Specific. Measureable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely. Shamable. Wamable. No fun.
For this final #GOALS post, I’m encouraging you to have FUN with your goals. Don’t think TOO much into things like:
“Is this a S.M.A.R.T. goal?”
“Is this actually attainable?”
“Is it realistic? Really? Should I aim that high? Should I dream that big?”
Yes, yes you should. You should dream, you should have fun, and you should stretch yourself. Because it’s fun, and when we’re TOO focused on “is this actually possible?” we keep ourselves small.
Plus, like we talked about in the last post, the point of setting goals isn’t always to reach them.
For example, when I first launched Authentically You, my dream was to have 27 girls go through the first round. I don’t know why, but I loved this number. I aimed for it HARD. I thought about that number, made space for it, prayed about it, and it still didn’t happen.
But wanna know what aiming for that number did get me?
It got me the most perfect group of 15 girls, and it allowed me to give Authentically You to my 12 one on one clients free (guys, 15 + 12 = 27 – I friggin’ love how when we get intentional about something, we’re gifted right back!). It also allowed our live group coaching calls (at the time, AY came with live group coaching) to FLOURISH.
The calls, which I held twice per week and were optional, usually had between 2-4 girls on them. During these 45-minute calls, each person had time to share what was going well for them, each girl had time to ask questions, and the girls had time to relate to one another.
To say: “Oh my gosh, Lauren, you’re going through that? SO am I! I can completely relate, you are not alone.”
And for me? It gave me the energy and excitement to give attention to EACH girl. To answer comments in our Facebook group with thought. To answer emails from my girls as they rolled in, and to have an awesome 8-week program.
So awesome that I decided to run it again right when the first rounded ended. So awesome that this second round is going to wrap up in the end of December, and I’m going to run it AGAIN for the third time in January! (If you want in, you can join the waitlist here).
SO, back to setting goals and not thinking TOO much about them…
Just have fun with your goals! Set goals that scare you. Set goals that make you think “how will this ever happen?” And then work hard toward that goal.
To double check your goals, and to make sure that you’re setting goals that your future self will thank you for, ask yourself this question: “If I were to reach this goal, would I be SO thankful that I did the work that it took me to get here? Why? What will improve?”
And if the answer is a big ol’ YES, then aim for it girl! Work hard at it, and let go of your attachment to the outcome. Sometimes you’ll hit the goal spot on. Sometimes you’ll come up short, and sometimes you’ll surpass your goal.
BUT ALWAYS, if you set the right goals, you’ll be stretched, you’ll grow, and you will feel challenged. Your character will be strengthened, and you’ll learn so much about yourself. And hopefully you’ll have FUN along the way.
For example… Biz goals that once felt unattainable but are now a reality:
- being a coach full time
- having a blog that others read, relate to, and benefit from
- writing my first eBook (it’s free when you sign-up for my email list!)
- creating a thriving online course, Finally Free!
- meeting scary income goals
- hiring a dream team
- and many other small things that I thought about, dreamed about, and now have!
So, for the final post of this #GOALS series, download this worksheet, fill it out, and challenge yourself to have FUN with your goals in the coming new year.
And if you want help setting goals that feel good? Let’s work together! I have SIX spaces open for awesome goal setting sessions I’m hosting in December and January.
Want to hear a little more about them?
They’re $397 for the package deal.
What do you get?
- You get a whole lot of clarity on what you want 2017 to feel like as we talk in our first 75-minute session
- You get a feel-good accountability follow-up 30-minute session with me in January
- You get to make SURE you’re setting goals that feel good as I will challenge you to get to the root of each goal
- You’ll get to “map out” (I love mapping things out!) what it would look like for you to follow through with your feel-good goals one day, week, and month at a time
- Oh, and YOU’LL ALSO GET to start your year off with 8-weeks of Authentically You FOR FREE ($197 value freeeee)!
If you’re banking on a feel-good 2017 where you can let go of rules & should’s and lean into what you ACTUALLY want, then I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year than to go through AY with the rest of the group AND have some one on one time with me as we process and get super clear TOGETHER in these goal setting sessions.
Plus, I don’t usually offer one on one coaching outside of my six-month Total Transformation Program, so this deal is a little extra sweet! A smaller, but hugely impactful way for us to connect.
I cannot wait to dig deep and get SUPER clear with you on your goals. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up 2016 and get more excited or empowered around 2017. Let’s do this!
Since I have to monitor signing up only six of you, please fill in these 3 questions (click here) and I’ll get back to you via email within the next 24 hours to let you know if we’ll be able to move forward!