I don't know about you but the days after Christmas can easily become a blur between family events, recouping from said family events (is that just me?) and preparing for another holiday. As we float between these two holidays and prepare for the New Year, are you thinking about your goals for 2019 yet?
Last year I made goals for 2018 and for the first time, I wrote them somewhere where I could see it continually (on my office desk and on my bathroom mirror) to reinforce these goals on a daily basis. I was determined to start making head way in my real estate investing career. Wanna guess what happened? Yeah? No? Okay, just humor me.
By keeping those goals in the forefront of my mind I believe I was motivated to work more diligently on them. I've always been self-motivated but this was something else. The constant reminder. The daily nudge to be accountable to what I wanted to do. It of course took ACTION to reach those goals. But that one little change of writing out my goals and going over them daily helped me tremendously this year! Have you ever written out your goals?
As I prep for 2019, I have already written out my goals and placed them in those two places again. I am happy with what I accomplished this year but I'm hungry to do more with the coming 365 days!
For Christmas I asked for a family member to get me the book, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. You can find a link for it in the suggested books section of our Resources Page. I'm looking forward to tackling this book early on this year. I have heard podcasts by Hal and have colleagues who swear by this book. One of my goals for 2019 is to re-establish a morning routine now that I am self-employed. It was easier when I was an employee with a set 8AM - 5PM schedule for work. Looking forward to winning the morning and leveling up!
One way I would suggest to maximize all that 2019 has for you is to set actionable goals. What I mean by that is to use VERBS in the words that you use when setting your goals. Every day when I was brushing my teeth or getting settled into my office I was reading over my goals. I was visualizing them and getting fired up to go do the work that was needed to meet these goals.
Check out the book The Miracle Morning. Join with me in reading it this year if you are looking for a way to become more productive and to reach more of your goals this year. Everyone hoots and hollers about this book and what it has done for them. Looking forward to it adding FUEL to my investing FIRE in 2019!
This year I have set the largest goals I have ever set in my life. SERIOUSLY. If they don't scare you, they might not be big enough. Isn't that what they say to do? One of my goals is to do my first wholetail/pre-hab deal instead of the traditional flips that I've done. This will be new territory for me but I'm ready to jump in head first. One of my other goals is to attend a mastermind and a business conference. Both of those are already booked for January and February. Boom! I'm not playing games this year! I'm ready to take the MASSIVE IMPERFECT ACTION needed to generate the work that will produce the results that I want. Are you?
What are some of your goals for 2019? Feel free to share below! I would love to hear them.
Courtney Fricke, Author
local full-time investor and owner of Northshore REIA
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