Contains a collection of amazing resources and websites that will inspire women. One of my favourites is their listing of TEDtalks.
My Inspiration Lounge – http://www.myinspirationlounge.com/home-mainmenu-1.html
Jam packed with amazing content and organized by various subject matter including entrepreneurial, parenting, wellness and more!
Inspiration Peak – http://www.inspirationpeak.com/links/pages/Best_All-Around/
Very unique content and perspectives that will motivate and inspire you.
The Four Hour Workweek – http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/
Don’t just read his blog, purchase his books. Enough said – he thinks outside the box and will help you to experiment with your own life success!
The Daily Motivator – http://greatday.com/nmot/previous.html
Great short articles each day that will motivate you to adopt new perspectives. Lots of other great resources as well.
Motivation to Move – http://www.motivationtomove.com/
Includes awesome podcasts and ideas about keeping yourself healthy, fit and on the move!
Allison Foskett – Best Free Online Goal Setting and Motivation Program
One of the few goal setting programs that provides motivational questions to ask yourself as your proceed throughout all 7 of the goal setting steps. It’s creative, fun and most important of all – it’s interactive!
Steve Pavlina – http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/category/goals-goal-setting/
One of my personal favourite websites in general – Steve has very unique and genuine advice based on years of experience. Last I checked he was making around 40k per month from his blog alone. I quoted him a few times in my most recent book How Smart Women Achieve Big Goals.
Personal Excellence – http://personalexcellence.co/blog/goal-achievement-introduction/
Great website for goal setting ideas and resources. The site is well laid out and organized, and the ideas are fresh. Also, a good model of how to organize and write your own blogs!
Smart Goals Guide – http://www.smart-goals-guide.com/smart-goal-setting.html
My favourite pieces on this website are the articles on inspirational movies, songs, poems, etc. Definitely worth checking out!
Real Goal Getter – http://realgoalgetter.com/283/personal-goal-setting-steps/
Simply fantastic content – worth reading and you’ll pick up some unique concepts as well.
Pick the Brain – http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/the-8-steps-of-goal-setting/
Great articles, easy to read and some fantastic content as well. I also enjoy the layout of this visually pleasing website.
Live Strong – http://www.livestrong.com/goal-setting-steps/
Once again fresh, original and fun content that will add value to you on your goal setting journey. Bookmark this one!
Mindtools – http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html
A classic website that has been around for a long time. They have great resources and ebooks worth purchasing. Their information is also very applicable to the corporate world as well.
MyGoals.com – http://www.mygoals.com/helpGoalsettingTips.html
Amazing goal setting tips period!
Make Your Goals Happen – http://www.make-your-goals-happen.com/index.html
Worth checking this website out – very motivational and inspirational, and will get you into action in no time!
Top Achievement – http://topachievement.com/smart.html
Some great perspectives on achievement and articles worth reading.
Time and time again, when we hear about goal setting we hear about the SMART acronym and other rules for how to write down our goals. It’s become a bit trite if you ask me….
Writing our goals down on paper is extremely important, but the detailed rules are less important.
In fact, I even have my own formula for how to write your goals down with spirit, simply because there are a few tips that might slightly increase the chances of you achieving those goals.
But what’s even more important than how you write down your goals? The key is being able to take consistent action toward your goals on a daily basis.
You can spend hours and hours on writing down your goals, editing them and even reading them over and over again, but until you can find ways to take concrete steps toward your goals nothing will materialize for you.
Once you can build some momentum in getting closer and closer to your goals, this will probably be one of the most motivating factors ever with your goal achievement.
Try Step 7 in my goal setting program for women where you can begin focusing on how to change your habits and actions so that it will support your goal setting endeavours!
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Tina Turner – Simply The Best
Cher – Believe
Cher – Strong Enough
Wilson Phillips – Hold On
Roxette – The Look
Roxette – Dressed For Success
What a Feeling – Irene Cara – motivational songs
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper – motivational songs
Celine Dion – The Power of Dreams – motivational songs
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – When You Believe – motivational songs
You Gotta Want It – motivational songs
Britney Spears – “Stronger” – motivational songs
Yolanda Adams – I Believe I Can Fly – motivational songs
Yolanda Adams – Never Give Up – motivational songs
Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
Do you have a long list of dreams and goals that you hope to achieve one day?
Most ambitious women do, however I can bet you that a lot of women haven’t taken the time to prioritize their dreams and goals in such a way that they can truly become focused and productive. This is not an easy task and it requires a lot of reflection.
Here are 4 Reasons to Prioritize your Dreams and Goals
1. Limited Time: Everyone has a limited amount of time during the day. We can’t create or add more time into our day but we can prioritize the ways in which we spend our time.
The reality is that many women are working eight hours at their day job while trying to pursue some of their career goals and personal projects on the side.
This isn’t an easy task when you consider all the demands we have on our schedules such as our children and their activities, exercising, working over-time, relaxing, spending time with friends and family, and so on.
With limited time, don’t you want to be certain that you are focused on the right goals, – the ones that will bring you the most pleasure, happiness and success?
2. Big goals = big efforts! For women who have really big goals and dreams they can’t waste time diddling and dawdling around. They need to be focused.
Working toward the attainment of big goals usually requires specific expertise which often times means hiring consultants and/or a team of people to help you realize your dreams.
In some cases a lot of research, reading and specific education is required. If your efforts are scattered on achieving several completely unrelated big goals all at once, then chances are you aren’t taking enough action steps to move quickly enough toward any of those goals. As a result you will probably lose motivation, momentum and confidence.
3. Great Achievements Require Knowing Your Strengths: Another reason to prioritize your goals and dreams is so that you can ensure you are choosing goals that are aligned with your strengths.
If something is your strength then it means you are passionate about something and skilled at it. You need passion and skill to be successful at achieving a goal.
When a woman knows what her strengths are, she is going to be much more confident and enthusiastic about pursuing her dreams because she knows that the odds of success are that much more in her favour to achieve something extraordinary.
4. Do you Love it Enough to Risk a Lot? Achieving a big life dream is going to require that you be open to seizing opportunities as they present themselves to you.
This requires that you be open to taking big risks and experimenting with actions that can often be scary for women as they enter the terra incognita with their dreams.
You’ll be presented with many opportunities which bring with them a financial cost, an investment of time, energy, resources and support of other people around you.
When you are crystal clear on the fact that this dream is worth it to you, then you’ll be much more likely to take the necessary risks that are needed such as: investing your own money into an opportunity, hiring a consultant, coach, researcher, employee or whatever it is that you need to invest your money, time and energy into.
In addition, if your big goals are career related, and if you are wanting to turn your dreams and goals into something entrepreneurial or infopreneurial, you will be faced with the tasks of opening a company, creating a website, developing a logo, printing business cards, finding a niche and so much more – all things that require time, energy and come with a cost sooner or later (if you want to be competitive).
All of these tasks will only get completed if you are the passionate driving force behind them!
So, this is yet another reason to prioritize and choose your goals carefully, so that you can accomplish big things for yourself and the rest of the world. For these reasons, you want to get clear on what sorts of goals and dreams you should be putting a lot of time and energy into.
So, hopefully you are convinced on the reasons why you should prioritize your goals and life dreams. If you’re super serious about setting goals that are aligned with your strengths, you’ll want to purchase my most recent book How Smart Women Achieve Big Goals, which is full of powerful questions that will help you develop clarity on what goals you should be focusing on.
Alternatively, if you want a quick-fix, you can begin prioritizing your goals by jumping to step 2 in my free online goal setting program!