bigstock-Wood-path-over-river-and-throu-14022170Don’t Set Goals to Write A Book or Increase Income or Change The World?!

That’s right!  Don’t set goals to write a book or increase income, mend a relationship or change the world this year – unless you are going to ask yourself the following questions, and then take the answers to those questions to create a clear a pathway for your success:

1. What are you willing to do ‘differently’ that will support you achieving this?  And what will you do to sustain these new habits.

2. How would accomplishing this goal change your life, personally and professionally – for you, your family, friends, colleagues or clients?  Look at all angles.  Would you be happy with these changes or might it be helpful to adjust your goal slightly – to ensure that the outcomes you are striving for have a lasting and positive affect all, where possible?

3. Who do you need to hire, consult and/or surround yourself with, for your added learning, resources and accountability?

If you are a writer, this might mean taking a course or joining a group with similar interests as yours, like the Writing Community of York Region (or Durham, or Simcoe County).

It might mean working with a creative coach, editor and/or publisher – depending on where you’re at in your journey.  Since this is the work that I do and ‘love’, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have and I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.  Feel free to comment on my blog or email me directly at

If your projects are business related, Masterminds groups are an excellent consideration too.

There’s a lot of advice available about setting and achieving goals.  It’s ‘everywhere’ this month, and I would also be happy to share more on this topic, from my own perspective and years of experience.  However, I believe that the questions I’ve included above will have much more impact and meaning for you initially.  They’re meant to encourage you to think outside the proverbial box, give you better answers (to the better questions you are asking), and ultimately provide you with the results you desire!

The world of writing, book production, publishing and publicity can be an elusive one at times, and it is ever changing and evolving in this fast-paced world of technology!

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing some more great information with you; from a few helpful Wikipedia industry definitions, to resourceful tips on Social Media and a great message from one of our ‘soon to be published’ authors, Robin Smith, sharing thoughts on her creative process and a bit about her awesome book Jump For Joy When Your Dreams Come True!

I look forward to your comments, and please feel free to offer suggestions for topics that would be of interest to you…Don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog when you leave a comment!

p.s. For those of you in the York Region, Ontario area, I will be leading a Mastermind Group for local writers from February to June.  Please contact me personally should you be interested.

…And more great news, you can now find my book Hearts Linked by Courage at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario – they host some great workshops too.  Here’s their website

Wishing you a prosperous and joy-filled 2012!