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How to be the most authentic version of you (while going after your goals)

by Ashley on August 23, 2014 · 1 comment

How to be the most authentic version of you (while going after your goals)

When you’re going after your goals, it’s so easy to lose sight of the big picture and forget where you’re headed.

You may continue down a path that’s not in alignment with your deepest desires, just because you said you wanted it a few months ago.

You put yourself on autopilot and eventually you lose touch with what you really want.

So, how do you stop this from happening?

In addition to a little practice and intentional choices, here are the strategies that work best for me:

How to be the most authentic version of you (while going after your goals)

Identify your core values.

Your values inform your choices and guide you toward the life you want, where you feel fulfilled and inspired. {tweet this!}

Once you’ve identified your values, you’ll have a personal compass for each decision you make and each goal you go after, so you won’t lose touch with what’s most important to you.

Keep your eyes on your own paper.

If you’re starting a coaching business, avoid reading other coaching blogs. If you’re not a runner, but want to begin training for a 5K, don’t compare yourself to people running marathons. It will only breed jealousy and resentment, and we totally don’t want that.

Perform mini-reviews.

This is a time for reflection and honesty. Assess where you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to be, without judgment. At the beginning of each month, ask yourself these 5 questions:

1. What progress have I made toward my goal?
2. What was the biggest lesson I learned?
3. How have I celebrated my success?
4. Do any of my timelines need to be tweaked?
5. How do I feel while working toward my goals? Is that I how I want to feel?

Write your own definition of success.

Have you thought about what success means for you? Like what it really means? Is it getting a book deal, signing your first client, making $10K month through your biz, or waking up feeling happy every morning? Everyone has their own definition of success, so what’s yours?

To begin uncovering your definition of success, ask yourself these 3 questions:

1. What have you been telling yourself you want?
2. What do you actually want?
3. What needs to happen for you to let go of what you thought you wanted and make what you actually want become your reality?

If you sit down and work your way through these questions, there’s no doubt in my mind that 2014 is going to be a killer year for you. These exercises are going to get you incredible results…but there are still some missing pieces.

I mean, what if you have a goal in mind, but you’re not exactly sure how to create an step-by-step plan that works for you? Or maybe you have a hard time holding yourself accountable and need a little encouragement when you’re feeling stuck.

What happens when you’re going after your goal and you hit a roadblock that seems insurmountable and you can’t figure out how to get around it? What about those days when you just don’t feel like getting out of bed, much less working on your passion project or hitting the gym? And what about those of us who don’t know how to get over our self-doubt issues and cultivate the confidence to actually take the first step?

That is exactly why I created Dream Quest. I’m super passionate about helping women overcome their roadblocks + crush their goals, so I created this 4-month group coaching mastermind to help you make that happen. Interested? You can read more about it here. I’d love for you to join us!

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Akirah August 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Keeping your eyes on your own paper is sooo true. The other day I fell and busted my knee open because I was staring at some guy, wondering if he was walking at a faster pace than me. I deserved it. Lol.

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