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Seven Strategies For Success in 2013

As we begin the New Year we often reflect on the previous and make choices about how we’d like to make changes. These seven strategies for success in 2013 will help you do just that. It may be that you’ve had a wildly hard working and financially successful year and want to calm down a little to spend more time with friends and family. Or, it may be that you’ve not achieved everything you wanted to achieve last year and are wanting to gear yourself up for greater challenges. Whatever your reflections tell you, take a few minutes out to read this advice from Paula Davis-Laack for Psychology Today.

Successful new year1) Embrace the three C’s. Not long after I started my business, I saw a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen for awhile. After we hugged hello, she remarked, “Whatever you are doing is working – you are positively glowing.” The happiness that she saw bubbling up in me had nothing to do with anything extrinsic (money, cars, new clothes), but the type of motivation that makes you happy in your core.

According to psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan, in order for you to get more of that glow-in-the-dark happiness, you should pursue goals that foster relatedness (connection), experience mastery (competence), and autonomy or freedom (choice).

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Which of these seven strategies for success in 2013 will you adopt right away? This first point allows you to align your goals with your deepest values – if indeed you set goals. If you don’t set goals, think about it – and that’s not just financially, but can be applied to health & fitness, relationships, friendships, hobbies, sports, desires and aspirations etc. Goals create a destination which allow you to form a road map in order to get there. Without a destination, there is no road map, so how will you get there? Check out the posts on goal setting and visualisation to find out more. Now is a very good time to do it!

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