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Episode Info: Think back to the last time you had an outing with a friend or significant other. What did you do prior to actually spending time with them? Did you give them a vague idea of what you'd be doing? Did you tell them that your visit could happen whenever you felt like it? Did you show up to your outing without any expectations of how things would be going? If you're the average person, the answer is most likely a no. You and I understand the importance of planning when it comes to major events. Similarly, you need to apply the same type of careful planning to major lifestyle changes as you do to visits with friends or dates with significant others. Only through planning, goals, and expectations will you be able to transition into the type of lifestyle that you have dreamed about. #1. Categorizing Your Lifestyle Goals Josh and I have been playing with a system to bring meaning and purpose to our lives called "Project Life" - working title. It is something that we love doing and we do it every single day. We have this weekly and monthly check in. And later this month we are doing a quarterly check in and we are doing that as an away weekend. It is something I hope to release as a program or app in 2018. We've drawn on other tools like my personal favorite Zig Ziglars Wheel of Life that helps you to achieve a more balanced lifestyle of your choosing. Ziglar’s Wheel consists of 7 different sections that include the following: Personal and Social Goals Work and Career Goals Family Goals Spiritual Goals Financial Goals Mind/Intellectual Goals Physical/Health-Related Goals We may not realize it yet but the way in which we approach our lives can be entirely unbalanced. For example, someone who is fulfilled in their career may be devoting every available minute towards working but they may be deeply suffering in the family aspect of their lives. Another person may be at peak health but could have absolutely no social life. We are each unique and there is always an area in which we could improve. Take a look at the categories above and make a list of things you would like to do in that area. The actions don't have to be large in order to make an impact. A goal in the financial area couldRead more »

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