Achieve Your Goals in 2013. An Interview with Life Coach, Susan Fox.

It’s almost the new year! Which only means one thing: new year’s resolutions to be made. And broken.

Why do you have such a hard time following through with your New Year’s resolutions?

Why don’t you complete and meet your goals?

How can you actually achieve your goals in life?

Great questions! I don’t have the answer to any of them.

So I spent a part of my holiday trying to figure out how we can actually achieve our goals.

Life coach and life coach trainer, Susan Fox, shed some light on the subject of how to achieve goals. Susan’s a professional life coach who helps her clients get motivated and inspired to get things done in life.

Check out the video below to learn more about how to achieve your goals, resolutions, and inner-most wants and desires.

Well, not sure about the last part but she does give you actionable steps you can take to achieve your personal goals and new year’s resolutions.

(Spoiler alert – there’s no magic pill, magic bullet or abracadabra involved)

Thanks for doing this interview Susan! If you’re looking for a terrific life coach, visit Susan’s site for more information. If you’re interested in a full workshop on achieving your goals for the new year, Susan will help you reboot your brain in late January. Details here.

Do you have a lot of goals planned for the new year? If you have a goal-achieving tip which can help others, please share in the comments below.


  1. Hey I was looking for a magic pill! Just kidding… She looks like she would be a great coach. This is a great blog site- makes me want to put some time into blogging! I will publicize it later on my FB to my millions…um thousands.. um hundreds…um one follower named Ruben Luna.

    1. Thanks for the comment Ray and feel free to share with your FB fan:) haha hope to see you back blogging again.

  2. Great video V – I was going to give up on resolutions completely but maybe not after this video of you and Susan.

    So glad to find your blog and looking forward to reading and learning more in 2013

    1. Thanks Kristal – there’s always hope at the beginning of the year to start on our goals. Hope to keep up with you on the blog. Happy New Year!

  3. Excellent work Vishnu. First you took on Chopra, now you’re aiming for Oprah!!!

    Seriously though, that’s excellent advice. She knows what she’s talking about.

    Also, I see your book is finished. It seems God/Buddha/The Universe was listening after all!

    1. Haha Chopra and Oprah rhyme. Susan’s spot on and actually threw in a bonus tip on the video too – public accountability.

      Let’s strategize soon on our 2014 goals & resolutions. Oh wait…

  4. Awesome! Very good tips. I like Susan’s reminder of how important it is to think about WHY we want goals to happen. I bet that people will discover many true goals they might not have known existed! Very cool, V!

    1. I know right! Thinking about the why in our goals and really other areas of life is a good way to determine why we want to do something in the first place. Why is the ‘why’ the afterthought:) ? Thanks for dropping by J.

  5. I find that, if I set no goals, anything I accomplish seems miraculous. Plus, no risk of failure! I’m not sure I’m doing it quite right…

    Susan’s point about focusing on the feeling we want/the way we want our life to be different is key…otherwise “GOALS” turn into nothing more than a series of tasks added to our to-do lists, which feels a lot more like punishment than creating a better life.

    1. I like the no-goals approach too Bri! SO many benefits.

      But in the case we actually want to get stuff done, then all of Susan’s tips are helpful especially her first one. Determining that first before starting on something is key to doing a goal that means something to us.

      Happy New Year Bri and thanks for your comment.

  6. Hey Vishnu, it’s cool to see you doing videos! Susan had great advice. And like downfromtheledge said, over the years, I’ve actually started focusing less and less on goals/resolutions because I never really achieved them (lol) and it only made it harder to focus on just DOING what I want to do.

    1. Hey Andrew – I hear you. Goals are definitely not for everyone – it’s whatever works, works! Doing what you want to do makes you happy and happiness will help you get things done. I was inspired to do video from you but you stopped. Anyway, looking forward to meeting up.

  7. I love how you mentioned Susan focusing on how you want the goal to make you feel. To be honest, this year I don’t have many goals, other than doing the things that make me feel happy and healthy consistently, and living each day as peacefully as possible. I guess you could say personal peace is my goal that I will take on one day at a time.

    1. hey Wendy – personal peace is a great goal – haha but as we both know it’s not the destination but the journey. Not only is your journey to live more peacefully each day but to help others live more peacefully as well? Looking forward to more learning, inspiration & peace this year!

  8. I tend to be in the goal averse camp, although I do sometimes have them and achieve them. Like others observed, Susan’s focus on how a goal makes you feel seems to be the key. If it’s a burden and it makes me feel like a loser failure, then that’s a goal I don’t need! If it helps me move toward something that excites me, like getting my book published, then it is very helpful and keeps me on track.

    Speaking of goals, you are going gang busters with your goal of video interviews. I am loving it.

    1. I agree with you Galen about figuring out the importance of goals and focusing on the why of wanting to do something. Thinking about the final goal and how that makes us feel is a good way to move towards achieving our goals.

      Goals are not for everyone though – they work for some and not for others. In parts of my life, goals helped and parts – not. Actually the videos weren’t even a goal but they are fun and I’m learning a lot so will be doing more:)

  9. Hey Vishnu,

    This is my first visit to your blog and what a nice little interview that was. Susan’s 3 actionable tips are really easy to follow and I don’t have a buddy for my new year resolutions just yet.

    I’m very specific with my new year resolutions and this year I want to bring a balance to my ego and kill my arrogance. I hope I can do that.

    Thanks for that wonderful video, hope you have a great year ahead 🙂


    1. hi Aditya – welcome and thanks for dropping by. That sounds like a fairly straight-forward goal for the new year! ANd of course a highly challenging one since our ego challenges us so much of the time. Feel free to share how you take on this task and your progress. Looking forward to keeping in touch.

  10. Hi Vishnu,

    Thank you for the great tips and goals for year 2013

    I shall try my hardest to implement them… but I am erring as a human after all 😉

    Enjoy your posts

    Best regards

    1. hi Vic – we are all human here. And just trying to do the best we can. All we can try is to find the best strategies to make our goals a success. Thanks for your kind words and visit.

  11. Great advice.

    For most people, a very common reason they don’t get to reach their goals is simply not spending enough time on the goals.

    Start tracking the amount of time you spend on your goals. That one thing along will probably double or triple your chance of reaching a great goal this year.

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