2017 New Year Resolutions?
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Your Best Year Ever!
Isn't it true that when you are doing something you love, time flies, but when you're spending time on things you do not enjoy, time seems to drag along?
In this edition, we'll revisit the process of setting goals for the coming year so that you can spend more of your time in the areas that you are most passionate.
In addition, we are continuing our special 'Thank You for Subscribing' series by making Volume Four in our Leadership Series for Successful Living program available to all subscribers... keep reading for details.
Do you own a small business? If so, then you won't want to miss out on a terrific grant opportunity we discovered.
Are you ready to make this your Best Year Ever?
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- Reminder: Free Tools Password
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- Update On New Mobile-Ready Design
Leadership Tools & Resources
- Here's How To Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever
New Business Grant Opportunity
- Goal Setting for Success (Update in progress)
- Success Wheel: Plan For A Balanced Life
- Create Your 2017 Master Action Plan (M.A.P.)
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More THANK YOU Gifts
- Leadership Series for Successful Living
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- Hour of Opportunity
- and now available - Diligence: Do It To A Finish
- Persistence: An Iron Will - Coming
- Your Comments/Questions/Suggestions
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2017 - Best. Year. Ever.
As we approach the New Year, it's time for goal setting.
We're not talking about setting flimsy New Year resolutions, we're talking about establishing real goals, for 2017 and beyond.
To assist you, we'd like to review three very helpful goal setting tools.
First, check out our free series of articles at Goal Setting for Success.
We first published this collective series of articles as a free ebook back in 2006. The ebook is still available in the Free Tools section, but we are currently updating the online pages before we update the ebook.
We suggest reading the Goal Setting for Success series of webpages since half the pages were recently updated. We'll make an announcement once the ebook is ready to be republished.
Reading the articles is helpful as they teach many important lessons that promote a mindset that inspires you to tackle your goals.
LIFE BALANCE: SUCCESS WHEEL
One of the tools introduced in Goal Setting for Success, is our Life Balance tool.
Many people avoid
setting goals because the process feels intimidating and causes stress. Writing down goals can be scary if you aren't convinced you can achieve them.
The problem most people have is they feel like they've got to go all in, giving 100% in every area of their life.
Doing it all at 100%, is simply not realistic.
Our Life Balance tool helps you to identify the important areas of your life and determine which categories you're doing well in compared to areas that need more of your attention.
The goal here is to create a more well-rounded life experience, as illustrated by a success wheel that will provide a smoother ride along life's bumpy highway.
Are we promising perfection? No, but we do predict improvement. :)
MASTER ACTION PLAN (M.A.P.)
After determining the key areas of your life and identifying goals in each area, you'll need to prioritize your
goals and then break each goal down into realistic tasks.
Sounds like a chore, but our Master Action Plan (M.A.P.) tool provides a simple one page template that helps you to achieve a solid plan for each of your important goals.
What's special about the M.A.P. tool is that it ties your tasks back to your original purpose.
Your purpose is your motivation for achieving each goal, so it's important to take time to clearly identify the 'Why' behind your goals.
We encourage you to review and adopt each of these three goal setting tools as we're wishing you Your Best Year Ever in 2017!
New Business Grant Opportunity
If you've ever read our article on small business grants, you know that real grant opportunities for small businesses are very hard to find.
That's why we were excited to learn about Lending Tree's $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest.
This contest is only for businesses located in the United States. Both online and traditional small businesses are eligible. See all grant rules.
Simply fill out the grant application and explain what your business is all about; how you would use the prize money and why you believe your business deserves the grant.
We all know you're guaranteed to miss 100% of the shots you don't take. You can't win if you don't apply - so if you think you've got a good story to tell, give it a shot.
Entry deadline is January 15 2017.
Note: Leadership-Tools.com is not in any way affiliated with Lending Tree. This is just a courtesy notification to our subscribers.
Continuing our free giveaway as a special Thank You to our subscribers, Volume Four: Diligence - Do It To A Finish of The Leadership Series for Successful Living, is now available.
We hope you are enjoying previous offerings: Volume One: Ambition, Volume Two: Character and Volume Three: Hour of Opportunity.
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