Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Why New Year’s Resolutions often fail and how you can prevent it from happening
  • M.A.T.A. – Our system for setting meaningful, intentional goals for the New Year and sticking to them
  • How to decide what your goals should be
  • Tips for creating small wins and holding yourself accountable
  • Sneak peek into what’s to come in Season 3

Show Notes

M.A.T.A. is the acronym we use to set meaningful year-long goals and achieve them. It stands for Meaningful, Actionable, Time-Constrained, and Accountable.

Start With Be is a concept we discuss in great detail during our second podcast episode. It comes up again as we discuss setting Meaningful goals that can be distilled down to a single word and then used in a “Be-statement.”

13-Hour Offsite is a retreat format we developed as a way to take a digital detox and check-in quarterly (or every 13 weeks) with ourselves. Learn how it works and how to host your own 13-Hour Offsite in our blog post here: 13-Hour Offsite: How to Decide What To Do With Your Life 13 Weeks at a Time.

We built a worksheet you can use to follow the M.A.T.A. framework. Click here to download the FREE M.A.T.A. worksheet!

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Music by Commonwealth Choir

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