Plant Your Flag 3

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  1. Atif Perwiz says:

    CJ, great post with a wealth of information. I love how your posts are practical and give home work or an exercise to do. Just having a dream and telling a story doesn’t make it happen. Practical steps are required and you give them here. I have a plan now and am following it. You are right to put it on the bathroom mirror and read it everyday. We need to constantly remind ourselves. Its been a good series of 3 blogs with practical steps, thank you so much. Talk soon my friend. Atif

  2. Acasha Klewe says:

    I agree that knowing your WHY is so vital! In embarking on this online business journey myself, I feel like I almost give up 10 times a day because I get frustrated or scared or start telling myself that I’m never going to figure it out and I’m wasting my time. But I am getting better at stopping that inner voice in its tracks, and remembering my WHY to help me get through those moments of self doubt and keep trying. I wish you the best of luck!

    • CJ says:


      The mind struggles are tuff to overcome at times. To help you with that I’d recommend going through some of Tony Robin’s material. It is good and helps people reshape their thoughts on things like this. Having a good “WHY” and programing out minds to think differently are vital to success. The old say is that 99.99% in mind. The other .01% is mechanics.

      Just take your time and complete one step at a time. I am here to help in anyway I can.

  3. HI CJ great post and very practical! My WHY is similar to yours and it has motivated me to keep going when I’m struggling and I know it will motivate you to reach your goals! Love how you kept the goals simple and bite size. Cheering you on! Look forward to your next posts!

    • CJ says:


      I am glad you have found your “WHY” and that it is helping you overcome the obstacles. Also, The small steppingstones help to keep us on track and less overwhelmed. The great thing is that as you reach your goals, your belief goes up and allows you to set even bigger goals.

      Cannot wait to see how your 2024 turns out!
      You Got This!!!

  4. Martin says:

    It’s the time of the year for new resolutions. We all have very good and noble intentions at first but a month later, we get back on our old habits. Your post reminds me the importance of having a goal and a deep understanding of our why so that we can refer to them when we face adversity. Thank you! Wish you a successful 2024! May you reach your goals as planned!

    • CJ says:


      The old say is that there are tones of roads that are paved with good intentions. I know I’ve been there and then something happens and before I know it I’m way off tract of my goals.
      The key is to keep focus on our goals and our “WHY” everyday. This help keep us on track. May you stay on tract and reach your goals and dreams.

      You Got This!!

  5. Tom says:

    Thank you for your post and the ebook.
    I was setting my goals but without a date. Then my mentor explained that a goal without a date is just a dream. I haven’t printed my why, but must do.
    Once I was advised to rewrite my goals every day. I have a notebook where I write them so they are ingrained in my muscles.
    Until next time.

    • CJ says:


      I am always glad when I see individuals like you who find value in the information and take action to implement it.

      Without Goals and a Why, you’re just like a ship at sea with wind tossing you about with no direction to turn.
      The goals and a why are like a light house it lights the way and guides one to safety.

      Look forward to tracking your progress.
      You Got This

  6. Tim Heard says:

    Hi CJ
    A great blog. I love your focus on developing the deepest why. I believe this can only help drive your desire to achieve these goals. I think i can take i little learning from this as well. I look forward to following your story

    • CJ says:


      Glad you found value in reading the post. For me the “WHY” is the most important thing. It helps guide my mindset which guides my action.

      The saying is if you can control the mind you can concur the world.

      Thanks for sharing.

  7. Marc says:

    Hi CJ,
    The importance of your WHY can never be said enough times! Thanks for reminding me that I need to do exactly that as well: print it and make sure that I can see it every day.

    • CJ says:

      Since I posted my “WHY” on my office door and bathroom mirror it has made a difference. I read it often but what really surprised me is when I don’t necessarily stop and read it but just pass by it. I found myself going over it in my mind and reinforcing it even though I didn’t stope an read it. It is amazing how the mind works when you are constantly reinforcing it with your “WHY”

      I encourage you to try it and see the difference for yourself.

