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What’s the best approach to keep from abandoning your goals?

The best approach toward your goal is always the one that works with your reality. But you’ve got to be honest with yourself if you’re planning based on your ideal reality or your actual reality. Mixing up your realities is not a best approach to goal getting and will create confusion. Confusion leads to goal…

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Plan in color to increase your focus & productivity

Do you plan in color? Color coding your plans is more than making your calendar look organized and pretty. Used effectively, it can be one of your best strategies when it comes to executing those colorful plans!  And yes, a plan is different than a strategy. While I could give you a whole lesson on…

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The EDGE that will keep you a focused sharpenHER

Knowing the EDGE that will keep you a focused sharpenHER is also the very thing that separates you from the status quo. As a valued, amazing lady in business, do you know what keeps you sharp and focused? The ability to get and remain sharp is what’s known in the industry (that’s any, by the…

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DIY Goal Getting – There May Be Better Options

Do It Yourself. DIY goal getting is something most have a love-hate relationship with. I mean, how often do you mismatch your DIY goal ambition with your expectations? Listen, having less than splendid results in your DIY endeavors is not necessarily a bad thing. As long as you learn something, it’s still progress. DIY goal…

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How To Detox The Doubt and Slay The Self-Sabotage

Raise your hand 🙋‍♀️if you’ve ever wanted to find a way to ditch doubt and self-sabotage. You know, those brats that seem to get all comfy in your head. Like fuzzy socks and a cozy blanket comfy when things start to go a bit off the rails.  C’mon, don’t tell me that when things start…

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The 3 Shifts You Need To Build Momentum

Is your goal-getting feeling a bit stagnant, stuck, or less than stellar lately? Well, good news, friend! There are 3 shifts you can make in order to build yourself some goal-getting momentum. Planning, plotting, and pursuing your course is one thing, but I’ve got 3 different “p’s” for you to ponder today. How’s that for…

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How to put the POWER back into your hours

If you’ve been a fan, follower, or fellow student of all things related to self-development, you are no stranger to the term, power hours. And in case you are not so familiar with this go-to time management hack, it’s essentially setting aside an hour for specifically assigned tasks. I have a lot to say about…

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Ways to simplify goal-getting: The 3-2-1 GO Method

Whether you are a 1-2-3 or a 3-2-1, kind of VAL (that’s you – Valued, Amazing Lady), any goal still begins with GO! And some of us are better at getting off the starting line than others. If you find yourself in more of the others community, today’s topic is going to be really helpful…

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What You Need To Know About Pressuring Yourself

Pressure is defined as the burden of physical or mental distress. So by definition, pressure comes from two areas: outward and inward. In other words, the things that are really weighing on you and awareness of feeling squeezed – great, got it. While I’ll bet you could easily and readily point to outward pressures, how…

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The Right Goal SIZE Matters

When it comes to your goal getting does the size of it really matter? Wondering if this is some type of trick question while simultaneously wondering how to even check? Is there a size that matters for goals? Many would be quick to say there’s only one size – BIG. We are more than familiar with…

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