Connie Jordan Reveals the Reasons You Aren't Achieving Your Goals

Connie Jordan, Las Vegas CEO, Reveals the Real Reasons You Aren't Achieving Your Goals

Achieving your goals is possible, but you must be willing to break old habits and patterns.

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If you have goals you want to achieve, there are steps you need to take to get there. Getting to where you want to be in life isn't easy. If you aren't achieving your goals, you like many others might be falling into several traps.

Connie Jordan, Las Vegas CEO of Anchor Adversity and Professional Life Coach, is known as an energetic and positive professional who takes pride in supporting others as they engage in self-development to embrace change. Below, Jordan highlights four essential reasons that are hindering your goals and how to overcome these obstacles.

1. You only do the bare minimum

Achieving goals requires hard work. If you want to write a book, but you only write a line a day, it's going to take longer than it should to achieve this goal. In fact, doing the bare minimum can hinder your frame of mind as well. Because you're making such slow progress, you may bore of the project or feel as though your efforts aren't paying off. If you push yourself to do more than you think you can, you're going to make progress and achieve your goal.

2. You don't deal with distractions

Distractions aren't hard to find. The television, phone, social media, and even chores will draw your attention away from what you want to be doing. A task you usually hate will suddenly become more desirable if it helps you avoid the hard work needed to achieve your goal. The problem with letting distractions control your time is that you put off achieving what you want. It's important to remember that just because something distracts you doesn't mean it needs your immediate attention. It's up to you to ignore them. Turn off notifications for texts so that they don't distract you while you're working. Check texts during your break. Creating new habits and patterns will help you to be more successful.

3. You don't have a schedule

Having a schedule can help significantly in not only achieving your goals and also reducing distractions. If you schedule your work and breaks, you will have specific times for checking texts, watching your favorite television show, and chores. A schedule will give you more uninterrupted work time. Creating a schedule is the easy part. Sticking to it will take time to get used to, so don't be too hard on yourself if you fall into old habits in the beginning. The more you work on it, the better you'll get.

4. You aren't open to learning

No matter how good you are at what you do, there is always more to learn. Things can change so rapidly these days that it's important to stay up-to-date on what's happening. You may need to upgrade your skills by taking a course or reading up on the subject. Learning doesn't only occur in the classroom. You can learn by talking to other people in the same business, reading, and exploring the plethora of information online. If you aren't willing to learn, you may hinder yourself from achieving your dreams.

Achieving your goals is possible. If you've attempted to accomplish a goal for a while with little success, you may be falling into common traps. To succeed, you must be willing to break old habits and patterns.

About Connie Jordan:

Connie Jordan, Las Vegas, professional life, career, and executive coach, is the founder and CEO of Anchor Adversity. She is trusted with educating, motivating, and re-branding thousands of individuals' leadership spirit by coaching life strategies. Jordan is known as an energetic and positive professional who takes pride in supporting others as they engage in self-development to embrace change.

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To The Soon-To-Be College Freshman Who Think They'll Keep Their High School Friends, Know This

You will maybe talk to 10 people back from your high school while your in college.

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I know what you are thinking "Of course I am going to still talk to all my high school friends once we graduate." "You just didn't keep up with your friends." "I am going to talk to them every day."

Of course, you may be the lucky ones that go on to the same college and university, but if you follow your best friend to college then have you ever thought to yourself. "Did I choose my school based on if my friend(s) would go to college together." Obviously, it could be coincidental that you end up in the same place, but my argument is more on the idea of having friends that go to the same college on your list of important things once you move away.

Now if you are still reading and still in denial with what I am saying then continue.

Since moving away from home I have broadened my horizons and met more people then I could ever have imagined. I have met people that if I have not kept an open mind to them I would not be friends with them now. You will most likely choose the same type of friends that you had in high school if you do not keep an open mind when finding friends in college.

You also do not want to be that person who refuses to make other friends besides their high school friends. I hate to break it to you, but your high school friends will find other friends beside you when they leave for college/university. This time in your life is supposed to be "a new chapter" if you do not branch out of your comfort zone then you will be stuck in a little bubble for the rest of your life.

Not only will your friends in your high school class be making friends, but you need to make friends that are in the same stage of life that you are also in. Still talking to high school aged friends will limit you from conversations due to distance, lack of relevance, and just not going through the same stuff as you.

Sounds daunting? I know.

I am not saying that you can not be friends still with your high school friends. From time to time I catch up with mine to see how the school is going for them, and how they are doing, but I am building and forming relationships with my friends at college because you have had to start up from ground zero, and will be forming a foundation until we graduate.

Even when you have broken it is nice to hang out with your high school friends and talk about the good old days. My point to you is to keep an open mind and to not get upset when high school friends have moved on and found their new friends from school just like you.

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Ahavel Aborishade, Entrepreneurial Expert, Gives Insight into How Female Leaders Can Thrive in Male-Dominated Industries

Following these entrepreneurial tips can help you become a female leader.

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Business can be an intense, cut-throat, almost brutal environment where only the fittest survive. You need to be sharp, have speed of thought, and practice a relentless determination to become a leader. For women, it can be even more of a challenge - particularly in male-dominated industries. Luckily, however, here are some tips shared by Ahavel Aborishade, business leader, that you can follow to thrive in just such an environment:

1. Be the most knowledgeable in your field

Don't give anyone an excuse to doubt your credentials. Be the most learned and knowledgeable person on your subject matter. This will take some time and effort, but in the end, it will be well worth it. By proving your expertise, other people in your industry will soon begin to look up to you and respect your point of view.

2. Build support around you

The path to success is rarely traveled alone. In order to thrive in the world of business, you will need to build a trusted network of friends and colleagues to support you. However, you should not limit yourself to an all-female support system. Instead, you should try to make a point of communicating regularly with trusted males so that you may better understand their ideas and viewpoints.

3. Don't dwell on sexist attitudes

Business studies have shown that startups run by men find it easier to raise funds than enterprises managed by women. When you read statistics such as this, it can be quite easy to become discouraged. However, what you must instead do is try and see it as a challenge that you can overcome - an obstacle that you can, and will, find a way across.

4. Don't shy away from tough questions

In order to thrive as a female business leader, you should never shy away from tough questions. In fact, you ought to welcome them. When you answer a difficult question with confidence and poise, it just highlights your skills and gives you more credence to your abilities as a leader. Remember that you may face tougher questions than a male colleague. By being prepared, you are only improving your own skills and reputation.

In Closing

Being a female leader in a male-dominated business climate is never easy. However, by taking the tips and advice in this article to heart, you will soon begin to see your stature grow.




About: Ahavel Aborishade is a business leader, tech aficionado and an emerging entrepreneur in the technologic world. Focusing on building a better future for those around her, Ahavel uses her passion for technology and community to create nuanced applications that enliven daily experiences.

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