Whose goals are you chasing?

Whose goals, exactly, are you chasing?

There’s an old story about a dog who chases cars.

Every day he runs out of the house barking, chasing cars that go past.

Of course, he never catches them.

The cars are much too fast for this poor old dog. But one day, the owner asks an important question:

“What do you think he would do if he actually caught one?”

… to which nobody had an answer.

Why are you chasing English?

This is an important question because it tells us all goals must have something at the end of them. Often we get caught up in chasing goals that really don’t have any meaning attached to them.

We are chasing the goal…

But at the end of the day, we’re not really too sure why.

And if we do complete them?

So what?

We’re not sure what we’re going to actually do with it now.

Chasing Other People’s Dreams

A good example of this is chasing other peoples’ dreams.

An obvious example being people whose parents tell them they must learn English… so that’s what they try to do. But they’re not really sure for themselves why they need English.

Yes, I’ve done it too…

I’ve fallen into the same trap.

A while ago, my coach and mentor asked me, “Julian, whose goals are you chasing?” At the time I thought I was heading in the right direction… but when I thought about it, the goal that I was chasing (to get a million subscribers on YouTube) actually meant nothing to me.

At the end of the day, I don’t care about those numbers.

Ultimately I’m not interested in a business with hundreds and thousands of clients all over the place, and I just don’t work well like that.

I work best with a very small number of people, working together with them very, very closely. So it’s better for me to set goals that MATCH that.

What are you trying to do?

So ask yourself this question, “What exactly is it that I am trying to accomplish with English?”

It’s imperative you understand that.

Otherwise, you’re just going to waste time chasing cars that, at the end of the day, you don’t really want to catch.

How I Can Help

I can help, of course, and if you want to get started with my help for free, you can. Click here and study my free training. In it, I will show you the 5 key changes that you need to make to transform your English speaking.

Alternatively, if you want to go deeper, right here, right now, click here to talk to me directly about how I can help you.

Best,
Julian

P.S. Click here to watch my Free Training where I teach you my “Rocket Launch” Method.

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Meet the Author

Julian Northbrook

Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.

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