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Episode Info: Goals provide a catalyst for change by helping to identify a starting point and a desired completion. Well-defined goals help to develop a plan of action to help improve our lives. Things in life do change. Our goals have to be flexible and fluid enough to reflect these changes. A career that is meaningful be rewarding. However, it may mean setting goals to find work that is warding. It helps determine the type of work we want to do and to have a degree of success in our chosen field. Identifying values helps to •             Target a niche area •             Make a plan of action •             Set up time frame to meet them One aspect in freelancing is a commitment to service. Values come into play when they come into alignment with freelancing. In his book Goals! , Brian Tracy states the core of our personality is based on our value systems. He stated personality is like a series of five concentric rings: 1.            Values start in the center. These are your fundamental core principles that give meaning to your life. They help determine direction in life. Values spread to the next circle composed of beliefs. 2.            Beliefs are determined by our values and everything around us. Beliefs help give definition to our lives. Beliefs determine the next ring, our expectations. 3.            Expectations are positive if values are positive. It establishes our outlook on life and how we view others and individual situations. Expectations help form the next level of attitude. 4.            Attitude is the outward display of our values, beliefs, and expectations. In values and beliefs are positive then our attitude will be naturally positive. Attitude is manifested in the next level of action. 5.            Actions are a reflection of the previous four concepts and helps determine our accomplishments. How we succeed in life work and relationships is determined by our actions. Once values have been established, you are able to market yourself to potential employers. Job seekers can identify ideal characteristics of positions they seek. They can take the values they identified and see how they match up with organizations they wish to work for. New Freelancers express the skills and abilities that make them different from other candidates to a potential project. For those seeking a career transition, relevant transferrable skills can help determine wh
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