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Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#96 Looking Ahead to 2024!

with Ann McKitrick


What’s the one dream or goal that, if achieved, would bring you the greatest joy and fulfillment in the new year?


As you think about the goals you’d like to set for the new year, remember that each step is a building block toward a more fulfilling life. Stay focused, stay committed, and most importantly, celebrate your successes along the way! As we navigate through the 7 Steps of writing goals, get ready to unlock the potential within yourself, break through barriers, and take those transformative steps towards a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life. In this episode, we’re delving into a step-by-step guide on setting and achieving your goals. From deciding what you truly want in life to celebrating your successes, we’ve got the roadmap to guide you along the way.


7 Steps of writing goals:

·       Step 1: Decide What You Want (click here for the worksheet to help figure this out)
·       Step 2: Write Your Goals Down
·       Step 3: Share Your Goals with Someone
·       Step 4: Break Each Big Life Goal Down into SMART Goals
·       Step 5: Take Your First Step
·       Step 6: Dedicate Yourself & Stay Committed
·       Step 7: Celebrate Your Success


Download this resource:

20 Ways to Power Your Parenting and Reclaim Yourself


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