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5 Steps to Goal Setting

It’s that time of year: we’re claiming goals, setting intentions, making big plans for 2019. I'm going to share some powerful secrets to help you actually STICK WITH your goals this year. No more “Failure February”, babe.

Are you sick and tired of fizzing out by mid January?

It's frustrating, am I right? We beat up on ourselves for missing the mark, but maybe it’s not our fault.

From business to wellness, relationships and financial …. there are so many goals we set for ourselves because we deserve MORE. But year after year, we find ourselves struggling and falling short. So let's get real on what you need to do to actually live your best life. Warning: This is not going to be your cookie cutter BS, it's time we got real on what WORKS.

Frustrated: Been there, done that. Finally, last year, I had the ah-a moment that evolved throughout the year into a movement. I FINALLY found myself achieving the goals I had in my business, my wellness and even in my relationships.  

These are 5 truths I KNOW (if you put into ACTION) are going to blow your damn mind.

  • Knowing your WHY

Simon Sinek says - “Our actions should start with WHY not WHAT”. Knowing your WHY is essential. Your “WHY” is more powerful than your “what”. Many times we fail setting goals because we actually set a ‘what’. So if I asked you - What are your resolutions for 2019?

Maybe your answer is “to lose 10 pounds”. That’s a WHAT and that has very little power.  Your WHY is where your strength waits. Using health as an example - if your goal/resolution is to lose weight, let's rework that to make it more powerful.

What does that transformation do for you? What is the emotion behind it? To reclaim your power or to get the spark back into your life? Maybe you want to get healthy to inspire/show loved ones it’s possible for them too. That WHY is your resolution. Take it from the ‘what’ - into the ‘why’.

Here are 4 steps we are going to use - the 4 Ws for successful Goal Setting -

1. What are you going to do to achieve your goals? - Whatever that WHY is or that change is, ask yourself - What will you do to achieve it?

2. When will you do it? - When will you do those action steps to achieve your goal?

3. Where will this take place? Where will you show up?

4. With who?  - Are you going to do it by yourself or are you going to do it with your partner or bff?

Here's an example of taking it out from what-ville into the powerful WHY using the 4 Ws.

Goal - If you what is to lose 50 pounds, to get in shape this year or if you want to get into size X jeans.

Reword it using the 4 Ws - Improved Goal - “I'm going to jog around the neighborhood at least 3 mornings a week with my neighbor.”

Which one feels more actionable or powerful? Which one holds more accountability for you every single day?

Because, on a Tuesday, when you are tired and unmotivated your why of “I want to lose 50 pounds this year”, has no urgency ... you have a whole YEAR to lose 50 pounds and not showing up today doesn’t seem like a big deal. But when you  strengthen your goal with your 4 Ws - “ I'm going to jog around the neighborhood, 3 mornings a week with my neighbor”  ..  and it's Tuesday + it's one of the 3 mornings + you've got a commitment with your neighbor, do you think your odds of showing up will MUCH higher?

  • Take Charge

This is something that you may be struggling with; I know I did. Goals with steps that actually let you HAVE control vs. outcomes that you possibly can't control. Think about it, how many times do you set a goal that you have no control over? I want you to set your resolutions with steps that let you have control. Stop setting you up for failure.

Going back to the weightloss example ...if your resolution is to lose 50 pounds this year - you may not have total control over it.

You can do everything right, you can show up for yourself, eat the right things and do all the workouts, but you still don't have total control. Our bodies have a mind of their own, so many things impact us - stress, sleep, hormones, your body genetics: you don't have all the control.

But you know what you DO have control over? Rewording that goal to “I'm going to walk 5 times a week and switch to healthier snacks and veggies.”.Every single day you can be a success, it's something you have control over, something that makes you successful very single day which in turn makes you more powerful.

It works the same in your business. So let's say you've set a goal - “I'm going to rank up this month” or “I'm going to hit a certain $$ or earn an incentive or a free trip this month”. Ultimately, even though you have 90% control over that, because you are a part of an organization, a team or a partnership, you don't have 100% control in most cases because there are a lot of moving pieces. So a more actionable goal that you actually have control over will be “I'm going to help 5 people in MY team achieve their goals.”  As you know success trickles up .. we can control helping others and helping others gets us where we want.

  • Try the trifacta

Research has shown that you are 43% more likely to be successful by doing these 3 steps consistently.

  • writing down your goals

  • committing to a plan of action

  • regularly sharing your progress with someone.

