Monday, January 14, 2013

Success Follows Consistent Action

Are you consistently working towards your success?

Success comes when you keep doing what works, and when you keep doing what works you reach your goals. Have you ever met anyone that seems to have it all, and you wonder how they got it all?

If you were to ask them I can guarantee you that one of the strategies that got them everything was consistency. Think of a weight lifter for example, did they get the body shape or the toned muscles by being inconsistent....I think not....An athlete didn't get to their gold medal by training when they felt like it, and I bet if you asked a successful entrepreneur if consistency got them where they are today  they would probably declare YES with gusto.

Now you can also be consistent in doing the things that don't work and this will get you no-where. If you have ready any of my Blogs previously you will have read "If you keep doing what you have always done you will keep getting what you have always got" So what I am really saying is if you consistently do the negative things that don't lead you towards success you will not reach your success.

Anything success that is worthwhile will take a plan with a bit of passion, fight and belief in what you want to achieve. what ever you believe you can achieve with consistent action toward what you want.

I recently came across what Anthony Robbins calls the Holy Grail and what he explains in this diagram is so powerful. When you can understand the diagram you can truly get real with yourself and your potential.
Anthony Robbins

At the end of this really informative video Anthony Robbins gives a great explanation into why some take action consistently and others don't!

I have written a short blog this week as the video is long and really worth watching.

So go forth with passion and consistency and reach your dreams. I know I am.

Donna Moulds

Monday, January 7, 2013

Use what you already have to inspire greatness!

What do you already have that you can use again.....what books can you read again to get your groove back in 2013? What can you listen to that will inspire you to move in the direction of your dreams? 

Dust off the cobwebs and use what worked before! Stop looking for new things to get you going and look at what got you started, can you revisit this? I think in some cases we are always looking for new books and things to motivate or inspire us, but when you listen to what is out there today, it was there 50 years ago. The same messages are there today that were there before I was born.

The reason the messages are the same is that the great entrepreneurs of today learned from the great men of yesterday. Think of Darren hardy (who) Success magazines Editor, he learned from the great Jim Rohn and Jim Rohn learned from the great Earl Shoaff and Earl Nightingale and Napoleon Hill and so on. All of the philosophy and lessons of life are passed down through the my point here is don't always look for the new as like antiques its not new.

I recall in 2009 I was at a seminar in Sydney and at morning tea I was  meeting some great people, when a man asked me "Do you think this stuff works? I have a friend and she has all the Anthony Robbins material and books galore and her life is no better"!  Inside I was bursting wanting to see this Library of greatness, instead I calmed my excitement and responded by asking " Yes but does she do anything with it"? You see we can have the best Audio's, the best books the biggest library but nothing in our life will change unless we take action, first by reading or listening and secondly by taking action on the things we want to do better or not do anymore because they don't serve us well.

I have been a student for a very long time and will continue to be well into old age. I learned along time ago about university in the car with Audio and the power in reading great books about what we want to know or skills we lack and need to develop. i think we are in an exciting time where you tube is so accessible and we can really have any sort of information at our fingertips.

Something I think we forget is "what do we already have that we need to revisit"? I mean we all have a bit of a library of good stuff that has helped us move toward our goals or a learning of some kind. I have listened to my Jim Rohn weekend seminar more than a dozen times. I am listening to The compound effect for the 7th time, and I have ready a number of books many times. If you are starting out and don't have a library of your own, go and join one their FREE! or start with you tube and TED Talks, these are great and you will find almost any subject to listen too.

So look around you what do you have that you can dust off and read or listen to? why not start with this great video from Anthony Robbins "Why do we do what we do"?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Create a successful 2013 NOW!

I am writing this on the 1st January 2013

Yes that's correct on the first day of the new year I am writing a Blog on Goal setting, not because I don't have a life but more importantly that I have a great life and want it to be better. The quote that is to the left is so true and i think we often forget that we do have a choice in everything we do. When we take 100% responsibility for our choices we take responsibility for our failures and our successes

I have already set my Goals for 2013 and am in the process of writing then down in detail and then writing my action steps to move me closer to these each day. Last year seemed to go so fast and before I and many others knew it Christmas was here. So I decided that I didn't want the year to fly by without a plan for what I really and truly want for me, my family and my team at Mantra Training & Development in 2013.   

