Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Are Your 2012 Goals?

As I write this, it’s the last hour of 2011. It’s now the time of the year where we look back, reflect on how the year has gone by, and get ready for the next year ahead. Have you set your New Year's goals yet? Nothing becomes dynamic until it first becomes specific. And this couldn't be more true then when it comes to making this next year, better than last. Of all the things you could do to start your year off, DON'T over look this! It may be simple, or even common knowledge but it is NOT common practice!  

"Setting goals allow you to create a roadmap and blueprint for life. But stopping to examine what you want to achieve, you can create a clear vision for how you are going to get there, one goal at a time."

Which areas of your life do you want to transform and grow this year? If you were to have one word and focus for 2012, what would it be?

Jim Rohn once said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” 

As for me, I have created an action plan and strategies to reach my life goal - to experience the ongoing process of transformation and grow rich in all areas of my life, and help others do the same. I want to be a rich woman - rich in spirit, rich in relationships, rich and healthy life experiences, rich mindset supported by financial literacy. This life goal is going to be an ongoing project as I believe that we are all work in progress.
The following is a list of key strategies & plan of action to achieve this life goal:

(1) Understand The Goal Thoroughly
My life goal constitutes various elements: an ongoing process, transformation, growth, all areas of my life (spiritual life, relationships, personal and community development, physical & emotional health, financial freedom), helping others by inspiring, encouraging and facilitating people to do the same.

(2) Name Obstacles To Address Them
With this life goal, I do anticipate obstacles that will stand in my way of success. Some of the obstacles include procrastination, distraction, laziness, lack of motivation, courage & skills, discouragement & disappointment. And I am committed to overcoming them in God's strength!

(3) Make Use of Existing Resources  
There is a wealth of knowledge and experience around me which I can resource to help me with this life goal. I am blessed to have a number of coaches and mentors who invest their time and resources to help me. I also develop skills in order to achieve specific goals by learning through online training & communities, websites, books, and friends etc.

(4) Leverage on My Environment
Our environments have an impact on our lives. In order for me to achieve my life goal, I need to optimise (and modify if necessary) my physical environment, including my office, home, computer, online and offline communities, people that I hang out with, and my routine. Eg: I now look at the vision board and it helps me focus on my dreams regularly.

(5) Accountability. I am blessed to have friends, family, mentors and coaches that keep me accountable. At the end of every week (normally on a Sunday night), I spend time on reflecting on the week and occasionally writing on my journal. I find reviewing helpful as a form of accountability and to get feedback on how I'm doing. Do you personally have an action plan to achieve your goals? I'd love to hear about them if you do.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Live Better, Longer

Many diseases were once thought to be an inevitable part of the aging process. However, the cause of these diseases is not about growing older, but about the free-radical damage that breaks down our bodies' cells, leading to serious ailments such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. To combat these free radicals, our bodies need a hefty supply of antioxidants.

In Live Better, Longer, Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D., introduces you to the versatile health benefits of a family of antioxidant bioflavonoid-oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Many years of research have shown that these amazing nutrients prevent and treat many diseases. In this book readers will learn how OPCs:

Strengthen blood vessel walls and protect the linings of blood vessels.
Improve circulation.
Reduce the effects of stress.
Boost immunity.
Help normalize blood pressure.
Reduce inflammation.
Help restore and maintain joint flexibility.
Ease hay fever and allergies.
Help keep skin smooth and youthfully flexible.
Help protect against the complications of diabetes.
Improve learning ability and memory retention.

And that's not all. Many other health problems can be eased by supplementing with OPCs. All of the important information Dr. Passwater has gathered over several decades is included in this enlightening book so that reader's can put these discoveries to use now to live better, longer.