What’s up you guys, welcome back to Hear and Now Podcast! It’s a new week, and a new year! I cannot believe it’s 2020. This is so insane. I love New Years because its just a time to start fresh and new in a brand new year.
This year is even more special since it’s a new decade… We are entering into the roaring 20’s! I can talk on and on about it and I will. This episode I am covering goal setting and how to make this your best year yet.
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That being said let’s just jump right on in to the episode.
This episode is all about goal setting and my new year’s resolutions…
I’ve talked about this on my show before but I’ll just bring it up again for you!
So I came with a formula for goal setting. It’s the 5x6x7 plan. there are 5 main groups you can goal set in – faith, family/friends, fitness, field, and finance. so set a goal in each group. This is called the Oola balance. the second number, 6, represents the number of months. what is your 6 month goal? 2020 is here – a new decade, a new year! in just 6 months, where do you aspire to be? and finally, 7. Why 7? 7 is known as the perfect number in the Bible. Jacob waited 7 years to marry Rachel, but was tricked into marrying Leah. He worked for another 7 years before marrying his true love. Good things come to those who work and wait. So what is your 7 year goal? So what are your 5x6x7 goals? I’ll tell you mine.
5: Faith: to grow closer to God and really know him as my best friend
Family/friends: to develop lasting, impactful relationships with other Christ-like people
Fitness: to feel good about myself and my body, and to see myself like God does – beautiful. Field: to publish my novel and work on pursuing writing/filming a documentary
Finance: to be able to self-sustain off of profits from my writing and podcasting
6: My 6 month goal is to get sponsorships and gain readers and listeners. I will do this by building my platform on social media and continue to share my work.
7: My 7 year goal is to be a published author, successful podcaster, and a loving daughter of God.
The only way I can do that is making my goals SMART.
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely. Okay so specific – don’t make your goals too general. An example would be I want to pay off my debt, but a specific goal would be I want to pay off $4,000 of debt by an X day. The next one is measurable. Make your goal measurable. If you want to pay off your debt, how will you know that your goal has been achieved? Obviously with debt you can see your results, but for something less tangible, how can you see it’s been met? That’s measurable.
After measurable is achievable or attainable. Given your resources, is it likely you can achieve this goal? Let’s again use the debt example. If you plan to pay off $4k, but you only have $2k, that’s not an attainable goal! That one is pretty self-explanatory, so let’s go on to Relevant. If this goal is met, how would it make an overall impact on your other goals? If you pay off $4k, how would that impact the rest of your everyday life? Paying that off will give you more financial freedom in your life. So it’s definitely relevant. And finally, timely. Can you fit this goal into a timeline? If you want to pay off your debt, give it a time Frame to set aside money into savings or go towards paying that off each month or paycheck. So say for 6 months you want to set aside x amount of dollars to go towards that. It’s simple!
What needs to be done this week or today? Be disciplined in your goal setting and in working towards those goals. Part of being disciplined is knowing yourself. Are you a chronic procrastinator? Or are you a self-starter? It’s super easy to get distracted by everything around us, but knowing your limits and weaknesses will help you achieve your goals. I gave the example earlier about how I am doing that facebook group – I have to be a self-starter so I can keep everyone accountable in my group! I set a reminder on my phone and in my calendar to make sure I check in at certain times with my members.
So make your goals SMART! Use the 5x6x7 method. 2020 is so close and I am so excited to jump on making my new years resolutions, but why wait? So if you want to start that podcast, or that blog, or that. business, don’t wait! Do it today. The best time is now! Hence the name of this show – hear and now! Ahh. I love it.
I made a little worksheet for goal setting, and if you enter your email in the link down below, I will send you a free 5x6x7 goal setting worksheet!
One thing I had to tell myself this year was that I need to do less better. I don’t need to have 50 goals in my New Year’s resolutions. Doing 50 things like that isn’t attainable. So, I’m doing less better.
Here’s my list:
- I will strive to be more present
- 2. I will be my very best self in all areas of life.
- 3. I will do what is best for myself
- 4. I will strive to put more emphasis on my spiritual life and learn to listen to what God tells me to do.
- 5. I will surround myself with what makes me happy
- 6. I will put forth 110% on my podcast, blog, Instagram, business, school, and family
- 7. I will accept that it is okay to make mistakes and I don’t have to be perfect.
- 8. I won’t just dream, I will do.
- 9. I want to live my life and love myself the way God intended for me
10. I will trust that God will make all things NEW
My word for the year: NEW. God makes all things NEW through His power.
Dear 2019, thank you for all the lessons. 2020, Let’s do this.
I hope you guys all enjoyed this episode on new years resolutions… I am so excited to be back in the game after a little break for the holidays. Happy 2020 everyone! I’ll see you next Tuesday for another episode!