Category Archives: Performance – Personal Growth

Those Who Set Goals Are More Successful

Many people get tired of the word “goals” and “resolutions”. They kind of roll their eyes at those who set goals, jaded by past experience.  Truth is, 80% of the populations never set goals and of the 20% who do, only 30% reach their goals.  (source: goal setting guide) The reason people DO set goals,…
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Step #10: VISUALIZE

Great work getting through all of the TEN steps! Congratulations! The last step is about locking in your goal and intention by getting in front of you and inside you! I highly recommend creating a vision board to post your goal and all the visual pictures and words that help bring that to life. Include…
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Step #9: CALENDAR  

Now that you have your baby steps outlined, you want to put these on your calendar so they travel with you through the year. Go back and look at the baby steps and add dates to each action. Open your calendar and schedule the steps as appointments on the calendar. You might even make an…
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Step #8: BABY STEPS  

Now that you have an area of focus, you want to break that goal down into BABY STEPS. You can just have linear baby steps, or you can go even farther and think about it over a period of time. Let’s say you want to accomplish this in the next 3 or 6 months. You…
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Step #7: STRATEGIZE  

One unique thing MOST goal planners do not talk about it planning to your obstacles. This is key and a wise step to ensure thoroughly planning and getting actions and a design that truly will support your goals success. In this video, we walk through how to think through this step. STRATEGIZE VIDEO https://youtu.be/3MkiMltHIT0 PRINTABLE WORKSHEET
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Step #6: S.M.A.R.T. Goal

After looking at the wheel, look at which ONE area would make the greatest impact if you focused your energy and effort there. Take that area and set a SMART goal…. that is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed. In the video, we walk through things to think about in each of these 5 elements.…
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Step #5: WALK THE TALK

The walk the talk is a play to sync the actions and tasks that came to mind in the last few steps… review your reflections from step 1, your tolerations from step 2 and your wheel from step 4. If there are any “tasks” (vs a toleration project) consolidate them to the WALK THE TALK…
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Step #4: Get What You Want In 8 Easy Steps

A key to goals is to assess where you are. The Wheel of Life tool is a simple and easy way to assess 8 main areas of your life. You can repeat this quarterly if you want, but usually, we just do this assessment annually as a basis to assess and set goals. In the…
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Step 3: DESIRE

Life takes us in different directions and events in life affect us in different ways. Ideally, they make us better people, but sometimes in the midst of tough knocks we find ourselves, and therefore our energy depleted. Assess how you are doing. How are you “showing up” in life and work today? This is “who…
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Step 2: TOLERATIONS

As you think over the last year, consider nagging annoyances that subconsciously suck energy from you. These are called “tolerations”; pesky annoyances that might have sat on the “honey-do-list” for 6 months.  An “area or issue” you notice and always think, “I really need to get that fixed” or “I have to do something about…
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