Episode #04: How to build your goals into your Daily Success Formula
by Samantha Leith | Dec 1, 2021 |
Hi, I’m Samantha Leith and this is my show. Welcome to this month, which is all about the daily success formula. Now it’s not mass, it’s not rocket science. In fact, it’s pretty easy. It’s about you creating the things every day to make your life an extraordinary one, which is what we all want. So come with me as we take a look behind the scenes at a few of the things I do every single day to live my extraordinary life. There’ll be some tips and some tricks that you may want to add to your life straight away.
Let’s talk about the B word and that’s not I like big butts and I cannot lie. It is boundaries, people. Having boundaries is crucial to your success. It’s actually crucial to a lot of aspects of your life and we don’t get taught it at school. We need to learn that stuff as we go. Boundaries might be, you know, you don’t take phone calls during a certain time. It may be saying no to an invitation that you kind of actually really wanted to go to. A really good boundary for me is curating my social media and not having things feed into my life that are going to make me feel well, less than extraordinary. Might be having a conversation with those around you that you’re on a really, really busy phase of your life. And you need them to help you actually achieve what you want in that time. So maybe dinner’s only 20 minutes. Maybe you don’t have that movie marathon on Saturday with all of your family or go to that cricket match. Having better boundaries is honestly crucial to you having a daily success formula.
You might have noticed. I have lots of gold sheets around the house and they change every single month. There might be an exercise one. There might be a life admin one. There might be one about what I’m eating. There might be one about my self-care rituals. And there’s always one about my daily do goals about what I’m going for in my business. You can’t know how you are working towards something if you’re not ticking it off. And the more times you tick it off, the better you’ll feel about yourself. If you like an app, go for that. If like me, you like paper, stick it up on the wall and tick it off. And you will feel like you did something.
This one step choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. A guy called Scott Reed said that. It’s really the single biggest factor to achieving success is setting your goals. Well, actually setting and achieving your goals and has a compound effect on building your confidence. If you don’t want something, you don’t try for something. But if you plan for something, then do the work to get it, magic. So building this into your daily success formula is a requirement well, for success. An example of a goal in my life, running steps for my birthday, 241 steps, and I shaved off 45 seconds, on my six kilometer hill walk and run in under 50 minutes. I’ve taken off 20 minutes this year by building them into my day.
According to a university of Scranton study in 2014, only 8% of people who set out to achieve their New Year’s goals actually achieve them. Only 64% stick out past one month, 46 plus six months and 8% through to the long term achievement. Don’t be one of those statistics. Build your goals into your every day. Your goals are unique to you, just like your values, your passions, your dreams, et cetera. It’s like your DNA.
There are many, many different methods for goal setting. However, I primarily work with the grow method and the SMART method. Whatever goal setting is it’s a whole month of more of content. So for the purpose of this, I’m going to step you through my five by five method that I use with my clients. Your most important thing is the goal must be yours. Your goals must really mean something to you, and they’ve got to be smart. Your goals have got to be flexible as well because you know what? Shit happens. Your goals got to be challenging, exciting, and they change us in the process. Your goals have to be in alignment with your values, and if they can, your vision, your mission, your passion, and your feelings, the goals balance your wheel of life. And you may need some support and extra accountability. And remember it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.
Change rarely happens magically overnight, but you can make the decision right now to change like that in an instant, to feel better, to do more. Success happens because we make that daily commitment to ourselves and what we want. Small, consistent action is where the magic happens and goals are that pathway.
So I want you to take five goals that you want to work on. Three current goals and two maybe more longer term ones. So what are the five actions you can take every single day to get to those goals? Work it out for each goal. And then fingers crossed, there may be some that are relevant to more than one goal. That’s the kind of bingo actions we want. Example might big goal of 10 new clients and 1 million in turnover. You both have an action of creating content and making phone calls. So they’d both go in your five by five.
Then every week, sit down with a glass of wine, chai, whatever floats your boat and mark out your week on a calendar, electronical paper, whatever you prefer. I do suggest using different colors as it gives you a great kind of click snapshot of what your week looks like and what you are missing out on. No personal time, for example is a big no-no. I want you to mark out the following, your sleep, your family commitments, your personal commitments, social activities, travel time, maybe one day. Client bookings, all other work commitments. Then I want you to add in the following four times 15 minutes social media, two times 30 minutes of email and phone calls, et cetera. Some you might need more if it’s for your business. Some of my clients like to do it seven days a week, but I usually suggest five. Have days off.
Back to that fun thing. I am about to fill my fun cup and go on a date. And you know what? It doesn’t matter if my date’s with someone else tonight, whether my dates with my daughter, whether my dates by myself. Having something to go out and do you know what, nine times out of 10 will actually make you feel good will make you feel more. Now I’m not saying go out every single night, but sometimes having that in your day is great. But whatever you do, still have that time for dinner in your day.
Relaxation time. This is my favorite part of my daily success formula. It’s that time again at the end of the day, just like the beginning of the day, where it’s all for me. Now, I like to run a bath, have some music, light some candles, sometimes I’ll have a face mask or an eye mask, sometimes a hair mask, if I decide to take care of it just for a change. But it’s my time. I might watch a movie or an episode of something while I’m in the bathroom. I might read a book. Doesn’t matter. That door’s shut, I have no phone and it’s all about me. What better way could you actually end your day?
And now for what is probably one of the most, if not the most important part of your day, getting back to sleep. Sleep is vital and many of us don’t pay enough attention to it. So I want you to head back into your beautiful, beautiful bedroom sanctuary. I want you to leave your phone somewhere else and you don’t need me to tell you the gazillion reasons why you shouldn’t take your phone into your bedroom. Just don’t do it. You’ve relaxed. You’ve unwound a little bit. So maybe now’s the time to pick up that fiction book that you wanted to read. Maybe it’s time to just ask Siri to please some relaxing music and head off to slumber. But whatever it is you do, it’s about taking that relaxation a little bit further and making sure you go off into the land of naughty, have an amazing sleep and wake up so you can start being extraordinary all over again.
Thank you so much for watching this week’s episode of the Samantha Leith show. I really, really hope you get something out of it. Now for more information, head over to Samanthaleith.com forward slash, whatever way it goes, freebies. And there you’ll find any of the downloads that were mentioned in this episode. You can download them, fill them out and take action on creating your extraordinary life.
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