Friday, December 23, 2016

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting & Achieving Your Goals!!

I can only imagine what you are probably facing as we are just two weeks away from the New Year.  You sat down at the beginning of 2016 and decided to write out your game plan of everything you wanted to manifest this year. January 1st, you were ready, exploding with energy and excitement to become the best version of yourself this year.

You made an outward declaration and spoke repeated affirmations of how this year was going to be your year. You shouted to the rooftops on  social media, you got your family and friends involved and all excited along with you and you were pumped.  You felt like the Queen of the world and nothing or no one could dethrone you. 

This would be the year that you got out of debt, finish your degree, write that book, start that business or finish that project you started years ago. This was your year of intentions, the year you would work on building reputable relationships, work on your marriage, loose that 10 extra pounds, reconcile relationships with lost loved ones etc.  But unfortunately somewhere down the line, you noticed that some of the goals  you set were not working out as you had hoped. 

As the months went by and now here in December, the last month of the year, it's hitting you like a ton of bricks that some of the goals you wanted to accomplish are a total bombshell. 

There is no way, no how at this point you are going to fully achieve some of the goals you set in January of this year.  I know how discouraging that is in itself can be and how the feelings of hopelessness can overcome you like a rushing wind.  How does that even happen? 

How can one have so many big goals in mind and all legitimate by the way, but yet experience little accomplishment of those big goals being achieved?
Trust me, I know what you're going through and at this very moment, you are saying why even bother. I have news for you; there is still hope! Now don't get me wrong, I know that some of the goals you wanted to achieve are absolutely impossible to achieve at this point, but you still have time to begin again. 

For me, my issue was when I would set big goals and not achieve many of them, it wasn't that I wasn't excited or lacked  good intentions. I simply did not have a specific plan in place in order to meet the goals I set.   I would write them down on a piece of paper or somewhere, other goals I just kept at the forefront of my mind, but I did not take a strategic approach as to how I would achieve those goals. I would then become distracted, discouraged, frustrated and ready to throw in my towel and give up. Because I know that I am not the only one that experienced this, I'm committed to helping you to begin achieving some of those goals you set as early as the first quarter of 2017.  

So I am going to share with you Jill's 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working to Set & Achieve Your Goals!

1.) Not having a written plan. Habakkuk 2:2 Then the Lord answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  Having a vision or a goal without a plan, is simply having a good idea.  If you want to move from dreaming and hoping to achieving and accomplishing your goals, you must have a vision and a written plan!
2.) Not taking the time or not giving it enough time. In order to accomplish anything in life, you have to put time and effort towards achieving that goal.  Even something as simple as changing eating habits, requires you to set aside time to do meal preparation.
3.) Lack commitment to see it through.  Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.   I want to tell you, you have to decide to refuse to quit until you see what God says come to pass! Did you know Abraham Lincoln ran for public office 16 times before he was elected president, the writer of the movie "The Help", stop counting the rejection notices received after receiving her 45th letter telling her that no one wanted to hear her story.  What would have happened if they had gave up?  You have to be willing to persist in the face of adversity and disappointment.
4.) Setting too many goals. This is just as bad as not setting goals at all, as you have so many moving parts you can't focus.  Focusing on one thing single-handedly until done yields more success than trying to juggle eight things in the air at one time.  Commit to being FOCUSED.  Follow. One. Course. Until. Success.  Now that is KING!

5.) Don't track progress.  Here is where you get all your feedback as to whether or not, you are getting the results you desire. If you don't have a way to track your progress, it is difficult to see what needs to be changed or adjusted to get you closer to your goal.  So you must have a tracking system.

6.) Don't have S.M.A.R.T. goals.  S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-Bounded.  This helps you get to laser focus on what you are trying to achieve.

7.) Break stride and lose momentum.  This is where a strong community of like-minded kingdom women comes in.  If you give everything you got to achieving your goals and you still come up short, some times, it can be hard not to give up.  Having a community can give you that second wind to get back out there and begin again. 

8.) Distracted by other competing priorities or goals.  This goes back to having too many goals.  Stick with one goal for at least 30 to 90 days depending on what it is and it will be easier not to get distracted by competing priorities.

