How To Win In Life: Perseverance

October 31, 2018


"Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you."
- Unknown

Have you ever felt like you know your dreams are possible and you know that you are capable of achieving it, but it just seems so far away and to be honest you don't know where to start? Or what about you know where to start, but when you consider the big picture, the entire vision it all just feels overwhelming? I get it.

With only 61 days left of this year, I've been executing strategetic plans with my team and making adjustments as I go. I'll be honest with you, on days when we hit our goals and I see crystal clear results I feel energetic, excited and ready to tackle more assignments. However, when things slow down and results are barely dripping in I'm tempted to question whether all of my efforts are worth it. Through this journey, I've been reminded of the importance of one thing.

Perseverance

The truth is, the quality of your results depends on the intensity of your effort. If you want a successful marriage it only takes ONE spouse to practice the golden rule (treat others the way you want to be treated). When they extend respect, compassion, mercy, and unconditional love to the other spouse over time, with a little perseverance they will begin to see a return on their investment. The other spouse will naturally begin to do the same favors, offer the same support and give the same compliments. Together they will create a happy, peaceful, loving environment where both individuals feel appreciated, understood and accepted. 

The same is true in business. When you add value to your ideal clients, build relationships with them and help them know that you are on their side, without any hesitation, soon you will have a line up of people begging to work with you. This is proven science and continues to work for all of the worlds most successful businesses. However, these results don't come without perseverance.

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
- Newt Gingrich

What Is Your Dream?

Close your eyes and envision yourself crushing your goal by December 31st. What are some of the steps you took to get there? Who helped you? Did you use a coach? How long did it take you to get there?

Now stop and think about how you will feel after you've attained your goal. Take a deep breath and celebrate! You did it! You crushed your goal! What kind of emotions are you feeling? Are you excited? Nervous? Anxious for the future? Alright now write down why crushing this goal is important to you and list 10 people that will benefit from it and how they will benefit from it. Put this note somewhere visible so you can use it as a reminder on the days when you aren't motivated to pursue your goals.

Trust me, I know perseverance is not easy. It doesn't feel good and it can get boring, but you have to believe in yourself and your goal(s) so much that no matter how long it takes, no matter how much work is required, and no matter how many times you fail you won't let your dream(s) die. Today choose perseverance.

I believe that your goals are worth it and every lesson you learn is developing your character to turn you into an unstoppable leader. So what are you waiting for?! Write the vision, make it plain and turn your dreams into your reality. The only real obstacle in your way is you. Let go of excuses and start creating your own lane. Until next time, xoxo!


Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal




Blog post every Monday & Wednesday at 11 am (EST)

I Went M.I.A! What Happen?

October 29, 2018



Hello & Welcome Back!

I know! I didn't post last week and I'm super sorry! I was literally running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Lol, I have so many ideas I want to implement by the end of this year and I'm in crunch mode! Yet, how many of you know that no matter how much you hustle, pump out projects, and crush your targets as a SOLO entrepreneur and/or a big dreamer (project manager) aka the sole visionary

1. There is always a lot of work to do no matter how much you get done
2. At times depending on your workload it can become hard balancing multiple tasks at the same time without extra hands

So, I'm using THIS WEEK to...

GET ORGANIZED!

Here's something you don't know about me, my mind is always in "evolution" mode. This means that I'm always looking for a lesson in everything I hear and experience. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, I'm always listening carefully for a golden idea that will help me to understand business, life, family, work, music and everything I do clearly. Did you catch that? I look for ways to understand a subject CLEARLY. 

My friend, if you want to hit bigger goals and maximize your potential, you must start doing this. When you fill up on "golden idea's" you become a gold mine. When you implement what you've learned (the golden idea), you start building a house with raw, pure, strong, gold. The foundation is unshakable, the walls are impenetrable, and the roof will hardly ever need repairs. The quality of your life, business, family, and where ever else you use this material will drastically improve, but first, you must organize yourself.

