How To More Easily Reach Your Goals With Behavior-Based Goals

It’s a new year, and many of us are thinking of goal setting and possibly starting with behavior-based goals. From experience, they are a sure fire way to propel your outcome based goals! Now, How To More Easily Reach Your Goals With Behavior-Based Goals.

We usually think of goals that are a particular outcome. Some examples include:

  • Lose 20 pounds.
  • Increase income by 10%.
  • Buy a larger house/newer vehicle.
  • Run a marathon.
  • Save money for college.

Of course, these few are more common goals that people set for themselves.

But what if we based our goals on changing behaviors instead of obtaining a particular outcome? Could we modify or completely change behaviors that would lead us to the desired result quicker, healthier, and with less stress? Some experts certainly think so.

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3 Useful Sales Indicators Calling on Your Self-confidence

Did you ever notice on an automobile dashboard that some of the lights are green, orange or red? And sometimes multiple lights come on?self-confidence-sales-action-indicators

A couple of weeks ago my brand new car broke down on the interstate. In returning home from visiting family, it was my angels looking out for me as things came to a halt within 15 minutes of where some other family members lived. There were yellow, orange and red lights overshadowing the economy mode green lights.

As I waited for the dealer to report findings to me it was more comfortable at my family’s house. I recounted the process to them.

Red lights and any number of  simultaneous lights scream, “Call your auto repair of choice immediately.” That is actually what the dashboard of my car flashed before me!

The following three sales action indicators for a salesperson can point to a self-confidence issue  – lack of follow-up, feeling like an imposter or somehow fearful of giving presentations, networking, or even asking for an order.

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Introvert Halloween Lesson from Charlie Brown’s Friend Pig-Pen

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Pig Pen by Kevin Dooley on Flickr

The character Pigpen in the Charlie Brown comic strip is the little guy who is, except for rare occasions, very dirty.

In his first in-print appearance, he stated, “I haven’t got a name . . . People just call me things . . . Real insulting things.” Sometimes I feel this is almost the way with introverts; people call us things and sometime insult us. But we can take lessons from Pig-Pen. [Continue Reading…]

A Metaphor as a Secret Ingredient for Introverts

Do you have a metaphor for your life? I’m in a small group study and today’s reading lesson started off with the statement “The way you see your life shapes your life.”

One of the first thoughts this statement brought to my mind was a question a mentor asked me many years ago.

“How do you see your life?”

Because I didn’t know what he was asking I asked him to explain more. He told me that in the month we were getting to know each other he was seeing my life as a kaleidoscope.

A Metaphor as a Secret Ingredient for Introverts

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Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday?

You might remember those early health warnings around coffee? Yes, it’s bad for you. Just this year though it was reported to be healthy in moderation, translates to 3 cups a day.

Then the call from a loved food sounded, “eggs are bad your health.” Yes, that cholesterol in them will kill us because of contributing to higher cholesterol in our bodies. Now eggs are okay, in moderation. Turns out the cholesterol in eggs are not absorbed in our bodies. Along with the once touted cry to stop consuming, it turns out there is more to cholesterol than we were hearing originally and– hold on – the safe limit to our bodily cholesterol is being raised.

Is this new cry about sitting true: we are sitting too much and it’s killing us?

Don’t I owe it to my more introverted friends to discuss these findings? After all, maybe introverts are more susceptible? Or maybe there is something to sticking to those New Years “exercise resolutions” after all.

My suspicions are either stoked by my introvert nature or the mere fact I question almost everything or my decades of accrued wisdom from personal experience.

It seems to me there is always something more to these cries of yet another health hazard.

Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday?

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