Thank you abc Seamless for inviting me to present at your National Conference. I enjoyed the opportunity to share my workshops on Goal Setting (Committed .. or Just Interested) and Productivity Tools – Trusted Systems. As promised I wanted to provide some notes related specifically to the workshops and an opportunity to receive some printed resources.
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Committed .. .. or Just Interested
When you evaluate your personal and business strategies — are you committed .. .. or just interested.
- Is this just a passing fancy, or this something that you genuinely want to accomplish?
- Are you willing to do the work that it takes to be successful?
Most of us need help with the process of accomplishing goals. Note the subtle word change – my focus is much larger than setting goals – I want to see you accomplish goals.
We start with Clarifying our Priorities – Casting a Vision
Clarifying your Priorities is best achieved by asking a series of questions. Here are the questions that I proposed.
- Where am I now? (Where is my team now?)
- Where do I want to be? (Where do I want my team to be?)
- What will I regret not doing or accomplishing?
- What matters the most to me or my team?
(For full disclosure – I borrowed these bonus questions from Chris Guillebeau)
- What did I (we) accomplish in 2020.
- What were my (our) biggest disappointments in 2020?
- What did I (we) learn in 2020?
- How do I (we) limit myself (ourselves)?
- In what areas of my life am I not accomplishing what I want?
- What would I like to accomplish just because it seems fun or inspiring?
You may recall that we use the Life Wheel to help you clarify your personal priorities and the SWOT Analysis for teams. You can request copies below.
Step 2 is to Develop Written Goals
- SMART(S) Goals
This is a common acronym — it is important that goals be:
Specific – clearly understood,
Measurable – is the measurement real and simple?
Achievable/Actionable – in the Discomfort Zone but not the Delusional Zone?
Relevant – does it make sense with where you are today?
and Time Bound – a specific accomplishing date.
- The Story – or your Why – is what makes your goals relevant.
We cannot understate how important it is to have a ‘Why’ attached to your goals. You (and your team) will rally around a goal that has a compelling story attached to it. I highly recommend the book ‘Find Your Why’ by Simon Sinek.
You are 42% more likely to reach a goal that has been written.
Step 3 (and a critical step) – Create a Strategy to Accomplish Your Goals
Goals give you a starting point and a destination – the Big Vision. Accomplishing goals requires that we break things down into actionable steps.
- Be Specific – laser focused
Similar to goals – Executing a Strategy (or set of tasks) to accomplish your goals needs to be specific. It is important that you cover every task – and these tasks should be written.
- Assign Ownership
Someone on your team needs to ‘Own’ each task. It the whole team is in charge – no one is in charge.
- Create Ongoing Accountability
Ownership is the first step in accountability. Build accountability into your execution strategy. For my clients, we check in on quarterly goals every week and annual goals every month – it is built into our meeting agenda.
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Schedule a Complimentary Zoom Meeting:
My ‘Why’ is helping businesses achieve their highest level of success. It all starts with that first meeting. I am glad to offer to abcSeamless a complimentary 45 minute coaching call. Most find such great value that they come away from this free call with immediate action items that they can begin to implement with their teams. (schedule here)
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- Life Wheel
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