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1 Thing Will Put You in the Top 3%:


What if I told you one thing that would put you in the top three percent of Americans and put you ahead of the pack? This simple procedure will determine your future success more than almost anything else, yet a staggering 97% of people do not take the time to do it. What is it, you ask? Goal Setting.

I know you’ve probably heard of goal setting a thousand times, but have you created your list of goals? Probably not. I know it sounds harsh, but most people have a vague idea of what they want but never actually sit down and decide what they want. So many people say they want to write a book and make more money. Ok. Well, here you go. Write the book, upload it to Amazon, beg your mom to buy it, and now you have more money. I’m sure that’s not what you meant, but it technically achieved your vague goal.

A well-thought-out goal is like a compass. It points you in the right direction; it keeps you on target and helps clarify your dreams. So what kind of goals do you need to be a successful writer? Well, that depends on how you define success. A New York Times Bestselling author has different goals than a grandfather writing a children’s book for his grandkids. Decide today what exactly you want, and then write it down. 

Start your goal-setting session on a positive note by writing down five things you’ve already accomplished. Then spend the next few minutes creating a list of desires by answering this question, “What would I love?”

Remember when we were all kids, and someone asked us what we wanted for Christmas? We didn’t think of practical things. We wanted a flying car, a purple pony, a rainbow unicorn, etc. After a while, we become more cynical and stop asking for our desires and ask for practical things. A lot of times, we don’t even ask at all. 

I want you to step out of the practical mindset for this goal-setting exercise and get back into that childlike imagination. It’s still there somewhere deep within the recesses of your mind. Dig it out, dust off the cobwebs, and put it to use.

What would you love if I had a magic wand and everything worked perfectly? Include desires from every aspect of your life. Make sure to include relationship goals, spiritual goals, financial and personal. Don’t miss any area of your life. Write for a solid half-hour if need be. Let it all out without holding back. Then you can look back over your desires and start setting goals and creating plans.

Remember what Les Brown said, “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll still be out there among the stars.”


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Synova’s Guide To Goal Setting: How To Make This Your Best Year Yet: 

Are you tired of setting goals and not following through with them? 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the first of March. Why is this? While we are taught many things in school, goal setting and goal achievement are not to be found in the standard curriculum of an American high school.

Why Do You Need A Goal?

  • Goals give your life direction. Otherwise, you will drift through life and end up wondering what went wrong.
  • Goals keep you on track so you don’t get distracted by the storm when life gets hard.
  • Goals give your life purpose.
  • Goals help you grow.

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Top 6 Success Tips for Authors

To become a successful author, whether you are published traditionally or independently, you must follow a few key concepts.

Success Is Up To You!
First and foremost, you must realize that your success is up to you. Don’t wait for your big break or for good luck to shower down upon you. You must actively pursue it. Don’t wait for the next breakout novel to skyrocket your writing career. Instead, build your business on the back of these core principles, and you will reach your goals.

Pace Yourself:
Think like a marathon runner. They don’t start out running as hard and fast as they can. If they did, they would burn out a mile down the road. It’s all about pacing. This concept works for authors as well. While it’s exciting to launch a new book and host launch parties, it’s time to get back to work on your next project as soon as the parties are over. Don’t waste too much time in between. A successful writing career is about building up an audience and building up a backlog of books that fans love and will continue to share. While everyone wants to be the next JK Rowling with Harry Potter, it’s not likely that that will happen. And if it does, good for you. In the meantime, all of the successful Indie Authors are out creating valuable content and carving their own path to success.

Bring Value to the Reader:
Remember, you don’t get paid for time or products. You get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. When you are writing your book, keep this in mind. There are hundreds of thousands of authors out there that you are competing with. How is your book bringing value to the marketplace? You might ask, I’m writing a fiction book. How is that valuable? Entertainment is extremely valuable. Why do you think Hollywood gets paid so much? Is your book bringing value to your reader? If you’re writing for the fun of it or writing for your own amusement, then do yourself a favor and keep it in your notebook on your shelf. Otherwise, turn your focus to your reader. Write for them. Publish for them. Market for them. Sell for them.

Discipline Yourself!
Self-discipline is the master key to your success. No one is going to barge into your writing space and beat you with a rubber hammer until you sit down at your keyboard and start typing. It is your job to make yourself sit down and write regularly. You do not have a time clock or a boss to push you. You must push yourself. Create your daily writing schedule and stick to it. It’s up to you. Remember your success is your job.

Create Positive Habits:
Habits will either lead you toward success or keep you from it. Create a steady writing habit. Humans are habitual creatures. It may take a little bit of self-discipline to make yourself create a new habit, but once you do, you no longer have to fight to make yourself do it. Set aside the next 21 days to create a new writing habit. You will find after three weeks, this habit is already implanted into your habitual nature, and you won’t have to fight so hard to make yourself write.

Goals. Goals. Goals:
I know you’ve heard it before, but you must have goals if you want to reach success. Create short-term and long-term goals for your writing career. Take the time to sit down and imagine what you would like your writing career to look like in 5 years. Then write it down so you can refer back to it periodically. When you find yourself distracted, you can pull out your business goals, review them, and get back on track.

Remember, whether you are traditionally published, or Indie published, marketing your book will be up to you. Your success is up to you. Are you going to be self-disciplined? Are you going to build the habits you need? Or are you going to wait for someone else to hand you success on the tip of their magic wand?


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Have you seen my Goal Setting Workbook!?

