Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? How’s that coming for you? If you’ve already given in to chocolate cake or an extra glass of wine, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 8% of us are successful in our resolutions.
Does that mean we shouldn’t even make resolutions? No, not at all. The same statistics also show that people who make resolutions get better results than those who never make specific resolutions. Why? Because having goals is good. But having a plan to meet those goals – that’s even better.
Not surprising – the number one resolution is to lose weight. But what was interesting to me is how many on the top 10 were things such as “Living Life to the Fullest” and “Helping Others in their Dreams”, even “Spending More Time with Family” made the list.
While I can’t be of much help in the weight loss department – I struggle there myself – I have figured out a few simple ways to accomplish some of the other more interesting items on the list. When I speak, I share with audiences some very simple techniques that yield BIG – LIFE-CHANGING results.
To be successful we need both a plan and a support network to help us achieve our goals. Do you have friends or family you can turn to for encouragement? Today I want you to go through your contacts on your cellphone. Scroll through your Facebook friends. Create a new group called: Positive Influences. To make constructive changes in your life – no matter what that happens to be – you need to surround yourself with positive influences.
Sometimes the people we talk to most often, or whose posts we see are negative, whiners and complainers. Those people are TOXIC and you need to limit your exposure to them. You can adjust your social media settings so you see only posts by people in your Positive Group and you can select to only have that group see your posts as well. Then when you post your fears, concerns and struggles – the feedback you will get will uplift you rather than continue to hold you back.
For more of these simple, positive, easy to execute tips for empowering your own life – join us at the Empower Women’s Conference near sunny and warm Palm Springs, CA, the weekend of February 27th-March 1st. This powerful conference will provide you with the tools and motivate you to see your current business position as an opportunity to become the architect for change in achieving your personal success in the workplace and at home. Sunny Kobe Cook is a featured speaker at the conference.