What we want is not just want more information, a better explanation, or a deep insightful lesson on something we already know. We are keeping our "antenna's" open for clarity.

"Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. 
Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more."
- Proverbs 9:9 

Ephiphany

Last week during my errand running and late night research attempts I realized that if I try to build my business on the foundation that I am currently using, which is at best, organized chaos I will burn out QUICKLY! Building an empire without structure yields more work in the long run. For example, when I don't organize the folders and worksheets in my hard drive after a few weeks I end up having to stop working to reorganize everything. This delays productivity and slows down my progress which we both know is a huge no, no! No one no matter what stage you're at in your business or big achievement wants to be slowed down or distracted in any way. 

To decrease disorganization I'm implementing small changes that will go a long way. Yep! That's right, I'm going back to the basics. You know, things like:

1. Time Management
2. Organization tools and apps like Evernote
3. Using a schedule/calendar
4. Setting reminders
5. Decluttering
And so on...

A wise person once told me that we can convert time into greatness and they further broke down how time can be used to produce anything we want in life. This week, instead of continuing to build and create a mess that I will have to clean up later, I'm going to use my time to get organized, create systems, create a practical routine and then get back to building my empire.

You know that I'm always ready to share anything I discover with you! However, if this isn't something that interests you then I don't want to bore you with my organization hacks. So, let me know in the comments below if this is something you want to uncover.

There are only 63 days left before the end of this year and we are going out with a BANG! Thanks for coming to chat with me today, until next time, xoxo!

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal




Blog post every Monday & Wednesday at 11 am (EST)

What It Really Takes To Crush Your goals

October 15, 2018

There is one question I hear over and over again

"How can I start crushing my goals starting TODAY?"

My guess is since you were enticed by the title of this post, you've probably wrestled with this question too. I know you think about crushing your goals every day and maybe you've been told that you need a great amount of self-discipline or focus to achieve results, but that's not true.

So What is Stopping You? 

The answer to this is simple. You are. What is inside of you is what determines what comes out of you. Jesus said it this way, "it's not what goes into the body that defiles it, it's what comes out of it". Of course, he was also talking about spiritual things however, we can't ignore the practical application we get from this. What is in you is what you will produce. 

This is similar to the idea that what you think about is reflected in how you behave. If you believe in yourself then you will achieve anything you want. If you believe in your goals, your mission, and your purpose, you'll change the world and your community around you. What you believe determines your actions. 

"What is inside of you determines your character and ultimately decides your future."
- Tee Forever


So, Let's Get Real!

I have a lot of people reach out to me for help, advice, and practical tips on how to achieve their goals. If I had to put a number on it I would estimate I get anywhere between 10-20 messages a day from people just like you, seeking a way to make their dreams come true. Despite that, I know only a small amount of the people who contact me will actually apply the advice they've been given. How do I know this? Science.



Research proves that only 8% of people actually crush their goals. That means only 8% of people buckle down and engage with their goals long enough to get results. The remaining 92% either continue struggling or give up and never experience their dreams.




Think about this, most people in North America have access to unlimited information and resources. Anything we want to achieve is a simple online search away. We have tons of blogs, articles, videos, and books that guide us through how to go from where we are to where we want to be. Still, only 8% of people apply the knowledge they have to achieve their goal.



Why Do Only 8% of People Crush Their Goal(s)? 

I knew that finding the answer and understanding this issue would revolutionize how I coach and support my clients so 
I spent time studying, critically thinking, researching and analyzing WHY such a small percentage of people attain the exact results they want in life while the majority struggles.

Here are 3 simple truths I found:

1. Vision (a proven step-by-step strategy)
2. Accountability (mentor, coach, group)
3. Support (community)

Vision is the foundation of every great achievement and the power source behind getting results you can build on. Having a clear picture of where you're going and how you're going to get there (a step-by-step strategy) makes it easier to resist the temptation of giving into temporary pleasures that are really just distractions, overcome roadblocks, and preserve through storms and challenges in your daily life.