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Desire Is Not A Dirty Word (It’s ok to Want More Out of Life)


What is your first thought when someone mentions the word desire? Most of the time, it comes with a negative feeling. We usually think of something to do with lust and or greed. Even Webster’s Dictionary leans towards the negative when defining desire. I had to read through three definitions before finding one that felt more positive. 

Desire: a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. 

Those in religious circles have been told to be content so often that it has made us feel like desire is bad. In reality, it’s a tool for growth. Yes, it is good to be content in whatever stage of life, but contentment doesn’t mean the absence of all desire. 

While everyone is trying to prove their contentment, society has slowly started shunning excellence and celebrating mediocrity. All of a sudden, no one tries to strive for perfection anymore. It’s easier to follow the masses into the abyss of mediocre living. We don’t push forward and excel in life because we fear being labeled greedy. We don’t want to offend our limited-mindset friends, so we don’t dream of bigger and better things.

What would happen if all humans gave up the desire for greatness? Would we have the lightbulb if every inventor had shouted their contentment with the candle? Would we have automobiles if everyone remained content with the horse and buggy?

Desire is an expression of the innermost being of humanity. It’s the onward impulse of an ever-growing man. Desire is what makes us grow to our fullest potential. Have you ever thought that maybe the desire you feel burning in your chest was placed there by Universal providence?

“You don’t achieve goals. You GROW into them.” – Bob Proctor

What if you were meant to achieve great things in your lifetime, but society has pressed you down into conformity? 


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Who Are You Pretending To Be? (Who Are You?)


Who are you? It seems like a simple question, but it goes much deeper than we realize. When meeting a new person, we immediately start looking for common ground. We use labels to categorize our lives. We introduce ourselves as “Mrs….” or “daughter of…”, etc. In reality, none of these labels are who we are. We are God’s highest form of creation. Humans are complex organisms that can’t be easily categorized, but we always try to fit into a label.

Unfortunately, when a long attached label gets ripped off, we feel like we have lost our identity. We feel empty and lost. That’s when we need to remember that we are much more than the label in the first place. 

You are not:

  • Your name
  • Your job title
  • Your family
  • Your location
  • What others think of you
  • Your Accomplishments

Who are you pretending to be?

Sometimes we take on labels that aren’t beneficial for us. We want to feel accepted and loved, so we take on labels. The problem is we live our lives governed by these labels, and we don’t even realize it. Some of these labels aren’t even ours. They were passed down generations and belonged to a grandparent. 

How To Change The Label:

The good news is you can change the label at any time. It might take a little work, but it can be done. The key is to replace the unwanted label with another, more empowering one. You can’t take one away without replacing it, or you will fall back on the old one. 

First, you must ask yourself, “who am I?” Write down all the labels that come to mind. Then systematically go through each one and decide if it benefits you. If it doesn’t, then take active steps to determine what you want to be. Then go about changing to the new one.

Affirmations are one of the best tools to reprogram your subconscious mind. Write down the labels you want to acquire. Post them on your bathroom mirror, so you see them daily. Speak them out loud. Actively work at seeing yourself as the new label. Soon you’ll find that you have become the label, and you’ll look back and wonder when everything changed. 


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The Dangers of Apathy (What is it? How to Overcome it?)

Original Image by Victoria Model from Pixabay 


Apathy is defined as a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern, but it becomes so much more. It is different from depression, but it can lead to both depression and other mental health problems. It is more dangerous than we realize. 

The Harvard Gazette ran an article titled, “The most dangerous thing in the world is apathy.” How can this be? Isn’t war, drugs, and nuclear weapons more dangerous than apathy? No. Think about it. If you’ve lost your love for yourself and your fellow humans, you’re more apt to go to war, take drugs, and drop nuclear weapons. If you love humanity, you’ll think twice before doing those things. 

“Apathy creates a domino effect, and things quickly go from bad to worse,” says Dr. Marcia Sirota on her website. While it’s not good to worry excessively, it’s just as dangerous to become apathetic towards life and your world. 

Political apathy can lead to the downfall of an entire nation. While some decent folks are apathetic towards their country’s politics, political radicalism is taking over governments and overthrowing nations. What if our forefathers felt apathetic towards the early American cause? We would still be ruled by the crown of Great Britain.

Jim Rohn includes apathy as one of the six diseases of attitude. Why? I believe it’s because apathy can sneak up on us. It can lead to deadly consequences and reduces the quality of life. 


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The Power of Now

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“Wherever you are, be there.” – Jim Rohn.

We waste our life by focusing on everything except for the present moment. Too many people focus on the past. There are two ways to focus on the past. One is rumination, and the other one is introspection.

Rumination: There are two definitions for this word. I find the second one interesting. 

1. a negative way to dwell on the past

2. a cow chewing cud

Introspection

1. a positive look at the events of the past 

2. searching the past for lessons

How many times do we focus on past mistakes for too long? We are just like that cow chewing the cud over and over again. I just saw a meme that says we need to focus on the past to succeed. That’s all it said. I say absolutely not! Don’t focus on the past to the extent that you lose the present and the future. Sure, we can look at the past and learn lessons from it, but ruminating on it will destroy the present and the future.

On the other hand, some people dwell on the future so much that they forget the present. They focus on their goals, wishes, and dreams until they cause anxiety and stress. Some people worry about tomorrow so much that they ruin today. Then when tomorrow gets here, they find out it wasn’t so bad after all. So what good did it do to worry? You just destroyed two days for nothing. That’s two days of your life you will never get back.

Focus on now. 

What can you do now to get closer to your goals? What can you do now to get healthy? What can you do now to fix your relationships? What can you do now to help with your finances? What can you do now? Focus on now.


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