Do you want to Guarantee your Success? - It's all about taking Action!

How to Guarantee your Success

Probably the most critical step to achieving success is getting into the habit of taking consistent action EVERY DAY to achieving your goal.

You need to find a way to commit to this goal and do something to move you closer to achieving it EVERY DAY.

Often we get caught up in other things and we leave our real aspirations behind, I know how hard it can be to stay focused  myself as I juggle the business, which I am passionate about, with 3 demanding and beautiful children and a husband who delivers a lot of international work!

Do you want to Guarantee your Success? - It's all about taking Action!

You may also sometimes struggle to know how and where to get started.

The simplest way to do this is to spend 5-10 minutes (NOW is always a good time!) brainstorming what actions need to be taken, by when and identifying the key milestones you need to achieve.

If you can break your goals down into small bite sized chunks - you have a much better chance of achieving them.

One way to do this is by following this simple 7-step exercise:

  1. Using post it notes, brainstorm all the things that need to happen to achieve your goal. Put each separate action on a different post-it note
  2. Put the post-it notes into order, what needs to be done first, second etc.
  3. Create a flow chart from the post-it notes
  4. Date each element/milestone in your flow chart (this is sometimes easier to do working backwards as well as forwards) i.e. when the action needs to be completed by
  5. You now have your key milestones. To chunk it down take each of the milestones and start again i.e. brainstorm all the actions you need to do to achieve the first milestone.. and repeat the above 4 steps
  6. Put all dates and actions into your diary - you should end up with a mini goal every week
  7. Take constant action every day. Ask yourself better questions, "What could you do today that will help in some small way towards your goal?"

Start taking ACTION now.

To read about this process in more detail see the "Coaching Corner" section of my "Time for Passion" article on our website.

Have a great and action packed day!

Laura Ashley-Timms

Director of Business Coaching