Accountability ensures that you live with integrity and follow through on the promises you make to yourself to crush your goal(s). Solomon said "two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one falls, the other can reach out and help but someone who falls alone is in real trouble". We are 76.7% more likely to achieve our goals when we have accountability.

Support comes from being around like-minded people. You can find it in friendships, community, mentorship, training, and so on. With the right people around you, pushing and challenging you to advance to your next level it will be a lot easier for you to navigate through daily distractions and soar from one success to the next. 


'There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success." (Click to tweet)

- George Matthew Adams

If your goal-getting strategy doesn't include all 3 of these principles you will not crush major, long-term goals. These 3 essentials are the core of goal crushing. Without them, you will struggle to keep your goals front of mind and waver in your commitment to pursuing them. With them, you will stay motivated and highly focused, take action every day to make your dreams a reality and maximize your time so that a busy schedule will not deter you from achieving your long-term goals.

Stop compromising and start pursuing your goals! My friend, your time has come to stop dreaming and start doing!


Until next time, xoxo!

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal




Blog post every Monday & Wednesday at 11 am (EST)

Do You Have What It Takes To Crush Your Goals By The End of December 2018?

October 10, 2018


What is the definition of a goal? 

According to dictionary.com, a goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. All this means is a goal is a specific result or achievement you want to attain so you direct your energy and effort to attain it. That's simple enough, right? But what does it take to crush your goals? Is it just a matter of doing what has to be done to get your desired results or is there more involved? You probably guessed right, there is more!

Most of the time when we pursue a new goal it is bigger than
- who we are right now (our character)
- what we have right now (the number of resources we have access to)
- what we can do right now (our professional and personal skills)
- what we've done before (our overall experience)

So this challenges us to grow on every level and we feel uncomfortable. Almost like being a fish out of water. We doubt ourselves because we've never done it and aren't sure if we're really capable of crushing this, we feel underprepared because we don't have all of the resources we need (support, money, books, etc), we are insecure about our skills because we have no experience and we don't know where to start. So most days, we're overwhelmed by the big picture and we feel lost. Am I right? Lol, well this ends right now. You don't have to struggle through another goal. Not on my watch!

What Does it Mean to Crush Your Goals?

Crushing your goal means you get the exact result you set out to get within a predetermined amount of time. So how will YOU know if you've attained your goal? Your goal has to be measurable. It has to have a specific target or objective and a deadline. The objective is what you want to accomplish and the deadline sets a timeframe for when you will accomplish it.

Example:

Goal planning
Target/objective: lose 10 lbs
Deadline: December 31st, 2018

Once this is established you're able to further break your goal down into baby steps to ensure that you're on track to hit your big goal which is due in December. Does this make sense?

So how do you know if you have what it takes to crush your goals by the end of December 2018? Here are a few questions to help you decide.

Question 1: "Do I believe in my goal?"

I know you talk about it all the time, see it in your dreams every night, spend time imagining the endless possibilities you can create, and you can't stop thinking about it, but do you REALLY believe in your goal? Is it something you can't live without accomplishing or is it only something you hope or wish you will accomplish ONE DAY. The evidence of your belief is in having a written plan for how you will achieve your goal and applying practical steps to make it happen. No excuses, no compromise and no deviating from your goal.

Research proves that you are 39.5% more likely to accomplish your goals when you write them down and 76.7% more likely to achieve them when you have reliable accountability. Accountability comes in many forms, but the most common forms include a successful friend, mentor, or coach. All of these are valid and will serve you to get you from where you are now to where you want to be, however, you have to be very selective when choosing a form of accountability. You want someone who believes in you, has walked in your shoes and can push you to get to the next level. Someone with proven results and experience crushing challenging life goals.

Question 2: "Do I believe in myself?"

To figure this out right now I want you to ask yourself these question and to answer it honestly. Don't worry no one is there! You won't be judged for your answer (and by the way, there really is no wrong answer). Okay, are you ready?

