Another year is coming to an end, and many of us are asking: "Did I achieve my goals this year -- professionally and personally?"
2014 may have been a slow year, or it could have been one of the best years yet. Either way, there's always a way to push our limiting beliefs, and raise above the status quo.
Here are 10 simple actions you can take to achieve massive success in 2015.
1. Set specific results-driven goals, then reverse engineer them
This is the first step you should be taking that will set the foundation of actions moving forward. Get specific with your goals, or it won't get done.
For example: if you want to make $1M in 2015, you need to reverse engineer how much income that requires each month, and even each week.
More than that, how many sales do you need to make that happen. How many clients, and at what rate?
In order to make $1M in 2015, you need to have $83,333 of sales a month and $19,231 a week. Let's say you're selling a digital product for $47. In order to make $1M, you'll need to sell 1,773 of your product a month, and 410 a week. *note: this is not including taxes, and your expense for the sake of simple math*
Now that you know the specific numbers to reach your goals, you need to plan the proper actions that will get those results, and become ruthless at hitting those numbers. How many leads do you need according to your conversion rate? How much traffic do you need to get those leads? What are the marketing activities you need to make that happen?
This is the best way to face reality head on.
2. Keep a daily journal
Everyday, something new enters our mind that could have a massive impact for our future. We need to write not only new ideas down, but record our thoughts to track our progress and emotional state.
James Altrucher recommends writing down 10 new ideas a day, and soon you'll become an idea machine.
3. Invest in a coach
This is probably the most impactful decision you can make. Getting a coach to work with you is going to create massive change and momentum in your life. This could be a business coach, relationship coach, health coach -- whichever area you're looking to get results in, investing in a coach will get it done.
Don't be afraid to pay a premium for a premium coach. You pay for what you get, and a premium coach will deliver premium results in your life.
4. Join a mastermind
A few months ago, I joined a mastermind of online entrepreneurs and it has already changed my life. There's nothing like bringing together a small, supportive community of like-minded, and talented people looking to make a difference together.
I cannot stress this enough. Join a mastermind. It will change your life.
5. Start a blog
Whether you're a business owner, entrepreneur, or a freelancer, you need to get the word out somehow. If you want to build your personal brand, attract more leads/sales, and become a trustful authority in your industry, building a blog is one of the best ways to achieve these.
You can take a free 7-day course on growth blogging, get started now.
6. Quit one bad habit every month
Picking up a bad habit often limits us more than adopting a good habit.
Take this challenge and commit to getting rid of one bad habit every month.
Start by writing down a list of your top 12 bad habits. It could be going to bed late, lack of exercise, smoking, etc. Just like 30 days is enough time to adopt a new habit, make it your goal to rid of a bad habit in the same timeframe. In most cases, you can.
7. Become a super connector
Ever notice how the most successful people are connected to every other successful person? This isn't a coincidence.
People often mistake that your network comes from the success you have. But it's the other way around. Success comes from the quality of the network you grow.
Make it a habit to introduce people that could benefit from each other, and don't expect anything in return. As your connection's network increases, so does yours.
Make 2015 the year to become a superconnector.
8. Learn how to meditate
Clarity of mind is one of the most important factors to increasing productivity, creativity, and effectiveness in any work you take on. Meditating for even ten minutes will help you revitalize your busy mind and will prepare you for the long day ahead.
You can check out Headspace, a great app for effective meditating.
9. Get a Virtual Assistant
There's only 24 hours in the day for you to work, eat, sleep, and spend time with your loved ones. Time is your most important asset, and you can't grow your business by yourself.
Having an assistant -- virtual or in-person -- will allow you focus on the important tasks that matter, not uploading photos on Facebook.
If you've never hired virtually before, check out Chris Ducker's Virtual Freedom.
10. 10x your Goal
Raise your standards. Increase your expectations. Have bigger dreams.
This goes for every aspect of your life: health, wealth, love. Expect more from yourself and raise the standards of what you're willing to accept in life. The reward will be worth the wait.
If you shoot for the moon and miss your target, at least you'll land in the stars.
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