Doing these 3 things together is going to increase your chances of success. As you put these into motion you’ll begin to see “extra benefits” you weren’t even planning on. It’s called the Halo effect.

Halo effect Example- if your goal was to level up in your biz and you created your action plan with your 4 w’s..  instead of focusing on “ranking up” you’d changed it to - “My goal this year is to help 5 people achieve their goals this month”. Beautiful things are going to happen around you. You’re going to increase and grow relationships with those people and your team, you are going to find support that you didn't know you had, personal momentum and success are going to start pouring into you. What you put out, you get back. Your own success, income etc. will start growing,  which will make you more confident... and so in and so on.

  • Think WWASD - What would a Sloth Do?

If you can put yourself into that mindset when you are setting action steps for your goals you are going to be so much more successful.  Find the path of least resistance which will make doing the RIGHT thing the EASY thing. Doesn't that make so much sense with your own goals?

So when setting your wellness or fitness goal which action steps make more sense for your success -

  • Joining the expensive fancy gym that's 20 miles away and has all the bells and the whistles?

  • OR joining the plain Jane gym right down the road from your home … the one you pass every time you go anywhere?

Which one is going to be the most clear path to success for you? Which one do you think you are going to show up for more?

Even though the first one is fancy, instagram worthy and has all the facilities, what's it going to do for your health when you start getting tired of the drive, when you start putting up some resistance and have every excuse not to battle traffic to get there? The plane jane gym right there in your neighborhood is going to be the path of least resistance every single time.

Same thing with your business; so think 'What would a Sloth Do' and pick the path of least resistance & do it.

So if you want to level up in your biz & you hateeee doing live videos, will setting a goal of Doing Live videos every single day do any good for you? Would that be the path of least resistance or will that be an excuse for not showing up everyday? Maybe setting the goal to do one live a week will get you better results.

Always think what would a sloth do because getting to sure success is better than a 50-50 chance of shots fired & missed.

  • Fail Forward Queen aka Getting comfortable with failure

"God! I've failed so many times!". I used to use it as negative and beat up myself until finally something shifted and I realized (insert positive tone) "I have failed so many times!"  

If I wasn't moving forward or making changes I wouldn't have failed at all. You have to get really comfortable with failure this year. Yes, I'm telling you 2019 needs to be your year of failure!  Coming from the #FailForwardQueen, let me tell you, when you’re racking up failures and you are celebrating them: that means you are making changes. If you aren’t experiencing ANY  failures  I'm going to call you out and tell you that's not something to celebrate. If your failure mark is truly zero that means you are not changing, moving, growing, pushing and definitely NOT hitting goals.  Because there's no one alive on the face of this earth who's win-loss column is completely in the success. It's just not possible so get so comfortable with failure that you celebrate them.


These 5 tips are going to actually give you a REAL fighting chance at making these resolutions stick this time and getting into success. A lot of people are sharing tips and doing things by the book - setting goals, intentions & writing them down etc. - but if you don't know the strength/gameplan behind doing them then you are going to have another year of status quo.

What goals are you setting for yourself this year? Share with us in our Facebook Group & let’s keep each other accountable! Click here to join in!

PS - Are you a listener more than an avid reader? We’ve got you covered! Click here to listen to the LIVE video where I talk about Goal Setting & how to make 2019 the year YOU finally accomplish all YOUR goals.

How To Crush Your Limiting Beliefs?

I was the queen of self sabotage. Early on in my business, I would absolutely self-sabotage. I would be the girl who had the vision board, my why(s) all figured out, my follow up sheet & everything I need to do & I'd be on it for 2-3 months & then all of a sudden for whatever reason, I'd stop working, showing up or even plugging in. In my mind it would be everyone else's fault - I don't feel inspired - it's my team or the products or the system or some xyz reason but I'd stop showing up.

Limiting beliefs are the basis of all of our fear.

Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of being judged. Some of us are actually afraid of success. All because of our limiting beliefs. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Being aware of our limiting beliefs takes the power back from the fear, giving it into your hands so you can live a fuller & more fearless life.

Here are some examples of Limiting Beliefs & how to combat them when the fear creeps in -

  • Fear Of Being Judged

When you start your own business or do anything new, the fear of being judged by family & friends creeps in more quickly than anything else.

Solution - I need to get over the fear of being judged. The people that love me & support me won't judge me. And those that don't, their opinions don't matter. You can not let the opinion of others STOP you from living your life & doing what you love.

  • Who am I to be successful?

