Achieving your goals can be difficult, and it’s easy to give up. If you follow these steps, however, you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals!
About the Episode:
How many times have you made the New Year’s resolution to lose 10 pounds, and, by the end of the year, the same 10 pounds is still sticking with you? I get it. Resolutions can be hard to keep. However, with a few easy guidelines to follow, you can achieve your business goals in 2021!
So, where do you start? First, begin by taking the time each day to visualize. Visualize what your day is going to look like. Visualize your week, your month, your year. Visualize what you want to do and what goals you want to achieve.
Next, water your money tree. Take 30 minutes twice a week to work on connecting with others on LinkedIn. If you don’t take the time to water your money tree, it will shrivel up and die. It’s not hard work, and it doesn’t take much time either!
Track Where You Are
Finally, track where you are and what you’ve achieved. If you’re not constantly aware of what you’ve accomplished, you won’t stay motivated. Tracking is important!
By following these three simple steps, you’ll be on your way to achieving your business goals in 2021!
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- Introducing this episode’s topic (1:44)
- Visualization (5:20)
- Consistent micro-actions (7:36)
- Track where you are (9:39)
- Episode recap (11:27)
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Karen Yankovich 0:00
You’re listening to the good girls get rich podcast episode 150.
Welcome to the good girls get rich podcast with your host, Karen Yankovich. This is where we embrace how good you are girl, stop being the best kept secret in town, learn how to use simple LinkedIn and social media strategies and make the big bucks.
Karen Yankovich 0:23
Hello there. I’m your host, Karen Yankovich. And this is Episode 150 of the good girls get rich podcast. And this podcast is brought to you by she’s linked up where we teach women simple relationship heartbeat, LinkedIn marketing, that gets you on the phone consistently with people that can change your business, your life, your purpose your bank account for ever, we teach digital marketing with the human touch human to human marketing actually talking to people, right, because that’s where the money is. That’s where the big opportunities are when you actually talk to people. So if you’ve listened before, or if you love what you hear today, I love to hear from you. So make sure you’re subscribing to good girls get rich on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen, you know, leave us a review, if you feel so inclined. I’d also love for you to take a quick screenshot. Share this on social media in your stories, let the world know that you’re listening to this podcast, use the hashtag good girls get rich, so we don’t miss it. And then I’m always happy to share your posts with my audience. And that’s how we all get more visibility, right? lifting each other up in this crazy, noisy world. in the show notes, we have a link for speakpipe where you can leave an audio review, I would love Love, love that. So just go to KarenYankovich.com/150 you’ll see the blog for this episode, you’ll see the link to speakpipe all the goodies that I talked about here today. And everything you need to know, I want to talk a little bit today about New Year’s resolutions. And you know what I think is a better way to approach things. And you know, I thought this would be a good time to talk about this because this is stuff that has happened to this is what happened to me recently. Let me just go right there. So a few months ago, I was doing some visualization and we’re going to talk about that in this episode today. I do that every single solitary day, what do I want? In my life? What do I how do I want to be living my life? My you know, I have four kids, they’re grown. And they’re starting to have kids, right? So that so much fun. It’s so much fun. So my visualization typically is me surrounded by my grandkids, right? And just spending time with them. Right as years ago on and in my visualization. I was like an I am gonna be that grandma that’s doing yoga every single morning at 90 years old. Like Wouldn’t that be cool? Like, there’ll be like, my grandma’s cool. She does yoga every day. And then I kind of stopped and I literally burst out laughing and thought, maybe if you think you’re going to be doing yoga everyday at 90, you should be doing yoga every day now. Right? And it literally was an eye opener to me because I was like what the heck, right? Like I teach this I teach you guys how to water your money tree, right how to keep the activity moving. If you don’t keep the activity moving, it stops. And like think about this just using yoga as an example. If you’re doing yoga every day, and when I’m doing yoga every day, I get better and better at it. Right? I have, you know, stupid little issues, I have rotator cuff tears and carpal tunnel. So down. dogs aren’t always easy for me. But I know that if I’m doing yoga every day down, dogs get easier and easier. And then if I stopped doing yoga for a month, what happens I go back to having to start all over again. And that’s exactly what I talked about with your business. If you are creating a business, and you want it to be a big year, then you There can’t be starts and stops, right because your money tree will die. And maybe you can water it and get it to come back. But it’s a whole lot harder than if you just stay consistent in the first place. Right? So you guys get what I’m