Keeping Your Balls Contained

ball storageParents juggling business and family don’t have time to be picking up after the children every hour. Netballs, basket balls, soccer balls, footballs all take up a bit of space and easily fall out of buckets and baskets.

Harness that juggling act by creating an easy to reach home for all your sports balls. This one is a great use of the often under-utilised vertical space, not to mention that useless corner of the garage. If you are handy with a hammer, some nails and a few pieces of wood, then this is a super easy project. Head to your local hardware store and grab yourself a few pieces of wood and some bungee cords. Simply cut and nail 4 pieces of wood to make a square shape then attach that to the corner of your garage, make another one and attach it lower down. Grab your bungee cords and hook them from the top square to the bottom square and at the base of the bottom square use 2 or 3 smaller bungee cords this will stop the balls falling straight through.

Now you have a great storage solution for your children’s balls – this can be made to size to take as many or as few balls that you have, it’s a great way to keep your garage or shed neat, plus your children will always know where their balls are – as long as you can get them to put them back! The great thing about a design like this is it’s quick to make, can be made to fit the space you have and it’s super easy to see where the balls are, making them easier for your children to find.

Stuff Happens

Never before has our consumer-driven society been so bogged down by stuff.

Entire economies rely on our perpetual need for consumables. It’s addictive to buy something new, and then we bring it home and try and figure out ‘where will I put it?’

An astonishing 84% of us then need to buy more storage containers to house all the stuff we didn’t need in the first place.

An in-depth study on clutter by Josh Fear of The Australia Institute called ‘Stuff Happens’, found that four in ten Australians say they feel anxious, guilty or depressed about the clutter in their homes.

De-clutter like a Pro is an inspiring and practical workbook that will help you to get rid of your stuff. Our whole focus is to help you clear the space of now so that you will then be able to create the life you want.

Getting rid of your stuff is a system, not just a one off process. When you do it properly, it becomes easier and easier. When you master, your system for de-cluttering, you will be freed forever from jamming up your home, office and life.

Milk Money – One of Your 12 Systems for Success

So long, 2013 financial year and hello to a brand new one! This week we’re making sure our clients have a simple system for success for the 2014 financial year. I want to share a few features of that with you today.

If you’re familiar with our online program Milking it, you’ll know that we like to make people’s lives easier and simpler with systems for success. And one of those systems we teach is a financial system, ‘Milk Money’. We bet that if you told all of your friends about it, they wouldn’t believe how simple and effective it actually is. Every household needs one and every business needs one. It’s neat, it’s simple and once you set it up, you just maintain it.

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So, before I show you the four things about this simple system, let me ask you a question. What are you going to do differently this year? How are you going to make your 2014 financial year successful?

How about getting your own system in place? Your system should be made up of four things:

People, Processes, Rules and Tools.

Let me give you an example. Here’s how we helped our client Kate* set up her financial system. We helped Kate to make the complex simple. At the end of last financial year, she knew she couldn’t afford to have another year of chaos. Her family and her business depended on her success so she asked me to work with her to turn things around for the better.

Kate wanted to get her financial house in order and to make more money this year but she didn’t have a plan. Here’s the system we set up:

1. People:

The most important part of any system is the ‘people’ aspect. Who are the people in your financial system? With my client Kate, they were her family – her husband and three kids. In addition, she had a bookkeeper and an accountant. She also sought advice from her father so he was a stakeholder in her system. All those people were involved in Kate’s ‘system’ and they needed to understand her vision and goals.

Another important person in your ‘system’ is your accountability partner. You need someone to hold you accountable for your goals and actions. Kate hired me to hold her accountable to her goals. But for you, that could be a friend or someone you trust.

People have tendencies, attitudes, habits, behaviours and it’s always good to consider these factors when you go about making your plans. One interesting thing about your people is to observe their attitudes towards money. What do you believe is possible for you to achieve financially? Why? With Kate, we discovered that she had some limiting beliefs about money. Once she was aware of them, Kate was able to make some changes.

2. Processes:

Every successful outcome is the result of certain things happening in a certain order. If you want to lose weight, you could take every diet book in the library and distil the messages down to one equation: Ingest fewer calories and exert more energy. It’s no more complicated than that.

