Hey Fabulous Clinicians,
So you’ve made it through Christmas and New Years relatively unscathed – congratulations. But welcome to January: the month of resolutions, wishes and goals. The cheers and goading to make 2016 YOUR year.
How do you plan on doing it?
There are plenty of definitions of success out there. You can base it around money, around clients you get in the door, status, recognition, approval, speaking gigs, even a to-do list. If you want to achieve success on someone else’s terms, or what you feel you “should” achieve – that’s easy. But it’s not really success – because it’s not yours.
Finding your criteria for success
One of the biggest mistakes that people make in chasing success is going after a number. Something we can cross off our to do list and say “IT’S DONE.”
These kinds of goals end up making us feel a little empty, even if we do manage to tick them off. Why? Because we know that after we tick off that number, or get that pat on the back, there’s still this huge list left waiting for us. Now there’s that even bigger number that we have to go after all over again.
Ever feel like you’re chasing your tail when it comes to goals?
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What if you chased a feeling instead?
What if you dedicated all of your efforts towards building a business that made you feel fulfilled, that gives you the life you want?
What kind of work are you doing when you feel authentic and alive? Who are you working with, in what way? What outcome are you getting?
How do you want to feel when you come home from work? How do you want to relate to your family, your friends, your peers and colleagues?
How can you do more of what already makes you feel the way you want to?
Setting goals that stick
We all know that a goal is just a wish unless we have a plan. You know how S.M.A.R.T. goals work, the importance of measuring progress and outcomes.
But I want you to go a step further. A goal isn’t really S.M.A.R.T. if it’s not linked to your definition of success and the feeling you want more of. It is so crucial to explore this before you set any actionable goal or business plan.
I can’t tell you what success or fulfillment looks like in your life. My definition is different to yours. But until your goals are living, breathing representations of what you value, cherish and enjoy – they will never really feel like success.
Here’s to your success (on your terms, your way),
Not sure where to start? Click here to book a free 30 minute consult with me to drill down on what matters to you and how to make your business profitable, successful and sustainable – on your own terms.