We are now in the second half of the year, so my purpose with these tips is to equip you with some tools that to not only set your goals, but to achieve them!

Start with your why

Do your goals inspire you, or do they feel like heavy weights and excess responsibility? How do your goals align with your passion? (In the last few months there’s been increased discussion about people evaluating their current positions and whether they’re fulfilling their passion and purpose). When you wake up in the morning how exhilarated are you to get the day started to get closer to your goals? Know your why, start with why.

Tools that may help you clarify your why

1) Imagine – Yes, be willing to imagine. This will require you to STOP- dream and let your imagination run away with you. When I knew I wanted to launch my company and was at my corporate job, I imagined what it would feel like, sound like and look like. Allow yourself to visualize and imagine.
2) Inventory – What’s holding you back – In other words, what’s the pebble in your shoe? When you are running or walking and you feel that pebble in your shoe, the only way to keep your pace is to stop, untie your shoe and remove it, shake the pebble out, and put the shoe back on and lace up so you can regain your momentum. Discover what’s holding you back so you can get back in stride.
3) Inventory – Who you are hanging out with – are you associating with others who have the same or higher motives as you do that inspire you and propel you?
4) Assess who you intend to become – The book, Atomic Habits by James Clear and 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth by John Maxwell home in on this point.

I wish you all the success you can handle as you establish your goals. Stay growth conscious. Go get what is waiting for you.

I would love to hear other ideas you have that work for you!

About Your Columnist

Michelle Beauchamp is a featured columnist for Women Lead, the official blog of Connected Women of Influence. Michelle, CEO of The Champ Group, is a certified coach, speaker and trainer on the John Maxwell
team. Michelle’s 25 years in Corporate America as a Sales Leader in Telecommunications, combined with her 10 + years as an entrepreneur, has equipped her to help others explore their strengths, improve areas of weakness and through a journey of inner discovery, create diverse and inclusive cultures that enrich relationships and increase productivity.

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