Goals are more successful than resolutions

If you are one of those people who makes resolutions in the new year, chances are they will be forgotten about within weeks if not days. It may already be a distant memory!

According ComRes study, 80% of resolutions will fail by the second week of February. So I want to encourage you to set a tangible goal instead and make sure others hold you accountable.

Accountability when setting goals can make the difference between success and failure. Goal-setting is the foundation of Relationology Masterminds and last year achieved a staggering 91% success rate.

Without having others to support your aspirations, it is too easy to be distracted by life, especially at the moment when there are so many aspects out of your control. Being sidetracked or feeling deflated can lead to defeat. But if you build authentic relationships with others who encourage and support you, you dramatically increase your chances of success.

Also, having a timescale to reach those goals also offers the best opportunity for achievement because you have something to aim for. This is why Masterminds take place over 100-days. It may sound like a short space of time, but the success rate speaks for itself.

It is this very reason why Monique Vanderlinden has chosen to join the next Relationology Mastermind, which starts next Thursday (14 January).

Monique is looking forward to taking her digital advertising and branding business to the next level after setting it up last year during the pandemic. She launched into self-employment after being made redundant, but says she now needs to set goals to help her business grow.

Looking forward to setting a goal

Monique, who lives in Cape Town, found out about Relationology Masterminds from a colleague.

She says, “After hearing about it, I read through the website and that’s how I found the various Relationology Academy courses. I liked the sound of the Masterminds, as participants can achieve goals within 100 days and that was something that attracted me.

“I had a whirlwind year last year and got made redundant due to the pandemic. I was a bit scared of the risk of starting my own business, especially as our economy in South Africa is taking a downward toll. But since then, I have been doing well, although I’ve not really had the opportunity to set a goal and work towards it.

“Over the past few months I’ve been thinking of getting a business coach and I felt Masterminds would be a perfect solution. I know a little bit about what to expect as I’ve read the reviews but there is still a bit of mystery.”  

But Monique isn’t worried about not knowing what to fully expect because she recognises that when you’re out of your comfort zone you can achieve so much more.

“You put yourself at a disadvantage if you have expectations when taking on a new experience,” she explains. “I’m keeping an open mind; but on the other hand, I have basic expectations that it will help me reach a goal.

“I feel 80% excited and 20% nervous, which is good because a risk always has to make you feel a bit nervous. It means you’re getting out of your comfort zone, and that is really when you grow. I feel it will challenge me on another level.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to structure my thoughts about the future of my business and turn it into something more tangible.”

Meeting business people from around the world is also something Monique is looking forward to.

She says, “Making new business connections is very exciting, too, especially as they will be from around the world. It will bring a totally different dynamic. Getting thoughts and opinions from people from different cultures about growing your business can give you the opportunity to make the best of what you have.”


• Places are limited on Masterminds, so if you are interested in the UK group that starts next week, you should book today. There will also be U.S. and Australian Masterminds starting next month, so please message for more information.

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