The Secret to Finally Keeping Your New Years Resolutions
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The Secret to Finally Keeping Your New Years Resolutions

Tired of struggling to keep resolutions? This simple approach will ensure you really do reach you dream goals this year.
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Created by Eric Byrd
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify and choose powerful, meaningful resolutions that make life more fulfilling.
  • State with clarity why you really want to change or accomplish that goal.
  • Name the two things that cause most people to fail, and how you can avoid them.
  • List the steps in a sustainable action plan to keep you on track all year.
  • Create a plan to stay focused and on task to reach your resolution or goal.
  • Leverage the link between flexibility and being able to reach your goal more easily.
  • Use the activity worksheets to map out a realistic success plan to help you get to your goal faster and with less effort.
  • Build an accountability team to help support you in your journey, without shaming or bullying.
  • Stay motivated to achieve your resolution or goal, even if you've failed repeatedly in the past.
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  • Bring a positive attitude to the table... be ready for success.
  • Have a real desire to make a positive change in your life (personally or professionally).
  • Come with a willingness to take a hard look at the change you want.
  • Be able to devote some focused time and concentration for the activities (you don't have to do them all at one sitting).

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! Well, we made it through another 12 months and it's time to start fresh with some resolutions. What do you want to do this year? What dreams do you have that you want to make reality? Don't be afraid to dream big and use that emotional momentum to launch you on a program to do it. This course is here to help! 

COURSE UPDATE: I just added an eye opening new lesson on how much time you really have each week to work on your goals. And also a section on S.M.A.R.T. goal setting so you understand what the fuss is all about (and how to avoid some pitfalls).

When you look back at this year, what will you be proudest about? What accomplishments will you brag about to your family and friends? Now is the time to start creating a life that you want to share with others.

But wait, you say you've had trouble in the past keeping resolutions? That you've tried and tried but just haven't been able to make it past March without throwing in the towel on your goals? Have you wanted to make an improvement... get fit, or quit smoking, or spend more time with your family... but life just seems to get in the way and you find yourself in the same old rut, a slave to your same old life?

You don't have to be trapped in that reality! It is within your power to make positive change.

You set goals and make resolutions because you want something to change... you want something to improve. But that can be hard to pull off. Maybe you've already tried and failed at goal setting. Maybe you're tired of making resolutions only to have them slip away after a month or two, leaving you feeling like a failure or frustrated that you'll ever make that change or achieve that dream.

This course was designed just for you... it is all about making BETTER goals. One's you WILL keep..

This course will help you because I'm going to walk you through a simple, yet powerful, process to create goals you can actually stick with... resolutions you will really keep. This is more than just a goal setting course where you make some pie in the sky goals you'll never see in reality. This process shows you how to use simple "resolution hacks" to ensure you pick the right resolution from the beginning, then shows you how to develop a realistic action plan to get there. No more fighting and losing the will power battle. You'll be empowered to make the changes you want or need in your life.

This course is for anyone who's ever tried to make a New Years Resolution, but failed to make it stick.

If you've ever wanted to change something in your life, but you can't seem to get there using will power alone, then this course is for you  We will take a different approach, one that enables you to leverage your own strengths so you can make your goals come true. By focusing your energy and creating a sustainable action plan you can reach those goals and make those resolutions stick. This stuff really works!

It can't be that simple... What's in this course?

The reality is that great change comes from the application of consistent small steps. While that sounds super simple, it can be very difficult to do in real life. That is what this process will teach you. How to stick to the steps even when life gets busy and things get in your way.. How do we do that?

We will use short instructional videos paired with activities and thought exercises to hone in on the perfect personal resolutions for you. This course sets you up to make and keep your resolutions throughout the year. If you've always wanted to travel, learn a new language, or develop a new skill you'll see how to do it. If you want to lose some weight, get fit, or get healthy you can. If you want to quit smoking, quit drinking, quit falling into debt and finally save money, this course will empower you to achieve your goals.

You can make 2017 the year you finally make those resolutions reality. Check out the lesson descriptions, watch the preview lessons and then Take this Course today and take action. The only way you'll ever get what you want is to go for it... now you'll know how.

This course is totally risk free. Thanks to the Udemy money back guarantee, if at anytime during the first 30 days you want out you can get a full refund. So, you've got nothing to lose... and everything to gain.

Click the "Take this Course" button today and start turning your dreams into reality now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Is there something you REALLY want to change this coming year?
  • Are you unclear or unsure how to make that change a reality?
  • Are you tired of making and breaking resolutions year after year.
  • Do you start off pumped but run into trouble staying focused on your goals beyond February.
  • Are you feeling like you want to change some things, but you're just not sure what to change (or how)?
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Start Your Resolutions and Goal Setting Journey Here
3 Lectures 09:05

Now that the new year is actually here you have an opportunity... will you take advantage of it? Only you can decide.

Preview 02:55

It's almost 2017! The year is winding down and now it's time to think back to what has been (or not been) and what you want to do with the next 12 months of your life.

Preview 02:21

This lesson is an introduction to the course and explains what you'll do and how we'll proceed through the step-by-step process to achieving your goals.

Preview 03:49
Resolutions, Goals and Why They are Difficult
7 Lectures 25:19

Before we get to creating an actual resolution you need to identify what you're really trying to accomplish.

Preview 02:33

Looking at the possible changes in your life can lead to choosing a resolution that makes a bigger difference in your life.

When you're ready download the Possible Resolutions Worksheet and start brainstorming about the changes you want to bring into reality.

Making a List and Checking it Twice

We will look at the problem most people have with making resolutions and what hack you can use to avoid the age old trap of picking a lousy one.

The Problem with Making Resolutions

You'll be able to list the two core problems that keep most people from achieving their goals and keeping their resolutions.

