Five Unexpected "Essentials" to Goal Setting for 2012
Making 2012 Your Year!
There's something special
about starting a new year. It's a time of reflection,
consideration and hope. Like you, I made my "resolutions" to
eat better and do the dreaded exercising but I spent
considerable time thinking about my dreams and what I
love to do. Did you do this exercise as
well? In the movie "We Bought A Zoo" my favorite quote from
Matt Damon is, "All you need is 20 seconds of insane
courage, and I promise you, something GREAT will come of it!"
Take your 20 seconds for 2012 and see what great things
As I pondered the dreams and
goals in my past that became a reality, I realized there was
five essential ingredients to making them stick:
1. Clear Your Mind and Dream BIG
- I'm afraid that what most of us consider "big" pipe
dreams, the few courageous folks know as reality. I know
these courageous few because they are the nurses, corporate
managers, stay-at-home moms, scientists, teachers etc. that
decide to drop their "life-long" careers and follow their
passion for design by becoming a home stager. I talk to
people daily who know in their heart, that their "big" dream
is design but can't seem to "pull the trigger" out of fear.
Did you know that over 71% of women wish their work was
more spiritually and emotionally satisfying? Did you know
that 100% of the people I've interviewed who "pulled the
trigger" and followed their dream into staging had no
regrets about that decision except for one...they wish they
did it earlier.
Do me a favor and get a cup of coffee and go to your
favorite seat in the house with a notebook. Write down your
dreams and wishes. What would make you feel more spiritually
and emotionally satisfied?
2. Be True To Who You Are - I may have a dream
to find a cure for cancer but since science isn't even
remotely my talent, that dream probably won't happen.
Basically, what are you good at? What do you get "excited"
about? What are your interests that consequently fuels your
inner passion? Is it painting, entertaining, cooking or
design? That statistic above about the 71% of women not
feeling fulfilled really speaks to the fact that they are
not following their inner passions.
Reality check: If you LOVE what you
do, success and money will always follow! BUT, make sure
you are following what you truly love and are good at. In
other words, be true to you. Be a first-rate you cause
you're the best you that there will ever be!
3. Pull the Trigger and "Dream
Surround" - Okay, what are you supposed to do when
you decide to "pull the trigger" on a new diet? You're
supposed to throw away the junk in the pantry and surround
ourselves with healthy food right? Why is it that when we
create a "dream resolution" we don't do the same thing?
Throw out the junk in your life that is holding yourself
back from your dream. For most of us women, it's just
saying "no" to all the events in our life that keep us from
doing what we want to do. It's time to set boundaries
and carve out the time we need to pursue our own goals.
Likewise, we need to surround yourself with the resources,
materials and tools that will help us make that dream a
One of the cool things that we do at HSR when someone
signs up to follow their dream of design and staging is to
literally envelop that person in resources, tools, a staging
community and live events that keep them energized and
focused. We literally surround them with the tools they need
to make that dream a reality. Yes, it's overwhelming to them
at first (ask any of them in our directory) BUT with time,
it works! Every winner of the RESA Rookie award in the US in
every location last year was an HSR Graduate following their
dream and being surrounded by it!
4. Invest in Your Dream- Why is it that we
don't think twice about spending $50 at Target (on mostly
things we don't need) but the idea of investing $950 on our
dreams is too much? Here's the deal...if your dream is
painting, doesn't it make sense to invest in classes and
materials that will fuel your success? If your dream
is design and home staging, I'm here to tell you that YOU
CAN DO IT! When I speak to people on the phone I
always tell them that whoever they choose as their training
provider, I promise that they will love this industry. Do
I want them to choose us as their provider, absolutely but
it's most important that they just go for it!
5. Write Your Story - Today is the Day! You
can write your own story, so start fresh and start today.
You have your list, so choose what to pursue, pull the
trigger, surround yourself with that dream, invest in that
dream and GREAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN! Be proud of yourself and
all that you've pursued in life whether it meets your
expectations or not. The lesson learned is that of trying.
"All you need is 20 seconds of insane
courage, and I promise you, something GREAT will come of it!"
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Staging and Design by Lisa Marie,LLC
am so impressed by the HSR training process. It turned my business
Literally, a week before signing up for the package, I was
ready to let the business go due to the fact that I really felt lost
in many areas.
I have in the past month learned and applied the
information I got towards my business and it has paid off. I have
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that I have sent out. I have had several comments from Realtors who
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say the least.
The tips and tricks that you have given are all ways
that my business has improved. Thank you for all of the effort you
have put in for me and everyone out there. I will forever be
appreciative of all of your help in making Stage It Today
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