricken by the ravishes of cancer, dreamed of telling her story but like my mom, she too passed away with it in her heart quietly waiting. She accomplished much yet still had that silent dream that was never fulfilled.
Today I write to inspire you, you, and you to go after your dreams, goals and aspirations. Make them real before it’s too late. Don’t wait until the new year…start today. Look back. Reflect. Connect the dots. Create that driving vision. Then Act. It does not have to be perfect. Just start the journey today before it all Vanish.
Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been
Don’t let your success go to your head, and don’t let your failures go to your heart
Talented Will Smith shares his Vigors of Success. A great collection by Evan Carmichael. Which resonates with you? Mine is Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been. The Pungent possibilities are endless.
Inspiration ….being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
You want it? You’ve got it! What a feeling! To dream, to believe, to strive, to achieve! Exhilating…. oh yes it is!
How often we aspire to achieve but find there is an Agile disconnect between getting from where we are and where we want to be. Our Sated goals for self-actualization appear Undulated and far-fetched. We feel stalled, lethargic, demotivated, stretched like Elastic. We can’t seem to defy the odds. We beat up ourselves because of our liminal progress.
That’s where positive self-talk comes into play. To get moving. To feel inspired to be creative. To do something different. We can do this through travel, exploration, positive thinking, afilliation with progressive people, through reading, music, and more.
Songs stimulate our desire to achieve. Here are 10 to get you going.
10 Songs That Stimulate Achievement
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Aint no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Don’t stop believin – Journey
Stronger (What doesn’t kill makes you stronger) – Kelly Clarkson
Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
In order to Succeed, we must be inspired to do or feel something and become creative. That’s how we achieve our goals. Through inspiration we are kept on Base and Sincere….to take the next step to achieve our dreams, goals, and aspirations. Yes, it’s a simple way to keep us motivated. Today, we look at Books that inspire. Here are 8 written by great authors. They inspire us not to Fret.
Add the names of your own favorites for our inspiration.
Books that Inspire
1. The One Minute Manager
2. Man’s Search for Meaning
3. How to Win Friends & Influence People
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
5. How to Win Friends & Influence People
6. Awaken The Giant Within
7. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
8. On Writing
Your thoughts and additions are welcomed! Do share.
It’s almost the end of the year! Just two more months to go! Already the Holiday commercials are out in full swing! Not to mention Hallmark Christmas movies that share the longings, celebration, and joys of the season. Jolly that!
For me I love the beautiful Christmas lights! The cool weather! And the smiles that captivate even the Grinch at this time of the year. Sigh….
Goals: Where Are You Now?
But…as we stride into smiles of long shopping lists for business associates, colleagues, friends, and family, let’s pause and remember something very important…our Goals. What were the goals set for this year? Have you achieved them? Are you close to completing? Take a moment and reflect.
A Goal is something that you are trying to do or achieve
No matter where you are on your journey…pause and reflect. Don’t be hard on yourself if you are not as close as you would like….or haven’t started (yikes)! Play catch-up. Remember, a goal is something that you are trying to do or achieve.
In the next 2 months, update your goal to see what you can get done before the year is out. Call it short term, but make it count. Do not wait until next year…that’s a fallacy. To procrastinate is to give excuses. Don’t be a Copycat like others…set a short term goal and get it done now. You won’t regret it.
Be bold. Share your thoughts on where you are on your journey. One of the key steps in reaching your goal is to write it down. Sharing it makes it an open commitment that will help you on your journey, and by the way it’s not too early to start your plans for 2017.
So be bold! Share here since we’re all in the same boat.
There is no such thing as a lifetime career any more. The world of work is now much more fluid than it was before. The lines have certainly been blurred. Gone are the days of jobs for life where you did your time and left with a secure Glaring pension to enjoy retirement with no Argument. You now need to take responsibility for your job security and the management of your career. Make sure you discover and use your internal resources and take a self-directing approach.
Reinventing yourself is something that you must keep doing. Dr. Robert Davies offered good advice on 10 key points to success.
Focus on your personal development. Spend some time thinking about the competencies. What are the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to survive in this era.
Always have a driving vision. Consider these 3 components:
Have clear mental picture of the person that you want to be.
A clear development agenda to help you get there
A clear definition of the contribution you want to make to society.
Schedule a reinvention exercise for yourself every 3 years. Change with the times and avoid becoming obsolete.
Make a commitment to learn something notable each month. If you are not learning something is wrong with the way you are managing your job and yourself.
Be concerned if you don’t make any mistakes. This is not for you to go out and deliberately make mistakes. But if you are not making mistakes, you are not doing anything different. Treat failure as a learning experience and a platform to start a new chapter.
Never accept mainstream popular thinking without challenging it in your mind . Carve out time to challenge, research, and think differently.
Be confident. Never let anyone take that from you. But be quietly incompetent.
Keep an achievement diary. How has your work benefited others? Maintain an updated Resume.
Invest in your network.
Help others. Remember there will be a time when you yourself will also need help.
One of my favorite anecdotes is about the movie Ice Age when the chickens fought hard to save their watermelons because the ice age was coming, and would stay for a billion, billion years! So they had to prepare. During the interface, they said to the mammoth “if you don’t prepare, then doom on you, doom on you”. To which he replied, “so you have 3 melons?”
I don’t know if I stated that scene correctly… but here’s the bigger point. We must have a goal. Then when we identify the goal we must prepare. How do we do that? We plan. Plan the steps from beginning to end. Don’t leave it Unfinished.