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Happy New Year! Awaiting Further Instructions…

Happy New Year! Awaiting Further Instructions…

Dear Ones,

Happy 2012 to you! As we ring in the New Year, I hope you are letting your Inner Wisdom lead the way. I don’t know about you, but I’ve decided to use the month of January as a time where I await further instructions.

I recorded a 3 minute video on my run yesterday to inspire you. Check it on out:

As promised in the video:

The Great Work Feminine Leadership and Mentorship Program

Now accepting applications…and only a few spots left!

Visit: www.TheGreatWoman.com to apply.

If you’re a woman who is ready to give her Great Work in 2012…ready to live your Vision…and you want to be mentored and coached by three women (me, Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Christine Arylo) who have walked the path, then please visit www.TheGreatWoman.com and download the Great Work application and turn it in ASAP. We only have a few spots left and begin this month! You WILL launch your Great Work if you join us.

Top 10 Ways to Ensure New Years’ Resolution Success

Did you know that fewer than 10% of people who set New Years’ Resolutions actually achieve them? How can you ensure YOUR success? Try using the Top 10 Tips below.

1. Write Them Down. It’s a fact: writing down your goals gives you a higher chance of success.

2. Commit. Move beyond the land of “good ideas” to the land of true “commitment”. Make the decision that you will show up for your goals. Perhaps you can do a ritual or ceremony to symbolize your commitment.

3. Go Public. Let your biggest fans in on your new commitments and goals for the year.

4. Get Accountability. Even better than just letting others in on your “secret” dreams and goals-get some accountability. Meet for lunch once a month with a group that will ask you, “So, how’s it going with your goal?” Hire a Coach. Talk to your best friend or partner. Get some support!

5. Make a Plan. Ensure success with a step-by-step plan. Wake-Up Call Coaching loves to work backwards by starting with the end vision of where you want to be and working backwards to where you are today. You’ll find an easy action plan to make your goals a reality.

6. Do a Goal Check-In. Before you decide on what you’ll take on for the year, make certain you can answer, “YES!” to the following questions: “Am I the primary reason for setting this goal (vs. your mom, boyfriend, wife, boss, society)? Do I feel alive and energized by this goal? Is this goal in line with my life purpose or mission?”

7. Get Real! If you’re contemplating putting a goal down that you always put down and never achieve, take a second look. How will this goal end DIFFERENTLY this year? Is this goal something you need to let go of? What purpose is it serving you each year? Is this goal masking as a form of self-punishment? What is the good enough reason to truly commit?

8. Focus With Reminders. Once you’ve written down your goals, created a plan and made sure they are worthy to pursue, figure out ways to remind yourself. Some Wake-Up Call Coaching clients post their goals in on their bathroom mirror or in their car. Others put reminders in their blackberries, iPhones or cell phones. Figure out what works for you.

9. Believe and Visualize. Do you know the story about the group of basketball players who spent one hour visualizing making baskets, while another group actually practiced? The visualizing players had better seasons! So visualize yourself on New Year’s Eve with all your goals achieved. What would that look like? How would it feel? Visualize once a day and see the difference it can make in your life.

10. Use anchors. Tie your goal to a habit you already have in place. Perhaps you decide to do your exercise right after brushing your teeth, or practice meditation after checking email. Anchoring your new behavior and goals to an existing habit is a great tool for success.

May 2012 be the year that your goals and dreams manifest with ease and joy!

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave your feedback, intuitive hits, questions and more in the comments below.

 

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By | 2017-05-25T10:24:26+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Coaching|21 Comments

About the Author:

Amy Ahlers, The Wake-Up Call Coach, is on a mission to stop women and mamas from being so darn hard on themselves. She is the bestselling author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves & Reform Your Inner Mean Girl and she's been a Certified Life Coach for over 16 years. Amy is the co-creator of transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School, Find Your Calling & Visionary Ignition Switch. Amy is passionate about helping soulful mamas embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood in her truth telling community, MamaTruthCircle.com You can often find Amy holding hands with the love of her life and husband, Rob, as they chase after their firecracker daughters, Annabella and Evie Rose. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and rescue mutt, Batman.

21 Comments

  1. Leslie January 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Your gonna come and visit me here in New Jersey!!

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Leslie,

      I SO LOVE IT!!! I would love to come out to the East Coast this year…I’ll keep you posted.

      With love,
      Amy

  2. Anne January 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Thank Amy for your enthusiasm!! Congratulations on your book! WOOO HOO!! I am feeling very positive about 2012 and the amazing now and ahead!
    Thank you again and your dog looked like he wanted to jump in the ocean! lOL.

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Don’t I know it…yes, Dozer DID in fact go into the ocean that day. He loves it!

      Sending many blessings to you for an amazing 2012.

      Love,
      Amy

  3. Anne January 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    One more thing, I live in NJ are you coming here? 😉

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      OMG…you Jersey ladies are pulling me in. I will keep you posted!