So I thought this is no better time than to do another more detailed Blog on Goal setting. I had written one in the middle of last year and as I still believe very much in goals and action toward them I would expand even further.

I once heard Anthony Robbins say that if you are not growing you are dying, and I am still growing every day and will continue to do so in many ways. We can grow in all areas of our life, Financially, Spiritually, Relationships can grow and most importantly our knowledge can grow .

You may think you don’t set goals but in one way or another we all set goals, they can be a small goals of getting somewhere on time if you are often late. It could be to get a pay rise or promotion in your current career. We set bigger goals for fitness, and exercise or to give up smoking or drinking for a Month, year or for good. many people will have a New Years Resolution (Bad idea as they are often short lived)

I have been setting goals since I was very young; however I am not sure that I knew I was setting goals. I would decide I wanted something or to go somewhere and then I would find a way to do it. As I have looked back over many years of doing this and also being a keen observer of others, I have noticed a few key facts that are fairly consistent.

Why do we achieve some Goals and not others?

Let me see if I can shed some light on what I think are some of the reasons for success and failure to reach our goals.

If you fail to plan you plan to fail “Jim Rohn”

TRY and moving away from goals opposed to moving toward goals!

TRY – This word drives me crazy and is used so frequently when it is an excuse word. What I mean by that is, it lets you off the hook….. I will try to get there…..I will try to lose weight…….I will try to stop smoking…….I tried to call. Lets look at each one of these and break it down.
Someone asks you out and you say “I will try to get there” what they may have wanted to say is “I don’t want to go but if I say I will try and get there and don’t make it I know I tried
I will try and lose weight, really! How do you try, you either do lose weight by doing something differently, like walking round the block each day and eating smaller portions, or you don’t!
The last one is I tried to call…… What about, “I called and you didn’t answer” or “ I Did call and left a voicemail message”

You see I use this activity in my training…..I ask someone to try and pick up a chair, they pick it up and I say no I asked you to try, so they pretend its heavy and can’t lift it, again I say no now you didn’t pick up the chair. I often get looked at with frustration until it clicks…..You either pick up the chair or you don’t….NO TRYING! “Anthony Robbins”

Moving Away from Goals V Moving Toward Goals

If you don’t achieve your goals someone else will “Jim Rohn”

What do I mean by moving away from goals?

When you are moving away from something it is generally because you have a negative outcome where you are, so you want to move away from it (use Fear or Pain as a good example). Take a heart attack for example, you may need to lose weight change your diet and exercise, which you were not doing before, hence why you have had a heart attack. So when you get away from the risk you tend to go back to old habits.

What we should be doing consistently is setting toward Goals with positive outcomes, let me give you an example;
In August 2011 I set a goal to walk the Kokoda track and I was specific about a number of reasons for setting this goal. I understand this is a big one however the same concept applies t small goals as well.
Smart format applied

Specific – To walk the Kokoda Track in April 2012

Measurable – Researched the most reputable company to do the trek with, costed flights, trek gear and time frames that fitted in with my daughter being away on school holidays.

Achievable – A plan was required with a deadline and results focused to ensure I would be successful (it was truly achievable with a plan)

Relevant -   It was relevant in a number of ways both physically and emotionally and also one of my highest values is growth “I was definitely going to grow

Timely – I had a number of deadlines and it was the perfect time in my life to do this journey

Whilst a lot more in-depth planning and reasoning behind this goal, I am sure you can see the concept. Take the time to think of a small goal you want to achieve and use the SMART format to set the goal. Then set some bigger Goals and have a clear action plan to start moving you in the direction of achieving them.

Here are a few additional steps you can take to ensure you keep momentum.

  1. Write them down and stick it on your bathroom mirror so you see them every day
  2. Take 10 Minutes a day to so something toward planning or acheiveing these goals, as little as 10 minutes a day can work.
  3. Say them out loud, tell people about it so they can support you getting there.
  4. Get an accountability buddy to keep you on track
  5. Even if you fall off the horse so to speak don't give up just get back on the horse. 
  6. Make sure you reward yourself when you achieve the goal or get to a major milestone.
I look forward to hearing about your goals and if you need any help to set goals feel free to contact Mantra Training & Development and we can help you not only set the goals, we can help you create a plan to achieve your goals in 2013.

Have an amazing year and remember to enjoy the journey.

Donna Moulds