Don't make this mistake when it comes to setting goals!

Uncategorized Dec 06, 2020

Before you start manifesting your big, fantastic, extraordinary life – you have to make sure that you are not making the #1 mistake that most people make that prevents them you living their dream life. Do you know what it is? It’s not being crystal clear about exactly what they want. You’d be surprised how many people want to earn “more money” but do not know exactly what dollar figure “more money” is.


So, let’s talk about goals and how to take this important first step that will ultimately determine if you achieve those goals.


I’ve worked with a lot of entrepreneurs who have goals to grow their business. They want to make more money, help serve more people and grow their brand in the community. But, they make a critical mistake, which is they don’t know the specifics of what they want.  


So what happens if you don’t get specific? What happens if you want to “be healthier” but you don't take time to detail out what that means to you. I could make you a healthy meal and does that count? Is one healthy meal what your goal really is? Of course not – look it seems ridiculous in this example, but you have no idea how many people make this mistake. People what to find love and don’t take time to explore what that loving partner and relationship looks like. Or business owners that want more members, but don't have a goal around the number of members they want and by when.


If you want make significant change in your life, you have to be crystal clear on what that change is. If you’re not clear, you don’t know what you are aiming for and you don’t know how to benchmark your progress. Wanting to lose weight is different than wanting to lose 15 pounds by May 1. If you just want to lose weight, do you mark that goal as complete when you lose half a pound next week? Probably not.


So here are 3 steps to help you take your fantasies and make them into goals that you can actually accomplish. I have a guide that takes you through this process that you can find at


  1. Start by brainstorming all the big dreams you have in a few areas of your life. Maybe buying a house in the mountains or getting married.
  2. Prioritize what’s most important for you to accomplish THIS YEAR. You’re gonna have to knock some things off this list. I don't want you to get lost in the overwhelm that happens when you feel like you have too much to do.
  3. Take the top 1-2 dream that are important to you and then set specific, clear goals. How big do you want the mountain house to be and in what city and state? When do you want to purchase it buy? Give definition to your dreams by getting specific on things like timelines, cost, metrics, growth percentages.


Now, you have some fun planning to do! It’s so important that you set aside time for this…it’s the way you manifest your best life!


This is the first step. There’s more to be done. If you want more help in starting to use visualization as a tool, check out the book I co-authored with Jack Canfield called Success. You can download my chapter for free at


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