A lot of people struggled with the thought of success. They struggled with the impostor syndrome thinking who the heck are they to say this or do this or even build a business? Who the heck are they to lead or teach other people or show up and make a change? I'm just a college dropout, I'm just a "wife", I'm just a "mom". I'm not those people that these things happen to. I'm not that person that success happens to.

Solution - Start by OWNING IT. What you have to decide before you get into any business or before you start seeing success in your business, in your life, in your truth or passion or whatever the journey you are on is that you are worth it. You have to decide who you are to have that. For me it's Meagan effing Anderson - that's who I am to have this. And my journey, my truth, my story & things that I know & skills that I have can change lives if I share them. That's who I am to have this.

So next time the though of who I am to be successful comes in, step into your power & remind yourself of your worthiness.

  • Fear of judgement

Rejection stinks. I won't lie. We've all been through rejection & it's not fun. But you can not let the fear of rejection stop you from doing what you love or whatever it is that you want to do.

Solution - Ask yourself what's the worst thing that can happen if you get rejected? Someone will say no or you'll make a mistake or mess of yourself. What else can go wrong?

Then think of what can go right? What will you learn from being rejected? From making a mistake?

You are not along. People make mistakes all the time & it only helps them get better.

  • Fear of being Too Late

I'm too old for this / I'm too late, there are so many people already doing this / I've failed once before. . .

The excuses & reasons for not starting something new can be endless. No matter what the age, how many people already in the niche/industry, it's never too late & you always have something NEW to offer that other's don't.

Solution - Think of ways you can make the niche/industry yours. How can you own it? What new element can you bring to the table that others aren't? If you are selling make up, how can you make women feel empowered that no-one else is trying to do?

And even if you fail, at least you won't live with regrets or what-if(s).

  • I'm don't know anything about the industry/niche

A lot of people don't do anything new because of the fear of not having all the information. Being scared of joining NM because you don't know anything about it or being scared of starting that food blog because you are not so tech-savvy. Whatever your niche/industry be that you want to start in, there's always ways to learn on the job.

Solution - Find out how you can learn about the industry or the niche you want to get in? Find a coach/mentor or a friend whose done it & ask them for help.

You will stumble, you will be overwhelmed but it's better to get paid to learn & make mistakes than to not do anything at all.

What limiting beliefs are you dealing with? Share with me in the comments below & let's find a way together to kick fear in the curb!

3 Secrets For A Successful & Happy Life

Do you want more joy in your life?

I know it sounds like a silly Q but seriously. . . Do you want more joy in your life?

Today, I wanted to share my best 3 secrets for a successful & happy life.

But before we get into it, there’s something I wanted to share with you. Do you agree that social media is a place that shows the easy side of our lives?

On social media we take snapshots of our life, of our day, of our children, of ourselves, & share them on social media. So it's very very simple for us to make those snapshots look easy, look amazing, look positive all the time because we filter the hell out of those! This is the easy part of social media, this is the truthful part and a lot of you are living in that good enough condition - things are good enough, things are fine, things aren't bad so they are good by default & then when someone says how are you - you say I'm fine & I want to challenge you to STOP accepting good enough.

Good enough is not good enough. Being fine is not fine. I want to rattle your cage. You are worth more. You were made for more. You deserve more than that & so many of you have lost the joy & I want to help you to be happy in the moment, in YOUR moment, in THIS moment.

Being happy isn't the thing in the future, having more joy in your life isn't something you need to strive for, it's something you can have in this moment, right now, wherever you are. No matter what's going on, no matter what struggles you are having, no matter what financial hardships you are facing, it doesn't matter. Finding joy in this moment, in every moment is the secret of true lasting happiness, It's not elusive or your emotions aren't a ping pong ball; so I've bottom down to 3 steps.

Before I get into it, I want you to do an experiment. For the next 2 weeks, I want you to follow these 3 steps. Are you ready?

Let's go! 3 Secrets for a successfully happy life -

1) Assess your life

By assess your life I don't mean I have 2.5 children, I have 2 dogs, I'm married, I work here, I have this home. . . NO!

I want you to really assess your life, take a pulse of your life, take a check point of your life - how do you feel? How are you feeling your life - right now? your situation? in your moment. . .how do you feel?

Do you feel powerful? Invisible? Scared? Joyful? Overwhelmed? Exuberant? There are so many things. . but how do you feel in your life?

And more importantly than that, when you are taking a pulse of how you feel & you are accessing that life I need you to look & feel - Is how I feel a direct response of situations around me?

