Achieving Goals FASTER With Guest Ann Webb | 42

MORI 42 | Achieving Goals Faster

Wasn’t the holiday season nice? How would you like to hit your New Year’s goals faster than you would expect? Chris Miles interviews his repeat guest, Ann Webb, of Ideal LifeVision, to teach us some recent strategies she has learned to help her hit her goals faster than ever before! Don’t miss this one if you truly want success faster! Listen to her previous interview HERE!

Ann Webb Bio

Founder and creator of the Ideal LifeVision System.

She’s been referred to as The Clarity Queen. But a better description might be that she’s a bottom-line, brass tacks kinda gal that can get you crystal clear on what you want in all areas of your life – especially your coaching business or network marketing business.

As owner and founder of Ideal LifeVision, she’s trained successful entrepreneurs (over 10,000 in the last 8 years to be exact), helping them double their income, balance their lives by setting not only business goals but also relationship, fitness, personal development, and spiritual goals. Some of her clients now make millions of dollars a year, and they are living their ideal life because they now have TIME FREEDOM!

Chris Miles Bio

Chris Miles, the “Cash Flow Expert,” is a leading authority showing entrepreneurs and their spouses how to quickly free up and create cash flow and lasting wealth TODAY spending time doing what they love most! He has been featured in US News, CNN Money, Bankrate, interviewed internationally on TV & radio, and has a high reputation with his company, Money Ripples ( getting his clients fast, life-altering financial results.

Listen to the podcast here

Achieving Goals FASTER With Guest Ann Webb

I’m excited to have her guest, Ann Webb, back on once more. Before I get into that, I would like to remind you that we’d love to have you come and visit us on our website, Let me have you come and visit us there. We’re all about that cashflow, freedom, prosperity and quality of life right now. I want to bring on my guest here, Ann Webb. Some of you have probably read our show before. If not, I recommend you check out that show where we talk about Ideal LifeVision and we’ll have her briefly tell us a little bit about what that is again.

Ann is incredible. Not only she’d been in business for many years, she’s been applying this ideal life vision that’s helped people achieve miraculous and amazing things, myself included. I’ll tell you, it’s great. I’ve even renewed mine for the year. I’ve got my goal for the year and listening to it strongly. Ann, welcome back to our show.

Thank you. It’s always fun to talk to you, Chris.

Ann, for our readers, in case they’re coming on for the first time or they haven’t heard your previous episode, which we still recommend they go do, tell us a little bit about what Ideal LifeVision is and what it does.

I don’t even have a real good description of it, but some of my clients like to call it a minutely-detailed personal mission statement or a way to manifest things, a declaration of intention or whatever you want to call it. I call it a revolutionary goal-setting system that comes down to two things, clarity and focus. The clarity part is instead of writing a goal just like, “I want to make more money or I make $100,000 in 2015 rather than single sentences.” This is taking it to minute clarity. It’s not only the what or the goal, but the where, when, by when, how, action plan and emotion and motivation, the why.

Instead of just sentences, it’s full on paragraphs and even pages. I don’t know how long yours is, but mine’s twenty pages single space type. That’s a whole lot of clarity. Also, there’s the focus part, which is the unique piece of this, which is now you’re going to record it in your own voice with a certain kind of music, put it on your iPod or put it on a recording and then listen to it every day.

The reason you do that is that it’s a combination of the power of your own voice, which is your most believable voice, the music that takes it into the subconscious and the daily repetition. We’re going back to that minute clarity, it’s a combination of all of those that changes the neural pathways in your brain, which changes your thoughts, your beliefs, your actions, which finally change your results. That’s a nutshell of what it is.

Clarity and focus is a combination of all that literally changes the neural pathways in your brain, which of course changes your thoughts, beliefs, actions, which finally changes your results. Click To Tweet

I like to refer to it as goals on steroids and even then, I don’t think I’m doing it justice. It is very unique and powerful, is what it is. Yes, mine did increase by about a whole page. I got up to seven pages. Not twelve, but I’m up to seven at least. For those of you who have heard me talk about doing that morning routine, that hour of power, this is a great time to do what is right during that period of time. I like to do it when I’m out exercising or going for a walk. You can do it while you’re multitasking, driving or whatever. It’s great.

