Have you been Struggling to Achieve your Goals?
How frustrating is it when we hear we need to set goals in order to create our ideal lives, only to find that it’s hard work and doesn’t help… Most people I talk to experience more struggle than flow.
You might be in that frustrated, despondent or impatient space right now, trying to work towards a particular goal.
Whether it’s a specific money amount you need, wanting to write a book, attracting a wonderful partner, finding a career you love, a reliable and comfortable car, or something more practical like enough money to pay your bills at the end of every month – the effort can feel annoying, frustrating and enough to let anyone ‘give up’. Not to speak of the anxiety, “I’m doing it wrong”, blaming myself and feeling incompetent.
Ugh! I feel with you!
Why I Now Love Working with Goals
I’ve been there too. I’ve walked a long and interesting journey with goals and figuring out what I really want. And, whether it’s okay to even want something for myself. In one of my previous careers the employer’s question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” got only a blank stare from me. At the time, I didn’t know the first thing about having a vision, or setting goals. I was under the impression I just had to take what life dished up for me and soldier on.
Can I share with you a story that changed everything for me?
Around 3 years ago I had started writing a book and I was paralyzed with anxiety around who might publish it. I almost stopped writing because of this fear. My mind wouldn’t leave this question alone and one day, someone said to me “Stop worrying about that. Just write. Finish it. The right publisher will show up.”
Phew. That did give me some (temporary) relief. And every now and again, I would be plagued by that fear again. “Why on earth continue writing if no-one will ever read it?”
In January 2013 I was about 80% complete. I finally thought, “Now I really have to do something practical to find a publisher!” yet I didn’t know where to start. It felt like a mountain.
What I DID discover was a new program called Effortless Creation by the creator of one of my favourite tools, The Sedona Method. That sounded like the perfect answer! I bought the program and religiously spent 15-20 minutes per day doing the exercises to work with my own goal of completing and publishing my book.
I loved them. They were easy and I felt SO peaceful and relaxed after each process. It also helped switch my mind off to get a restful night’s sleep.
That was in the first week of January 2013. During the third week, through magical synchronistic events, a publisher found me on LinkedIn and we started talking. Only a few days later, a publishing contract was in my inbox and 4 months later, my book was available on Amazon and in book shops. Now, 2 years later, my second book is on Amazon. One successful goal led to another!
No pushing or shoving to make it happen. No struggle. Ease and flow.
The Thing about Goals
How did that happen? Lester Levinson, the original creator of this method, used to say:
“Even the impossible becomes completely possible when you are fully released on it. And you know when you are fully released on it when you don’t give a hoot.”
Powerful. Yet – how to get there? How do you ‘fully release’ on a goal?
That’s what this group program is going to teach you, step-by-step. We’ll do loads of practice and exercises in our group calls, and then you need to practice every day, for 15-20 minutes. Not much to ask for the possibility of realizing your dream! (Oh, and if 15-20 minutes a day sounds like too much, this program is probably not an ideal fit for you.)
What I have come to understand about goals:
Goals are incredible useful! And not only when we achieve them…
They help bring to the surface our limiting beliefs. What’s possible, what’s meant for us, all our fears and anxieties, all our ‘shoulds’ and ‘cannots’ and all those pesky thoughts in the subconscious mind that tell us “I can’t have that!” The minute we set a goal, our limits and ‘Yes but…’ thoughts will jump out and torment us.
What we’re actually doing underneath all the affirmations and visualisation, is focus on the LACK and the FEAR and the ‘YES BUT’ feelings and thoughts. That’s what REALLY goes on, whether we know it (or like it) or not.
Have you tried many things to reach your goal and feel despondent about the lack of results?
I can totally identify. I still get there sometimes when I forget that I have this method to fall back on. When we get frustrated, and fed-up, disappointed and impatient – we’re not in the ideal energetic space to let magnificent things show up through us and for us.
Underneath all those uncomfortable emotions, is a feeling of lack. “I don’t have it yet!!”, is what we’re screaming out to the Universe… and that is not a space of creation. It’s a space of reaction to current circumstances.
Creation needs calmness, allowing and flow.
But Surely I need to take ACTION?
I spent hundreds of hours writing the book. I did what was humanly possible. Then, through the exercises in the Effortless Creation program, I learned how to leave the rest up to the Divine. And possibilities opened up. Opportunities came along. Which, again, I took action on.
Working through this program, you may come to see that the actions you THINK you need to take towards your goal is sometimes not necessary at all. Or, you’ll find that you easily take action in creative ways you’ve never done before. When your energy system is relaxed and clear, amazing things tend to happen.
There are many beautiful and empowering ways to getting out of the way so that ‘what wants to come through us’, can show up. I’ve offered this group program in person in South Africa and recently felt inspired to offer it again. We have a global audience now, therefore we’re hosting this as an online program.
Here’s an overview of the Effortless Goals Silver Group Program:
Week 1: We’ll start with learning how powerful The Sedona Method can be. Lester Levinson was sent home to die, and yet he lived another 42 years in complete health. You’ll be able to practice it during the week on anything that bugs you. And, we’ll get calm around the concept of goals in general. Sometimes we have loads of anxiety around failure, goals and achievement. Those emotions will definitely stand in the way of a specific goal.
