Risk & Business Magazine Benson Kearley IFG Magazine Winter 2018 - Page 31

GOAL SETTING Where do goals come from? Sometimes external sources, sometimes the heart, sometimes random thoughts. I find if I get to a quiet place and focus on what’s important in my life or what needs improvement in my life, then goals become clear. Get to a place—a cottage, a resort, or even a library—where it’s quiet and let your mind focus clearly. In today’s world, it is a struggle to find that quiet time with no interruptions by emails or phone calls. One of the most important things about writing goals is to do it by hand. When you focus on writing by hand, it slows you down. Neuroscience also states that when you write something down, it builds 16 times more neural pathways in your brain and makes it more likely you’ll remember and achieve what you write down. I always have at least a few BHAGs: “Big Hairy Audacious Goals.” Goals that just seem so far out there that anyone who might hear about them would think I am crazy. The thing is, what if I have one of those and actually make it happen? If I never put it out there, it will never happen for sure. Have at least one BHAG every year for your personal life and business. The last part of goal setting is about where your head lives. Do you live in a negative space, always expecting the worst things to happen, or do you live in a positive place where your expectations are good and forward thinking? If you have good goals and focus on them, often your mind will shift and stay positive. Should you want to have some assistance in goal setting for yourself or your business, don’t hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email at dbundock@bkifg.com or 289-340-0650, and I will do my best to assist you in making your 2019 the best year ever. Remember this as you plan for 2019: “Goals should scare you and excite you!!” + Doug Bundock, CRM is Vice President Of Operations at Benson Kearley IFG. Doug is a certified Coach & Trainer at the John Maxwell organization. You can reach Doug at dbundock@bkifg.com BY: DOUG BUNDOCK, BENSON KEARLEY IFG 31