January 1st – 01/01/11 – A Time for New Beginnings

I read somewhere today that everything begins at “1” – and since today is 1/1/11, it’s fitting that we look forward to the new beginnings that a new year affords us.

Look back at all you accomplished in the “old” year with gratitude and look FORWARD to the OPPORTUNITIES that lie ahead.

Finding HAPPINESS is a matter of choice, not chance.  ~anonymous

My husband, Rich and I spent part of the weekend working on goals for 2011. It’s the first time we’ve actually sat down and done this exercise together. Lucky for us – we were pretty much on the same page already with goals that are related to our family.

I found a pretty cool and simple site to help discern your goals and priorities and track them. Check it out.

Lululemon Goals

MJ Durkin from the Prospecting Cafe gives good advice in today’s “daily quote”.

“A new beginning, a fresh start – a new selling year! Turn towards your desires. Desire drives everything in your sales career. Are you clear abou the things you want in the coming year? The newness and the essence of the beginning of the year causes you to focus on getting clarity around the things, experiences and relationships that you wish for. It’s okay to want things! Unleash your imagination and let it go wild with desire! The profession of sales is the one place where your income actually has a chance to catch up with your desire.”

Excerpted from MJ Durkin’s book “Selling from the Heart”

After filling out my goals on the Lululemon site, I found a vision board site on Oprah.com to create a visual. Check it out here: O Dream Board

And here’s MY Dream Board to being 2011:

Now it’s time for YOU to create YOUR vision for 2011. Dream BIG!

Live with the Spirit of YOLO – You Only Live Once!! Live with Passion!

Blessings,

Jan

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Dare to Dream…BIG!!!

I've often heard that if you don't know where you're going…you'll stay right where you are. That's just not good enough for me – how about you?

I grew up as an "Army Brat" and moved every 1-3 years until I got to high school. I don't know if that instilled a wanderlust into my spirit or if I would have been that way anyway. I love to travel, explore new places, meet new people, have new experiences, etc. I also love to read. My reading lately has been focused on self development and business building.

I'm consistently seeing a common thread in my reading…high achievers have a "Big Why". This "Big Why" is all about having a purpose, a reason for doing what you do, a mission or a need that drives you to focus. High achievers always have a "Big Why".

In the current book I'm reading, The Unemployed Millionaire by Matt Morris, Matt talks about how big dreamers inspire others to dream big. "When you get on fire, people will come from miles away to watch you burn!" Now that's a vision! And a truth…I don't know about you, but when I'm inspired by a leader…I want to spend time around them, whether reading their books, attending their seminar, seeing them speak…it's true…I'll go miles to see a leader I value "burn". I'm drawn to them, like a moth to a flame. Only with a better outcome!!

Matt calls these big dreams – BHAG…Big, Hairy Audacious Goals! He explains that it doesn't take any more energy to dream big than it does to dream small…go for the gusto…create a BHAG!! I love it!!

So…today I was working on MY BHAG – my Big, Hairy Audacious Goals…and it developed into a bucket list. I stumbled upon a very cool website to help track and share your BHAG/Dream/Bucket List. Check it out: shareBuckets. You can join for free and create and share YOUR Dream List.

Let me know when you join – let's share Dreams! Be an inspiration!

YOLO!

Blessings and peace,

Jan

See what Jan's doing…

Dare to Dream…BIG!!!

I've often heard that if you don't know where you're going…you'll stay right where you are. That's just not good enough for me – how about you?

I grew up as an "Army Brat" and moved every 1-3 years until I got to high school. I don't know if that instilled a wanderlust into my spirit or if I would have been that way anyway. I love to travel, explore new places, meet new people, have new experiences, etc. I also love to read. My reading lately has been focused on self development and business building.

I'm consistently seeing a common thread in my reading…high achievers have a "Big Why". This "Big Why" is all about having a purpose, a reason for doing what you do, a mission or a need that drives you to focus. High achievers always have a "Big Why".

In the current book I'm reading, The Unemployed Millionaire by Matt Morris, Matt talks about how big dreamers inspire others to dream big. "When you get on fire, people will come from miles away to watch you burn!" Now that's a vision! And a truth…I don't know about you, but when I'm inspired by a leader…I want to spend time around them, whether reading their books, attending their seminar, seeing them speak…it's true…I'll go miles to see a leader I value "burn". I'm drawn to them, like a moth to a flame. Only with a better outcome!!

Matt calls these big dreams – BHAG…Big, Hairy Audacious Goals! He explains that it doesn't take any more energy to dream big than it does to dream small…go for the gusto…create a BHAG!! I love it!!

So…today I was working on MY BHAG – my Big, Hairy Audacious Goals…and it developed into a bucket list. I stumbled upon a very cool website to help track and share your BHAG/Dream/Bucket List. Check it out: shareBuckets. You can join for free and create and share YOUR Dream List.

Let me know when you join – let's share Dreams! Be an inspiration! I challenge you to get 100 things on your list – Dream Big!

YOLO!

Blessings and peace,

Jan

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