I know people have made some pretty ambitious goals this year. Some are probably thinking about goals maybe this year. Maybe they don’t have that clarity and focus yet, but I know a lot of times we get to where almost about three weeks out into the year, a lot of people do get a little bit hung up and stuck. You’ve done this type of method for many years. You’ve been doing this for a while now and you’ve learned some great tricks.

Check out, but for those that are using it a lot of times, I know people might get a little bit frustrated or impatient, what would you tell our readers who have some pretty ambitious goals? Maybe they’re feeling discouraged or maybe they’re not there yet, but what are some key tips for you that have not only allowed you to get rid of the results but get them faster?

The first thing that came to my mind when you said that was people get discouraged sometimes because, again, we set these big ambitious goals at the first of the year and a lot of times, we want them yesterday or now at the very latest. That’s the thing that’s funny because occasionally, I do get people that will email me, text me or whatever and say, Ann, I don’t know if I’m doing this wrong or what, but I’ve been doing this for 2 to 3 weeks now. And my life hasn’t completely changed and I haven’t hit all my goals yet. I hear those and I have to chuckle. My tip on that is that we need to practice patience.

We understand the Law of the Harvest. You have to plant a seed, but you also have to wait for it to grow and we have to be patient with that and I think I’ve told my story on your show before, but I remind people. I go, “Do you remember that story?” They’re like, “Yeah, I heard you tell that.” It took eleven months before I saw the results. It’s like waiting for your baby. That’s nine months and if you’ve ever been pregnant, it’s like, “How fast can this baby get here?” You plant a garden and you have to wait 2 to 4 months. We need to be a little bit more patient.

MORI 42 | Achieving Goals Faster
Achieving Goals Faster: A life vision is a tool you can use for reaching short-term and long-term goals and changing long term bad habits into good ones and establishing new routines even.

I’m being really good on my diet right now. I haven’t eaten sugar all year and that kind of thing. There’s part of me that’s going to go, “When is this one going to be up? I’ve been doing this for a week now.” At the same time, it probably took me 6 months or 1 year to pack on those few pounds that I need to lose and it’s going to take a little bit of time. Patience, understanding the process and hanging in there.

That’s the thing because I will tell you that my friends, you included Chris, the people that are getting the results are the ones that see this not as a short-term, quick fix, “Let me use LifeVision to make me $1  million in the next six months.” They are people that understand that you can use this tool for reaching short-term and long-term goals and changing long-term bad habits into good ones. Also, establishing new habits and routines even. That would be the first tip.

A few things were going on my mind there when you were saying that. What you remind me of on the patience aspect is the concept of power versus force and that so many times, people try to force the results. They got to make it happen. They got to do it by this exact day and if it doesn’t happen this day, their life is over. What I’ve seen happen is that the more you’re trained to force it to happen, the not taking steps forward. There’s a difference, but those that are desperate about it tend to drive the results away much further away than they want to.

That reminds me of the other thing. The people that are new to LifeVision, don’t have the years and years of experience that I do, but I also want to remind them that you can use it kind of as this high expectation but have this lower attachment. What I mean by that is there are a lot of times that our vision might be limited. We sit down and we set these goals. For our best good, we think this is the ultimate and this is what I want, yet, I’ve come to learn that a lot of times when I set those goals, it doesn’t have to be exactly because a lot of times, the whole purpose of writing those goals was to compel me to take some action.

To get my butt in gear, let’s propel and take those steps forward. Somewhere along the line, it seems like frequently a better opportunity, an expanded vision and something a little bit different than what I put exactly into my LifeVision appears. I consider that perfect. I’m going to give you this example because this is straight out of my own life vision. I’m currently working on taking LifeVision into developing countries.

