After Achieving the Big Goal, What’s Next?

Bill A Johnston, Author, Strategies for Cats

By Bill Johnston

Author Strategies for Cats



Have you ever become so engaged with accomplishing a goal or a milestone, you can’t see past the actual event once it’s complete? I can tell you, the Sunday after achieving #1 Amazon Best Seller status in three categories, I have had a somewhat difficult time being strategic about what’s next. I’m thankful and grateful I have wise people around me to give me advice, but it can be confusing.

That’s why it’s really important to convey to your subconscious mind (“The Voice”) you want more than one big thing (Strategy #2, Use your thoughts the right way to get the things you want). You want A LOT OF BIG THINGS. ABUNDANCE! And because “Your Voice” (your subconscious mind) is incredibly powerful, you have the ability to imprint those things, and not worry about the “how” part, even though you’re not dedicating any real time to consciously thinking about it.

SO…how do you do it? Some people use affirmations, which consists of lists of things you read and dwell on as you are going to sleep or waking up. That’s the best time to communicate with Your Voice because your conscious mind is in “abeyance” (temporary inactivity). Prayer is also another great time to do this, because prayer is the only time you can communicate directly with your subconscious mind AND God the Father Almighty (and God can do anything!).

I happen to use video I created with PowerPoint and then watch it on my iPad. I like this approach because unlike lists of affirmations, I can SEE what I’m asking for, making it easier to visualize. Adding the emotion is a little more difficult, but if you repeat the affirmations out loud while you’re watching them on the video, it’s easy and fun to get excited…and that’s emotion!

Doing this for 3-4 weeks means you can have a high level of “expectancy” (Strategy #20, Repetition. DO IT EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT. DON’T MISS ONE TIME OR YOU HAVE TO START OVER!). You are expecting the next thing you are thinking about will happen. You have faith that it will happen. You believe it will happen (Strategy #4, Believe in your voice…believe in YOURSELF!), or better yet it has already happened and now you are remembering it has already happened.

By actively thinking about these big things even though you are in the trenches of completing the biggest thing in front of you, you’re not panicked after you have completed your goal. Instead, you’re confident the next idea you need will come from Your Voice (Strategy #1, Listen for the little voice), giving you the nudge you need to take action (Strategy #12) and “move your paws”!

About Bill: Bill A Johnston is a Motivational Speaker, Author and Sales Consultant. His new book, Strategies for Cats, Change the Way You Think, Receive the Abundance You Deserve, recently reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller list in three categories.  His easy-to-read story about a homeless cat improves lives.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit,, India TV, Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money,,, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider,, and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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