For Episode 19 of The BOOM Podcast, motivational speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden comes to us from Omaha, Nebraska – and before heading in to a speaking engagement there, laid out Day Six of his brand-new workbook The BOOM 28 Day Boot Camp: Creating a Life of Success. Find Motivation. Crush Goals. Overcome Obstacles. Live with Purpose.
Day Five was all about the importance of reading your plan out loud at least three times a day.
If you follow Jeff’s daily principles, your life will change – but only you can put in the work.
“Don’t go half-assed,” Yalden said. “If you work with half-assed effort, you are going to get half the results you are looking for.”
DAY SIX: Create a Plan of Action
Create a step-by-step approach for how you are going to achieve your goal.
Jeff used the example of paying off a credit card.
“Let’s that you have a credit card with a $6500 balance on it. It has been lingering out there for two years and you want to get rid of it. You know what? We all wish we could get rid of our debt – but for some, it’s easier than others,” he said, adding that it’s not necessarily because some people make more money than others.
“I can see how that would certainly impact you being able to pay more on your credit card, but the bottom line is this: Those who put the plan into action are the ones who will achieve the results a lot sooner than those that don’t have a plan of action.”
He suggested setting a SMART plan of action to get rid of this debt.
“What is a simple, measurable, attainable, relatable and what is a timely goal for you to be able to accomplish this? Maybe one year is too short of a time frame. Let’s say we set it up for 18 months. Can you swing about $360 a month? If it’s important to you, you probably can,” he said.
Committing to a payment plan like this, you might have to skip your visits to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks a few times a week. You will save time and money by making your morning drink at home.
“Maybe you don’t go out to eat as much, or maybe you stop ordering alcohol when you go out to eat, which takes the bill from here to – WHOA! – See what I’m saying?”
What is important to you? Create a plan of attack to achieve your goal.
Incentivizing the process can work wonders too.
Do you want to lose 15 pounds?
Jeff knows a lady who is a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Her husband told her that if she lost x amount of weight in x amount of time, he would pay for her trip to see a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
This proved to be a strong incentive. And she did it.
For those of you who decided to pursue two or three different goals, it’s time to rethink that approach, according to Yalden.
“That can be overwhelming,” he said. “Just pick one, whatever that might be. Embrace the process. Engage in the grind. I want you to spend today writing a plan of attack. I want you to engineer this process, working backwards from the end result.”
What will it take for you to achieve your goal?
Create your plan of action now.
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