Week 2: Introduction to working with Goals, how to word an effective Goal Statement, and our first two exercises for your specific goal.
Week 3: We all have needs and desires pushing and pulling us in different directions. We’re usually not aware of them. And, we think we need to take particular action steps – which we often experience resistance to. This week, we do some fun exercises around needs and desires, and action steps.
Week 4: There are hidden attractions and repulsions underneath every single goal. We could literally have a love-hate relationship with a goal. This week, we do two new fun exercises to find out what attracts us to our goal, and what pushes us away. And, of course, we let them go so we can be peaceful and relaxed.
Week 5: We’ll uncover (and clear) hidden beliefs that might be hindering us from achieving our goal. And, we’ll do more work around our Action Steps. Some really fun stuff in this class!
Week 6: Sharing of our successes, celebration and next steps.
The Elements of the Silver Group Program:
- 6 online group calls. We’ll do our best to accommodate our global audience with call times. If you can’t make a call, or it’s too early or too late for you, it’ll be available as a recording and it’s yours forever.
- A secret Facebook Forum for questions, brainstorming, support and networking with others who are working towards their own goals.
- Worksheets and checklists.
- Fun, unique, empowering mindfulness processes and exercises each week to bring you and your dream closer together.
How do you know if this group program is for you?
If you’re despondent and tired of struggling on your own with a specific goal, you may enjoy support, encouragement and a community to tap into. Especially if you have a negative feeling around goals and you have a goal you desperately want, this is for you!
If you want to learn mindful ways to bring calmness and clarity around your goal, so that you can take purposeful and right action while enjoying the journey, this may be the right program for you.
And if your budget is a little tight and group support is perfect for you – you’ll fit right in!
What can you expect from this program?
You could reach your goal during our work together! Or, you might not – depending on what your goal is. We’re going to work together for around 6 weeks. So if your goal is to write a book from start to finish, that might be a little far-fetched.
You WILL have the tools to continue working on your own even after the program comes to an end. I regularly work with this method whenever I make a new goal and feel freaked out about it.
You might find you get clearer that your original goal wasn’t really for you – and you’ll get clarity around a juicy goal that will serve your highest good.
You might get absolute peace and calmness and ‘hootless’ around your goal while taking effortless action. That’s what Lester Levinson said, is the ideal state for even the ‘impossible ‘ to become possible.
You might even find that other goals you’ve had (and not yet succeeded in) starts manifesting or become more possible. Because usually a limit (like “I don’t deserve this goal”) stops us from many goals, not just this one.
You might find a delightful peace and calmness around your life, and the ‘okayness’ of it – exactly as it is. And that, I believe, is the ultimate dream. No more striving. Peace and ease, whatever shows up for us.
If you want the ADDED support of working with Liesel privately, the Platinum Program might be your best bet.
This is for you if:
- You want personal attention, coaching, support and encouragement to reach your goals and dreams faster.
- You want to work with all your Talents and what’s RIGHT with you, instead of fixing weaknesses.
- You’re ready for a huge boost in confidence and empowerment.
- You want to understand your personal Super Powers and Talents in-depth – and how they can help you achieve your dream.
- You want to know how to use your Talents in every day life, to let your days feel meaningful and fulfilling.
- Your budget is more flexible and you want to make super fast progress in a short space of time.
What’s in the Platinum Program?
Everything in the Effortless Goals Silver Group Program PLUS:
- Online StrengthsFinder Assessment from Gallup University
- 6 inspiring private sessions to
- Celebrate your unique talents
- Get to know them intimately
- Learn how to set goals that are in alignment with your Talents
- Get to know exactly which activities fuel you, which drain you and build on that
- Focusing most of your time on using what you’re best at and fuels you with energy
- Priority email support
When do we Start?
We start on September 1, every Tuesday, for 6 weeks. Depending on the group size, we may shift to accommodate more group members. My ideal group size is 4 to 6 for plenty of individual attention. I invite you to jump on board straight away if your goal is important to you!
What if I can’t make a call?
Every call is recorded. You can listen in your own time, over and over. You always have the group for additional support and questions.
What if I don’t like the powerful mindfulness exercises we’re going to learn?
You can participate in the first 2 sessions, and if it’s not your thing, simply write me an email within 1 hour of the second session and I’ll refund you, no questions asked.
How Important is your Goal?
No-one can decide that, except for you. How long have you wished, dreamed and tried? Want to try something new? I’d love every person on earth to experience how wonderful it can be to work with goals in this unusual, non-pushy, non-controlling and relaxed way. If this is not for you, lovely. If this is for you, hop on board. It’s going to be fun and a wonderful ride to work with your goal!
Investment for the Effortless Goals Silver Group Program:
|One Payment||Two Payments||South African Clients
|$180||$100 each||Exchange rates fluctuate…. we have a special arrangement for SA clients.|
Investment for the Effortless Goals Platinum Program:
|One Payment||Two Payments||South African Clients|
|$997||$527 each||Exchange rates fluctuate…. we have a special arrangement for SA clients.|
I look forward to meeting up!