Today I want to share with you my red car story to demonstrate the steps in effective goal setting and the power of mastermind groups.
Three years ago I moved into an apartment in Brooklyn that has a parking space. As a New Yorker, I never really saw the need for a car. The public transportation is excellent and I can get just about anywhere by subway, bus or taxi.
With the parking space right there though, I started thinking about what it would be like to have a car. Not just any car, a red car. The vision of driving a red car was so palpable it was like it had already happened. So for 3 years now I’ve had this super clear vision and desire to have a red car. The problem was I didn’t have a license. Like most people, I took driver’s Ed in high school, got my license but never drove – and I let it expire.
Having a clear vision of my goal – although important, was not enough. What I needed was a step-by-step action plan on how to achieve my goal. So I wrote out all the action steps:
- Research how to get a driver’s license
- Study for the permit test
- Schedule the appointment at the DMV for the permit test
- Take the permit test
- Research and chose a driving school
- Enroll in a 5-hour defensive driving class
- Take driving lessons and gain confidence in driving in NYC
- Schedule and pass the road test
- Get driver’s license
- Decide on whether to lease or purchase a car
- Research and test-drive cars
- Research and get insurance
- Get car registration
- Enjoy my red car
My red car experience has inspired the Platinum Goals Group, a group coaching/ mastermind program that is starting September 9th. Click HERE for the all the details and then read on to learn more about my red car journey!
I am currently in the process of taking driving lessons and things are moving along nicely. The reason I have been able to actualize this goal is because a) I broke it down and b)I declared it in my mastermind group and each week I have declared one micro goal that will move me toward that red car I’ve been wanting. My mastermind group has supported me and celebrated my success every step of the way. They have also held me accountable.
I have been a member of mastermind groups for many years. I love the fact that my group members encourage me to set important goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Goals can range from launching your business, mastering a new skill, writing a book, to nurturing a life-long dream or adventure. Your goal can be as simple (yet powerful) as taking something that has been on your to-do list for way too long and finally getting it done. Think about how great it will feel to achieve your goal – imagine feeling accomplished, thrilled, happy, proud, energized, and empowered. You CAN achieve your goals and dreams.
The Platinum Goals Group will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 pm Eastern, September 9 – October 14th. The mastermind calls will be held via video and teleconference so you can attend from anywhere in the world.
I will lead each group so you will have high level access to me, as well as the collective wisdom of the women in your group.
The Platinum Goals Group is a powerful, supportive, no nonsense way to achieve your goals and design the life you want one goal at a time.
Have questions? For a limited time only, I am offering a 15 minute consult to determine if the program is right for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your call today!
I look forward to speaking with you soon,