Category Archives: Goal Setting

What do you do when you see the orange cones?

A joke here in South Dakota is that in the summer the state bird is the Crane. As in ‘construction crane’. It is so true!

We need to utilize the nice summer days to get the bulk of construction completed. In particular, the roads. It seems everywhere I go in Sioux Falls or on the Interstate there are those beautiful orange cones. When they come into sight I know I’m going to be sitting awhile.

I always have 3 choices:

  1. Stay home and not go anywhere
  2. Drive my normal route and go through the construction which will make the drive at least twice as long.
  3. Learn a new route to avoid construction.

They are all valid choices. But, here are the issues with #1 and #2: If you choose one of those it can be extremely frustrating and it will seem like you are going nowhere. At least with #2 you eventually get there but with #1 you never get to your destination.
I like #3. Learn a new route, see a part of the city that is just 1-2 blocks off the main road, and have no frustration.

In fact, I love #3!

These choices are true in your life as well. If you want to make changes and live a fuller and richer life there are 3 choices:

  1. Do nothing
  2. Keep doing the same things over and over and never get different results.
  3. Learn a new way to live

Again, I love #3!

  • Do you want to eat healthier but buy the same food at the store?
  • Do you want to grow your business but spend 1/2 the day on Facebook?
  • Do you want to fit into a different size of clothing but are not implementing movement into your daily routine?
  • Do you want to have positive, encouraging friends but keep hanging out with the negative nellies?
  • Do you want to start new habits but never get past day 3 in implementing the new habit?

 

I could go on and on but that list is not particularly fun to read!

I’m going to assume you want to choose choice #3 for your life. Great!

Pick one area in your life (career/business, family, relationships, faith, health, personal growth, finances, or home environment). Now decide what one small thing you can change.

Could you?

  • Drink more water
  • Walk up and down your stairs 3 times
  • Set a timer for Facebook
  • Reach out to someone who always makes you feel better and set a date to get together
  • Put a new habit in your calendar as a recurring appointment
  • Decide on a time each day for meditation or devotions
  • Organize a small kitchen drawer
  • Read an online article on a subject you are passionate about

See, it’s not that hard!

The challenge I see is even keeping up with small changes. It can be so easy to go back to the same route.

Let today, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 be your dividing line in the sand. No more of the same – it’s time to learn a new route.

I love helping in every area of life but in particular self-care. Very, very few people are taking the time for themselves.

The results are stress, low self-esteem, exhaustion, etc.

Let’s turn this around.

Join me this Thursday, July 27 at 11 AM Central (Noon ET, 10 AM Mountain, 9 AM Pacific) in my Clear the Desk Movement Facebook group for a live presentation on Self-Care Sanity.

Put the date and time in your calendar and then pop into the Clear the Desk Movement page at that time and I’ll be there live.

Not a member of the Clear the Desk group yet? Go to the page and ask to join.

I will not only give you tips and actions steps to have self-care be a part of your normal routine but also invite you to join me for 90 days in my DESIRE Personal Empowerment Program.

Turn around

I popped on Facebook and I saw the memories option on my home page. I love that feature of Facebook.

As I was scrolling through the past posts I saw this picture I took 5 years ago. 5 years!
I feel like I’ve blinked and the time has passed.

This picture makes me smile and cry at the same time.

Cry because I miss my dad. Smile because I’ve had wonderful years with mom and I know mom will see dad soon. I see him waiting in Heaven’s door and mom just needs to turn around and walk to him.

We are told so often to look ahead. Don’t look back. I totally agree – usually! But, sometimes the answer is behind us rather than in front of us.

  • If you are struggling, turn around and look at your past successes and duplicate how you obtained them.
  • If you’ve forgotten the goals you set for 2017, turn around and look at t your vision board and write down actions steps to achieve them.  It’s not too late. No vision board? You need to talk to me!
  • Gotten off your movement and healthy eating plan? Turn around to when you were active and ate healthy and do it again.
  • Office a disorganized mess? Think back to when it was organized and you had systems. They were good systems and they worked. Turn around to see what they were and set them up again.
  • Wasting time with people who drag you down? Turn around and walk away. There are so many awesome, positive people to spend your time and be lifted up.

Do you desperately want to turn around and enjoy life but you are tired, stressed out and overwhelmed? Look over the information below and talk to me about hanging out for 90 days and together we will get you totally turned around and facing the right direction!

Let’s turn you around

It may be time to take stock of your life and career. If things aren’t going so well – or everything stays the same and you find life lacking some luster –  is it time for a new way to look and do things?

My DESIRE Personal Empowerment Program changes – well, it changes everything.

This is a personal 1:1 program with me for 90 days and only women who are truly ready for amazing results are accepted.

This is for you if you are ready to take stock of where you are, what makes your heart sing, and take the first steps to brighten up your life.

This is for you if you are ready to detox obstacles and energy suckers that are getting in your way and you want a fresh start.
This is for you if you want to set healthy new habits to support your fresh start and set achievable goals based on the vision you have for your life.

Is this you? E-mail me at Elizabeth@ElizabethHagen.com  or call me at 605-310-5764 and we will set up a time to find out.  If you are not where you want to be now is your time – it really is!

 

 

How do you know for sure?

Have you ever seen someone do something and think, “I could never do that!”

I know I have. Well, how do you know for sure if you don’t even try?

If your mind says ‘I can’t do it’; you can’t.
If your mind says ‘let’s try’; you will give it a shot. But, if you try it once and can’t do it; you may never try it again.

I’ve tried to do pull ups before. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

The other day at my gym’s circuit class one of the stations was pullups. I took one look and told myself “I’ll just do pushups on the ground instead when I get to that station.” I wasn’t even going to try.

As I went through the circuit class it came time for the pull-up station. I looked at the pull-up bar, I looked at the tire and elastic band which were there to help us, and I decided to give it a try.

I got up on the tire and tried to get my foot in the elastic band. Major fail! I tried again and couldn’t do it. My workout- partner say what I was trying and came over and put my foot in the elastic band. And, up I went! I did the 5 pullups the station required and I did it over and over again.
Let’s just say I was quite proud of myself!

The only reason I could achieve it was because of the help of my work-out partner and the aids that were made available so I could achieve the goal.

Have you set some goals for 2017 and are having 2nd thoughts? Maybe you’ve tried to achieve them in the past and (in your mind) failed?

I want you to think of a car’s front window and compare it to the rear-view mirror. Which is larger?

The window looking forward. The rear-view mirror is the past. Let it go.

The goals you set may be perfect goals for you but without someone to help you (the tire and elastic band!) they can seem impossible.

Let’s do this together! Check out the information for the Thursday, March 2, 2017  Create Your Life the Way God Intended Virtual Vision Board Retreat here~~

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