Like Minds – Like Success

As we all wrap up 2021 and plans go in the works for beginning 2022 on the right/left foot – I encourage you to set SMART goals, not resolutions. Why? Because Research shows that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the beginning of February, and New Year’s resolutions seldom have actionable steps. Most resolutions are created out of peer pressure or based on an arbitrary date. However, when setting SMART goals be sure that they are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. By doing so your chances for success are much better.

But wait – we are not finished with 2021, be sure to reflect on the races you ran this past year. You do this by taking note of the goals you had already set, challenges you experienced, accomplishments made, and what it took to get there. Believe me when I say half the battle is already won – you already possess half of what you need to be successful in 2022.

President Theodore Roosevelt said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” That leads me to believe that the other half of our success depends on who we are connected to in 2022. Here’s what that connectedness should look like. 

  • Empowering relationships that embodies an intentional exchange between two individuals (work, marriage, business, etc.) helping one another to live lives of greater meaning/significance. Synergistic
  • Seek to Serve First don’t always look for what you can gain from others but focus on what you can do to help others.
  • Build Your A-Team by recognizing the contributions that others bring to your life and you to theirs. Celebrate those differences and tap into them for guidance and support.

A new year means a new chapter. That chapter is upon us and ready to be written. For you my friend, I hope that 2022 is an incredible year and an even greater part of your success-connectedness story. Ready – Set – Go!! 

Just Tell Them – You Love Them

Happy Monday to you. I pray that this past Father’s Day weekend was some sort of enjoyable for you. My male friends always joke about the amount of love shown to them on Father’s Day versus what is shown on Mother’s Day. In some aspects it is true. I have observed it to be so myself. Therefore; I make it my mission to celebrate them because they are great Fathers and they too deserve (at least) some of the love us Mothers are shown on Mother’s Day. LOL

Although it was Father’s Day and the newly signed Federal Holiday (Juneteenth), I took some much needed time to just relax. I have come to learn and dually practice taking time for (my) self. I must confess that it has taken my mind some time to adjust and to adapt into belief that this is neither selfish, nor is it a waste of time. Why because relaxation tends to rejuvenate the mind for what is next to come. Something else that is never a waste of time, is telling someone that you love them… Whether it is your parents, your spouse, your children, your best friend, those words help to not only confirm your bond but it also helps to form the future and confirm the present.

Words are so significant in the scheme of things. These are words that go unsaid and are usually the ones that should have been spoken instead of those uttered to tear down. Those uttered to tear down for which you cannot take back. Let me repeat; words are used to form our future and to confirm our present. I strongly believe this. As some sort of encouragement to you, as you go along your journey this week, this month and the remainder of this year – take some time to tell your loved ones in the form of words (practice makes perfect) – how much you love them, it is never a waste of time. #Peace #Prosperity #Provisions #janenotdoe

Resource: What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY

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There’s More Than One Way To SEE the Outcome

As you progress, this week over and through the Monday Matters, Tasty Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, etc. etc., try a bit of E-valuating. Stopping to evaluate life’s trials and triumphs is important especially because it helps to give a better perspective on where you are and where it is you’re needing to go. The art of E-valuating is both simple and important for the sake of progress and yes, purpose. My challenge to you this week involves one of my favorite topics “Visualizing” (E-valuating=Envision & Envisage) …

Today you might envision a distant goal that you have not begun to work toward. In the future, as you plan out the details on how to reach your goals, you might envisage how you’re going to do it with the time and resources you have available. Both Envision and Envisage mean to visualize, but they differ slightly in connotation. To envisage is to contemplate or consider something, usually something real, in a certain way, or to predict a particular set of circumstances based on evidence or strong belief. Envisaging often relates to planning real-world projects.

When you Envision something, it’s usually more hypothetical, imaginary, or removed from reality. The difference is subtle, but think of it this way: Envisaging usually involves something real, while envisioning involves mostly imaginary things. So, whether your current goal(s) is at the stage of Envisioning or Envisaging, take time to jot down your thought process. Remember to pin your thoughts (in writing/image) to your vision board. Take that mental picture (thoughts) daily and inject Envisioning or Envisaging (whatever stage you’re currently) and watch them manifest over time. I am excited to see/hear from you on some of your visualization techniques, be sure to share them in the comments or send me a personal message. Let’s Talk #janenotdoe Proverbs 23:7: “ As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” 

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Additional Resource: (Power of Visualization – Bob Proctor)

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