How to Accomplish Goals Faster Than You Can Imagine and Never Lose Motivation

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You’re probably aware of the importance of goal setting and how having objectives can help you stay focused and on the right path. But what many people desperately want to learn is how to accomplish goals faster.

There are easy ways to do that and it will make your journey to the ideal lifestyle not only bearable, but filled with meaning, motivation and fun.

Here I’ll share what I’ve found to work and how it can help you get where you want to be. You will also learn how to use motivation to achieve your goals.

How to Accomplish Goals

1. Choose one.

I’ve talked about the case of New Year’s resolutions a few times before. One of the main reasons why they fail is that people set many goals at once.

As a result, they get overwhelmed by the many changes they promise to make, aren’t prepared mentally to go through that and soon give up.

That’s because our brain just doesn’t work this way when setting and going after objectives.

Focus is key here, but you can’t go from zero to 5 goals.

Instead, choose one thing you want to change for now. Let it be your experiment, learn how to set goals and achieve them by failing and learning from it. Then, once you successfully reach that dream of yours, you’ll be able to replicate the success with anything else you desire.

2. Make sure it’s something you truly want.

Too often people go after the wrong thing in life.

It may sound quite tempting and ambitious and setting it may make you look good in front of others, but in the end of the day it’s you who knows whether you’ve set the right goal or not.

Don’t fall into the trap of living by someone else’s standards. Get clear about the things you want in life and conduct a self-analysis to see what your passions and dreams are, but also what you don’t want to have in your future life and what you hate doing.

This way you’ll save yourself a lot of precious time. Achieving a goal you don’t truly desire will lead to a miserable life and not being happy with the person you become. But if you find the right objective and start your journey towards it, you’ll get there faster.

Related: 10 Things to Do Differently to Get Closer to Your Goals

3. Chunk the goal down into achievable steps.

Broad goals can not only make you feel like it’s impossible to accomplish them, but they are an illusion which scares people.

The thing is, every objective is big in its initial version. But, in reality, it’s just a series of steps, each of which requires focus and effort.

You’ll need to take your eyes off the end result and just make it till the next step. That’s how a big journey becomes easier, and how anything difficult and overwhelming in life can be broken down into smaller tasks.

So how to accomplish goals faster when they seem big and scary? Write down what it takes to get there, break this into smaller, manageable and quicker actions. Do it again.

Now you have a list with all the steps you need to take that will help you win. But forget about the rest, think of the first three. And simply start with the very first action. It shouldn’t take long or need any effort at all to do it.

Related: How to Create a Personal Development Plan

4. Achieve your goal by being constantly motivated.

To follow through with your goals, you’ll need to rely on short-term motivation. But that’s not bad, it’s another easy thing, it just requires consistency and making sure you always keep your why in mind.

  • Know why you set that goal and visualize achieving it.
  • Feel accomplished after taking each small step from the list you just created.
  • Read about other successful people to stay inspired.
  • Connect with like-minded people and encourage each other.
  • Find an accountability buddy.
  • Stay positive.
  • Feel proud of yourself for knowing how to accomplish goals faster and doing something about your life.
  • Track your progress and feel good when you see results.
  • Find simple ways to trick your mind into taking the daily action connected to your goals.

Once you start following these 4 steps, goal setting and success don’t seem that hard. In fact, it’s not a challenge and you find ways to have fun while doing this.

Put some effort into taking the first few steps until you see results. Once you get there, this will be your motivation boost to keep going.

‘How can I achieve my goals?’ isn’t something you’ll wonder all the time anymore. Now you know the how, have found the why and become action-oriented.

What else can you add to help others learn how to accomplish goals in no time while being motivated?

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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