What is Best Year Yet and How Does it Work?

By Audrey Taylor

This article offers an introduction of a wonderful life planning tool to accomplish what you want in your life. Whether you are a business owner, professional, executive or emerging leader, student, parent, teacher, it can work for you.

Let me ask you this question: if you had to sum up your life experience in one year, would you say it was inspiring; right on track; stuck, challenging or stressful? The truth is Greatness resides in you ready to express your innate potential to be, do and have whatever you desire. Why not live into it?

Many people set goals. Some they accomplish and some they do not. Sometimes they do not reach their goals because they are not clear about what they want, their goals are not challenging / achievable or they are not inspiring goals.

No matter where you are in your life experience you can achieve your goals when you use an effective goal setting system designed for success.

A system provides order, saves time, and requires less energy and costs less. It is an organized established procedure which produces results no matter who is using the system. So, what if you had a goal setting system that you could follow with ease and get results, would you use it? Of course you would. Let me share a brief story about one of my clients — I will refer to as Regina.

When Regina reflected on her accomplishments/disappointments from the previous year, she discovered she had been making the needs of her family, job and church a priority over her own needs. She was living her life saying “yes” when she really wanted to say “no.” This meant neglecting her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Regina’s dominant question during our coaching session was: “How am I ever going to give my new business a chance to succeed if I feel so out of balance?”

Now Regina has an empowering one page plan to have a more balanced life and she is well on her way to making this year and every year her best year ever.

It is because of success stories like Regina’s that you can also benefit from following a system to reach your goals. Best Year Yet® is a proven, fun and interactive goal-setting system originating from the book Your Best Year Yet®!:  Ten Questions for Making the Next Twelve Months Your Most Successful Ever by author Jinny Ditzler.

“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!” Ram Dass, Author and spiritual teacher

A Three Part System

What’s inside this three part system that makes it so powerful?

Best Year Yet® is powerful because it is a system. Following this system can become as natural for you as a healthy body digests food.

Part 1 – First create a one page plan

You start by answering 10 questions that will guide you to create a concise blueprint for your next 12 months and experience a personal transformation. The questions answered will allow you to:

  1. Appreciate your accomplishments and disappointments in a way that highlights useful lessons.
  2. Let go of any mental and emotional barriers to your personal success and discover what you are really capable of.
  3. Shift limiting beliefs to more empowering beliefs to operate from your true Greatness.
  4. Clarify your most important values and roles in life for better decision making.
  5. Select and write down your top ten goals that align to your important values and roles.

Part 2 – Work your plan and track results

What would you say increases the likelihood that you will accomplish your goals? You are able to do what you know to do when your goal setting system allows you to track and stay accountable. The exclusive online software PRO (Producing Results Online) used in the Best Year Yet system acts as a compass to easily track progress weekly, monthly, and quarterly. The beauty of using this system is that you will always know where you stand.

Imagine having access to someone that will support you to get results and overcome any potential obstacles or barriers to achieving your goals.  Some individuals benefit from hiring an Accountability Coach to keep moving forward.

Part 3 – Learn to Become a Master at Producing Results

To stay motivated and encouraged, establish a discipline of reading / listening to self-improvement books/tapes as you become a master at producing results.  The Best Year Yet system includes an exceptional audio series to maintain a CAN DO ATTITUDE.

At the beginning of this article I asked you, “If you had a goal setting system that you could follow with ease and get results, would you use it?” Check out this video to learn more about getting results with the Best Year Yet Online system at http://www.coachingforgreatness.com/products/

Audrey Taylor is President of DeBarros Ltd, Human Resource Consulting, Training and Coaching in Marietta, Georgia. She is a seasoned professional in Human Resource Management, Organization Development and Coaching.

Audrey has an extensive background in conducting Diversity and Inclusion, Change Management initiatives and Executive Coaching programs in various industries. She is highly rated as an inspiring coach and enthusiastic facilitator. Her style encourages and empowers the best in people.

Audrey holds distinct certificates: Best Year Yet® Online Coach, International Coach Federation as ACC, “Coach Academy Professional Coach (CAPC),” “Certified NLP Coach (NLPC),” “Passion Test” Facilitator, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), graduate of Robbins Research International Inc., Mastery University Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor Online at DeVry University, teaching classes in Career Development.

Contact Audrey at:

Coaching for Greatness
Marietta, GA