Preview 02:22

In this exercise you will identify specific roadblocks that might interfere with you achieving change or sticking to your resolution, so you can plan to avoid them.

Use the Possible Resolutions Worksheet from Lecture 4 for this exercise.

Roadblocks and Traps to Avoid

By looking back at times you've tried to set goals or make resolutions you can improve your chances today of succeeding. In this lesson we'll begin a two step process to gather some information from your past experiences to help you create a more effective plan moving forward. We'll start by taking a look at what might have caused you to fall short of your previous goals.

Learning from Your Own Past Pitfalls #1

Now that you have a list of things that caused you to fall short, it's time to analyze them to find out how to avoid the same patterns today. By getting clear on what external, internal, short-term and long-term causes are affecting your ability to stick with your resolutions and goals you can create a powerful plan to keep your brand new resolution this year.

Learning from Your Own Past Pitfalls #2
The Process of Making Powerful Resolutions and Goals
3 Lectures 13:47

You'll explore and understand that two reasons most people fail to meet goals, and the three things a resolution needs to have to make you stick to it all year.

When you are ready download the Why Worksheet for this exercise.

A Better Way to Make Resolutions

You continue exploring the three relationship elements that matter by looking at what creates meaning and what authenticity has to do with goal setting.

Using Meaning and Authenticity to Your Advantage

Now you will look at what the best individual resolution meets your needs best this year and you will identify specifically what you want to accomplish.

Choosing the Right Resolution for You
Picking the Right Resolution
3 Lectures 08:21

Here's an interactive exercise for you to get plugged in to what your subconscious wants you to work on this year.

Visualization Exercise

Watch this after you have completed the visualization exercise.

Watch After Your Visualization

In this exercise you choose a resolution to focus on so you can get all your energy behind succeeding, instead of avoiding, throughout the year.

You will need to download the Resolution Plan Worksheet for this section. You will continue to use it for the rest of the course so keep it handy.

The Power of Clarity and Focus
Tools and Systems for Goals or Resolutions
5 Lectures 21:56

You will understand the two resolution hacks that will enable you to more easily achieve your goals and stick to your resolution long after New Year's Eve is done.

Making Your Resolution a Reality

You will break down your resolution into manageable chunks so you can divide and conquer without having to compromise your results.

Action Steps to Move Your Dream Forward

When you're done you'll be able to list the steps in your own susatainability system that will keep you on track as you progress through your action plan.

Your Sustainability System

Sometimes it takes a team to accomplish things so in this exercise you'll identify who your own support team could be and how to leverage them appropriately to ensure your success, not sow the seeds of your failure.

You can use the Accountability Worksheet in the resource tab to help you organize your team.

Preview 05:26

Now we will wrap things up and you'll identify the last piece of the puzzle. The piece that will launch you into action.

Course Summary and Wrap Up
SMART Goal Setting
7 Lectures 08:51

In this video series we will look at what the acronym SMART means in terms of setting goals. Why it's both good and potentially a trap.

SMART Introduction

The first letter of SMART is about being precise.

S is for Specific

The second letter of SMART is about being able to know when you've reached your goal.

M is for Measurable

The "A" in SMART is one of the places people go badly wrong.

A is for Achievable

The "R" of SMART ensures that you have some skin in the game.

R is for Relevant

Ending with this SMART letter makes sure you have an end in mind from the beginning.

T is for Timely

Bringing it all together can help you create better goals if you use it wisely.

Be SMART with your goals
More Goal Setting and Resolutions Tools, Tips and Updates
4 Lectures 06:31

Many people tell me that one of the things they struggle with is finding the time to achieve their goals. Well, that's not really the problem. Here's why.

Time is Not Your Enemy

Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to help you keep on track as you move through the year.

Resolution Hacks Collection #1

This is a short summary of an article on goal setting from Psychology Today magazine.

Article Summary: "The Goals That Guide Us"

This is a short summary of an article from on some pitfalls of the SMART goal setting process.

Article Summary: "Why SMART Goal Setting of New Years Resolutions Might Be Dumb"
About the Instructor
Eric Byrd
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Author, Speaker, Networking Expert, Instructor, Entrepreneur

Business is about people and relationships. The quality of your connections can make a huge difference in your business success. My mission is to help you to network naturally, present powerfully and sell successfully, regardless of your industry.

Connections are the key. If you're not connecting with people, you're just collecting business cards. My goal is to design and deliver relevant, effective and entertaining programs that teach practical networking, presentation and selling skills for those committed to taking action. Improvement requires action, knowing what action requires knowledge and skill... that's where I can help.

If you can't access and use the information in a course, it's useless to you. Pitch for Success is all about teaching practical skills that anyone can use immediately to improve their ability to network, present and sell to really engage authentically with people. Whether that's at a networking event, presenting to a group of co-workers, or engaging in a selling conversation with a potential client, the ability to get people's attention and draw them into a meaningful conversation is critical. I want to help you make it natural and comfortable.

I bring all my experience to bear when I teach. I meld my IT technical and training background, 20 years of sales experience ($40 million in closed business), some brain science, a dose of psychology, a lifetime of living as a small business entrepreneur and 15 years of screenwriting into useful and fun courses to help you learn the skills you need to succeed. My career has taken me from  the world of television, through two decades in technology sales, then to teaching IT engineering classes for Cisco, launching my own online training company, and most recently acting as a business advisor for the Small Business Administration in Virginia (SBDC). It all comes together to help me craft high quality learning for you that makes it easier and more fun to build the skills and confidence you need to meet and exceed your goals.. 

I strive to bring a fresh perspective to how people communicate and succeed in business and life, so you can learn the tools to naturally, comfortably and authentically stand out in a world crowded with noise and information.