So what are your top four goals for 2003? In what way do you plan to be wealthier? Healthier? Wiser and happier? If you didn’t do so at the beginning of the year, here’s your second chance to write them down and make a list of what you need to do to achieve them. Let’s say you have a goal to make $10,000 in extra income.

List that as a “category A” goal and then list all the things you’ll have to do to accomplish that:

* finish the AWAI copywriting course

* send out solicitation letters to 1,000 prospects

* make 100 follow-up phone calls

*write 10 packages on spec

* get paid $2,500 for four packages

Those would be your “category B” objectives. Each one would be attached to a deadline. Then you might need “category C” objectives to get you to category B. You might, for example, give yourself the task of finishing a chapter of the AWAI course each week for a given period of time. This is all pretty basic stuff. But it’s amazing how many people never get to it.

Making the broad resolution — “I’m going to make an extra 10 grand” — is about as far as they will go. And that’s why most people never succeed. But this isn’t going to happen to you. You will make more money, you will enjoy better health, you will fulfill one lifelong ambition, and you will be happier and more relaxed …and it’s all going to start today. Yes, today. Not tomorrow.

You’ve already made a good start by making your list of four specific goals for the year — and by breaking each goal into the category-B and category-C objectives that you will have to achieve first. Now what? Maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed right now when you look at that list. Sure, some people seem to achieve great things without every breaking a sweat … but maybe you have already taken on so many jobs and obligations that you are practically drowning in responsibilities. I know what it’s like.

I understand how it feels to get to work early, plunge into the morass, and emerge nine or 10 hours later with a cramped stomach, a throbbing headache, and what seems to be three days of work still left undone. I know what it’s like to have to worry about what you might have forgotten, to whom you promised a phone call, and what meeting you promised to attend. It’s OK to admit to yourself that you might need a little help. And that’s what ETR is here for.

My job is to be waiting for you when you crank up your computer every day and to have some words of encouragement and advice that will boost you up and spark some positive action. It’s not going to work perfectly every day of the year. But if you put in the five or 10 minutes it takes to read ETR and think about what I say each day, the result will be — and this I am absolutely sure of — a healthier, wealthier, wiser, and happier you.

So making that commitment to be better is the first and most important thing. But the next thing — and this is critical too — is that you use a proven daily productivity system to accomplish your goals. I’ve been improving my “system” for getting things done for about 25 years, and each year it seems to get better. Twenty-five years ago, my yearly income was about $30,000. Now it is much, much higher than that. Twenty-five years ago, I had a net worth of about $4,000.

Today … well, let’s just say that I’m substantially wealthier than most of the guys who sell get-rich programs. Twenty-five years ago, I wanted to speak several languages, publish a bunch of books, achieve great health, and much more. I’ve done all those things, and I’ve done them to a greater degree and at a faster pace than I’d planned. My success is 90% due to the system I developed for being productive. In fact, the only difference between the person I have become and the bartender I was 25 years ago is that I found a way to put my dreams into motion one day at a time. You can do the same.

All you have to do is follow the ETR goal-setting program and daily-task-list system. And do it precisely. To help you succeed, the folks at ETR have created a self-teaching program that will help you evaluate just how good you are at goal setting and productivity. You’ll find out what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. You’ll get specific advice on how to achieve more by working less and becoming more focused.

It’s a very good program — one I strongly recommend — and it’s very reasonably priced when you consider all the personal work that went into developing it and all the benefit you’ll get from using it. If you think this program could help you and you want to learn more about it, you’ll want to read a little promotion I wrote for it, click on: http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/700SDDGC/W700D301/ refunds.)

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