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Setting ‘Contribution To Community’ Goals (and a little about the podcast future…)

Hi Freedom Engineers! We have come to the end of our 8-week goal setting series…

In this episode I discuss  goals related to making a difference (or Contribution to Community). 
Similarly to personal growth goals, these are goals that get you out of your comfort zone and will also help to lift you up to a higher level of performance in all areas of your life. If you feel good from making a contribution to the wider human race, you will perform better in other areas of your life.
I also talk about having a clear and guiding vision (as the final piece of the goal setting practice) – something that you can use as your navigational beacon, your Polaris Star.

I also wrap up the episode with a quick discussion about my plan for 2019, how my guiding vision is to focus primarily on High Performance Coaching and how this may mean I no longer record regular podcast episodes.
If that transpires (no more episodes) I want to say thanks to each and every listener who has tuned in to the podcast (particularly those who have been there from the beginning). You have been my inspiration and just knowing that there are people listening to a random guy from Melbourne, Australia discussing how you can change your future through the application of success strategies has kept this going as long as it has.

If you feel inspired to let me know how this has helped you in some way, I encourage you to reach out to me at dave@thefreedomengineer.com or check out davidbalshaw.com for some more insight and how to contact me for coaching.
Thank you all once again..
Have a great 2019!!!

Setting Personal Growth Goals

Hello Freedom Engineers!
We are nearing the end of our8-week goal setting series…
This week I discuss personal growth goals – what are they and why are they so important.  Also, why it is important to set goals that get you out of your comfort zone and how suffering some minor trauma is good for growth!
These are the goals that should lift you up to a higher level of performance in all areas of your life, and if someone were to meet you after a few years apart… they would see a noticeable difference… not that it is about what other people think or see, but just to highlight that this area is where you will make some really serious and momentum building changes in your life..
From Jim Rohn – “don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills to handle them”.
Reach out to me for a free discovery session – dave@thefreedomengineer.com and have a great weekend!

Setting Relationship Goals

We are half way through and into the more personal goals of an 8 week series on setting goals.
Hopefully, you’ve identified some things you can work towards in the areas of Finance, Career, Health and Wellness and Recreation.  Remember it’s who you become in the process of reaching for these goals that really counts…
These goal areas are borrowed from Jack Canfield, but I add my own flavour:
  1. Financial (money, earnings, savings mortgage etc.)
  2. Career/Job/Business (what do I want to have, be etc.)
  3. Free time/family time (recreation, travel, hobbies)
  4. Health / Appearance Goals (physical fitness, appearance, clothes)
  5. Relationships (family, loved ones, friends)
  6. Personal Growth (studying, learning, improving yourself)
  7. Making a difference (contribution to community)
This week we are looking at Relationship Goals!
What might you list as goals in this area of your life?? Well for me it’s things like:
  • reconnect with old friends
  • explore meetup groups to join to form new connections
  • become a great father and raise a loving and respectful family (that’s a 10-year goal!)
  • be more compassionate, be more selfless etc…
  • put together a list of destinations that we can go away together as a family
These goals are a little less material focused and more about feelings obviously.
So set down some relationship area goals and break them down depending on whether they are 1-year, 3-year, 5-year or 10-year goals.  Going from 1 to 10 year gets you into the mindset of being intentional with your life and making some dedicated choices about your actions instead of just following the crowd…
If you are looking for someone to help arm you with the tools and resources to make some changes in your life, to accelerate your freedom and onto your journey of living an awesome life… reach out to me at dave@thefreedomengineer.com.
Thanks for listening!

Setting Health and Wellness Goals

Part 4 of our series on goal setting…

I believe health and wellness form the foundation of a prosperous and happy life…

As Buddha said, “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”.

Try setting some goals relating to health and fitness, physical appearance or style, mindfulness, exercise etc.. such that you create a motivating force in your life to achieve these things… succeeding in this area will bring a flow on effect in other areas of your life so it’s definitely worth it….!

Get after it Freedom Engineers…

 

 

Setting Recreation Goals

Episode 3 in a series on setting goals.  This time we look at Recreation goals and give you some tips and insights on how to set goals in this arena of your life –  this should be a fun process when thinking about where you want to go, what you want to see etc….

These tips will help you expand your mind into where you could go and what you could do..

And if travel isn’t already part of your goals here it should because travel really does expand your awareness about this amazing world.. as Mark Twain said.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Setting Career, Job, Business Goals

Our second episode in a series on setting goals.  This time I explore the area of Career/Job/Business goals and give you some tips and insights on how to approach this area of your life – and it’s a BIG area.

These tips will help you to get more out of your job, focus your career path or help you on the path to your own business.

Remember always ask yourself:

Where do I want to be, what do I want to have, what do I want to do… what do I want to become???

Here’s a great quote from Steve Jobs to remind you of your focus…

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Setting Financial Goals

The first in a series on setting goals, I take a look at the first area of Jack Canfield’s 7 Goal Areas: Financial Goals.  We will discuss the others in the upcoming episodes.

I discovered these goal areas whilst reading Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles a few years ago. They are:

  • Financial
  • Job/Career/Business
  • Free time/Family time
  • Health/Appearance (I like to use Health and Wellness)
  • Relationships
  • Personal Growth
  • Making a difference (contribution to community)

If you are looking for some assistance to set some better goals in your life, reach out to me and let’s talk!

 

Find Answers In The Heart

After some time battling with the conflicting thoughts about what I think  I should do versus what I want to do, I thought it was time to remind you that following your passion, interests, heart, enjoyment etc… is where the real value is…

Systems Beats Tactics

After reviewing the disappointing loss in the qualifying final that my team the Hawks suffered at the hands of the reigning premiers Richmond Tigers, I read a brief article about the press conference from our head coach, Alistair Clarkson. In the conference, he described the reporters as “sheep” thinking that he could come to the game and deploy some brilliant tactics to win the match.  His point was that most premiership sides are systems based and almost always, the team who performs in accordance with their system the best will win.  In this episode, I talk about how systems are important in our own lives and how having a good system can help to achieve your goals faster…..

Live The Ant Philosophy

Spring is almost here.  Start planting the seeds of success now….