Five Goal Setting Mistakes To Avoid in 2020

The sky's the Limit

No Regrets in 2020

A surefire way to avoid regrets in 2020 and achieve significant changes is to break all the standard goal-setting rules you may have followed in the past.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, again and again, expecting a different outcome. 

If you intend to create significant life-changing actions and results in 2020, I dare you to think outside of the box.  Think The Sky’s the Limit!  How different would your life be if you achieved all that you said you would at the beginning of each year? 

Take a moment and remember when you first set out to make an impact on the world with your passion and ingenuity!  When you believed whatever you wanted you only had to go for it.   The opportunities were limitless, the excitement of what was possible kept you awake at night, made you bound out of bed in the morning with the anticipation of what the day would bring.    Fast forward 3 – 5 – 10 -20 years.  How is it going?  Are you just getting by? Are you trudging through your day with little to no excitement? Are you doing the same thing as before with nothing new on the horizon?  I dare you to break out of your annual routine and stop making these mistakes when setting your goals or intension for 2020.  

Top 5 Goal Setting Mistakes that keep you and your business status quo

  1. Set too general of a goal.  Example:  I will make 10K more than last year.  That leaves you wondering how you’ll reach it and no clear path on the steps it takes to do so.  The same example applies to health and fitness or even personal development goals. 
  2. Accept past successes or failures as the ultimate truth of what you can achieve.  Do not assume that if you failed before, you will again.  If it’s something you really want, find a new way to approach it and try again.  If you succeeded in the past are you accepting that as the hight of your limits?
  3.  Compare yourself with others.  No one can set the bar for you!  There is always someone worse or better at whatever you are attempting to achieve. 
  4. Telling yourself you have it clear in your head.  To solidify your intention it must be written down.  Doing so makes a powerful statement of what you Will Achieve.  If it’s not written down, it’s incredible how easy it is to avoid, forget or make excuses as to why you didn’t do it.    

Here’s a powerful way of creating your goals.  Start with realistically Dreaming of what you want to accomplish.  Then GO BIGGER!  Yes!  Hit that idea out of the park!  Begin brainstorming how this could happen.  Don’t worry about why it can’t happen, pull yourself and/or your team/family together and start brainstorming ideas on what you CAN do!  Not what HAS been done or worse yet, what OTHERS have done.  Believe you can achieve it with all your heart!  Because You Can!

How much money do you want to make?  What projects do you finally want to get done this year?  What new idea do you want to give life too?   Dream it!  Believe it!  What does it look, feel, taste, smell like?  How will this change your life?   Measure and celebrate along the way, every milestone, and make 2020 a year to remember. 

When you participate actively every day with intention, belief, and joy, the life you want will manifest itself.   I wish you an exhilarating, productive, and lucrative 2020!

Learn more about setting your intentions – achieve what you want and be inspired to take you and your life to the next level.  Join – Ultimate Coaching Mastery – a group for dreamers and achievers!

Kause & Effect, A Podcast

The Inner Journey to Success in Life and Business

Creating a podcast has been a goal of mine for nearly two
years now.  Like so many other things in
life, the fear of actually doing it was so overwhelming, I found myself doing
any number of things, besides producing my much-desired podcast.

I realize now, I was not yet aligned with creating the right
message to share with you.

We all have "Goals," we try and try to
achieve.  Yet, in all honesty, dance
around it, f!#k it off and finally put it on the back burner.  It does not matter if it's dreaming of
becoming a coach, increasing your sales, improving health, personal growth, or
starting a business.  We all do it.


It's simple.... Our Soul knows we are not aligning with what
we are meant to do.  Once we are aligned,
things simply begin to fall into place.

That brings me to my podcast!

With every business coaching, training, or public speaking I
do, I speak from the heart.  I do not
just stick to training strategy, I include the emotional intelligence and
alignment that must coincide with all endeavors.  My physical audience seems to seriously eat
that up and engage with the concepts and training.

But I always dance around what I know to be the truth.  I often end up talking energy, meditation,
quieting the mind, releasing ego, being in the now and all that....  but only after I have been working with an
audience or client for a while.  If they
are receptive, I slowly introduce the spiritual or internal journey to
them.   I have found that those who are
more open to the inner journey have the greatest success.

So, that's what my new podcast Kause & Effect is about!  The spiritual journey to success in life and business.  We embark on a journey to discover what your spirit is really up to.  This journey is the most vibrant and rewarding adventure you will ever experience.  Becoming aligned with your true purpose will help to manifest the exact life you desire.   Whether that means financial abundance, satisfaction in business, or pure happiness with self and in relationships.  There are no judgments, and there are no requirements on this journey.  You won't have to eat tofu or practice yoga or meditate for two hours every day.  Your journey is yours to discover and yours to experience.  We are each on our own path.  This podcast is simply to inspire you, give you insight, tools, and resources to embark or continue your own journey.

Below are several ways you can listen to and follow my new podcast.  I use Podbean at this moment, as time goes on and I gain more experience, I may spread out and upload to other formats, but for now, here is where you can find Kause & Effect.  (Oh, and yes, I am uploading the audio files to YouTube also!  Just for you hardcore YouTube viewers.)

Podbean on your Computer:

Podbean on your phone:  Go to your play store and download the free app

Listen to Episode #1 directly:

Kause & Effect on YouTube:


Three Coaching Business Myths

Puppy noes in paw

There are folks out there who can help. But if you think there is a quick fix to a six-figure business, you must also be the type that believes a pill will make you skinny and physically fit with no effort on your part.

3 Coaching Business Myths:

1) A 6 Week Program will make you six figures

2) Following just one step will turn it all around

3) “How I made six figures in 3 months!”  But fail to mention it took eight     years to get there.


