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In a staff meeting this week I was talking to the team about GOALS. As many of us start to wind down in 2018, it’s a great time to be introspective. How did 2018 go? Did you do the things you wanted to do? Did you move toward your goals? I talked about the 1 thing holding many people back here. In addition, I spent a bit of time talking about my thoughts on big goals. I believe you should stretch yourself. These big goals are not Pass/Fail. Read more on that here. But there is one thing that I don’t think we talk about enough when we talk about goal-setting. If you want a well-rounded life, you should probably have well-rounded goals. Most of us have goals that center around two areas; finance and fitness. Though those are both important areas, they are not the only ones. That’s why I talk about the 5 F’s of Goal Setting. Finance, Fitness, Family, Faith and Fun. If you want a well-rounded set of goals (and a well-rounded year), this is a good list to start with. Finance: This time of goal might center around how much many you want to make, how much you want to save or the sales number you want to achieve. Fitness: Do you want to lose 10lbs? Want to run a half marathon? Maybe you just want to improve your diet. These are all great and they fall here. Family: This is the place where I remind myself that I want to spend time with those that I love. Do I want to have a date night with my bride? Do I want to do something specific with my girls? Faith: Do you want to give more? Do you want to get involved and volunteer? How can you make an impact in this are? Fun: Yes…I think this area is important too. And it’s great if a few of these might overlap. For example, if you want to take a great family vacation, that might cover two of the five “f’s.” This is not a comprehensive list. But it’s a great start to getting you thinking about creating a year that you will be excited to live. Now let’s get them on paper! Make sure you never miss an update! It’s time to become a VIP. Sign up here.