• How to Set and Commit to Meaningful Goals

    Each year, 80% of New Year resolutions fail by the second week of February, and only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions.  Why is it so hard for us to commit to goals? I recently wrote an article for Entrepreneur Middle East on The How-To:  Making Successfully Transitions to the Next Chapter in Life , sharing practical steps and tools that people can commit to their goals and make a change in life.  I believe that with a structured approach, people can successfully make transitions at any stage in life. There are three crucial factors for successful transitions: a timeline with clear goals and actions; a support system of people and tools;…

  • Moving Forward toward Goals

    The past 6 weeks went by so fast, and I felt these time have been so fruitful, yet intense.  Since September, I had 4 speaking engagements, co-hosted 1 Facebook Live, conducted 1 workshop, attended the largest technology conference, and plus, all of projects I have at work.   Phew, high-five to myself! Because we are human and we have the need to feel that we are moving forward in our lives, having bite-size milestones for each of our goals can help us see progress that are sometimes hard to spot.  I often advice my coaching clients to set up tangible and measurable goals at the beginning of the year (or if you…

  • Setting New Year Resolution that Stick

    I love Statistic Brain Research Institute’s article on new year resolutions and success rate.  In 2015, almost half of American (45%) made new year resolutions, and “People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions“, regardless the success rates. Coaching tips on setting ew year resolutions Separate your goals into 2 categories:  Personal and Professional Goals.  Personal goals are for yourself, focusing on “you” as a person, and professional goals are for your career, focusing on a milestone that you can reach. Each goal has measurable outcome:  outcome can either be measured by numbers or yes/no. Each goal has realistic actions:…