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The same applies to your money. If you want to create wealth, all you have to do is increase your incomings & decrease your outgoings. It’s as simple as that.

It’s an equation.

But what we’ve learned with Kate and other clients is that people have a habit of making stuff complicated.

Here’s the process we take. It’s so simple:

Once I got Kate to really understand this very simple process, the rest was easy. Kate confessed she had actually never planned a financial year before. She was too busy trying to keep track of the ‘reality’ of her financial position.

In Milk Money, which is module 6 in our online program, we focus on money and we talk about money!

  • We talk about our attitudes to money.
  • We explore how limiting beliefs can hold you back.
  • We talk about our financial goals and we create clear plans.
  • We set up healthy financial habits.

Nothing grows in the dark. And sticking your head in the sand gets you nowhere.

When you set up your financial system for success, not only do you increase your money power, but you also increase your energy by reducing stress and thus improving health.

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When you have a stable system for success, you will continue to create more and more wealth. In Module 12, we help you with the other part of your wealth plan: your business and how to make it more profitable. We teach you sales and marketing systems, social media, CRM, project management, people management, and all the turn key systems that will make your business efficient.

3. Rules:

No system can ever work without rules. You need to spell out the obvious to yourself and everyone else. Otherwise it all falls apart. Think about the kitchen: if you don’t stack the dishwasher at the end of the day, the dishes won’t be clean. Here are some rules we set up with Kate, to ensure her financial system kept running smoothly:

  • All invoices are to be sent off on a Thursday.
  • All bills are paid on a Monday.
  • Bank statements are reconciled on the last Friday of every month.
  • All tax related information gets filed in my Tax Project file as it comes in.
  • All small receipts go in the monthly envelope in my small receipts box as they come in.
  • I only keep 18 months worth of financial information in my primary office space and the rest is kept in an archive.

4. Tools:

The tools are what everyone commonly thinks of as a financial system. Now you know better – they’re just tools. Without the people, the processes and the rules, the tools are useless. Here are the tools Kate had at her disposal to make it all work:

  • A budget spreadsheet.
  • A cashflow calendar.
  • An online accounting software package called Quickbooks that she and her bookkeeper used to do her invoicing and key in her expenses.
  • A shoe box to hold her small receipts in month-by-month envelopes.
  • A folder to hold all her bank statements.

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*Kate gave me permission to use her story, but her name was changed to protect her privacy.

How to Use Technology to serve you:

My basic philosophy with technology is this: “use it to achieve your objectives”. It’s that simple. But it can easily hinder your progress without a system in place to manage it. There’s a real art to using technology to free up, rather than eat into your time.

Many of my clients and friends share with me their feelings of technological overwhelm. I help them establish a system with some rules that work for them, knowing what they can cope with and taking into consideration their degree of mobility and the complexity of their jobs and lives. I thought it might be useful to share a couple of my own tips and tricks for getting the results I want in my work day and I hope they make your life easier too.

Technology in the handsGetting Inspired: Having a set of goals is important. Staying connected with them is equally as important. Images are a powerful way to do this. As I come across an image of something that inspires me, I save it in a file I set up called ‘Vision Board’. I have created a collage of these inspiring images in Picasa (free Google image management software). When I power up my PC, my ‘vision board’ instantly appears as my wallpaper on my desktop, immediately inspiring me and reminding me of my goals. I also use two other lovely little free apps called Penzu (journaling) and VisionBoard both from Happy Tapper.

Staying Inspired: I’ve moved on from bookmarking websites and remembering what I bookmarked (and why). I now use a fantastic free app called Evernote and I can add anything to it around my own themes, projects and ideas. For example, I’m currently working on a big project and I want to keep track of all the websites, e-mails, images, documents, etc that I come across that will help me with that project. All I have to do is click the little Evernote button and they get flagged neatly in there!

Making it happen: To make sure the rubber hits the road I use a fantastic free service called Simpleology to manage my tasks and keep me focussed. I log onto it in the morning, do my morning brain dump of everything I need to get done and then I just focus on one item at a time, ticking things off throughout the day. It’s so satisfying and makes me so much more productive than having 10 windows open at once just ‘so I don’t forget’.

