How to Build an Empire with Goals

A new year begging and the flag has dropped the race has begun to achieve our resolutions and goals. Goals are all well and good. The biggest problem is either you don’t get started, or you just give out.

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If you want to build an empire, you need to get started. My philosophy is an Empire is what you believe an empire to be. Whether that’s to lose 50lbs. In weight this year, or make a million dollars. My thinking any win is part of your empire!

You can read thousands of books on goal setting. Everyone has an opinion about what you need to write out specifically. Here is my take on that.

Writing out the most detailed plan won’t accomplish anything without action. Where people fail is they don’t take consistent action. No work, no achievement!

Here are a few points that will help you stay on top of your goals:

  • Set an actionable task daily with reminders. I use my Smartphone to ring out reminders of what I need to do next.
  • Finish your daily tasks. Don’t set up too many things to achieve in a day. Finish what you begin before you move on to the next job.
  • Don’t overwhelm yourself. Be sure that what you set out to do daily is manageable. When you overcome yourself, you will eventually quit.
  • Take time to set up your calendars, to-do list, so that you don’t forget. Set up at least three months of actionable tasks. If you try and do this on short spurts, you’re just setting up to fail.

You can write down all the goals in the world. If you don’t put serious action behind that, you wasted your time. Achieving goals requires work. Take action every day, the only way is to track yourself daily. Complete daily tasks and you will see your dreams come true.

If you want to achieve start right now! Get this garbage out of your head “will start tomorrow,” NO start right now!!!

Good luck in your New Year, I believe this will be your best year!

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Steps toward Success

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”.– Albert Schweitzer

Forward motion is what we want. Taking steps every day towards our success. It’s not a question of giant steps or baby steps it’s moving forward. Of course, it is advisable to take as big action as you can every day. The more forward progress made, the less the distance to our final success destination is.

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Let’s take a look at what our day can look like, how tracking hour-to-hour our day. You will be amazed at what you can get done:

Example

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Review to-do list, get coffee out of the way, review emails and voicemails.

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Take 30 minutes to work on something that moves you closer to success, example if it’s a business venture what can you do that will advance that project. Perhaps it’s your children, taking time to spend with them that is meaningful to the child. Busy parents learn to be present at the moment with a child. Put away the cell phone, and truly experience something with your child. Hop on a game with them, get out in the backyard and watch birds, do something that is outside the norm. Fill 30 minutes with focused achievement.

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

See what you can do by yourself for a solid hour of nothing but focused achievement. What this might look like, is working on your business plan, marketing plan. Fine-tuning your message.

Perhaps it’s taking one hour to focus on your garden again it’s what you are looking for that gives you that feeling of success. This is focused time, without interruption. That means no phones, no email and focused on the task at hand.

STOP HERE

Exercise time! Woohoo…

Okay, what I want you to do here is to stop what you’re doing. I wish you if not right now, no more than 24 hours from now. Take one hour and fill it with nothing but production. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the cell phone and no emails. During this hour this is focused without interruption.
  2. Pick a task that has meaning. Do not CONFUSE activity with productivity! In the end, their needs to be some measurable result from this exercise.
  3. This can be something with family, for yourself, work, it just does not matter. What I want you to learn from this is how much you can actually get done in 1 hours time. A prime example to ponder, if you were Oprah Winfrey’s TV producer, you have to fill one hour with engaging content that keeps millions of people glued to the TV. A daunting task, but her team did it effectively for years. One hour! Think about that for a moment.
  4. This exercise is important. Don’t just keep reading, stop and do this!

WELCOME BACK

For those that did this exercise great job. Filling 1 hour with nothing but productivity is hard. The take away here is “don’t confuse activity with productivity”!  

A quick note. Do the exercises, you can read this book but doing the activities will make a change. Take the steps!

Have a well-defined action plan. Working in steps will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Many failures occurred because someone was ill-prepared and became overwhelmed. Clouding good judgment. 

Goal Set Now What

It’s easy to set a goal it’s a whole other thing to bring it to life. You set yourself a great goal now what are you prepared to do?

“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”–John C. Maxwell

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Without action, a goal is just a dream as the cliche says. Here are some tips to get your goals energized:

  • Set realistic expectations. I want to make a million dollars this year, and you have $100 in the bank. Think about it!
  • Take some measurable action daily.
  • Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many tasks or too many goals that you can’t finish one. 
  • Organize yourself completely. Set times daily to devote to one single action. Multi-tasking is okay, but sometimes we don’t make progress doing too much. Have set times to achieve real results. 
  • Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean your productive. 
  • Keep right progress notes, so you know where you left off with the last task you complete. 

Produce measurable results daily. Put tasks in calendars to hold yourself accountable. Reminders to get things done. Take real action daily!

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