talking about here. Have you ever done anything like that? It really was quite funny to me that I thought I was going to be the grandma doing yoga every morning at 90 and I do do yoga but totally inconsistently. Right? So I’m trying to be more consistent with it now because I love the thought of that right? And if I want just like I love the thought of having a successful, amazing business, right that that fills my life with abundance. But if I’m not doing it every day now, why do I think is gonna happen in 10 years? Right? So maybe you can relate to this. Maybe you can relate to this? Because how many times have you made a new year’s resolution to lose the same damn 10 pounds? Right? How many times? I know I have right? I know I have. I’ve said many times this year so far that I’m committed this year to helping 100,000 women reach a minimum of $250,000 in revenue in 2021. And if I’m going to do that, I’ve got to be someone different than I was last year, right? Because I didn’t reach 100,000 women last year. If I want to be this person, I have to change what I’m doing today. Not look at the end of the year and go Well that didn’t work. Right. What am I doing today that’s going to make that happen? And if you want to be one of those women, then First of all, of course stick with me here on the podcast, but also know that you have to be someone different than you were last Year, right? If this 250 minute, a revenue minimum is new for you, you have to be someone different than you were last year, right? So let’s get started a little bit and talk about how to make your 2020 goals. achievable, and, and successful rather than a new year’s resolution, that we’re going to have the same conversation again next year. So the first thing I want to talk about is visualization. Right? I do visualization every single solitary day, every single solitary day, I make I set aside time to visualize how I want my life to be sometimes I’m visualizing my bank account, sometimes I’m visualizing my program, right, I want you know, 10 amazing new people in my program. Very often, I’m visualizing my life, typically, there’s an ocean involved in those visualizations. But when I’m visualizing, and I visualize, I want my kids around, I want my grandkids around, right? Like, you know, kind of like if you build it, they will come right, you’ve got to start to the more you visualize it, the more you can feel it. And the more you can feel it, the more energy you’re putting towards it, and the more it happens, and you got to do this every single solitary day. So I do this a couple times a day. But I do it without fail every single day in the shower, right? Because this is how you make it habit. Take a shower every single day. And every single day, while I’m in the shower for five minutes, 10 minutes, whatever, I use that time to visualize, I use that time to visualize what I want my day to look like what I want my year to look like what I whatever is going on in my life. So what that does is it it, it helps me make it habit. And it took a little while to get in that habit right to remind myself to do but now it’s habit. Now the water is on and I start to imagine what my day life whatever is going to be right. So again, I do it sometimes other times in the day. But of all of the things that I’ve ever done them all of the if you want to go with like air quotes, whoo, things that I’ve done. visualization to me is the most powerful, you know, you’ve heard of, and I’m not dissing anything else. But when I do affirmations, I don’t know it doesn’t feel true if it’s not really happening right now. And that just doesn’t feel like integrity. I say a million times, you know, I have a billion dollars in the bank. Like I don’t have a billion dollars in the bank. I can say it a million times, but I don’t ever believe it. But if I visualize future me having a billion dollars in the bank, right, that starts to make it more real. So visualization every single solitary day, if you want to be one of the 100,000 women that work with me this year to reach a minimum of $250,000 in revenue in a year. Right? You got to be doing this visualization every single solitary day. The second thing you need to do is consistent micro actions. Water your money tree, right water your money tree doesn’t have to be you know, I’m not asking you, you know, I want you to be doing this on LinkedIn. Right? It doesn’t have to be two hours a day on LinkedIn, two half hours a week on your calendar are the micro actions I want you to take, I want you to do twice a week. So I’m not saying an hour a week, frankly, it can be for 15 minutes a week, right? I want you to keep moving the ball forward, keep watering your money tree, consistent micro actions, right. For example, if if like it’s your New Year’s resolution and your talk, let’s talk about exercise, you’re talking about losing weight. One of the books that I talked about that I’ve that I’m a big fan of an actually have the author Hal Elrod wrote the Miracle Morning, and in the Miracle Morning, one of the things he talks about is every day do you know however many minutes of of movement, right, so exercise, so for me, I sometimes I just plank, if I plank for a minute a day, that makes a huge difference to my core. And my core give being strong as they as every year goes by is more and more important to me. I have a minute a day to plank, right? So I but if I you know, again, if I stopped completely, I gotta start all over again. After a week or two, I could probably do two minutes, right? But I got two minutes. If I’m again, if my grandkids when I’m 90, see