Goal Setting

by Arielle Essex

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You can have what you want

Michael Neill, published by Hay House in 2009, 272 pages

Do you want to be both happy and successful? In this groundbreaking book, internationally renowned success coach Michael Neill shares the principles and techniques behind creating seemingly effortless success in your life. This book is easy to read because it is written in such a genuine and conversational style, with lots of practical tips. He does not preach, instead he gives you the thinking and guidance so you can try out stuff for yourself to see if it works for you. He also goes through many exercises and solutions for the nine categories of obstacle to achieving your goals.

Your best year yet: make the next 12 months your best ever!

Jinny Ditzler, published by Harper Element, January 2006, 208 pages

The strength of this book is its powerful simplicity. Many of the ideas, suggestions and techniques can be found elsewhere in many other popular self-help writings, but Jinny Ditzler’s approach inspires action almost effortlessly. Compared to other similar books, it is almost impossible to read this without making at least one or two of her lists, which then empowers you to make positive life changes.

The art of exceptional living

Jim Rohn, published by Nightingale Conant in 1994, audiobook

How to get your life on track for success: ideas and inspiration that lead to unstoppable daily progress. Jim Rohn teaches you how to get beyond personal setbacks to begin living according to your own rules. He describes the strategies of exceptional living, including four major lessons that must be mastered in life, the most common self-imposed limitations, and how to deal with them, how to get a miracle going in your life, and the foundation of a good financial strategy.

The seven habits of highly effective people

Stephen Covey, published by Simon & Schuster, 15th Anniversary Edition January 2004, 384 pages

A classic ‘must read’, presenting a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey describes a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, trust, honesty and human dignity in order to adapt to change and make the best use of opportunities. Clear, easy to read, with great insights, wisdom and anecdotes.

Goal mapping: how to turn your dreams into realities

Brian Mayne, published by Watkins Publishing in January 2006, 192 pages

The Goal Mapping system is a combination of ancient wisdom, accelerated learning and goal setting principles. Instead of just a left-brain approach, Goal Mapping uses right-brained imagery – the language of the subconscious. The goal maps combine words with pictures and symbols, and are thus able to impact on both the left and the right sides of the brain, to create extraordinary power.

Success intelligence: timeless wisdom for a manic society

Robert Holden, published by Mobius, 2005, 384 pages

This easy reading self-help book advises us to slow down and look into ourselves, and explains how to stop living faster and learn to live better. Lots of sharp insights encourage the reader to question some fundamental (and often long-held) beliefs about ‘success’ – what it is and how to get it. Very well researched and thought provoking.

The alchemist: a fable about following your dream

Paulo Coelho, published by Thorsons in September 1999, 208 pages

A simple fable, based on simple truths about following your dream – uplifting.



You can watch a 90-minute movie online from this website, or buy the DVD. This is a ‘must see’ if you are seeking any changes in your life. The movie goes through the science and background to the concepts of manifestation.

CD set

Leveraging the universe and engaging the magic by Mike Dooley, available from www.tut.com, ISBN 0-9765420-4-8

This is a very good resource to explain the two levels of activity that take place when you are pursuing a goal: your own activities and those of providence or the universe. It gives you a step-by-step guide to how to tap into the infinite resources of the universe. Well worth listening to.


You can also contact the author directly: Arielle Essex