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Authentic Living


What does authentic living mean to you? The end of the year is a great time to look inside and give some thought to the topic.

An authentic woman (or man) brings an air of assurance, calm, poise, peace to a room or situation.  They are living in congruency…meaning their words and actions are aligned with their thoughts, values and purpose.  Do you know someone like this?

How do you become more authentic?  As the ancient philosophers told us “know thyself.”   You may think, “well of course I know myself,” but think again.   You may know who society suggests you should be through t.v. commercials and glossy magazine ads.   You may know yourself as your parents wished you to be.

Under all the messages you’ve received about yourself is the “real you.”  Your authentic self.  The you that could wake up excited to start each day.  The you who almost always is doing things you love to do.  The you who brings authentic love to your relationships.  The you who freely gives of your talents and reaps amazing prosperity.  The you who doesn’t hide your light.

How to uncover that you?  It’s always there…it just needs some silence and support to emerge…these are tools most folks don’t take time to give themselves.  I can guarantee you…that every successful person you know, every person who walks in the room being authentic does some or all of these things:

1.  Pay attention to your inner world.  A journal is a great way to start.  Don’t worry about getting the “right kind.”  Choose one that you can carry with you everywhere easily.  Choose one that appeals to your senses…that you’ll love picking up to write in.

Then just start.  Write daily or a few times a week.  Just make it a habit to visit your inner world and get some of your thoughts, observations, emotions and ideas on paper.  As Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

2.  Make a list of 25-50 things you’d like to be, do, have in the next 10 years.  As Jim Rohn pointed out to me, we have about ten 10’s in our lifetime.  Make your next precious ten fantastic!

When you’re making your list, ignore the resistance that occurs in the form of your inner critic saying you can’t possibly be, do or have THAT.  Just bless it for caring and shoo it away…then turn your thoughts back to the excitement and joy you feel as you imagine these things already here in your life.

Once you’re done…mark 1 year, 5 year, 10 year next to each item showing when you will have it done.  Then take 3-4 of your one year goals and map out the actions you need to do to get there (don’t worry if you don’t have all the “hows”) sometimes the first step is to get information.

Look at your most important 5 and 10 year goals and determine if there is some steps that need to be taken this year to get them rolling.

Calendar out your actions for the next 3 months and get into action!

3.  Find an authentic forum where you can be listened to and supported with ideas, contacts and genuine encouragement.  When two or more come together amazing things, beyond what we can ever do alone, come to pass.

Don’t let your dreams die in isolation.  This is the thing I see the most in people who are struggling and it hurts my heart that they are not engaged in authentic living.

Let this next decade be YOUR time to live YOUR life.  Your authentic life.

Goal Setting For Success Press Release


“Breakthrough to the Best You in 2010: Create Your Powerful Yet Simple Goal Setting and Time Management System That Works!” Free Tele-Conference Open to Public

Many believe that 2009 was the worst year they ever experienced.   What can we do about this? Plan ahead to make 2010 a year where you turn things around, make smart choices and build the future you want in all areas, including finances, relationships, physical and emotional health.. Hosted by Authentic Life Institute, this free tele-seminar demystifies the goal setting process and provides concrete steps for taking control of your precious time and ensuring success.

San Juan Capistrano, CA, December 22, 2009

The economy has battered and bruised many people.  They often feel that life is spinning out of control.  They react out of fear and maybe aren’t making the best choices.

What can be done? The best remedy is to take charge of your life.  There is nothing that dispels fear like a well thought out goal and taking actions to achieve it.

Fact –Less than 15% of people write their goals down in specific, measurable, detail. (Source-

Fact- Only 12% have at least one clearly defined goal for every major interest in their life. (Source-

Fact- Only 22% share your goals with others for mutual accomplishment. (Source-

Who wouldn’t want to be create their vision, have a clear plan to achieve it, know what actions are most important to take each day to live a life filled with  peace of mind, financial freedom, a healthier body and joyful relationships?

Honestly? Not everyone. Most people aren’t willing to take the quiet, inner time to think through goals and actions; however, now, more than ever, people are questioning the direction of their lives, seeking more meaning and purpose along with material security and success.

To address the problem of financial adversity and lack of clear direction and to promote the benefits of goal setting and time management, Authentic Life Institute, a virtual learning center reaching more than 17,000 people monthly, is hosting a free tele-teleseminar (via telephone) on January 6, 2010, open to the public on “Breakthrough to the Best You in 2010: Create Your

Powerful Yet Simple Goal Setting and Time Management System That Works!”

Topics covered include-

– Why set your goals?

– A simple but powerful goal setting system

– Action planning to accomplish your goals with ease and success

– Time Integrity -It’s Your Time, How Will You Use It?

Ann Ronan, Ph.D., founder of Authentic Life Institute states “Starting with a vision for your life and then creating a definite plan to achieve it with planned out action steps and support is the absolute key to success in life.  It is my mission to help others live their authentic life – a life of purpose and meaning with all the money needed to live a truly rich life.”

For more information visit

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Your Goals


What are your goals for 2010?  Should we even set goals?  That’s been on my mind this month, and I’ve finally come to some conclusions that satisfy me.  See what you think.

I believe that we are part of something much greater than ourselves…you can call it God or Spirit or the infinite flow.  And because we are made of the substance of this infinite flow, we are whole, perfect and complete…just as we are…warts and all.

I also practice mindfulness meditation, in sitting practice and also throughout the day…bringing my awareness to observe myself acting, thinking, doing, judging, feeling.

And sometimes, I’ve felt like living a “goaless” life.  Just waking up and doing what feels right…and sometimes I do that.

BUT…I also recognize that I have the gift of this life to express my unique self fully in service to others.  And no matter, what…my day is going to be filled up with SOME kind of activity…I  might as well choose wisely.

By setting goals, I give myself direction…hopefully towards becoming more of who I truly am and serving and loving others as deeply as I can.

I’ve studied many time management and goal setting systems.  And from all of them, I’ve gleamed what works best for me and created my own system.  If you’d like to set your goals for 2010 with some guidance and support, on January 6, 2010, I’m holding a gifted teleclass called ” Breakthrough to the Best You in 2010: Create Your Powerful Yet Simple Goal Setting and Time Management System That Works!”

Get the details and dial in info here:

Igniting your entrepreneurial spirit,


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