me plank in for five minutes. How cool would that be? I have five minutes a day to start to make that happen. Now, right? And that what that does is it builds all kinds of other things, right? Because a strong core helps me stay healthy. It helps me not fall, it helps me not, you know, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, right. So the same kind of micro actions can happen in your business, a couple of half hours a week, a couple of 15 minute sessions a week on LinkedIn, with the strategy that I teach is going to help you reach that $250,000 in revenue 100% of the time, right? But it doesn’t have to be massive actions. It can be micro actions. And then the last thing I want to talk about here today is that you need to measure this, you need to track this and you need to know where you are with us. eyes wide open, eyes wide open is going to help you reach your goals for this year for next year for this century, right well this decade. Go with that right, eyes wide open. So if it’s you know, so if you have if you use a project management tool like Trello, or Asana, I use Asana, you know, put in there 15 minutes on LinkedIn every week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, right? Maybe on Wednesday to do half hour, maybe Monday and Wednesdays, 15 minutes. And on Fridays is a half hour, whatever, right? track it, know what it is, check off that box that you did it, okay, and measure it, count the money that’s coming in every single day, I listened to a mentor one time talk about the fact that every single day, she counts the money that comes into her bank account every single day. And she’s making a whole lot of hell a whole hell of a lot more money than I’m making, right? Every single day, she tracks every single penny that comes into her bank account, because she can see it. And when you can see it, it’s real, and it’s achievable. And it puts you in that energy, right? And then you know, what’s there? Listen, nobody can stick their head in the sand better than me, I promise you, I am a really, I am a pro at sticking my head in the sand. But I won’t do that with the things that are important. If I stick my head, like, you know, you know, when you’re like you to get on the scale, right? And you haven’t, and you haven’t, and you haven’t, because you just don’t want to know and your heads in the sand, right. But if you truly want to lose that weight, you need to know where you are now. So you know, if you’re making progress, right? If you if you’re tracking the money that’s coming into your bank account, you need to know where it is. So you know, if you’re making progress, right? eyes wide open, so does this. I mean, this is doable. You guys, this is doable. I’m asking you to take some time, every day visualizing, if there’s something you do every day. Like for me, it’s the shower, right? Then make that the time that you visualize, because frankly, those of you that have little kids at home, it’s not easy to sit on the you know, sit on a chair and visualize 15 minutes while they’re poking at you. I gotta go to the potty. I got it. I need an apple, whatever, right? But you’re in the chat. Hopefully, when you’re in the shower, you’re by yourself, right? So pick time every day to just visualize the outcome of what you want this year and what life is like how you’re spending your day who you’re hanging out with what you’re tasting and smelling and feeling at that time. visualize this every single day. And then take consistent micro actions. What are your money tree? Do whatever you need to do to get rid of distractions? I don’t want to hear about all the people that spam you on LinkedIn. Okay, those are the weeds ignore the weeds. What are your money tree? Okay, I don’t want to hear all the reasons you’re not doing this. What are your money tree? And then measure track know exactly where you are? know exactly what’s happening with your eyes wide open? Does that make sense? Are you ready? Are you ready to do this with me? You know, if you want this year to be different than the years before, then today, starting today, you need to start to be that person. be that person, that all the things we talked about here. I mean, I’m sitting here telling you that I think that with a couple half hour, maybe an hour or two a week on LinkedIn and consistent micro actions. You can be a quarter million dollar business owner in a year. And I fully believe that okay, I mean, there’s things you have to do besides that, of course, there’s no magic wand, but it’s the people that are taking the consistent actions that are the ones that are having the success. Okay, so if you want to be the start doing it now, don’t be the person like me, sitting here visualizing yourself doing yoga with your great grandkids right every single morning and then cracking up that you’re not even doing enough yoga now how what makes you think it’s gonna happen when you’re 90 right? So if you want some help from me on this, you know that I’m always available to support you. If you have not watched our free masterclass yet. We’re just we just updated it go to water that money tree.com and you can check out our free masterclass at water that money tree.com and, you know, that’s just your first step, your first step to understanding how we use LinkedIn to help make this happen. And you’ll learn a little bit about some of the micro actions I want you to take on LinkedIn, just so that you can be one of the 100,000 women I support in 2021 to a big fat revenue year. I will see you back here next week with another episode of the good girls get rich podcast