4 Ways To Fight the Fears that Cripple Your Success

Antone Media Announces 1st Podcast. Goal Getting Podcast Launched

is Excited to Announce the Launch of our First Podcast

Goal Getting Podcast launched February 25th, 2015.  Get the Goals You Set!

Fear of Failure, Fear of Success, The Impostor Syndrome are fears that affect our success.  Do you suffer from these?  I wrote the speech linked here for my 10th Speech in the Competent Communicator manual for Toastmasters International. I am a member of a company Toastmasters Club.  Completing the CC as it is called is a big step for me.

Creating and launching the Goal Getting Podcast has been exciting and I have put a log of hard work in getting this launched.  I have achieved my goal that I set.  However, it wasn’t easy.  It should have been easier this time around. I did a podcast back in 2004.  It didn’t take me very long to get it up and running.

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3 Ways Your Mind Kills Your Dreams

Dream Big! Follow Your DreamsDream Killer

I was fascinated about motivational speakers. I loved to go to hear motivational speakers because I get really excited. It is almost riding a roller coaster.  They talk about cool things like new cars, big houses, traveling in motorhomes, luxury yachts and the big dreams.

A good motivational speaker will get you pumped up, they will get you motivated.  They should, that’s their job.  I have walked away from these motivational speakers ready to go tear up the world!

Then my stinkin’ mind would kick in –

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New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work! Don’t Do Them.

Setting Goals Properly Works!

Make your own path!

Set Your Path and Achieve Your Goals

When you start on your path to achieve a goal, you are often confronted with many obstacles and struggles that keep you from achieving that goal.

Does your journey seem to take you away from the goals you want to achieve?  Sometimes it seems that way. Oftentimes, that journey seems like you are going around the wrong way.  When you look at it you may just be going around the obstacles to get to the same goal, but without the uphill battles you would normally need to take.

On the other hand, If it seems that your journey is taking you off course from your destination, then sometimes you must make your own path.  Some times you must do what it takes to stay lined up on your goal, even if the path requires you to work a little harder to to get to the ultimate goal.

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3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting

It’s New Year’s Resolution Season

I say season, because like a sports season, people set New Year’s Resolution right before the beginning of the new year and they typically keep up with them for about three months afterward.  The New Year’s Resolution Season lasts from December through March.  Why does it last such a short time?

New Year’s Resolutions DON’T WORK!  Goals Work!

Check out this video of my Toastmasters Club speech.  It is Speech #6 – Vocal Variety.

I discuss The 3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting!

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3 Benefits of Signing a Goal Setting Promissory Note

Today, I just signed two Promissory Notes that I cannot afford to be foreclosed on.  They are both Promissory Notes on my life.

 No, I didn’t take out a loan with a Loan Shark with my life as collateral!  Well, unless I consider myself to be a Loan Shark.  I have been accused of being my own worst critic, but I have no intention of busting my kneecaps if I don’t pay off these two Promissory Notes.

First let’s explain what a “Promissory Note” is.

 A promissory note is just that, a Promise to Pay that is agreed to between two parties where the party of the first part agrees to pay the party of the second part certain items agreed to in the note on a specific date or on demand.
A Promissory Note is typically used in financial transactions such as loans.  When you take out a loan with a bank, for example, that institution is giving you something of value, usually money, for a period of time.  You are responsible for paying that loan back in a defined period of time.  You sign a “Promissory Note” often just referred to as a “Note” promising to repay that loan (in full and with interest, typically) back to the bank by a certain date.  Most notes also stipulate that you can be forced to pay the entire amount of the Note “On Demand” if certain parts of the note is not paid as agreed.
OK, I’ve into more legalese than you probably ever wanted to know.  But understand a Note is a PROMISE to DO SOMETHING agreed to by multiple parties.  The person promising and the person holding that person accountable.

Signing a Goal Promissory Note  with Yourself

I created and signed two Goal Promissory Notes with myself.  I have two goals that mean  a lot to me.  As I discuss in my Goal Setting seminars and a crucial part of the SMART Goals concept, Goals Must Be Measurable.

What Gets Measured, Gets Done!

When you create a Goal Promissory Note, you do a few things –


1. You set a clearly defined written goal.

It is a good idea to completely read any Notes you sign.  You want to understand what you are promising to do, right?   When you create the Promissory Note, you define the specifics to your goal that you will be working toward so you can clearly understand it.


2. You create a Binding, Legal Document.

Yes, it only legally binding between you and yourself.  But who better to hold you accountable.


3. You are making a Promise to Yourself to Perform!

Promises are important. You will keep your promises, especially to yourself.

I attended a presentation by the President of a “Credit Retrieval Agency” who stated that the very first task on their list when trying to get someone to pay on a Note that was delinquent was to phone the payer and ask,

“Mr. Smith, We know that keeping YOUR PROMISE is important to you. We are calling to ask when we can expect you pay the amount you PROMISED TO PAY, when you signed the Note to “so & so company”.

 He stated that they had a very high success rate with just that one call.  Why, most people are honest people and most believe Promises Are Important.

I Promise to Achieve My Goals

Now that I have created AND SIGNED, yes signing is important as well, my Goal Promissory Note for both of my goals I am on my way to being successful at achieving them.

My two goals I set today are:

A. On May 1st, 2015 I will get on the scale and it will read One Hundred and Eighty (180) Pounds.
B. On December 1st, 2014 I will launch my podcast on goal achievement strategies on iTunes.
I’ve attached my two hand written Goal Setting Promissory Notes so you can see the format I use.
Goal Promissory Notes 1

Goal Setting Promissory Note Commitment for Weight Loss Goal

Goal Promissory Notes 2

Goal Setting Promissory Note Commitment for Podcast Launch













I am committed to launching my podcast to share with you how to set goals properly and how to overcome the negative programming you may have received as you grew up and matured.  I know I have had negative programming that I had to replace with positive programming.  We will  be able to work together to become successful and achieve the goals we set.

If you would like to learn more, please enter your name and email address below and I will alert you when my podcast launches.  We can work together to Achieve Your Goals.

How do you turn the invisible into the visible?

Setting goals properly is critical to successful achievement of those goals.  One of the main foundations of the the Goal Setting program I teach is also shared by two of the greatest motivational experts in the world, Anthony Robbins and Napoleon Hill.

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, interviewed several of the most successful people of his time.  This included people like Andrew Carnegie.  One of the top characteristics of these successful people was that they all had “Clearly Defined, Written Goals”!Goals Cloud

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down …

 – Napoleon Hill   

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Why Can’t You Reach Your Goals If You Are So SMART?

Goal Achievement is a Journey!

Goal Getting is a journey to excellence and achievement!

Yea, Why can’t you achieve your goals?

You think you’re smart, at least you thought you were when you set SMART Goals. So, why aren’t you successful?

I am sure you have heard of how setting SMART Goals are important. I have heard and recommend the use of the SMART Goal concept. According to every goal setting seminar speaker or book you read, they will tell you that Goals should be SMART.

These characteristics or traits of a goal are important in setting goals, but unfortunately, many people follow these 5 traits when they work on setting their goals.  However, few are Successful.  . . . OR ARE THEY?

Maybe you are Successful!               “Successful At Failing”!

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