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How Can I Get Ahead In Life?

The Importance of having a plan

Starting any project without a plan is sure to create a disaster before you even start. Everyone creates plans for a vacation. Even if you are thinking no you don’t, yes you do. You do not just get in the car and say take me to my vacation destination. You do some type of planning; at minimum you are going to plan your route. A plan is going to be your first step in reaching your destination of getting ahead in life, business, or just in general.

The plan will serve as a guide, foundation and anchor. You are going to write out the specifics of what you want and how you are going to get there. They will be like instructions. When you purchase an item that needs to be assembled is comes with instructions. Your plan should be this detailed. They are going to be your guide, literally like a tour guide that will keep you on track and going in the direction you need to go. The plan will be a solid foundation for you to start building on. When a builder starts a project he has a plan (blue prints). The first part of a home he builds is the foundation. This gives him something to build the rest of the house upon. Your foundation (plan) is going to be built upon as well. Always feel free to make modifications, add on to it, you could even hire an interior decorator (business consultant/life coach) to put some finishing touches on it. It is a good idea to hire a consultant if you need help with a plan. You can also look into a coach to help with holding you accountable.

I want to give you an example of how your plan is acting as an anchor. If you are out on fishing boat and found a nice place to stop for awhile. You would throw the anchor in the water to ensure your boat didn’t go anywhere while you sit and enjoyed a nice afternoon fishing. When you are ready to leave, pull in the anchor and you’re on the way home. It’s also important to understand that once you have written down the plan it is more likely to come to fruition. There is something about writing it down, even if you do nothing else write it down. Part of the plan will happen just because you took that step. I am not saying your whole plan is going to magically show up, but it will make a difference.

So you plan is going to be the building block for you to start getting ahead in life. This will allow you to have the proper planning to get heading in the right direction. If you are married and or have a family it a good idea to get everyone involved. You can do individual plans and a family plan or just individual. Couples will sometimes do plans for their careers and then a future life plan. There are many plans you can create and have fun with. Actually creating your plan should be fun.

Have an accountability coach

Never underestimate the power of positive feedback. I would personally say this is the one thing that will actually determine if you are successful or not. A coach can be in your life right now and you haven’t realized it.

To find a personal coach you can ask a family member if you would like. The benefit of a family member is they will usually do it for free. If you are going to look at enlisting a family member or friend as a coach, make sure they are someone who: will hold you accountable, give you positive feedback, they will take the time required to help you, they have your best interest at heart, they are not someone that has put you down previously, you have not been in an abusive relationship with them, they are someone you see as a mentor, they have created some type of success in their life, and they help you overcome an setbacks you might come up against. There are also many well qualified and highly trained individuals that have been trained just to coach you. They will help you with very detailed plans, hold you accountable, and they are trained to show you many success tools. The benefit of this type of coach is they are being paid to ensure your success. So they usually provide you with results fast. I suggest utilizing a personal coach due to the fact when you trade money for services; this creates a place where you will work harder. Money is very important to most of use. The trade of money for success coaching energetically creates more money coming back to you.

A personal coach/life coach being a neutral third party can help remedy your weaknesses. They will provide you will helpful feedback and give you tools to start utilizing. You can use this feedback and the tools to make changes to your already existing business, career, life, or whatever area you are working to get ahead in.

By creating a plan and enlisting the help of another you will find it easier than you ever have to start getting ahead in life. The best part is you will start getting the results you have wanted. All highly successful people have another person they lean on for guidance. These mentors and coaches are usually in the background and not seen or spoken of, but trust me they are there. Who is yours?

I would like to leave you with this last bit of advice. You must follow through. All the planning and coaching is worthless if YOU do not put it into action. Don’t ignore the feedback that you are given. Commit yourself to success and make it happen!!!


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