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Change Your Life in the New Year L a st month, I celebrated my 52nd birthday. As the day came and went, I started thinking about all the things • Check in with those people every couple of weeks. Share your progress and make it a regular conversation. I had gained washboard abs. But I did not achieve my company’s growth goals.
I’ve wanted to do, but never did—at least, not yet. I also started to think about what I tell clients. I always talk about creating bucket lists and setting goals. And to my kids, I say that anything is possible. I want to give you the same guidance that I have given to so many of my family and friends. It comes down to this: You can do anything you put your mind to. You can achieve anything, be anything, and accomplish anything. But you need to have your mind set on those accomplishments. Build a plan and then commit to following it. As the new year quickly approaches, start thinking about the things you want to put on your bucket list. Then look for ways to accomplish those listed items. It’s all up to you. Here are a few thoughts to help you get started. • Plan to hit some BIG goals—don’t just limit yourself to small objectives. • Tell as many people as you can about what you’re trying to achieve. Your friends and family can help hold you accountable.
While we didn’t hit $100 million in assets, we had grown by over $50 million in new assets — growth I was happy with. However, because I hadn’t hit all of the goals I had set out to accomplish, there had to be a consequence. The Friday it was all over, I went to my barber and said, “Shave it all off.” To be honest, this was probably the most fun I’ve had in incorporating goal setting with family, health, and business. It taught me several important lessons, but it also taught my three kids about action, commitment, and following through with commitments. This holiday season, I hope you will take this story to heart and plan to accomplish some big things in your own life. You can take this as a challenge. And please, lean on me and the team at Campbell Wealth Management for support in your endeavors. This could very well change your life. From all of us at Campbell Wealth, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season, a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and all the best in the new year. We are incredibly thankful for the trust you put in us and look forward to serving you in the coming year.
• Allow yourself little rewards when you achieve your goals, and stick to small personal consequences when you don’t. • Set big rewards for hitting your larger goals, but have equally sizeable consequences for not reaching them. • Finally, when your plan is in place, stick to it! A few years back, I followed this advice and set three main goals. 3. Grow the company by $100 million in assets. My hope was to accomplish these objectives in 90 days. I got to it and emailed about 80 people. I told them about my goals and then kept in contact with each of them every two weeks. As part of the promise to myself, I told them that if I hit my goals, I would get a new boat. If I did not hit my goals, I would shave all the hair off my head. After working toward my goals for about 120 days (it went a little long) and based on all the things I had accomplished, my wife and kids agreed that I was the best husband and father. 1. Be the best husband and father. 2. Have washboard abs.
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