2014Goals – Pursue them Now!

Would you like to give your 2014 a great kick off? Build your mental toughness to sustain motivation for your 2014 goals!

Register now for the Goals2014 online four-part seminar. The first session is on Monday, November 25th. For only $139 you get 4-hours of interactive instruction, handouts, reference materials, exercises, personal feedback and unlimited email support is included for the duration of the seminar. Can’t make the live sessions? No excuses – this series will be recorded. You can take this seminar at your leisure. Sessions are held every other week.

Goal setting is not just for New Year’s day! Stop waiting for some special day to set goals and do it now. Start by treating yourself to an early holiday gift. A gift of success. This is a real life how-to succeed-in-2014 like no other year seminar! Don’t get that temporary rush of the new year resolution setting thing. Instead learn the mental game of persistence, motivation, and goal setting.

Here’s a bonus for every attendee.  Every attendee gets a free 30-minute one-on-one coaching session in February 2014. Why? Did you know that according to resolutions research almost half of all people set new year’s resolutions; and that by February about one-third have ceased the pursuit; and more than half of them have stopped by June? Only 8% actually are successful in their resolution. So what about those who don’t set resolutions? Survey’s show that resolution setters are 10 times more likely to achieve their goal than those who do not set goals!  That means that only .08% (less than 1%) non-explicit (not written and specifically articulated) goal setters achieve their goals.

Goals are critical to moving forward and giving purpose in your life. Goals… 

  • Give you direction.
  • Improve the quality, purpose and focus of daily life.
  • Help maintain  your motivation.
  • Help enhance self-confidence.
  • Help you monitor your progress.
  • Create explicit route to take on your journey.
  • Direct your attention to what’s important.
  • Help you work on strengths and weaknesses.
  • Are flexible and accommodate “life”.

Goal setting itself is not new. Various motivational speakers and organizations put spins on the same theme. But research has offered insights into best practices and most the effective techniques. One of the techniques I created is unique in setting up my clients for success. We set Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention goals. I view goal setting not as an all-or-nothing venture – contrary to conventional goal setting. This is just one approach I share along with many other proven applied sports psychology techniques in this four-part seminar.

Some people imagine some fuzzy wish like “I want to get in shape” or “I want to run a marathon” or “I want to lose weight” or “I will try to make the Varsity squad” and “I will try to make time to workout more”. It’s a nice way to stay non-committal. It’s a great way to let excuses sabotage you. Vague, general and “effort” based goals have been shown to be far less effective. You will learn how to create goals and the process goals that paved the way in this four-part seminar!

But only a part of the problem is in setting actual goals. The primary problem is that people spend more time talking about goals than laying a foundation to achieve them. They never learn how to take the next step – the actual daily pursuit of those goals! Lay that foundation in this four-part seminar.

Motivation often wanes after the first days or weeks of the year. Life happens. Stress of work, family, finances become real. This does not mean you have to give up on your goals. Learn not only how to set realistic, achievable multi-level goals but how to maintain your motivation and focus to stay on track throughout the year in this four-part seminar! Be part of that 8% who achieve their goals!

Wouldn’t you like to give your 2014 a great kick off? Or maybe help someone you know? Get together and sign up now.

[Space is limited. Only 25 spaces are available for this seminar.]

The number one reason people fail at goals is pretty simple. They leave their goal achievement process in on the piece of paper. You have to ACT on it! Ask yourself right now – what one thing did I do to get closer to my goal? If you can’t answer that question, then sign up for this seminar and get started!


About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - trailrunningclub.com. I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for Running-Advice.com. I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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