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Happy-new-year-2014-freeHappy New Year!  I've been spending the past week looking back at all I've accomplished in 2013.   Last year, I set a goal to move my business to the multiple six figures – I did it.  I held my biggest live event series ever and my roster of private clients is full.   Next year, my business will hit the seven figure mark.    That isn't just a wish and a hope – I know that it will happen because of my Goal-Getting Secret Weapon.

I also know that my success is because of YOU.  I am honored and flattered that you have chosen me to mentor and guide you to your own goals.  As a thank you for that, I'm sharing something with you that I usually only share with my coaching clients — my secret method for getting my goals.

Michele's Secret Goal Getting Method

The reason why most people don't reach their goals is they set BIG goals like breaking the six figure barrier (nothing wrong with that – it's a good goal) but they stop there.    Just setting an intention is helpful – but it is just a picture in a catalog – without actually ordering the item – it will not become yours.

There are actually two more steps in the goal setting process:

Step 1:  Get Very Specific  It is not enough just to say that you want to earn six figures.  You need to break it up even more.   $100K is $8,333 a month.    The next step is the important one.

Step 2: What Does That Look Like?  This is the part that most people skip.  This is also the place where a coach or mentor can help you the most.  In order for a goal to happen, you need a plan.  Let's say your goal is $8,500 a month.

How is that going to happen?

  • Four $2,000 platinum coaching clients
  • 28 people in a $297 virtual day or group coaching program
  • 181 people buying your $47 e-book

or some combination of the above.

Step 3:  What Has to Happen To Get Me There?  OK, great – you have your goal and you have a basic plan.  The third step is to go one step further.  What do I need to do to get me to that goal?  For example of your goal is to get 8 ongoing coaching clients paying you $1,000 a month – you need to figure out:

  • How many strategy sessions will it take me to enroll 1 new $1,000 a month client per month (that would actually be 12 at a time if you have a year long program – but you need to build)?
  • What am I going to have to do to book those sessions each month? Your answers could be networking, blogging, live events, etc.)

Of course,  it helps to work with a mentor who has already done what you want to do – but even just getting the plan together and breaking it down will help immensely.

Bonus Step:  Work Your Plan:   Once the plan is in place – get to work!  Accountability really helps here – that is why people with coaches tend to move faster.  They have someone to keep them accountable.  If private coaching isn't in your budget, you can get a lot of accountability through taking classes or joining mastermind groups.

There you have it.  My secret formula for New Year's Resolution Success.   What are YOUR goals for 2014?