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2016 – The Year of …

What? What will this year be for you? It is a new year, filled with promise and anything is possible. Oh, the things that we can do with a whole year ahead of us! The goals we can achieve; the adventures we can have! Whether it is making new friends or finding new passions or reaching new heights, anything can happen, but the only things that will happen are those that we make happen. So what is important for you to make happen with your money this year? If we really want to control our destiny and make this year count, we have to have the vision to see where we want to go, the focus to stay on task, the commitment and dedication to take action consistently, and the obstinance to push through barriers and obstacles. So first and foremost, what is your most important financial vision for 2016?

Just one thing – your #1 most important financial priority for the coming year is:

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For example, it may be to increase revenue in your business by x% or to pay off a specific debt or to save $x. It may be to redo your will and other legal documents or increase your life insurance. Consider what 1 thing that you could achieve that would make you feel financially fantastic. Pick that as your one area of focus. It may be something you can achieve within a week or 2 or it may take you an entire year. Importance is not measured by how hard or easy it will be to achieve but rather by how much of a weight it is on you to have it hanging over your head or how great it would make you feel to accomplish it.

I have a format that I use for helping my readers set and achieve financial goals that is very focused and specific so I have provided that format below for your use. Since Working On Your Now is all about balanced living and a whole life approach, I set this up for all of those WOYN areas of your life.

Simply drop in your current situation, what you want to be different in 1-3 months, 3 specific actions that you can take to create that change, and then consider what obstacles are likely to get in your way. The more that you can plan for overcoming those obstacles before they come up, the better chance you have of knocking them flat when they rear their ugly heads.

Situation as it is today What I want to  be different in 1-3 months 3 Actions I can take to create this change What obstacles will I face to making this change?
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Finance

 

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Spirituality

 

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Health & Wellness

 

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I set this to measure for 3 months to narrow the time-frame so adjust your target accordingly. The best way to achieve big goals is to break them up into smaller goals. If it works better for you to focus on a month or even a week, adjust to what will work for you.

I hope that you will take a few minutes to think about each of these areas of your life and consider what would be the most impactful thing that you could do in each area that would make all the difference in your 2016. Only you can envision your best year, focus on consistent action to make it happen and blow through obstacles. 2016 – The Year of…..

To your most successful year yet!

 

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