Close your eyes and imagine your big picture goal. What will it take to get there? What are all of the steps you will need to take to get the final result? What are all of the big and small sacrifices you'll have to make to live your long-term goal?

Now once you've honestly answered these questions continue to answer the ones below:

Do I really want to spend my life pursuing this goal?
Can I attain this goal?
How will attaining this goal change my life?
Are my skills aligned with what I want to achieve?
If not what area or skill do I need to improve to get the results I want?

Okay, now tell me, do you believe in yourself? Out of 5 how confident are you in your capabilities, your knowledge, and your experience to get you to where you want to be? If you said 3 or higher, Wooooouuuuu hoooouuuu! Go for it! But if you said anything less, it's time to work on your personal belief system because this will affect your overall success in life.

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" (click to tweet)
- Proverbs

Question 3: "How do I get results in the shortest amount of time?

Do you feel like you need to read hundreds of books to understand the concept before you start? What about attend multiple seminars on the subject, watch tons of video's online and then finally you'll be able to make your first attempt to crush your goal? Is that how you practice goal planning?

If you said yes, you're not the only one. In our world, having access to free unlimited information paved the way for us to be hungry for knowledge and slow to take action. With this, many people (including me at one time) feel they need to know ALL of the options and facts before committing to one route. Although having knowledge can empower us, sometimes too much information (which I call information overload) can lead to indecision, over-analyzing, and limited progress because we never get moving!

Stop cluttering your mind with all of the information on how others have achieved a similar goal to yours and stop trying to create your own strategy out of the pieces you put together from the different sources you find online. There's an easier way. Here's my secret

Identify your roadblocks:

Get clear on the following:

What has stopped you from getting started?
Have you attempted this goal in the past? 
What has stopped you from getting results?
What distracts you when you get started?
What discourages you from continuing?
Do you constantly start and stop projects in your life?
Are you stuck in an unproductive cycle?
What inspires you to pursue your goals when you get distracted?
And so on...

Dig deep and identify the obstacles, roadblocks, and distractions you encounter that lead you away from the results you want. The key is to find patterns and cycles that you have entertained for years. Find similarities and root issues that have been in your family for a while.

Trust me, this doesn't have to be complicated. Consider simple things like punctuality. Are you always late? Is there anyone else in your family that shares your prone to lateness? If so, this is a roadblock and it's working against the success you are trying to create. You have to deal with it. Before you can start crushing your goals you have to know what possible obstacles and distractions will appear and cause you to deviate from your plan. Without this awareness, you will fall into the same traps time and time again. Trust me, I've done it and I've seen it happen, many times!

So, everything that I mentioned in this blog is simple, BUT it's not easy. It takes some serious hard work to crush your goal and move onto bigger, more challenging goals. Thankfully, we're here to help.

Maybe you know you've been procrastinating, over planning, over-analyzing, underprepared, and easily distracted. Then, let us help. I've got an easy way for you to learn about the strategies I teach for achieving your goals starting with the most challenging one.

Join us in this free masterclass, where I share how our clients achieve their most challenging life goals even if they don't know where to start.

During this masterclass, you'll discover...

How to focus on your goals and keep your eyes on the prize even if you have a lot of priorities and responsibilities trying to get your attention.

How to attain a goal within a limited amount of time even if you feel overwhelmed

How to go from getting average and inconsistent results to getting extraordinary results even if you're new to goal planning

How you can achieve your goals even if you struggle with self-discipline

Remember, you're dreams are possible and you CAN crush your overdue goals this year. Write your dreams down on paper (get a goal crushing notebook), find reliable accountability, and make sure to spend at least 30 minutes identifying all of your roadblocks. I'll be with you every step of the way, eager to watch you soar in your goal crushing journey! Are you ready to start? Register now for the next class.

Until next time, xoxo!

Theresa Forever
Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal




Blog post every Monday & Wednesday at !!am (EST)