The Simple Steps to Reaching Your Goals and Making This Year Your Best Yet

The Simple Steps to Reaching Your Goals and Making This Year Your Best Yet

Every year millions (maybe even billions) of people dream about the year’s possibilities. Many will decide that something must change, set New Year’s resolutions or goals, and start after them with much enthusiasm but often without much of a plan. Without a plan and implementing strategies that help boost your chances of success, weeks and months can whiz by without your meaningful progress. And that’s a recipe for failure, which is why year after year, fewer than 92% of people actually achieve their goals.

I want to help you be among the 8% of people who DO achieve (or even exceed) your goals this year! I’ve outlined the simple steps to get you there in this post. Plus, I help you organize you goals and dreams and track your progress toward successfully hitting them with the easy-but-powerful Your Best Year Yet Success Planner that you can grab now for free. Go ahead and get it now! http://christineparma.com/blog/simple-steps-to-reaching-your-goals

What Motivates 12 Top Inspiring and Successful Women Entrepreneurs

What Motivates 12 Top Inspiring and Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Wonder how some of the world's most successful women entrepreneurs motivate themselves? See below the quotes of the 5 inspiring, most successful women entrepreneurs of today.

Push Back The Darkness By Shining Your Light More Brightly

Push Back The Darkness By Shining Your Light More Brightly

With all the negative events happening in the world right now, it can be easy to feel like we can’t do anything about it, but nothing can be farther from the truth. We as entrepreneurs can do so much to make a change in the world. 

Not only can you make an impact through the specific work you do, you can be a source of inspiration and empowerment. Frankly, right now, the world needs a lot more of that. The world needs a lot of light and as much light as possible.

How, specifically, can you make a positive influence on the world through your business? Here are some steps to get you started.

Are You Focusing on Where You’re At or Where You’re Going?

Are You Focusing on Where You’re At or Where You’re Going?

What’s it really take to have what you want in life? To create the life you see others having that you wish you had? 

When you’re in caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to slip into a rut and let a big dream slowly fade into the past. 

Or, you get so frustrated by your current circumstances and the distance between where you are right now and where you want to be that you miss the gifts you have right now.

The funny thing is that when you know where you’re going, but you’re at peace with where you are right now, turning the vision you have for your life into your real life becomes a lot easier.

Get 3 simple steps that will help you have more of what you want RIGHT NOW.

How to Quickly Turn Defeat into Success

How to Quickly Turn Defeat into Success

Defeat, setbacks, losing… they’re all inevitable parts of business and life, but how do you turn defeat into a success?

On the days when you’ve worked your butt off and no one buys from you…

Or no one watches your the video you spent weeks making…

Or you have a great conversation with a potential client and you think the sale is in the bag… and then she says no...

How do you get back in the saddle when you’ve taken a huge blow? That’s exactly what this post (and the accompanying video) is all about.

How to make time for both business and family

How to make time for both business and family

If you're a mom and an entrepreneur, you're wearing a lot of different hats!  It's easy to feel overwhelmed by a seemingly never-ending to-do list.

But instead of constantly operating on overdrive in an effort to out-run the overwhelm, I want to show you a better way.  Today I share the 5 steps to taking control of your schedule and kicking overwhelm to the curb. So, go ahead and dive right in.
 

The Sneaky Way You Rob Yourself of Life's Blessings Every Day

The Sneaky Way You Rob Yourself of Life's Blessings Every Day

The boat approached a small, emerald island jutting out of deep blue waters and we finally got a glimpse of our paradise for the next 7 days. The surroundings were surreal - so stunningly beautiful that they seemed plucked out of a movie (indeed they were… the movie The Beach was filmed in the area).

Then we saw it... Tucked into a small cove flanked by soaring limestone cliffs was the resort where our beachfront bungalow awaited us on Lagen Island in the Philippines. My heart leapt in my chest with excitement!

Finally… I could relax and let all of the stress of the past weeks go. We’d arrived at the the family vacation destination of our dreams despite all of the hurdles life had been throwing at us, all of which come with the territory when you’re a parent: the seemingly endless doctors visits and countless sleepless nights when your child is sick. Being able to go on this vacation at all was a true gift... one I could've easily robbed myself of if I hadn't shifted my perspective.

The Unexpectedly High Costs of Being an Overachiever

The Unexpectedly High Costs of Being an Overachiever

When I was in 8th grade, I developed a stomach ulcer. I’m not sure exactly when I started feeling the need to prove myself, but that kind of level of performance stress became my norm. I heaped mountains of pressure on myself. I was always striving, always trying to prove my worth through external validation. And yet no amount of achievement would snuff out that nagging feeling that I needed to do more and somehow be more... and it has really cost me a lot in my life. If you’ve been waiting for permission to accept all parts of you – the good, the bad and the ugly – and trust that you are enough right now, exactly as you are, and don’t need to be anything more to lead the kind of life you’ve dreamed about… this is it.

The Power to Achieve Your Dreams is Within You

The Power to Achieve Your Dreams is Within You

No matter who you are, everyone has times when we get into a low-energy funk and don’t feel like doing anything. And, if you’re out there pursuing your dreams and building a business doing what you love, there can be a lot of tough days.

Days – or weeks – when you just can’t seem to book any new clients. Days when the to-do list seems so long it could bury you. Days when you think about giving up and just go back to a “normal job”.

It’s during those especially challenging times when we need a strong dose of inspiration, a hand up or someone saying “I’ve got your back.”

“Every excuse that we make keeps us away from the things we want the most of out of life.” That’s a truth bomb for you.

Head's up: have a box of tissues nearby. 

40 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You When Times are Tough

40 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You When Times are Tough

I’ve assembled some of my most beloved quotes that have served to uplift and empower me when times have gotten tough, plus I’ve added a few of my own empowering words. I hope you can draw inspiration from them and that they speak to your heart as much as they do mine.

Stuck on Stuck

Stuck on Stuck

I knew what I wanted – a beautiful, elegant, easy-to-use website I can add content to or hire help, as needed – it’s that there are SO MANY choices and so many of them seem so “right”. And therein lays the problem. Too many options can lead to confusion and stifle productivity and progress.

Even knowing this already, I still got stuck on being stuck. My mind just couldn’t let go of feeling like I’d make the “wrong” choice and that there was a perfect solution out there for me if I just kept searching.

What a waste of time it is to be caught in the whirlpool of decision paralysis. It not only obliterates your valuable time with little to show for it, but it drains away your energy, your creativity and your productivity.