Pull vs Push: I don’t get interrupted by e-mail all day long. When I’m working on a project, I apply the ‘pull’ strategy: I shut down my e-mail application and only open it when I need to. I then have three routine times when I handle e-mail, morning noon and night. The ‘delete’ button is your second best friend here.

Finding your files: I have a really easy system for knowing exactly where anything is in my filing system. This is all laid out in Paper Flow, your ultimate guide to making paperwork easy, along with screen shot examples. Basically there are just 5 main folders – only two of them for ACTION and everything is filed under those folders. The same applies to e-mail. It just keeps things flowing beautifully.

File sharing: I use a great free service called Dropbox to share and access files while I’m away. My clients and colleages can receive files from me without the e-mail trail with enormous file sizes. I have also created my own set of files that I’m working on, so when I travel (I’m actually writing this blog on holiday) I don’t even need to take my laptop with me. I can log in anywhere and have access to all my files while I’m away. Colleagues and clients will have access to real-time updates from me.

Reading: My iPad makes light work of my reading as all my reading material is loaded onto that before I go. I can now move mountains of work in airport lounges so there’s nothing waiting for me at the other end. I know it’s a bit of an investment but I’m not looking back!

Social connection: I can manage all of my social media accounts with my one social media dashboard: Hoot Suite. This enables me to post content across all the different social media, as well as schedule content to load at different times and for different channels.

Connecting 1:1: To keep costs down, I use Skype as much as I can for calls but I also use a great teleconferencing service for group coaching calls with the added benefit of recording the meeting. Webinars are my other favourite for learning and teaching.

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Cut and paste your ultimate life.

Just Imagine – Cut and paste your ultimate life. Cut and paste your ultimate life

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The start of every journey is a clear vision. As Dr Seuss says “sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”.

Many people decide to get organised because they feel like their chaos is holding them back. “Holding you back from what?” is what I’m always curious to know. This question gets to the heart of what’s important. But you’d be surprised how many people struggle to answer it straight up.

When we head on a holiday, we pick the destination, plan the trip, buy the tickets and pack our bags. When we go to a meeting, we agree on the venue, get the address, and figure out how to get there. But why is it that when it comes to life, many people leave that ‘destination’ bit out? They just jump on the train without knowing exactly where it’s heading? I call it the ‘pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey’ method of getting what you want. It’s slow, dark, painful and you may hit the wall before you hit your destination.

The biggest tip I can give anyone embarking on a project like getting organised is to get clear on what you want before you start. This saves you an enormous amount of time and energy.

A clear vision is best expressed visually. I’m not trying to be funny here J. It’s just that so many people say to me things like “but I’m not really a visual person”. If you’re organising a room, it pays to have an image of what you want the room to look like, feel like and how you want it to function. The same applies to your ideal job, your ideal holiday, house, car, partner, bank balance, you name it. Sometimes achieving our biggest dreams in life can be as simple as child’s play. We learned the lovely art of cutting and pasting before we started school. It’s time to reconnect!

Here are 7 ways to create a vision of what you want:

  1. Get cutting and pasting. Kill two birds with the one pair of scissors 😉 and get rid of those piles of magazines while clipping out the images that relate to your goals. Stick them tastefully on a poster board with some words and include images of yourself (for context) and you’re off and running.
  2. Use Google images to find images of what you want. Try key words like ‘relaxation’, ‘beautiful home’, etc and see what comes up. Then save the images in a file called ‘vision board’ on your PC.
  3. Create a collage. Use Picasa (a free program from Google) to create a collage of your images.
  4. Print out several copies of your collage and laminate them and pin them up around your house
  5. Join Pinterest www.pinterest.com, an online community for people to share images and see what others are inspired by. You will find plenty of ideas there.
  6. Try the Oprah vision board tool. www.oprah.com this is great if you need a little hand holding
  7. Join the community in Milking It who are all creating vision boards together as part of the first step to creating their ideal lives. http://www.didyourememberthemilk.com.au/milking-it-registration