      Love,
      Amy

  4. Shari Thompson January 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Happy New Year, Amy! I am feeling intuitively that simply opening up a space for myself is all I need right now. When we learned how to receive, I learned that an open space is necessary to be in the condition of receiving. I also wanted to tell you how many positive comments I am getting from BFLs from my staff since I gave everyone a copy for Christmas. They are amazed how well they can identify with the lies and can see the truths behind them. Everyone loves it!
    Shari

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Shari,

      I adore you so much. I love imagining you as an empty vessel awaiting all the goodness that life has for you.

      And I’m HONORED that you gifted my book to your staff.

      WOW!

      With love Great Woman!
      Amy

  5. DrJody January 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Stupendous Amy!!
    HUGE congrats to you on becoming a best selling author this year! Not only for your own internal accomplishment (which is fantastic) but for the lives you are touching with your message. Totally awesome. And lastly, thank you for being a model for me! I’m on pg 350 of my own inspiring book and hope to have the first draft complete before I meet you at the Great Work retreat on the 19th! Soooo super excited to be able to meet you in person! A big WAHOO to that sistah!
    Love and abundance,
    Jody The Magnificent AUTHOR!

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      YES to you Jody the magnificent AUTHOR!

      I cannot wait to see YOUR video about becoming a bestselling author.

      Cheers to you Great Woman!

      Love,
      amy

  6. Lee-Anne January 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Amy, thank you for your guidance in 2011. My goal in 2012 is to pass the course I am studying and to anchor my energy into my life more fully. Geez I sound like one of my friends, guess I just found the part of me of which she is the mirror 🙂
    Beginning to write again, studying and being present for myself and my family and friend, yep that’s 2012 for me.
    From West Aussie, Lee-Anne, to everyone out there may 2012 bring fun, joy, love light and abundance!

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Sounds like a plan for a beautiful, abundant year!!!

      Whoho!

      Love,
      Amy

  7. Kristine Carlson January 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Amy!

    That was awesome…thanks for taking us on your run and into your inspiration!

    Happy new year…may it be your most magical unfolding year yet!

    Love, love, love,

    Kris

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      SEND YOU LOVE soul sister!!!

  8. Sarah Kurhajetz January 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Amy – Congratulations! I look forward to seeing you at the Goddess Collective later this month.

    I’m thinking there’s a book tour or a series of speaking events in your future – a national book tour/speaking tour of sorts. Or I wonder if writing a children’s book might be something you’ve considered.

    If you have any intuitive hits about me, I’d love to hear them as well.

    Peace & Blessings to you in 2012! Love, Sarah

    • Amy Ahlers January 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Dearest Sarah,

      Thank you SO MUCH for the intuitive hits. I LOVE IT!!

      For you, I see something juicy along the lines of really deepening your Great Work…your highest calling. You have so many skills…and the words that are coming to mind is “just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.”

      Love,
      Amy

  9. Tracy Dacko January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Amy –

    Love #10 (Using Anchors) on our list. What a great idea!

    Just came across your site and I really like your message and your enthusiasm. And of course the Inner Mean Girl! We have plans to introduce some characters of our own later this year – maybe they can have a playdate with the Inner Mean Girls!

    All the best to you,
    Tracy

  10. Deb (Mamma K) January 21, 2012 at 2:02 am

    HI Dear Amy, I was perusing too late at night, and got to HEAR your beautiful new years message, so good to hear your voice. I was laying in bed and believing that many golden sisters are RIGHT NOW in Headlesburg starting the great works program…and I could FEEL the vibration and energy of love here in S. CAl! Maybe it will attach to Shiloh’s painting that is up there, and will soon be living in my home (Opening to Love)…how apropos is that? So I saw your video and I got an intuitive hit…your year is about playing with Dozer and Annabella…and holding the space for your clients…a year of breathing fresh air, and playing. Of course, I hope some of your fresh air and play bring you to S. Cal! Julie and I ,and hopefully Janet D, are going to Christine’s event here Feb 4th…would LOVE to see you too!. Sending you wishes for so much joy in 2012! My goals for 2012 are pretty simple – to stay present in the moment, and to listen to my IW daily! I am hearing her more and more and following her lead. I feel my life has been pure motion for 10 years , in extreme, so my IW says to stay in the pause. In that pause, I am hearing a calling, and listening to it,…sometimes I am called to connect with my kids, my friends, my co-workers (job is better 🙂 ) and to myself, sometimes called to be with my dog, other times called to paint 🙂 , and then I still have a burning call to write…making progress on my book idea – on physicians’ emotions and vulnerability…cannot stop my thoughts on this topic, but honoring that they can well up from within, vs be pushed along by a program to step by step get there. I am honoring some unknown internal creative flow, as if bubbling up like lava from inside. Of course, I would love your Intuitive hits! sending so much LOVE!.Deb

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