How to Achieve Your Goals in 5 Actionable Steps

how to achieve your goals in 5 actionable steps

Hello there!

Been gone for quite a while. It is because I tilled my positivity garden first at Purposive Writer. Nope, it is not a literal garden. Everything in there is about my inward journeys. I just plant and gather some strength and confidence from there. Thankfully, that garden bears fruit and I reap strong friendships from my readers. It boosts my confidence to be here and continue with my online career.

Now, I am back with good news: how to achieve your goals in five actionable steps.

These lessons are what I learned from the latest Webinar I attended, Are You Qualified to Earn Millions Online by Jomar Hilario. His guest, Anna Maliwat, a Virtual Professional, shared how she followed Jomar’s course in successful planning. The following steps are what she did to achieve her goals:

  1. Create a plan of what would you do or be. Have a clear goal of what you want to do.
  2. See yourself in a specific date in the future. This is you achieving your goals. This is what others call as visualization. It is visualizing yourself achieving your goals in a specific date. For example: how do you see yourself on January 1, 2017. Then from there look back to this date today.
  3. Write that plan on paper. Make it tangible by writing it on paper. For example, Date: Jan. 1, 2017. I am happy taking my vacation at…..
  4. Believe in your heart and soul that it would happen. You must have the deep faith that it would happen. Prayer is the key to all things. Pray for it the more.
  5. Act on the things and ways that could lead you to attaining your goals. Planning and believing is just one half of the battle. The other half is acting on it. Here, the strategies and techniques enter into the picture. Those are the things that you incorporate into your daily habits to deliberately move your way to success. It might be studying, learning or enrolling on new courses. Sometimes the methods are difficult, but it is all worth it in the end.

May you learn something from here. These are what I am going to do too to achieve my goals in my online career journey.

Have a purposeful day!



5 Ninja Strategies To Earn 5 Star Reviews From Your Clients

5 ninja strategies to earn 5 star reviews from your clients


I have attended a webinar with my mentor Jomar Hilario interviewing one of his senior mentees in virtual careers. She is Cristina Ramas who just had received an award from Upwork being one of its top rated freelancers. Bongga! Right? My eyes opened wide and wondered, how did she do it? Thankfully, she shared her secret in that webinar.

As an aspiring virtual assistant/professional or freelancer I am always looking for the easier ways to follow what others had done. From that webinar I learned a lot. The following are Cristina’s strategies on her way to success.

Create website.

What she means is the portfolio website, like this one. A portfolio website is where you put all vital information about you. It is where you write who you are and what you do. It is this site that future clients would be looking for if they really want to know whether you are genuine or not; or just to know more about you.

Complete your profile in your selected platform.

Tina’s chosen platform is Upwork. We could select any platform we will comfortably work or do business with as long as our profile is complete. Tina stressed to put our best photo, put the right title, complete the overview – like what you could do for your client, and most especially write your detailed skills and the tools you use in getting things done.

Read and learn  to your chosen field of expertise.

Well, this is what they call your niche. Virtual work is wide. Select what you are good at and work on improving yourself in that niche. Tina’s example is including what she subscribed to and who her influencers are.

Give your best to every gig, may it be hourly or fixed.

If we put our one hundred percent in our work, it can not only make our clients happy but also it boosts our confidence in our work. The more we do it, the more we become skilled in it. And the catch is, our clients could give us positive feedbacks or reviews which we can add to our portfolio.

Manage your time well

Beleive it or not, Tina has six kids to take care of while working from home. Admirable, yes! I thought it would be hard for her since I find it harder for me to take care of two kids. But her confidence is contagious. Okey, if she did it, so would I (help me, God). Being a working mom with multiple roles is never easy. One must be skilled in time management to succeed in all areas. Tina managed to pull that off. She said she perpetually followed her calendar and never procrastinated. The last one I am still learning.

Before the webinar ended, Tina added two more tips: finish your website and polish your profile. Good advice.

There she had it. Easier said than done, but a challenge all along. And hard work is the key. As Vidal Sasoon said, “the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Have a purposeful day!