You need to practice patience. The law of the harvest is if you have to plant a seed, but you also have to wait for it to grow and we have to be patient with that. Click To Tweet

In the 2015 LifeVision that I wrote in December, I focused on Kenya and Africa over and over. I’m putting that out there, but lo and behold, this billionaire that I’m friends with from India resurfaces. I’ve worked with him before and he’s like, Are you ready to bring this back to India?” That wasn’t on my radar particularly, but that was part of the bigger vision. We’re taking this global. Now, I’m diverting a little of my energy over into India and had to rewrite my LifeVision because I’m making that effort and it takes a little bit of a diversion, yet it’s perfect. Hopefully, that makes sense.

No, it does. Was that a different outcome than you expected?

I don’t know. In some ways, yes, but in some ways, no, because I’m still going to get my Kenya goal. It’s just that here’s a different one and I guess possibly it’s a little bit different because I wasn’t imagining that. It’s the means to the end. It’s part of the big vision and I didn’t have that on my radar yet.

It sounds like you got what you wanted. It only didn’t come to the exact means. That goes along with the thing that Truett Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, talked about where he doesn’t plan. He has a vision of what he wants, much like you have an ideal life vision, but the plan or the implementation of it, the how-to, he sees the first step and he keeps us strong from vision as mind, and then it’s open to different results. Is that what you’ve experienced too?

The thing is I do believe in action plans and stuff, but the interesting thing is even though if he and I were to sit down and talk, it might sound like it’s different. It probably isn’t because I’m not attached at all to the action plans. I do put one in there because by putting one in there, it compels me to take action and yet, sometimes the action is completely different than what I put in my life vision, which everyone out there that has a life vision and that’s okay.

MORI 42 | Achieving Goals Faster
Achieving Goals Faster: An action plan compels you to take action. And yet, sometimes the action is completely different than what you put in your life vision.

I can see this too, where sometimes you need to have a very specific action plan. I bet, like with people, especially with nutrition and fitness, you probably know exactly what it takes to get to where you want or you have a good general idea so you could probably put that action plan into place. It’s not like something out of the blue will happen and all of a sudden, your health shifts or your health improves just out of randomness. There are some things that you can plan firm and other things like the action plan that gets you moving to action. Even if that action has to change over time, that’s fine because it’s still going for that end result. Is that correct?

Yes, exactly.

Here’s one thing I’ve done on mine too. I want to ask your opinion on this too, Ann. One thing I’ve noticed with my goals is I don’t only write down what but also the why because I got to have a motivating factor there. I am also right there about who I need to become to achieve that goal. Do you do that as well?

In fact, that’s one of the big things. It’s not just the I do, do and do the big long glorified to-do list. It’s also the beingness. What kind of person are you? Absolutely and positively that needs to be in there. Usually, there’s a big chunk of that in the spiritual section, but actually, there’s beingness in every section as well.

I’ve noticed that too. That’s been more powerful for me than anything because if I can write down more specifically about who I need to become, I know it’s a lot easier to go and do that action plan. Do you ever get people to get frustrated with those results and get a little bit impatient?

The best way to predict the future is simply to go out and create it. Click To Tweet

Do you mean with their results and goal-setting in general and life vision? It’s a yes to both.

How often do you see attachment to where people want a certain result and are not open enough to see the door that’s the doorway to get them to where they want?

I’m a little bit even frustrated with one of my friend’s clients because they have a goal and are bent on, “It has to be through funding. It has to look like this. This is the way it’s going to look.” Yet, I’ve built my business without getting any funding. I bootstrapped it. I worked it a little at a time and I’ve watched her put that over and over in her life vision for 2 to 3 years. She has not received that and yet, the interesting thing is if she had maybe been a little bit open to different ways of achieving the goal, I think it would have happened sooner. We can’t always be attached to how it’s going to happen. We can’t always be attached to when it’s going to happen.

People ask me all the time, “Should I put a date in my life vision? I make $10,000 a month starting in March of 2015.” When I hear a question like that, I understand their concern because some of us are motivated by dates and other people get discouraged if that date comes and goes and it didn’t happen. Usually, my advice to people that ask, “Should I put a date for my weight loss goal or my money goal?” I usually say, “Let me ask you a question. If that date comes and goes and you didn’t achieve your goal, what are you going to do?” I usually say that to them and I look at them like, “What’s the answer to this question? What do you want me to say?”

