The first step I’m taking toward a baller 2017

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn​

Now is the time of year when I spend some time each week honing in on my end-game for the year that’s about to come. And, of course, I have a process I follow. It’s like New Year’s resolutions on steroids, and it’s awesome. Tonight, we are going to talk about step 1 of this process: identifying your target areas.

Before we jump into actually setting goals for this next year, we need to understand where we want to be by the end of 2017. To do that, we are going to choose four areas of your life you want to goal set for. These areas should be unique to you and should tie to your WHY (nod to Simon Sinek). Examples: business/career, health, family, travel, food, hobbies, etc.

Once you have identified those four areas you want to hone in on, the fun really picks up. List in bullet form what you want your life to look like in each of these areas one year from now. Having trouble getting started? Think about things like: if money was no object, what would you do with your time? Or: if you could wave a magic wand over “xx” area of your life, what would happen?

A great way to make sure you’re being thoughtful and intentional with this process is to take 20 mins each day this week and work on an area. You have until next Wednesday to get these knocked out and then we’ll move on to step 2. Above all else, make goal setting something fun, a time you look forward to. Visualize and architect your own lifestyle.

Need some more help getting started? Here’s a copy of my template for Step 1. Just click “file” and then “make a copy” to fill out your aspirations!

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