“You’re going on in 5…and relax. You’re only going to be in front of a few million people.”
I wasn’t quite sporting the same grin as the Channel 7 camera guy.
I was about to do a live interview on their Sunrise breakfast program. It was Australia’s most popular morning show. Similar to Good Morning America, but for the land down under I suppose.
Two hours before that I was at an ABC studio filming for FusionTV on the heels of a call with Radio New Zealand.
How the heck did this happen from a single blog post?
Below is the story of how I accidentally got international, mainstream media coverage…without having a big name or massive audience.
I’ll codify the series of events …
I strongly believe the main reason that 2013 was the most productive, fun, and interesting year of my life was due to the goal setting exercise I performed below…
A few days ago, I published the framework I used to create holistically ambitious goals last year.
Below is a transparent view of my thought process to craft my goals for 2014 culminating in a list that displays all of them.
The Goal Setting Process
The first step was to revaluate and confirm the areas of my life that are most important to me. In no particular order they are:
Family / Personal / Social Well-Being
Professional Development / Business Growth
Fun / Leisure / Recreation
After establishing these steps I completed the following statements:
I want …
This post will teach you how to create goals for this upcoming year that won’t leave you empty when you achieve them.
This actually happens a lot because “goal lists” are rarely accountable to all areas of our lives that are important to us.
If you have a bunch of goals that are solely focused on one area of your life (cough work), you’ll probably end up feeling unhappy even if you crush them.
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Below is a methodology you can use to set goals for 2014 that are holistically ambitious. It relies heavily on a 400 year old Buddhist tool called the Bhavacakra or “Wheel of Life.”
You can use this framework precisely as outlined like I did …
At the end of last year, I wrote out everything I wanted to achieve in 2013.
Here’s how I finished up as well as some breakthrough realizations I had this year.
Pay off student loans
Steady side income of over 2k a month that takes less than 4 hours of work to maintain
Reach 1,000 blog subscribers
Guest blog for 6 reputable blogs
Create and market a digital product
Travel to 2 new countries (China, Peru, Chile, Netherlands, Brazil)
Start an interview series
Drinking 1 less day per month
Create an LLC to write off expenses
Create an event that people love (New York Personal Development Meetup)
Redesign my blog
Go to China to visit one of my best friends while he’s there
Take 2 weekend trips with friends (Jackson Hole, Montauk …
Four months ago I committed to completely cutting lying out of my life.
The positive results from this change have been shocking and hopefully serve as a potent motivator to consider doing the same in your own life.
In the process of striving for 100% honesty at all times, I’ve realized that:
a) I used to tell told lots of baby lies.
b) Lying is one of the most crippling things to your personal growth.
Below I want to explain how lying, even in the most minuscule forms, is hindering you from becoming the most virtuous, courageous, happy member of society that you can be…
But first, have you ever heard someone say this?
“Honesty Is Very Important to Me”
If you …