You’ve set your goals for the year, so you know where you are headed.

They are big, exciting and you can’t wait to reach them, but what do you do next?

Where do you begin? There is so much to achieve!

It can be quite daunting looking at those lofty targets, overwhelming even.

Imagine looking up an enormously high flight of stairs and seeing a giant pot of gold at the top. You want to leap straight to the top and grab that gold, but the reality is that you aren’t sure you would be strong enough to carry it, let alone have enough energy to climb that many stairs! You might even be tempted to give up before you begin.

Here are some tips to help you keep your doubts in check, your goals in sight, and start moving towards them, one step at a time.

Chunk your goals down

Once you have created your goals for the year, it is important to chunk them down into smaller goals. Six month, three month, and one month goals will lead you to the final result, in manageable steps. This will also allow you to build up your knowledge, skills and resilience as you go.

Take it step by step

Plan well and take one step at a time. Don’t skip things, or look for the easy fix. If you try to jump ahead you are likely to slip or lose your footing.

Keep your balance

Make sure all the areas of your life are in balance. All work and no play will wear you out. If you are going to make it to your big goals you will need to take breaks to rest and recharge. Take care of yourself and your footing will remain sure and strong.

Learn from your stumbles

As you work through the smaller goals you may lose your footing here and there. It’s OK to slip up and make mistakes. That’s how we learn. The more you learn the easier the climb will be. So give those bruised knees a rub and keep on going! You will learn how to hang on when things get wobbly and your legs will get stronger as you tackle each new step.

Get a cheer squad

Everyone feels an extra burst of energy when they have someone cheering them on. Share your goals, share the journey. Surround yourself with people who give you support and encouragement.

Celebrate the milestones

Enjoy your successes. Celebrate each milestone as you achieve it. Keep your eye on the outcome but acknowledge how far you have come and what you have learnt and accomplished along the way.

Most of all, keep on going!

Persistence is the key to success.

You don’t have to rush…just keep taking one step at a time, and all of a sudden, before you realise it, you will have reached your goal. That pot of gold will be in your hands, and it will be time to start thinking about next year’s goals!

There is no one GIANT step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps – Peter Cohen

Need some help developing your goals, creating your steps and planning for the year ahead?

Contact us today to find out about our Goal Setting, Coaching, Mentoring & Workshops.

Phone: 0418 490 422 or 02 8011 8114


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I have seen and worked with Cheryl on a number of events and projects she is a part of. So when it came to organising an EA/PA Networking event, I knew she was the right person to be our guest speaker. Cheryl is an engaging, humorous and energetic presenter, who can relate easily to a room of 10 to 100+ people. She brings a world of knowledge and experience to her presentations and her real-life business examples reinforce the messages she presents. Cheryl is definitely someone I would recommend to present at any corporate workshop.

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Cheryl provides an incredible bouncing board to lead you through your journey of reinvention or simply to gain reinforcement that the path you’re on is the right one. Cheryl is an awesome person who truly cares for other people, wants to see them achieve their goals, isn’t backward in coming forwards when you need the prod in the right direction and will encourage you to see the great results you are accomplishing when they may not be as obvious to you.

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Cheryl has facilitated a number of conferences for Liquid Learning in both Australia and New Zealand and has always been a pleasure to work with! Cheryl is helpful, punctual, reliable and always professional. She is very skilled in keeping the conference running to time and lifting the energy of the room as she facilitates Q&A sessions. Cheryl also frequently runs workshops with us and does regular speaking spots which she always receives great feedback for.

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Cheryl has been a delight to work with over the past 7 years. She has assisted our business, Independent Garden Centres, with professional development workshops, she has been of great support to me as a coach. Cheryl has emceed the last two annual IGC Retail Conferences with an engaging and fun style, and she has been one of our conference keynote speakers who held the undivided attention of the delegates with ease. I thoroughly recommend Cheryl Alderman in any of these capacities.  Cheryl is a consummate professional who quickly builds rapport, she clearly enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, and there is always an element of fun which oft missing in many professionals.

Evan Mueller, CEO, IGC

In this workshop we were introduced to a range of simple strategies that the group could adopt to manage the inevitable stress and tension experienced in corporate and every life. The cynical group loved the practical and interactive approach of this workshop and were highly engaged throughout the 2 hours. The presenters brought in lots of great exercises. I am happy to recommend this Managing Stress workshop and both presenters to other corporate groups.

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Working with Cheryl has had benefits that have reached far beyond me as an individual. She has helped me to become a better leader and elevate the effectiveness and potential of my entire team. Cheryl's coaching has raised my self awareness, shifted my focus to control what I can control, and given me tools to realise opportunities that I wouldn't have thought possible before our first session.

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