Thoughts from a random Friday: Goal Books

About 3, maybe 4 years ago, I read an article by a creative entrepreneur and sadly I cannot remember his name. Anyway, the jist of the article was aimed at those who consider themselves "visual" people. I fall into that category, most creative types do. 

So the author recommended starting a visual goal book, where you go through old magazines and cut out things that speak to you. Some examples for me include a house on the beach, a pimped out office for WSC, rock hard abs, etc. Then you take all of the cutouts and begin your themes or goals, or whatever you want to call them.

When I did this project years ago, I set 5 goals. I nailed 4/5 goals within 6 months and the 5th about 2 years later. I know others who have had nearly identical results. My 5 goals? New career, new car, new home, more money. The final one probably should have been thought through a little clearer as it contradicted one of my previous goals. Move to San Diego. Not easy to do when you just bought a new condo.

Now you might say, can't I just use pinterest for this? Others might say, "What the F is pinterest?"

I'll answer the first question. For the second go here. No, you cannot use pinterest for this project. It works best when you physically cut the items out. Place them into a photo album or notebook. Have them in your presence. Not to go too zen on you, but you need to be at one with this book. Then put it away once it's complete and don't think about it again for a minimum of 6 months.

Recently, I've noticed a lack of clarity and focus in myself. I blame my girlfriend. And my dog, Aix the French Bulldog. Not really. Kind of.

I sat down and brainstormed how to overcome this. The answer, do a new goal book. And when you come visit the new offices of WSC, you'll know it worked.