Seven things you MUST do when you’re overwhelmed

1. Get your mindset working for you, rather than against you. 90% of success is getting into the right mindset. Overwhelm is the enemy of productivity, so when you’re stuck, this is the number one place to start. Overwhelm is a state, just like happiness, stress, relaxation, enjoyment, worry. There are many different ‘states’ we experience and many people think they experience these states as a result of what’s going on around them. But not everyone does this. Some people choose their ‘states’ like they choose an outfit for the day. They realise that the way they feel is a choice, regardless of the situation they’re in. They have more control over their emotions and as a consequence, they experience far less stress than other people who feel that they have no choice. With a little practice, you can actually choose which state you want to get into or which emotion you want to feel, depending on the situation at hand. Overwhelm is not serving or supporting you and you have a choice. Ask yourself: “How do I know it’s time to get overwhelmed?” When you have the answer, then that’s the point that you can try on the new emotion. You don’t need to feel stressed.

For example, if you need to concentrate on something, then you would probably choose to get into a relaxed and focussed state, if you needed to do lots of manual tasks, then it might be helpful to choose an energetic ‘get things done’ state. So if you’re stuck in ‘overwhelm’, then just be aware that it’s a state, and you can choose other states. When you’ve decided what state you need to get into, then do whatever it takes to get you into that state. Everyone differs in how they ellicit their states, so you are the expert on what to do next. For example, when I need to get into concentration mode to write, I put on some Mozart but when I have housework to do, it’d be Rihanna or Bowie blasting from my iPod. Music is only one way to elicit your winning mindset, there are many other techniques. Remembering a time when you felt (desired feeling), or looking at images, or moving your body are just a few of many ideas. How do you get into your desired state?

Now the next six steps are easy! All you need to do is think about water, a plane trip, the North American Beaver and a walk in your neighbourhood to tap into your winning mindset.

2. Obstacles mean you’re on track: One sign of overwhelm is seeing too many obstacles in your path. Let’s re-frame this. If you didn’t have goals and big items on your to do list, then there would be no obstacles, would there? So obstacles only appear when you have a clear goal or goals you want to achieve. Since 90% of the population don’t even write their goals down, then you’re already in the top 10% – you’re winning! When you hit an obstacle that’s GREAT! It means you’re on path. Now you have a new name for your obstacles: signs that you’re on the right path.

3. Be Like Water: Remember that the most flexible component of any system always wins. You can easily get stuck when faced with an obstacle by thinking that there’s only one solution. What other ways could you use to get there? Can you go around / over / under / through? Be flexible and adaptive and you’ll win. What are you getting stuck on? How can you adapt and still get what you want?

4. Check your vision: Sometimes you get overwhelmed because you’re not clear on what you’re trying to achieve. You need to be able to SEE your goals clearly. Stop for a minute and picture yourself achieving what you’re trying to do. Can you see it? Do you have specific and measurable and attainable targets? Or do you need to break them down a little? Do you have the resources you need to get there? A vision board will help here – just cut and paste an image of your goal so you are completely in synch with it.

5. Be like the North American Beaver! Beavers are amazing little creatures, known for their industriousness. Even his name has been verbalised: to ‘beaver’ means to work hard in our vernacular. Next to humans, no other animal appears to do more to shape his landscape. Beavers build intricate dams that last for hundreds of years and yet they are really nothing more than clumsy little rodents! Despite the odds, Beavers simply stay focussed and continue ‘beavering’ away until eventually a relatively magnificent architectural creation, the dam, is built. If the beaver worried at the end of each day about the enormity of his end goal, he’d never have the courage to finish. Instead, he stays focussed on each day’s work, rather than what he hasn’t done. Break down your goal into bite sized, beaver like chunks.

6. Consider the flight path of your next trip: If you were on a flight from Melbourne to Hawaii, you’d spend a total of 4% of your time on your actual flight path. Consider wind currents, visibility, storms and other obstacles. Pilots need to be able to navigate the aircraft through all of this and often it’s a straight line might not be the easiest way forward. So if you’re feeling off course, just tell yourself that you’re not seeking perfection but momentum. Don’t get down about getting off track, just stay focussed on the destination and you’ll naturally correct the course.