  8. Alan Lim says:

    Thank you for sharing your why. I love how thorough and deep you’re doing this exercise. Admittedly, I haven’t gone 7 level deep. I probably need to take some time to do this exercise again.

    • CJ says:

      You’re welcome! Knowing your true “WHY” is so critical. Many people just skip it or do it half heartily not realizing the value that comes from it. The good thing is that your “WHY” is not written in stone and can be adjusted as you become clear on what your true “WHY” is. One very important question to ask yourself is, will my “WHY” pull me through hard times and help to keep moving forward? If not then you need to keep digging until it does.

      I wish you success in the New Year.

  9. Tony says:

    Hi thanks for another thought-provoking blog. I have never been clearer on my Why or my Goal. My why is that I need somewhere to live! I have bought a ruin and we are transforming it into our dream home. My goal, the raise the extra 40 thousand U need to complete it.

    • CJ says:

      I am thrilled you have clarity on your “WHY” and your goals. Many people aren’t as fortunate and find it difficult to get clarity on their “WHY” and their goals.
      I am very much looking forward to those picture of a completed house. Perhaps you can share some of the process in your blog along the way.

      Happy Building!

  10. Andy Jacobs says:

    Wow, Your website is amazing. It reads like a training manual. So inspiring, how can you possibly fail? Good luck to you!

    • CJ says:


      Thanks for the complement on the site. I have to confess I didn’t build the site myself. My awesome wife SJ did most of the work. However, I did write all the posts, while she proofed them for me. We love being able to work together toward our common goals of helping others succeed. While we want to share our experiences in our posts, I also find it important to share how we did things so someone can easily follow along and get similar results.

      Thanks again!

  11. I love the idea of micro steppingstone goals. It seems to make the goal much more manageable. I also agree it is important to find your why. My why is to take some the burden off my husband for providing for us as we go into retirement.

    • CJ says:


      I glad to hear you have taken the time to find your “WHY”. Many people see it as a waste of time and skip it. However, if one works at it and discovers their true “WHY” it will pull them through the tough times.

      Have a great New Year.

  12. Hello

    You are getting through your goals well. It must feel good to write (done) next to them! Printing out your WHY and putting it in everyday places in a brilliant idea and one way to keep you focussed.
    I may do this will other things in my life.
    I’m looking forward to seeing more things checked off your goal list in the near future.
    Well done

    • CJ says:


      It is very satisfyingly to check things completed on my goal list. It inspires me to keep going forward.

      Since I posted my “WHY” in a few places I’ve found that even if I don’t read but twice a day, every time I walk by it, it reminds me of what it says.

      I believer keeping your “WHY” at the forefront of your mind is important to help keep one on track.

      I look forward to seeing you reach your goals and dreams.

  13. Steve Moore says:

    interesting to read about your plans. I think your why is the going to be a strong motivating factor to keep you moving forward. Looking forward to following your journey

    • CJ says:


      Knowing your “WHY” is a great motivating factor. It helps pull you through the hard times. SJ and mine’s why is very powerful and we keep it in front of us on a daily basis. May your why be strong and pull your through your struggles.

      You got this!!

  14. Ezequiel says:

    Hi, CJ SJ
    On one occasion, I heard someone say that if you don’t know where you’re heading, then you’ve already arrived. And you have expressed this very clearly in this post. Congratulations for sharing this series of blogs, especially this one. I truly enjoy every piece of advice you share. Thank you, and I hope you can recover your lost income soon. All the best

    • CJ says:

      Ezequiel, I’m glad you found value in the Planting Your Flag series. They were very valuable to SJ and I. When I was growing up my dad worked flea markets and one time he came across a ball cap with 2 bills, each facing a different direction. The caption on the hat said, “I’m the leader which way did they go”. The so called leader in this case didn’t have any direction or plan and was just plan lost. When you don’t have a solid plan in place it’s hard to move forward toward success.

      Thanks again for your comment and input.

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