Lesson Transcript

Intro

Kellie: How do you go from failure to achieving your language goals for 2016?
Kellie: Welcome to Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Kellie and I'll be your host. And my co-host today is the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Kellie: In this Sunday News, you’ll learn everything you need to know about reaching your language resolution. Keep listening to find out more!
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Peter: 2016 is here, but before we talk New Year’s resolutions...
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Peter: Okay listeners, what’s your new year’s resolution?
Kellie: And how will you make sure you succeed?
Peter: Let us know your strategies in the comments! But...
Kellie: ...A lot of people fall short... don’t they, Peter?
Peter: They do. If you don’t have the blueprint for setting successful goals....
Kellie: ... if you don’t know how to stick to your learning routines...
Peter: ...or stay motivated, listeners, your efforts will fall flat.
Kellie: Peter, you did pretty well with your 2015 resolution to learn Spanish.
Peter: That’s right, Kellie. Last year, I set a goal to speak a full 30 minutes of pure Spanish conversation. I ended up hitting 45 minutes. Listeners, if you want to know how I did it...
Kellie: Pay attention, because this is a GREAT lesson.
Peter: So, a few simple changes to my goal made a massive difference.
Kellie: What kinds of changes?
Peter: Most people typically aim for a vague resolution like “This year, I’ll master Japanese or Chinese.” or “This year, I’ll lose weight.” But vague goals are problematic. So I started aiming for smaller, more measurable goals, most importantly with deadlines. In my case, it was to “Speak 30 Minutes of Spanish conversation by December 31st, 2015”
Kellie: Oh, that definitely sounds manageable. After all, you can’t expect to magically become fluent. You put a number on it.
Peter: Exactly. No magic here, Kellie. Then, I started setting smaller, monthly goals that would add up to 30 minutes by the end of the December 2015.
Kellie: How did that work?
Peter: Well, my first goal was to hit 3 minutes by January 31st, 2015.
Kellie: Ah I see. 3 minutes is definitely measurable and small. It’s easy enough to reach. And it has a deadline. So, how did it go?
Peter: Kellie... I FAILED that. I failed that miserably. In February, I failed again. But I reached 3 minutes in March. And by July 31st, I was at around 15 minutes.
Kellie: And in December you hit 45 minutes! So despite failing a few times, you stayed on track.
Peter: That’s right. And I’m blown away by how easy it was once I changed my goals.
Kellie: Are there any other effective tips you can give to our listeners for 2016?
Peter: Listeners, write down your small, measurable goal, set a deadline, and put it somewhere you’ll see it every day. I know it sounds strange, but it keeps you focused.
Kellie: And that doesn’t just apply to language learning, but any goal you’re trying to achieve in life!
Peter: Kellie, it really works. So, listeners, take these tips and apply them right now..
Kellie: And once you do that, we challenge you to master a language in 2016.
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Kellie: Get 12-month Premium for just $99 - that’s unlimited access to our entire language learning system
Peter: Or even better... get 12-month Premium PLUS for just $199....
Kellie: ...and learn 1-on-1 with your very own teacher.
Peter: Save up to 45% and unlock our entire language learning system....
Kellie: You get ALL of our effective audio and video lessons, made by real teachers...
Peter: ...and you start speaking from your very first lesson. We’ll do the teaching.
Kellie: You also unlock PDF lesson notes and transcripts for every lesson.
Peter: And dozens of study tools and exclusive apps so you can learn anywhere, anytime!
Kellie: PLUS, your very own teacher if you go with Premium PLUS
Peter: Get 12-month Premium for $99 or 12-Month Premium PLUS for $199 by January 15th, 2015.
Kellie: Just click the link in the lesson description right now.

Outro

Kellie: Well that’s all we’ve got time for! You’ve been listening to InnovativeLanguage.com Sunday news!*
Peter: Bye everyone, and Happy New Year!
Kellie: Thanks for listening, and Happy New Year!*

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