7. Avoid the multitasking trap: the beaver is able to build the magnificent dam because he stays focussed on one task at a time. People who multi-task are WAY less efficient than those who focus on one project at a time. Every time you switch between one task and another, your productivity decreases by 20-40%. The time it takes your brain to resume the ‘flow’ or level of concentration on the original activity you interrupted is approximately 20 minutes – so every time you switch tasks, you waste at least 20 minutes. Give your brain a break and speed up your day, by focussing on one task at a time.

Using vertical spaces

Hi all, happy Monday!

Like you, I’ve got a lot on my plate this week, so today I wanted to share a really simple idea with you. I’m sending you all up the wall – literally! I’d like to invite you to take a look around your office and home and consider how you’re using your wall space. A lot of people store things on countertops, desk tops and benches. Then those places get really cluttered very quickly. But there are really pretty ways to organise and display items very practically when you use your vertical spaces.

This image is an example of what I’m talking about and I like the fact that these containers are clear and you can see what’s in them.

Vertical Spaces

You can find more inspiration like this on my ‘organising board’ here.

What sort of things do you store on the wall?

Did You Remember Your Password….erm..Pass?

Did You Remember Your Password?……erm…Pass? Did You Remember Your Password

This is a guest post from Simone Mitchell Thompson, Coach, intrepid traveller, wife and mum (in no particular order). I have followed her very handy advice about saving passwords since reading this post and am finding this approach so much faster and more reliable than my old spreadsheet I’d been keeping for years. Enjoy this – and just remember it next time when you forget your DYRTM password!

I have far too many things to remember and as I get older, it seems to get harder and harder to recall certain information …………. pin numbers and online passwords are the two things which always floor me.

There are certain websites that I can log into with no problem and I never have to think twice about the username / password / memorable information combination which is required (bank account, facebook, Coles online are just a few examples). Other sites which I use less often (Open University, old e-mail accounts, kids school portal, the online tax return option I have …….) these totally throw me. I sit at the computer with a very intent expression on my face while my brain races through the different number/ letter/capital letter combo it could be.

After three agonizing attempts, I find myself locked out and on the phone trying to remember my “helpline access” password, or pin number or whatever other combination of pets names, birthdays and phone numbers I cobbled together 18 months ago when I first set up the account. I am usually, eventually referred to a real person who sounds as frustrated and resigned to his / her fate as I am at that point.

The account is reset for me and I am advised to go back in and change the password to something more memorable, but not too easy to guess …………… which brings me back to the start of this cycle!

Recently I had to request a new pin number for a credit card – I hardly ever use this card, so when I had to input the pin, my mind was totally blank. I remembered receiving the original pin number some time last year which was sent with the obligatory warning to destroy the pin number and NOT to write it down. Of course I didn’t actually WRITE it down! Oh no, that would be too easy for someone to find (anyone but me I must add). I decided in my infinite wisdom to disguise this pin as a phone number. I quickly scrolled through my address book but had no idea what on earth I named this “person” with the fictitious phone number. Does anyone else to that?!

I found a lot of contacts of people I hadn’t spoken to in ages and resolved to phone them sometime soon. The key to my pin number, however, remained buried in one of the 17 mystery contacts I couldn’t place as real people. I tried the first few which looked most likely and managed to lock myself out of the account. Which led to me calling up sheepishly to request the next new pin number ……………..

A more tech-savvy friend came to my rescue with the wonderful little piece of software called 1Password, which is now my new best friend and can be found at:

https://agilebits.com/onepassword

For a small fee of $49.99 my life has changed! Not only have I stopped disguising pin numbers as phone numbers, I can log in directly from the 1password application. This means I don’t even have to remember the web address of my bank any more!

To quote from their website

1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords.

I am not normally so excited by such little pieces of software, but seriously, this one is amazing! It has saved me so much time by not having to scrabble around any more to find information. As well as storing passwords etc (you can use your own passwords or have 1Password generate one for you), you can also store things like software licence numbers, drivers licence or passport information and even attach a file to this, meaning that you can upload and store an encrypted version of your passport.

Initially I was a bit freaked out that all this info was held in one place (it is also available on iPhone, iPad and Android) but now that I have set the master password to a super-high level, all my details are safe. I just need to remember what THAT password is!

Let us know your password solution – we’re keen to gather opinions on this one.

What does ‘being organised’ mean anyway?