9.) No centralized place to document and keep track of everything.   Disorganization can kill any plan.  You thought you wrote it there or you had it here, part of the plan is in one notepad and the other part of your plan is still yet to be found.  Having a workbook to put everything in one place, clear up this issue really quick.  This is the very reason, we created a workbook as a companion guide to our upcoming webinar

10.) No Accountability.  Having someone watching you or checking in with you on a routine basis more than double your chances of success.  An African Proverbs says, if you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.

Our upcoming LIVE Goal Achievement virtual workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 @ 8PM EST is designed to help you avoid these common mistakes.  It is valued over $397 but you can get full access for pennies on the dollar.

This virtual workshop is designed to help you:
  • Write a clear and concise goal achievement plan for your life and relationships.
  • Implement a system of accountability to keep you on track until you reach your goals.
  • Show you how to eliminate distractions and busy work so you can start producing.
  • Help you get to a size healthy you have been desiring and out of the financial rut.
Here is something you probably did not realize, over 92% of the people that set New Years goals never achieve them!  We want don't want you to be apart of that number in 2017! Join Us Today

Here is what you get! 
  • Vision Casting Exercise
  • 90 Minute Live Video Training (Max 50 Attendees)
  • 7 Step Process Jill and I Uses to Set and Achieve Life & Relationship Goals Each Year
  • 90 Plus Page (Electronic Version) Workbook to Follow Along
  • 30 Minute Question & Answer Segment
Can't wait to see you....let's Goal It!
By Treal Ravenel with Co-author Jill Bulluck

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

How to Be Successful? Start with Being Healther | 7 Tips to Creating Healthy Habits

How many times have you heard someone say that they want to be successful?  I know I have heard it more times than many but what I don’t see behind the words more so is the action that will guarantee that place of success.  There are no overnight successes despite what you may have believed. 

To reach any level of success, it takes lots of work, discipline, consistency and organization on your end.  Sometimes we get so caught up in believing that God is going to do all the work and all we have to do is prayer. I hate to break it to you but Faith without Works is null in void.   If you have your Faith on Fleek, congratulations because you are one step closer to experiencing success and now all you need to do is implement the work part. 

A major part of doing the work in becoming success is Creating Healthy Habits in your life.  I had to learn along my journey that success starts in your personal life before it’s possible in any other area.  The way you do anything is the way you do everything.  What that means is if your personal life is all over the place and inconsistent than your professional life will look the same. 
The first step in Creating Healthy Habits is taking an inventory of your personal life.  

Is your life overwhelming?  

Is your daily schedule chaotic?  

Is your home full of clutter denying you of any personal space? 

Is your car a junk fest?  

Do you balance your checkbook and control your spending? 

Do you take time out for self-care? 

Do you take time out for others? 

You get the drift!  All of these things are things that you and me need to work on if we desire to be successful in any other area, that includes our relationship with God, our husbands (future husbands), businesses etc
The less clutter you have, the more clarity you gain.

I want to leave with you 7 Tips to help you over the next few days and weeks in Creating Healthy Habits for your life. I have implemented these tools and they have made a tremendous difference in my life and I want to spread the love.

1.      Create daily routines - daily task is inevitable, stick to the script - the most successful people have morning rituals and routines. What are you wasting time on?  If you want your life to change, start with changing one day at a time.
2.      Be intentional about your time with God before you do anything else - start with 20 min per day.  Don’t overkill here.  If this is new for you, start small and work your way up to lengthier time frames.
3.      Create consistency- do things the same time every day or same days per week - read, pray, meditate, give thanks, exercise etc.  For instance, you may pray/read starting at 6AM.  You may workout Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. 
4.      Discipline - do it no matter what - don't think about the hour you don't have, focus on the 10-15 min you do have.
5.      Eat healthy- start with breakfast replacements – replace the unhealthy breakfast for a yogurt or oatmeal and fruits. Be creative and start small.
6.      Clean your car every week and pick a certain day of the week to do laundry.
7.      Self-Development - replace forms of entertainment with things that will help you reach your level of success.  Listen and entertain things that speak to your purpose rather than your pain.
These are just a few tips I wanted to share with you because they have been transformational for me.  For more information on Creating Healthy Habits in your life, email us at

Life & Marriage Transformational Strategist

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