I belong to a world wide business group called Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). The group is broken into chapters, and the chapters are broken further into forums. The forums typically consist of 8-12 business owners and meet typically for 4 hours a month.
At a recent forum, we invited Jacqueline Cornaby from Dallas, a renowned Professional Coach and Motivational Expert, to speak to us about 2012 goal-setting. Her strengths include reframing your thinking to be open to all the positive possibilities in the world and to diminish your focus on the negative. Self-talk is so important!
Here are the top phrases and definitions I learned from her:
These statements encourage me to live my dreams, but more importantly, manage my time to what I want in life.
The next step she took us through was to create 10 Empowering Beliefs. The beliefs for me are a foundation of who I am, what I stand for, and where I want to be. These beliefs or principals guide my daily life. I like that it is only 10 so I can internalize and memorize them.
Here are three that are meaningful to me:
Finally, we moved on to our 2012 goals. What are goals: Dreams with timelines. Jacqueline strongly encouraged us to use the term “Smart Goals”:
S = Specific
We worked on goals in all areas of our life, including business, professional, family, health and spiritual.
Here were some other great thoughts that helped with the above goals and beliefs:
I asked Jacqueline to write a brief note for this blog:
“A belief or mantra is simply a conditioned thought. What have you been thinking lately? You are already doing the thinking – may as well think beyond so it serves you. More than positive thinking is the paradigm shift in giving attention to the abundant and desired side of thought rather than the lack or contrast side. I get whatever I think about, whether I want it or not. What do I want? That which you give attention to expands and attracts.
“Look for that which you want to see in your life … and you will find it. Amplify your desires. News Flash: You added stress, worry and fear on your own; shift your attention toward your desires and elevate your mind for living the good life defined by you. If everything you desire is because you think you will feel better once you have it, then you may as well take the shortcut to happiness and feel better now. Get to good! Permission granted!"