I am pumped up for 2016! It will be the first year that Brooke and I don't have to shoot weddings and can focus all of our work time and creative attention on walk in love. It is going to be awesome! We are so excited!
Every new year brings the opportunity to achieve something great, but only as long as you set yourself up well and follow through on your words with action! It's all on you to set, plan and achieve your goals. No one else can do it but you. Yep, just you. Not your husband, wife, mom, dad, teacher, coach, mentor....just you!
Will you crumble under the pressure and spend another year half heartedly living your life? Or will you finally rise up and achieve, or at least try to achieve, some of those things you've always said you would do?
Now I am not talking about general "check list" New Year's resolutions that are abandoned the second week in January like, "Eat healthier! Watch less TV! Run more." I am talking about big, radical and amazing goals like "Lose 100 pounds. Increase sales by 20%. Write a book. Run a marathon!" Goals that are scary to say out loud because to most they would sound so outrageous. Goals that require faith in God and trusting in Him because on your own it would be impossible. THAT is what I am talking about!
So, do you have it in you to reach for that kind of crazy-amazing goal?
Because it's one thing to tell someone a goal out loud or on Instagram for the praise and applause, but it's another thing to actually walk and grind it out.
I want to be the type of guy that walks out his goals and grinds away at them until they are achieved. And then once celebrated, I am on to the next one.
Here is the thing though, unfortunately (for many reasons!), I am not Harry Potter. I can't just wave my wrist while holding a twig and expect things to magically happen just because I said they would. It takes action and I have to set myself up for success. I have to put one foot in front of the other, step by step, so one larger goal can be achieved!
Here are a few tools I am using this year to help achieve a few of my crazy goals for 2016:
1. Lara Casey Power Sheets : Lara has been a great friend of mine for many years. She is an amazing woman who has dedicated her life to helping people make it happen. If you want to get fired up about business and life you should be following Lara! Buy her Powersheets and start on them the second they arrive! She sent Brooke and I the 2016 booklets and we are 16 pages in and can already feel the impact they are having on our next year!
2. Dapperdesk Planner / Simplified Planner : Another good friend of ours, Emily Ley, is also a champ at providing tools and resources to help people achieve goals. She has a really basic planner that is so powerful and helpful -- reminding you daily what to do and allowing room for grace as you try and work. The dapper desk version is better suited for men and the simplified planner is her girlier version! I hope to carry mine all year!
3. Wunderlist : One of the best to-do lists planning platforms out there. A lot of them can get so busy and overwhelming. I love Wunderlist because it is so simple and straight forward! I'm sure you will to!