Glitter, Hurdles, Learn Magic & Keep Moving Forward

We are working from the book Personal Branding for Dummies (A Wiley Brand).

Image result for glitterWe have been working on goals and planning and timelines, now, lets spread the word- No, really. Type up your goals and spread them around your home. Hang a list in your locker, on your desk, even as a banner on your computer. Spread it around like glitter! That stuff get’s everywhere and you can never seem to get rid of it. Look at your goals. Read your plans. Do it daily. Revise as needed.

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      By making your goals visible it sets your intention to yourself and the world around you. Spend time every day reviewing your list. Check and recheck your goals. Mark off the things you have done but don’t remove them from the list. Seeing what you have accomplished will motivate you to keep going. Modify and revise as needed. As you grow your needs and skills will change- keep track.

  • What’s in your way?
    • Knowing the hurdles and how high they are will prepare you for them when you get there. Normally, this is something within you. What do you have to do to get out of your own way?Image result for hurdles
      • Me?- it is, was, and will always be…MATH! So, when it came time to tackle my monster I planned ahead and cleared my schedule of anything else that was time-consuming. Math was going to be consuming enough. I did my best. I focused on what needed to get done and I passed. No, not with an A, but I did pass.
    • What skills do you need to complete your goals? What one skill do you need to master to be successful? Image result for magic gifHow do you learn this magical skill? Now that you know- do it every single day.
    • Find your cheerleading squad.
      • Sorry, but you can’t do it all alone. It is okay to ask for help and support.
    • PaRtY! WooHoo- now, get back to work.
      • When you check something off your list- enjoy it. Offer yourself a prize for each goal met. Maybe a night out with someone or many from your Image result for get back to workcheer squad.
      • Then- get back to work.
    • Keep moving- take action every day. Your moves don’t have to be massive. Slow and steady wins the race. The goal is to keep moving forward.
    • Plan- everything.
      • Break your bigger goals down into smaller steps- figure out how you will spend your time. The more detailed your outline the more you will accomplish in a shorter amount of time.
      • Plan out the next 12 months- month by month. For each month list 2-3 things that you must complete to get to the next step in your plan.

Ask yourself- If I could do only one thing in January, what one activity would add the most value to my goals?

Now- do that for every month. Look! You have a plan!

Ready, Set…GO!

You can do it!

Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.


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Author: Ticia Rani

I am...interesting. I am a writer, dreamer, mom, wife, veteran, friend, villain, and the wearer of many hats, but I don't look good in hats- go figure. I LOVE TO WRITE. I want to tell stories. I want to make you laugh, cry, and scare the crap out of you, and make you ask "why the hell did you do that?" I want to make you cheer my characters on or want to shake the crap out of them for things they say and/or do. I want to bring you along for the ride. Ready? Set?...READ!!!

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