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Are you setting your goals according to what you truly want or what you think you should get?

There's a very big difference between those two. If you're only setting your goals according to what you think you should get, you are probably missing out on so much potential for your business.

Here's one way you can figure out if you're setting your goals too low. If I were to sit down with you in a coaching session and ask, "Tell me how much money you want to make this year," how would you respond?

If your answer is vague or your answer is more in the form of a question, your goals are more in line with what you think you should get rather than what you want to make.

When you set a vision for your business, get this kind of thinking completely out of your head. The potential for your business is so far greater than you could perceive if you're only looking at it from what you think you can do or what you think you have to do.

One way to avoid getting caught up in this mess is to do projects that you want to do; not projects that you think you should do because they might be the right way to launch a program or sell something.

Doing business this way will afford you the life you think you should have – living in a moderate home, making good money while working 6 days a week, always thinking about but rarely going on a real vacation.

Your goals have to be based around what you truly want. When you truly want something, you have what is referred to in Think and Grow Rich as a burning desire. If you don't have a burning desire to achieve your goals, it is not going to be enough.

Here's why that burning desire is so important. When you're setting after something that you haven't had previously – something that is a big, daring goal for you – you're going to hit challenges. You're going to hit obstacles because anything you want and don't have is outside of your comfort zone.

On your way to achieving the things that are outside of your comfort zone, you're going to be stretched. That's the moment when you will be most tempted to give up, unless you have a really strong burning desire.

This desire, that yearning for something more, is like your higher mind calling you to your true potential.

So, when you're setting your goals – both revenue goals and lifestyle goals – consider what it is that you truly want.

The bigger house? The 3-day work-week? The 3-month dream vacation?

If these are the goals you truly want, set them. Once you name what you want to achieve, once you know what is your burning desire, we can figure out a way for you to achieve it.

Bernadette Doyle specializes in helping entrepreneurs attract a steady stream of ideal clients. If you want to get clients calling you instead of you calling them, sign up for her free weekly e-zine at http://www.clientmagnets.com

There was a children's TV program aired in England about 20 years ago, where the primary prop in the setting was a lighted floor. Basically, the lights on the floor were off, and only as the people on the show took a step did the light appear.

They had to take a step forward before any light went on.

This is quite the opposite of how people really want to move forward. Most of us prefer to "see the light" before we take the next step. We want to know where we are going, and see all the steps illuminated and lined up, so that we can go from point A to point B, B to C, C to D, D to E and so on.

But the truth is, that is not really how we move forward. The truth is that often, only the first step you take will be visible. The only way to see the second step is for you to be one- hundred percent wholly committed to taking step one.

That is truly what change is like. There's no denying that change is uncomfortable, but if you want to accomplish your goals, you're going to have to step up, move forward and make changes as you go along. The more comfortable you get at doing that, the more stepping up will be a constant experience in your life.

So, if you are serious about doubling or tripling your income, for example, you could go to Vegas or play the lottery, but the real way to accomplish your goal involves doing some things that up until now, you've been resisting.

You may not even realize that you've been unwilling or unable to make changes. It's amazing how creative people can be at avoiding change.

But, whether you want to make ten thousand, a hundred thousand, a million, or ten million, whatever the level or the goal, the process is exactly the same

In order to affect any kind of change, in your life or in your business, you have to take the first step without being one-hundred percent certain about where your foot is going to land.

That takes courage, and it takes faith. That is what change requires.

Commit one-hundred percent to taking step one. You don't need to know what's going to happen after step one if you never get there. You will only know what happens next when you take that step. You won't ever get there if you keep asking questions.

You've got to act, and jump right in with both feet, even when you don't know where that jump will land you.

Once you master this process of change, and just keep stepping through it, you will find yourself more and more comfortable with moving forward without knowing where the next step leads.

As you find the courage to take one step after another, I promise, things are going to change for you.

Bernadette Doyle specializes in helping entrepreneurs attract a steady stream of ideal clients. If you want to get clients calling you instead of you calling them, sign up for her free weekly e-zine at http://www.clientmagnets.com

There are many ways to become a client magnet. Here are 20 proven methods that will help you to achieve astonishing business results.

•      Carefully choose the niche that you want to be known as an expert at.

•      Learn everything there is to know about your declared area of expertise. Go through the experiences and learn the lessons, connect with a mentor and then put it into practice to be successful. Only then can you teach and help other people to do the same.

•      Pick something that you're passionate about; when you're passionate, that really shows through.

•      You will make a greater impact in a place where you genuinely have some value to offer.

•      Realize that you don't have to try to get every person you ever encounter to become a client.

•      Build your relationship with the people who have already "raised their hands" and expressed an interest in your product or service.

•      Focus your effort and energy on people who are pre-qualified to buy. It is more pleasurable to work with and for them than to try to convert people who will never be interested or will never be qualified to buy your services.

•      Approach your tasks with the right energy. A positive attitude will resonate with your clients; conversely, so will negativity.

•      Be a congruent model for success by focusing on and being committed to your prospects and clients.

•      Use one-to-many methods for connecting with clients and offering services, as much as possible.

•      Put systems in place to start building your list.   Then continue to grow and improve your lead generation systems.

•      Know the principles behind offering ethical bribes, such as a free report, and have processes in place to handle responses.

•      Incite a call to action by creating a sense of urgency for people to sign up with you or purchase your offer. Deadlines work well for this.

•      Don't underestimate the value of affiliates and joint venture partnerships.

•      Be consistent. Systematize and automate your process so that you can make money even when you aren't working.

•      Use articles, teleseminars and social media to increase your exposure and the perception of you as an expert.

•      Use quality software to build and maintain your websites and blogs.

•      Always offer an upgrade with every sale.

•      Build relationships by following up with the people you meet at networking events right after the event.

•      Offer something for free or do a product giveaway at an event, collecting contact information in exchange for entry.

Implementing just some of these strategies today will add many more prospects to your list and take you closer to a more profitable business.   When you've applied them all, you will be a true client magnet.

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