Are you happy because you had a good day & then the next day are you pissed off because things went bad? Meaning, are the situations around you or experiences around you dictating your emotions to where you are just a ping-pong & you totally have no control? If it's so, the next 2 steps are going to be so important for you.

Are you in control of your emotions or is the day or the circumstances are in control?

Once you access your life, take that emotional inventory, be really real & raw, no body's going to see what you write down or what you assign to your feelings except you, unless you want to share it with someone in your life. SO feel safe to say the real words.

Once you've done that we move to step 2.

2) Look at how you numb yourself.

Look at how you numb yourself every single day. Here are some instances / ways you that you might be doing - alcohol, medication, eating/indulging in food, shopping / spending money, coming home & turning on Netflix for a 10 hr binge. . . anything that causes your mind to go somewhere else to escape the situation or a feeling. How do you numb yourself?

One of my biggest numbers has been alcohol - when I'm scared, I'm stressed out, when I'm sad - "I just need a glass of wine to feel better". And a lot of you might be like - Meagan but that's normal, we are Americans or a glass of wine everyday, there's no problem there.

And there's no problem there but when the cause behind it is to numb an emotion, you've really got to STOP, LOOK & THINK! Ask yourself - "Is this something I need or is it something that's more destructive?". Same thing with food.

I'm stressed out, I feel like crap, whatever the reason may be, I used indulge in food. Let me eat yummy food or let me just eat a piece of cake that then becomes a piece of cake & a cheese cake, a piece of cake, a cheese cake & some left overs & on & on so I can get lost in this activity instead of thinking about what's coming.

Write down the things that you use to numb yourself. Maybe amazon is your number, you go on amazon & you mindlessly shop to get that thrill, that addiction, that perk, that happiness for a second to change how you feeling right now.

We're going to learn how to not go to the numbers so you are not having to fix a broken record but you are actually living in joy no matter what's going on around you! It's okay to acknowledge the things you go to for numbing yourself so you can let them go.

Look at those things so you can give them up for 2 weeks & see how you feel.

3) Find your center

Find something everyday that motivates you, find something that brings you to the center, find something that brings you back to your happy place.

Maybe that's meditation, maybe that's working out or personal development, maybe it's plugging into a podcast, maybe it's listening to a motivational speaker, maybe it's kicking ass in your biz, maybe it's going for a walk, maybe it's journal-ling, maybe it's reading a book or singing a song, whatever it is it's yours.

You've got to find something that you can do every single day to raise your vibe. It has to become a part of you, it has to become a habit that when you don't do it, you feel like there's something completely lacking.

You've got to really invest in it because here's whats going to happen. It's going to go back to number 2. So when you plug into something that gives you the spark, that gives you the happiness, that makes you feel successful or complete; something that raises your vibe so when the trigger comes that you want to do the thing that numbs you, you've got your "go-to".

And for 2 weeks you are going to plug into that thing that brings you back to your joy & to your happiness, that resets your vibe.

Here's what it's going to do to your subconscious -

1 - It's going to bring you back to your joy, you are going to be mindful of coming back to your job instead of choosing a number.

2 - It's going to show your subconsciousness that you can trust yourself. It's going to show your subconsciousness that you are in control of your emotions, not your day, not your circumstances, not how your biz is doing etc. You are showing yourself that you are truely in control of how you feel and once your subconscious can really accept that and your ego can take a back seat, you start being happy & joyful in every single moment of your life. You start being joyful right now, in this moment no matter what this moment is, you have control.

I'm not saying you'll never be sad, stressed or angry, you'll have those feelings but you'll always have joy & when you experience those things you realize that they are nothing more than just experiences. They are just moments that too shall pass.

But in that heart, you've got that powerful joy!

So I challenge you guys if you are willing to do this with me for 2 weeks -

Step 1 is assess your life and where you are in it right now & are your emotions your emotions or are they reactive to things around you? I know most of you are going to say - I'm reactive/ I'm a ping pong as people & situations around me dictate how I feel.

Step 2 is being real and figuring out what are the things you reach to to numb your emotions when your vibe is low or when you are feeling crappy?

Step 3 is deciding to no longer numb the crappy moments but to raise the vibe to that joyous state so you are no longer in numb-vile. And you believe in yourself, you empower yourself and watch it spread into your relationship, into your business, into your health, in your body & into your spiritual experience. It's going to spread into your light that you are putting into the world.