BHG: Big Hairy Goal

The Older you get the faster time flies

Did your parents or grandparents ever tell you that the older you get the faster time flies? I am definitely finding that to be true. That’s why I’m going to write this last blog of the year to you from deep within my heart. Even though I often write to my fellow baby boomers; and, primarily women over 50 (I love you baby boomer guys, too!), I believe my advice is appropriate for any gender and any age.

I originally planned to do one of my typical goal setting articles for this blog since that’s what a lot of people are interested in at the start of a new year. And, it is about setting goals, but with a different twist.

Almost two years ago I did a research project designed to find out what women over 50 are most concerned about. It was definitely an enlightening project. I encountered the most amazing women in the process of the interviews. Today I’m going to give you the top two fears that keep them up at night because they fit into my BHG (Big Hairy Goal) for the new year. I have been known to set some pretty hefty goals in my lifetime, but I was younger then and had more time. Ok, ok, those of you who know me know that I don’t use the “I’m too old” excuse for me or my coaching clients! However, it is a reality that when we get to a certain age we must act on the goals that we want to achieve because time really is marching on. What the heck are we waiting for anyway?

The number one thing that keeps women over 50 awake at night is concern about finances. The second most cited fear among women in the study was their health. Sixty-five percent were worried about how health may affect their lifestyle as they go into their second half of life. So, money and health are clearly on the minds of women over 50.

Many of you only know me as a life coach for those over the age of 50, but this past year I have found a way to not only help my clients as a life coach but to also help them with health and financial concerns. How am I doing that? I started the Healthy Aging division of Positive Life Decisions
and have partnered with a solution based nutrition company called Isagenix that has state of the art, science based products. They are on the cutting edge of the multi-billion dollar health & wellness industry. Thousands of people have seen dramatic life changing results with the company’s products, including myself. These people have experienced increased energy, stamina, mental clarity, deep restful sleep, weight loss, amazing athletic performance & recovery and vibrant health.

OK, so that’s the health part, but how can I help people with their financial concerns? Isagenix is a home-based business where you can earn income by sharing these products with others and work as much or as little as you want depending upon how much you want to earn. It didn’t take me long to start earning $$$.What does this have to do with my BHG, you may ask? Well, I have decided to engage in a 90-day Challenge where I plan to build a team of 20 people within those 90 days (YIKES!)to help me spread the word to many others about these amazing products and business opportunity. My vision is to help as many people as possible live better lives; whether it’s coaching them in an area of their life in which they are stuck or in transition, to gain optimal health or to make the rest of their life the best of their life through financial security. This is a BIG challenge, but an exciting one.I’m asking for your help. Do you or anyone you know need solutions for weight loss, energy & performance or healthy aging? Then send them my way. Do you or anyone you know want to earn a part-time or full-time income with a growing company and want to be part of the team that I am building? If so, please contact me and be part of the momentum of a company that is in tremendous growth.
Well, I’ve put my BHG out there to all of you, so there’s no going back now!!! What about YOU? Do you have a BHG for 2014? What is it? If you don’t; why not??? What are you waiting for??? How can I help you???
I wish you all a wonderful 2014 and good luck with all of your BIG HAIRY GOALS!!!

Join me for my next event. 
With Positive Thoughts,

Quotes of the Month:

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”~Conrad Hilton

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hand, but not you.” Jim Rohn


  1. Debra Sanek says

    Thanks so much, Connie! These tips always come just when I could use a boost. Hope all is well and I’d love to get together again sometime.

    As always,


  2. says

    Hi Deb,
    So nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoy the blogs. It has been way too long since we’ve seen each other. Please email me with some times and dates that work for you and we can get together. I want to know what you’ve been up to!

  3. Donna Dougherty says

    Love # 8. Animals are grateful to be alive. They are just happy to be, and that attitude is contagious. Even a car ride is like going to Disney Land to them. Wind in their ears, grass under their feet. Nothing better than sharing time with a fur angel. And you are right, there’s no better walking parnters. (home office) and have lost 7 pounds so far. They ask for so little and give soooooooooo much. Thank you, Connie, for #8.

  4. says

    Hi Donna,
    Thank you for your comments! I know you love animals and do so much for them. Our little Teddy is the light of our lives and brings us so much laughter and joy. We would be so lonely without him. And, all he really wants from us is love…and to be fed. LOL He loves to eat :)

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