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Half time

DSC_5799More than half of 2013 is already gone. It is time to examine your goals. Are you on the right track, or do you need to adjust them? //Marianne




What is normal? Define it. Can you? //Marianne



To my surprise it is already March. What happened to January and February? It is hard to believe that today is the 64th day of 2013. What has happened so far with your goals? And what has happened with my three major goals: work – relationship – health? Lets start with my health. I exercise every day, I eat three healthy meals a day and I no longer cut corners with my sleep. It is easy, it is fun and I am totally committed to change bad habits into healthy habits.

Relationships: here I have two goals. Falling in love and improving existing relationships. Falling in love is of course a process that involves one more person, and not something I can control. My goal is to be open-minded.  To say yes more often than I say no, and I’m happy to report that the yes side is leading. A good relationship needs a lot of love. When you travel a lot like I do, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your relationships. Or it used to be, nowadays there is no longer any excuse to be absent when Internet reaches most parts of the world. 2013 I have made time in my calendar for private emails once a week, Facebook a couple times a week, and postcard once a month. I also use Skype as often as possible due to different time zones.

Work: I am still working too many hours, but not as much as before and my goal is to work only Monday to Friday. I have problems reaching the targets I have set, and I am surprised. After all I am a goals specialist, and all I can say at the moment: it is an interesting experience for me not reaching my goals. I give myself this week to analyse what is not working, and why it is not working. What has happened so far with your goals? // Marianne

Wedding Blues


Wedding blues is an expression used when one’s reaction is negative instead of positive, on reaching your goal. Sometimes people become a bit depressed when they finally reach their goals irrespective of whether it concerns work, health or personal life. In order to avoid this, it is important to have a long-term vision, and not just set short-term goals. Do you have a vision and what does it look like? //Marianne

Dream team


Everyone needs to have their own dream team. No one can succeed on its own, we all need the help and support of many different people. Do you have a dream team today? If not – identify people both in your professional life, and in your private life who can help you. Don’t just look at your work, but also include your health and your finances. Do you need a mentor, a life coach, or maybe a personal trainer? You might prefer that a friend helps you to get fit, someone who likes to go for long walks with you before work a couple of times a week. Once you have identified the people who can help you, you need to think about how you can help them in return. How will they benefit from cooperating with you? Many people miss this part when they try and create a dream team, and that is why they fail. Who do you want to have in your dream team? //Marianne

Once more


If you were to re-live today, what would you do differently? If you were to re-live the last 7 days, what would you do differently? If you were to re-live the last 31 days, what would you have done differently? Sometimes we need to take a break and reflect on how we live our lives. It’s a good idea to set aside a few hours every 3 months for this. Would you have done anything differently if you could have re-lived today, this week or this month? And if so, what would you have done? //Marianne

Visualize part two


What we visualize and think about, we manifest. Albert Einstein said: imagination is more important than facts. Visualization is a tool that helps you reach your goals faster. This is done by changing your mental picture on the inside, and then imagine the kind of success you want to enjoy. Visualizing should be done on a daily basis, and the best times are early in the morning and before you go to sleep. When you do it in the morning it will give you clear images of what you want to accomplish during the day. When you visualize your goals as you already have achieved them before you go to sleep, it helps them to become integrated in your subconscious mind. Remember: all your sense should be involved – you should be able to taste, feel and smell your goals. Having set goals, and then daily visualize that you have already accomplished them is important but it is not enough. It is not enough to just believe, you have to do something with your goals. You have to take certain steps every day to reach them, and only you know what steps you need to take to get the results you wish to have. // Marianne