Beverly Hills Goal Setting Help

Coaching and Counseling for Goal Setting Help in Beverly Hills, MI

When you look at your calendar for this week, what tasks do you need to check off? How about for tomorrow or next week? What people spend their time on today often affects what will be on their plate in the future. Most people have a long list of things they need to get done with a few items they would like to get done interspersed, but what if that ratio were reversed? What if people spend their time and effort on things they cared about and were important to them? Many people are working toward setting their own agenda for their calendar by setting goals for today that will set them up for what they want in the future.

“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun,
in the short run. It seems to me, though, that
the people who get things done, who lead,
who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”
—Seth Godin

While many people have a general idea of what they want out of life, setting goals to achieve that ideal is difficult. Even though many studies have shown the connection between goal setting and high achievement, many people struggle, and Seth Godin explains why. Any target worthy of people’s time and effort also requires short-term sacrifices. In the long-term, the effort is almost always worth it, but many people struggle with foregoing money, food, comfort, time, or whatever the cost of achievement may be. Many people are also reaching out for support to help them manage their goals and the sacrifices these goals require. Mental health professionals such as coaches and counselors can often provide the structure to overcome this challenge.

At Thriveworks Beverly Hills we have helped many people who are pursuing long-term personal and professional goals. Our life coaches and counselors know what it takes to clarify people’s values, talents, and resources so that they can take back control of their calendar.

How Do Goals Help?

When people name what they value and when they make choices that align with those values, big things happen. For example, setting goals often helps people…

  1. Block out the many, many things that vie for their attention and distract them from what is important.
  2. Focus their attention upon what they care about.
  3. Bring people’s values, focus, and actions into alignment.
  4. Take challenging but meaningful action.
  5. Increase self-control.
  6. Sustain motivation through hardships, setbacks, and difficulties.

Varied Targets

All too often, goals are associated with unpleasant tasks: eat more vegetables, work longer hours, clean the house, pay down debt, and on, and on. Without doubt, any worthy goal takes effort and work—that much is clear. However, setting goals should not be pure misery either.

The whole point of setting a goal is for people to live according to what they care about and spend their time doing what matters to them—in all areas of their lives. Goals, therefore, can be and should be about fun, exciting, enjoyable challenges. For example, people can set goals for anything, including for their…

  • Attitude: What kind of person do you want to become? More empathetic? More self-assured?
  • Finances: What kind of financial life to you want to sustain? Do you want to be debt free? Enlarge your earning potential?
  • Artistic Endeavors: How can you make time in your schedule for creativity? What would it look like? Painting? Playing an instrument? Writing?
  • Family: What could your home life look like? Do you want to marry? Have children? What type of relationships do you want to cultivate with your extended family?
  • Career: What do you want to dedicate your life’s work toward? Is there a particular job that excites you?
  • Fun: What activities or places refresh and restore you? What puts a smile on your face?
  • Physical Strength: How do you want to grow physically stronger? What level of health do you want to experience?
  • Education: What do you want to explore? How can you make time for new learning experiences, books to read, museums to visit, and more?

Characteristics of Healthy Goals

Goals that excite and inspire are often very personal, as they should be. The best goals come from within—people’s skills, talents, and priorities should drive their goals. The best goals also push people further than their comfort zones.

The specifics of each goal may be personal, but the characteristics are not. A few characteristics of healthy goals include being:

  • Time-bound: Set a deadline for each goal. Timeframes are motivating, but they also allow people to know when they have achieved the goal—triggering reward.
  • Specific: The more details the goal has, the better. Vague goals are hard to measure. For example, “watch less TV” is a vague goal. In contrast, “watch TV no more than 30 minutes of TV each day this week,” is a specific, time bound goal.
  • Written: Document goals and revisit them. Allow them to guide one’s attention each day.
  • Shared: Ask for allies who will offer encouragement and tangible help toward the achievement.

Goal Coaching at Thriveworks Beverly Hills, MI

Are you ready to reclaim your calendar? Has mundane life taken over and you want to take it back? If so, you are not alone. Many people are discovering the power of goal setting and the power of small changes today that lead to big improvements over time. Many people are also benefitting from the help of a coach or counselor as they set and achieve their goals.

If you are ready to speak to a coach or counselor, know that Thriveworks Beverly Hills offers appointments for goal setting help. When you call our office, you may be meeting with your coach within 24 hours. We also accept many forms of insurance and offer convenient, after-hours appointments. Let’s get to work. Contact Thriveworks Beverly Hills today.

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Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
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Lindsey is great!

I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
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Review for Sandra Quigley

*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa.

I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Moving with meaning

Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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Couldn’t be happier

We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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Comfortable, private space for anyone and everyone in the family to get the personal time and space they need.
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She helped change my life

Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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She Inspires Hope

I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Karen Waldrop

Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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Everything I needed

I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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So helpful!

I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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