Posts Tagged ‘goal setting’

Are You Half Way Through Your 2013 Launch Sequence?

Set your top goalsWe’re half way through the first half of the first month of 2013. So how are you doing?

Have you decided on your top three goals for the year? Are they clear and specific? Measurable and actionable? Relevant and time-bound?

How are you coming on your plan of action for each of your top goals and projects? Have you identified possible challenges that might get in the way of your success? Do you have a Plan B? Because without a Plan B, you don’t really have a plan.

I hope the New Year has started well for you. And if it hasn’t, that you start anew—today.

Something has shifted for me this year. Last January I was dealing with the recent death of my mother and I must admit, it did take some wind from beneath my wings. And although I still miss her a lot, I’m starting the New Year with a new theme and renewed energy and excitement.

My theme is “lean and green in 2013”. I’ve never been more committed to losing weight and getting fit. The “green” part of the theme is about earning more money. And I know that in order for me to do that, I need to increase the value I create in the marketplace. And I’m open to do that in a big way this year.

Previous Januarys have provided some early success in weight loss, but I didn’t always practice the second and thirds Cs of my 3C Formula (from my newest book, The Achievement Code). I was clear (the first C), but I wasn’t always Concentrated (focused) or Consistent. I’ll be the first to admit that this stuff is easier to teach than it is to practice. But it is simple—and it DOES work.

I gave myself a kick-start by abstaining from wine for the month of January, and I’m recording all calories consumed and burned through exercise. The free app, LoseIt, available for smart phones and the web, have helped a lot.

It’s been surprising how quickly I’ve lost 12 pounds (in just two weeks) and how easy it’s been to stick to my plan.

It all has to do with commitment.

And that commitment has produced results which makes it even easier to do what I intend—because I’m seeing the results and I’m winning.

This is what W. H. Murray, who headed up the The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, had to say about commitment:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

What’s your commitment? It’s great to have resolutions and set goals, but which ones are you absolutely committed to achieving?

Goal PlannerOur SuccessNet Goal Planner is a great tool for helping you get clear on your goals, develop plans and to execute those plans. It simply works—and works well.

And if you really want to guarantee your success, I still have one opening for a one-on-one coaching client. Just fill out the form on this page to set up a time for us to chat.

If that’s too much of a commitment for you, you still have a few more days to enroll in Diamond Club where you can have your very own MasterMind Team to support you in making 2013 your best year yet.

PS: If I’m not 30 pounds lighter than I am today by July 4th of 2013, I encourage you to embarrass, harass, ridicule and berate me for being a fake.

Success is Not “Out There”

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Top Questions to Ask About the Worthiness of Your Goal

WinningI believe you can do anything. But you can’t do EVERYTHING.

That’s why choosing and committing to a goal is not something to be done lightly. You are trading your most valuable resources (time, energy, money) for it. And it’s worth choosing wisely.

So how do we choose one goal over another? Which ones should be our top goals? And which should take a back seat–or be tabled for another time?

Here are some questions to help you sort out your priorities when it comes to goal setting.

1. Desire. How much do you want this? What will you feel like when this goal is achieved? Begin with the end in mind and rate your level of desire.

2. Value Contribution. Who is going to benefit from the achievement of this goal? What will you become in the process? How many others could be positively impacted?

3. Believability. How confident are you in reaching this goal? If you can’t believe it, you probably won’t do much to make it happen. Courage is doubt plus commitment, but you have to have sufficient belief–or be willing to acquire it.

4. Time Commitment. If it’s one of your top goals, you should be taking some action toward its accomplishment every week–preferably every day. What do you think you will have to do each week to get your goal?

5. Wow Factor. How would the accomplishment of this goal rank on your Wow Scale? Is it exciting? Does it pass the sparkle test?

6. Other Goals. How compatible is this with your other goals? Are there any conflicts with other important objectives? And if so, how will they or could they be resolved? Is this goal part of a bigger goal or one that stands on its own?

7. TASK. Is this goal a good use of your Talents, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge? What TASKs will you need to develop or improve upon?

8. Compatibility. Does this goal fit with your core values? Does it violate or run contrary to what you believe?  If you would like to learn how to discover your core values, you can take our most popular course. Click here to find out more . . .

9. Speed to Market. How quickly can this goal be achieved? Is it worth taking that time to achieve it? Could another goal be achieved faster and easier?

10. Financial Risk. What are the monetary risks? What’s the best-case and worst-case scenarios? And can you live with them?

11. Other Risks. What other risks are involved? Emotional? Relationships? Physical? Reputation? There are always risks and they should all be evaluated. Not to consider them is foolhardy. The risks should be worth the attempt.

12. Assistance. Who can help with the accomplishment of this goal? It’s rare that you have to go it alone. And there is usually more help than you might think.

13. The Challenge. Would you be challenged in a good way in going for this goal? If it’s too easy, you won’t be challenged enough to maintain your commitment. And if you are overwhelmed by it, you may never even get started.

I’m sure you’ll think of even more questions, but these should give you a good start.