New Month New Goals: One EASY Way to Stay on Track to Achieve Your Goals

New Month New Goals: One EASY Way to Stay on Track to Achieve Your Goals

What's Your Theme?

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In This Post – New Month New Goals

  • Is it a waste of time to set goals – can you relate to one or more of these goal-setting types?
  • My story on how I let my job define my goals, and finally took back my own agenda
  • New Month New Goals Time – Set Your Theme
  • Example Themes for You
  • Downloadable theme images
  • Monthly Kick-Off Kit

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Is Goal-Setting a Waste of Time?

Do you go through your days, weeks and months on survival mode, with little time to think about, let alone work toward the big picture?

Have you stopped setting goals because you’ve failed to reach them so many times in the past, and you think “why bother?”

Do you accomplish goals assigned to you by someone else, like your company or your boss, but don’t define or achieve the goals you set for yourself?

Do you set goals but quickly forget them?

Or maybe you set goals but you want to take them to the next level. Are you playing small?

Why I Re-Started Setting Goals After Avoiding Them For a LONG Time

Thinking back, I think I stopped setting real goals after I graduated from college. I had landed a prestigious job, and started letting my work define who I was and all of my goals.

As each year went by, I dove further and further into my work, and making sure I met all my targets and received top-notch performance reviews.

I felt successful. In reality, I was just surviving day-to-day through this incredibly stressful job. I was unhealthy, had no energy, and lived for the weekends and 2 week vacations.

All I could handle were the expectations set by my CEO. I was letting someone else drive all my priorities and relying on those results to keep me fueled.

But those weren’t my goals. I had no goals, other than do what it took to be successful at work.

Someone else was defining my priorities, and how I spent my life.

I finally reached my breaking point and decided to take control of my own priorities and agenda. Well, it wasn’t exactly that simple.  My husband changed careers and we moved to Hawaii. I was forced to leave my position because of the distance. Even though it felt terrible at the time to leave everything I had built at work, it was the best thing that could have happened.  I was finally able to take back control of my own focus.

It’s been so liberating to set my own goals again. Of course, one of my goals is success at my work, but that’s just one aspect now.

My personal focus is much more well-rounded because I’ve taken control and I’m not letting someone else decide for me. I feel hopeful again, kind of like I did back in college.

Can you relate to this journey? Have you taken back control of your own goals? If so, how does it feel? If not, why?

It’s New Month New Goals Time

I want to give you the same push I got when we moved to Hawaii. Take back your own agenda. It’s new month new goals time.

And, the easiest way to start it so make yourself a theme.

How to Keep Your Goals Top of Mind – Set a Theme & Keep It Visible

This is really easy and powerful.

1) Write out the 2-3 things you want to accomplish this month. Think about

  • Work/career
  • Your own business
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Personal development & learning
  • Finances
  • Parenting

2) After you define your goals, find a common theme. 

What one word or short phrases sums up what you’re planning to accomplish?

See the bottom of this post for downloadable theme images.

Some examples:

  • I Am Present
  • Relentless Routines
  • Balance
  • Healthy Habits
  • Massive Imperfect Action
  • I Am Love
  • Focused on the Fundamentals
  • Pursuing My Passion
  • 5am Club
  • Eating the Frog
  • Leading by Example
  • Taking Risks
  • Conquering Fear
  • Embracing Change
  • Clarity
  • Consistent
  • Reinvent
  • Momentum
  • Rejuvenation
  • My Best Self
  • Building Connections
  • Back to Basics
  • Next Level

3) Make Your Theme Visible

Don’t set it and forget it anymore. This is a new month new goals approach.

I save my theme to my phone wallpaper, to a phone album called ‘Morning Success Ritual’, and put it on a stickies on my bathroom mirrors.

Find several prominent spots to save yours.

It’s a new month new goals. I’m excited to hear about your progress!

See the bottom of this post for downloadable theme images.

Did You Know?

I help working moms to create and execute the plans and routines that are required for them to crush their career and personal goals. Think of it as a re-set as we’re approaching middle age.

The first step is to create your mini action plan. If you want to create your own mini action plan, here’s the link to schedule the free session on my calendar

I’ll coach you through building the plan and identifying your next steps. Then, we’ll talk for a few minutes at the end about what I do and if we might be good working together. I’m not a salesperson so don’t expect a sales call. I only accept clients who are a good fit.

This is time focused on you and your goals, and how to get to the next level. 

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