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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Is it okay to ask for help?

We are a few weeks into the new year, and old and potentially bad habits may have already come back to you. How are you going with your goals? There is nothing wrong with calling for help. In fact, this is one of the best ways to making sure you do achieve your goals. The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and have put together the following statistics: The probability of completing a goal if:
 You have an idea or a goal: 10%
 You consciously decide you will do it: 25%
 You decide when you will do it: 40%
 You plan how you will do it: 50%
 You commit to someone you will do it: 65%
 You have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to: 95% So, here you can see that just having a goal is not enough. As we have previously stated, it is important to plan on how you will do it, and when you will be doing it; but the biggest thing that improves the chances of success is committing to someone and being accountable to them. Now that you know this, what are you going to do to achieve your goals? If you have some business and financial goals you want to achieve, and you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have some great accountability programs for business and personal goals.

How are you going with your goals in the New Year?

We are a bit over two weeks in now which means that, according to Statistic Brain, almost a third of people who made New Year resolutions have already failed. As stated in our previous blast, achieving goals require planning. So I hope that by the second week, you have finalised the plans that you will need to achieve them. If you need some help achieving your goals, make sure you find the right people to assist you. Also remember that it is important to find someone that will keep you accountable. http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

We are back!

We are back and it is time to hit the ground running by making sure we are prepared for the year ahead. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and that everyone had a great time over Christmas and New Year. I know, for me, it was a great time to recharge and get some things done around the house. The way we are starting this new year is by reviewing our plans for the year. We started planning in November but we will finalise and confirm our plans when we get back in January. By doing this, we come in with fresh thoughts against what is already proposed. It is like a test to our plans. During our process, we will be doing the following: – Checking what are the issues in our plans.
– How will we be achieving our goals?
– Are our goals still relevant?
– Making necessary amendments to our plans.
– Cementing in our course of action for the year. So, some questions for you: How did you go about planning your 2017? Did you make any New Year Resolutions? If you did, were they SMART? Do you have an accountability partner to help you with them? Remember that it is important to make plans because failing to plan is planning to fail.