I say, “I want to know because it’s a mindset thing.” If they say, “I’m going to be pretty darn discouraged,” then I’m going to say, “Probably just skip the date then.” If they go, “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll rerecord my life vision and change the date.” I’d probably ask him, “Would it make you take more action?” If they said, “Yes,” I’d say, “Put the date in then.”

MORI 42 | Achieving Goals Faster
Achieving Goals Faster: Deciding on dates when you want to achieve something could work for some because it’s good to compel them, to take action and to be a little focused, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

There are different personalities. People who are compelled by a date and people who could get super depressed if they didn’t hit it can. The thing about dates, if you think about it, is it’s seriously us grabbing a number out of the air and planting it and going, “This sounds like a good date.” Yet, we can’t tell our garden to be done growing and have the fruit out there by June 30th, when the growing period is August. Sometimes those dates are our wishful thinking, “I want it faster than it’s going to happen.” There is a natural timeframe for a lot of different things that we need to probably be aware of a thing. It’s our impatience that scooped it up 3, 6 months, 1 year or whatever it might be.

Any time that we care too much and get too attached, that’s usually when we don’t get to see the results. It’s not that you don’t become apathetic. You don’t stop caring all the others to say, “Whatever,” but it’s more of, “Here’s what I want and I’m going to do whatever it takes to get it. If it goes past the date, that’s fine. However much time it takes, perfect. That’s exactly the amount of time it needs to take.” I’ve noticed when I take that attitude, it tends to happen faster. It’s almost the exact opposite effect of what people expect to happen.

I don’t put dates in mind as much as I used to in the early days. I definitely think for some people and even some new people, sometimes it’s good to compel them to take action and be a little focused, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

I’m the same way. I put in some dates. For example, if I put in what half marathon I want to run, I’m definitely going to put the date down and what kind of condition I need to be in by which date. I’m not going to put a date on every single thing because the reality is it doesn’t matter. I only want to achieve it as fast as I can and as fast as it’s naturally going to happen with my efforts.

As you said before, a lot of this is about our beingness. It’s not always about, “I need to be X amount of weight by this date.” What we’re saying is we want to be healthy. We want to embody health.

Any final parting words for our readers that are trying to get goals and achieve the results faster?

I’m going to recommend if you haven’t done a life vision that you should. I have to say that it’s interesting that we’re talking now. I had maybe 8 or 9 people reach out to me to tell me about some amazing results that they’ve gotten lately. Going back to this patient thing, I think this is fun. One of our mutual friends, I got a little holiday card from her and she talks about this new baby that they’re adopting. She has a picture of her and she says, “Emma means whole, complete.” At the bottom, she hand-wrote this. She said, “Whole and complete was in my relationship life vision for two years waiting for her to show up.”

It’s interesting because she hung on to that. It’s going to happen and it was two years. Who wouldn’t wait two years to have their sweet little baby arrive? LifeVision is life-changing, but there are a few little things that we need to relax about and that is that expectation that can make us crazy this time of year. “I’ve got to get my goals,” so that we’re all in January. That phrase, “high expectation low attachment,” and yet by doing that, it’s so interesting how we usually still get most of the things that we want. I love to say this phrase. I probably even set it on the last show, but I still think it’s so powerful and that is, “The best way to predict the future is simply to go out and create it.”

Ann, thank you so much. This has been fantastic. Thank you for being a guest on again. I’m sure we’re going to have you back maybe before the end of the year to see how people are doing. It’s been an absolute pleasure and for everybody reading, I do recommend you to go check out Ann Webb’s site, Check out their stuff. She’s got amazing trainers and lots of great resources there. I’m telling you, without clarity of purpose, you’ll never know the difference between an opportunity or a distraction.

If you’ve got that clear vision, you’ll notice that going to work less to get more results and that’s the thing. It doesn’t mean that it will be easy, but it’s so going to be worth it, as Ann had mentioned. I wish you a great, wonderful and prosperous week this next week. Go and make it happen. Don’t sit and listen. Don’t be a hearer of the word, but be a doer as well. Go make it a great week and we’ll talk to you later.

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