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

S = STEP by STEP: Give up trying to do it all. Stop focusing on your ‘to do list’. It’s taken you your whole life to get where you are, so don’t expect the clutter to disappear in a day. If you can focus on one step at a time, you’ll achieve mastery and you’ll get in the zone of fulfilment.

U = Unique: You are unique and your system needs to work for YOU, not anybody else. There is no cookie-cutter approach to being organised. You need to recognise where you are now and where you want to be. Go at your own pace. Don’t compare yourself with others.

C = Clutter-Free: To be clutter free means there’s a clear path between you and your goals. It means you’re not tripping up on yesterday’s news while you’re busy making today’s memories. It means letting go of all the stuff that you need to tidy, clean, store, maintain and repair.

C = Can Do: Being organised means having a ‘can-do’ attitude. You can adapt and respond to the changes that come your way, be they a move, a marriage, children, illness, holidays, weddings, redundancies. Being organised means you’ll stay Calm in the face of Chaos and remain CLEAR about your purpose.

E = Efficient: This means not re-inventing the wheel every day. It means getting the highest possible results with the least amount of effort. It means saving steps, saving time and just being conscious of your process of doing something. Every day you’re getting better, faster, stronger.

S = Stress-Free: This is how you feel when you’re organised. You’re calm, you’re centred, you’re able to BE ‘present’ where you are and just focus. Your relationships change for the better, you’re more attentive and you allow yourself to experience the good things that life has to offer.

S = Spontaneity: People sometimes fear the process of getting organised because it might mean that they won’t be spontaneous any more. But if I can’t pop over to your house because you’re not ready…you need to tidy up…where’s the spontaneity in that?? There is no more obvious a sign that someone is organised than the degree to which they can be spontaneous. Being able to go on a wild goose chase when the whim takes you, knowing that you can come back and things will still be under control? Now that’s being organised!!

What do you think of this definition? I want to hear your thoughts. x

The thing about goals – Success Tip # 1.

Hi there,

Yesterday, I updated my goals. This is not an unusual occurrence, since I’m a pretty avid goal-setter, but it has prompted me to write this post about the difference between (shh: goals) and GOALS!!!

Here’s the thing: yesterday I set my goals with a friend. There was something pretty special about saying it out loud with someone who I know is going to be tapping me on the shoulder and keeping me accountable. My friend could tell when I was trying to brush one off and helped me to make it more clear and exciting. I do this all the time with other people, but gee it was great to have the tables turned on me.

This one hour with a cup of tea has unleashed all sorts of energy (as you’re about to find out).

There are 15 ways to test whether your goals are (shh: goals I’ll keep in private ’cause I might not reach ’em) and GOALS!!! I’m gonna get for sure!! Grab your list of goals now and check them against success tip #1.

Success tip # 1: Your goals have to congruent or in line with your personal values. The thing about goals

This is probably the single biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals.

Let’s just imagine that one of your goals concerns money and you decide that you “need a steady and increasing income of $100,000 per year or more”. If you were brought up to believe that “people with money are selfish” then you’re going to find it extremely difficult, almost impossible to achieve your goal.

You simply won’t resonate with it. Your head will tell you ‘I need to achieve this’ but your heart will tell you ‘I don’t want to become selfish’. Your options are that you can either change these values or beliefs that don’t serve you, or you can change your goals.

Here, I think changing your beliefs is the best approach. Now this is important: I don’t mean changing your ethical or religious beliefs, or your standards of right and wrong. It just means you should question where you got that limiting idea from. It might mean thinking back to what people said or demonstrated to you a long time ago. Some values that helped you navigate through adolescence might not be suitable for you now.

A useful exercise might be to spend some time tapping into what your values and beliefs are in the various areas of your life: money, love, relationships, learning, health, career, community and fun. All you need to do is just listen to your inner voice. Highlight any that you would like to modify or change. Then consider what a new more empowering belief might be. For example: ‘The world has unlimited abundance’, and ‘by acquiring wealth, I can be free to help myself, my family and many others’. Try the new belief on like a fabulous new dress. How does it feel?

If it feels great, then keep it! Now check your goals: are they congruent with your beliefs and values?

Stay tuned for The thing about Goals – success tip # 2