In this episode, Marc discusses goals for 2017. He wrote about this very subject in a blog post last year. Listen in for goals that last all the way through 2017!
[1:22] The idea for this post came from a podcast by Pat Flynn where he interviewed Michael Hyatt, author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. The topic was goals. How bold of a goal do you want to set — in the comfort zone, the discomfort zone (the home of bold goals), or the delusional zone?
[3:17] Michael Hyatt suggests going right up to the delusional zone, and then backing off. Marc, in his goals, is pushing himself out of his comfort zone.
[3:34] Marc gives five areas in which to set bold goals. Finances (debt, retirement, earnings, or charity), Relationships (spouse, parent, child, or friends), Career (promotion, big project, or starting a business), Lifestyle (Camper, condo, getting children off payroll, or travel), Health (weight, blood pressure, diet, or exercise).
[6:45] Michael Hyatt mentions three Rs of goal-setting: Recommit, Revise, and Remove. Mid-year you will want to look at your goals again, and adjust them as needed..
[7:15] Marc always asks, should he tell anyone his goals? Does he want someone to hold him accountable to them? Personally, for Marc, telling someone provides personal initiative for him to execute on the goals.
[7:38] Marc tells his goals for 2017. Financial: Stop drawing from IRAs and be fully supported by the business within the year. Relationships: Work on spousal relationship and develop new friendships in support of their goal to move overseas. Career: build a supportive membership community. Lifestyle: prepare to move, maybe to Ecuador.
[10:21] Ecuador seems to have a lower cost of healthcare, and Marc’s insurance premiums and deductible are very high. Marc’s idea is to simplify. Health: Marc had high blood pressure. With diet and exercise, it is now pre-hypertensive, and he wants to bring it back to normal this year.
[11:15] Marc wants to challenge you to look at these five areas: Finances, Relationships, Career, Lifestyle, and Health, and sit down to work out your goals for the year, and also to make a calendar entry for early July, to look at the goals again, and recommit, revise, or remove, as appropriate to the need.
[12:00] Marc wants you to ask, are you going into your discomfort zone, and how are you going to measure the results? Think about it!
[12:25] If you are considering retiring overseas, Marc heard the Money Matters podcast mention the RetiredBrains.com website. They rank countries in eight categories. Ecuador was No. 1, Panama was No. 2, and Mexico was No. 3. International Living magazine has similar ratings, but puts Mexico at No.1, for the exchange rate.
[13:07] Marc and his wife are looking to live where they will be stretched culturally, live a simpler life, and have good, affordable healthcare.
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