When I was first learning Sales – my mentor told me it’s just like growing up.  Crawl – Walk – Run!  There are no shortcuts, and there is no Magic Word to make you a successful salesperson.  You must put your time in and learn.

That does not mean you cannot start your coaching practice soon.  What it means is to have realistic expectations and not over commit to your success timeline.  Put your toe in the water, then work your way up to your knees, float around a little, swirling your arms, legs and then start to swim.  Someone probably helped you to learn to swim, they held on – waited for you to get better and then slowly let you go.  Right?

YOU MUST learn to Crawl – Walk – Run in whatever endeavor you start.

You didn’t dive into the deep end of the pool and start swimming, did you?  It was step by step, learning the process – learning the how – then experiencing the ups and downs of the process.  The person who was helping you finally let go and you did it by yourself.   Over time, you may have discovered different ways to swim that was your unique style.  That is the Crawl-Walk-Run process.


It’s the same with starting your coaching practice.  Some of us learn faster than others.  Some will become Olympic Athletes, and others will enjoy swimming on a regular basis, but never become a Gold Medal Winner, they merely enjoy swimming and make it part of their life.

I have a roadmap for you to follow, to start your coaching practice.    Consider it arm floaties or training wheels for just starting out.  I will help you take your very first steps to creating the proper mindset to go for it!   Kinda like screwing up the courage to jump off the high dive.  This roadmap will help you do it and show you how you can get the courage to leap!



Handling Ups, Downs and Disappointments


Well, my story is not overly inspirational, but one that may help you when your having a bad day. In businesses handling ups, downs and disappointments are part of the gig!

A nice account that really started my year off with stars and explosions got delayed. Boy!  The disappointment is real. But the deal is not dead and I am confident that it will happen. But the feeling is…well, horrible. Makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry and kick and scream like a little baby, or perhaps curl up in a ball under my blanket and binge watch Greys Anatomy or some such inane Netflix show. Continue reading “Handling Ups, Downs and Disappointments”

Manifest Your Highest Vision

Manifest your Vision

Is your life everything you wanted it to be?  Not just sales and business success, but overall?  Did you accomplish your goals, manifest your highest vision?  Did you set goals or create a vision of what you want to manifest? Below you will find a link to a worksheet so that you can create your highest vision.

The truth is, most of us strictly live moment to moment.  Dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of the day.   We stay “Busy” getting kids off to school or daycare, work, homework, dinner, bedtime, laundry, housecleaning, yard work, rushing from work to home.  Completely unconscious and unaware that each choice that we make or don’t make, creates the life that we experience. Continue reading “Manifest Your Highest Vision”

Cheep Sales Tactics

Desk LampThe day that I got burned was the day I finally got a grip on the difference between integrity in sales and cheap sales tactics.

I signed up for a Sales Training event and was looking forward to it!   I dreamed more and more about the excellent knowledge that Zig was going to share!

Yes!  Zig Ziglar was going to speak at this event!

Finally, the day of the event came, and I sat as close to the stage as possible!  For the first ½ hour I sat on the edge of my seat, listening intently to the warm-up speakers talk about Time Management and what was and was not crucial.  This information was somewhat useful, but nothing new.

Cheep Sales Tactics

I was geared up to hear from Zig!   My Sales Guru!

The lights dimmed, music cued up, (I think it may have been “Eye of The Tiger”…I can’t quite remember if that was playing in my head or not!) The big moment….

Slowly and with great patience, with two people supporting him on either side of a walker. Poor old’ Zig shuffled onto the stage.  He was so old and feeble; it made me feel sorry for him!  He could barely stay focused long enough to answer the questions. His voice was cracked and weak and to top it off, he seemed bewildered and overwhelmed by all the lights, noise and the crowd.

After just a few questions and a few minutes, they escorted, ahem…sorry, they helped him off the stage, the rest of the event was spent pitching whatever program they were selling. I don’t even remember the exact details.  Maybe it was investing and making millions in just a few short months, flipping houses.

These sleazy people made me so mad, because they were taking advantage of this fantastic legend, only to draw a crowd.   And it worked too! The auditorium was overflowing!

Personal Vow

Well, that was it, I was done with the HYPE of Salesy Shit! I don’t care how much money they made during that event!  That day I vowed to always approach sales, marketing and sales training with transparent integrity!

I have built my coaching business reaching out to True Salespeople – with a heart and integrity and who want to not only serve their customer but also create a great and abundant life for themselves and their family.

Those two things are not exclusive!

If you’re a heart-centered sales person who wants make a tremendous amount of money, I mean enough that will change your life and that of your family forever, I am the coach for you!

There is a way to live an abundant life and have a career in sales with integrity!
If your convinced that there is a better and more effective way to create sales than the ol’ bait and switch or agitate the problem and promise a solution and deliver the least possible. Then I invite you to allow me to share with you my proven strategies to becoming a Sales Bad Ass!

My system is working to double, triple or even 10X’s my client’s income. I see no reason that it wouldn’t work just as well for you!

What do you do now?

Click on this link and email me! You know, a simple email. Send an email, saying you would like to schedule a FREE SALES BREAKTHROUGH SESSION and we will schedule a time to chat!

Happy, Abundant Life, Through Selling with Integrity

Stay on Target

Stay on target-Dont lose Focus

One of the most difficult things to do consistently is to Stay on Target!  Don’t lose focus!  I find when I have an amazing idea or start a new project, the things which make me successful in the first place tend to go on the back burner! Do you have this same problem? I started to think about this the last week because I am nearly done with the first part of a huge project I am working on…Launching my Business On-Line. (Watch for some great content coming your way!!!)  I realized this week it has been about two months since I blogged. Continue reading “Stay on Target”