3Our Agenda Tonight The Case for Goals 12 Step Goal Process Key Take-Aways3 Goal Method Exercise
4The Case for Goals! Start with the end in mind Why is It important to have clear well defined goals?Road maps and road signs.Who we will become is yet to be determined.The path to achievement is paved with goals.Start with the end in mind– Stephen Covey
5Why Goals? Goals – the key to happiness Why people don’t set goals Join the top 3%Success is goals – all else is commentaryHappiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal or goal. – Earl Nightingale
6Which Group are you in? Success is goals – all else is commentary 3% Written Goals84%No Written or verbalgoals or plans13%Verbal GoalsSuccess is goals – all else is commentary
7The Power of Goals! ASSUMPTIONS 100 STUDENTS IN THE CLASS 84% EARNED $100,000 PER YEARThe power of this case study is so strong that I couldn’t resist re-stating it in a numerical example (it must be the engineer in me)First off, the numbers have been normalized to simplify the math and the presentation – we are using 100 students and an average salary of $100,000 for the “bottom “ 84%
8The Power of Goals!# ANNUAL COMBINEDPAY PAY84 $100,000 $8,400,00013 $200,000 $2,600,00097 $11,000,000
93 $110,000,000 The Power of Goals! # ANNUAL PAY 3 $110,000,000The 3% of the class who had clear written goals at the time of graduation, was earning a combined total $110M
107 Categories of Goals Business/Career Financial Family Personal Health SpiritualCharitable
11The Goal Setting Strategy IMAGINE……EXPAND……CLARIFY……ANALYZE…..EVALUATE……PRIORITIZE……COMMIT!!!!!!!There is of course a strategy to setting goals. First we must dream about what the goal is, and then we go through a number of steps to make it a reality.We first Imagine the goalThen expand our vision of itClarify what exactly it is that we wantAnalyze what it will take to get itEvaluate the possible paths and activities requiredPrioritize the activities requiredAnd then, commit to taking those actions!
13Step 1 - DecideDecide exactly what you want in 7 key areas of your life –Business/CareerFinancialFamilyPersonalHealthSpiritualCharitableStart off by idealizingNo limitationsI am going to share with you the 12 step method for setting and achieving goalsFirst off, decide what you want in each of the 7 categories – be very free and open with your thoughts and don’t limit yourself in any way
14Step 2 – Set SMART Goals Specific Measurable Aligned Realistic Time-bound
15Step 3 – Using the 3 P’sWrite goals in the personal tense….start every goal off with “I”After each “I” use an action verb… “I have” “I earn”Write goals in the present tense as if you have already achieved them.Write goals in a positive tense….I will quit smoking….to…..I am a non smoker!Step 3 is using the 3 Ps in describing you goalsPersonal Tense such as I have or I earn a certain amount of moneyPresent tense – as if you already achieved the goal – if it is your goal to earn $100,000, then describe yourself as I am a $100,000 earnerPositive tense – so instead of saying I will stop smoking – say instead – I am a non smoker
16Step 4 – Set Deadlines Set definite deadlines…Short term and long term No unreasonable goals, just unreasonable deadlinesSubconscious mind uses deadlines as a forcing method
17Step 5 – Identify Your Obstacles Identify obstacles that you have to overcome to achieve your goalsTheory of Constraint: There is always one limiting factor from keeping you from making your goals80-20….Fully 80% of all obstacles are on the inside of you. Only 20% are on the outsideIdentify your ObstaclesWe know that the theory of constraints tells us that there is one limiting factor that is keeping us from our goals – find it , fix it and then move on to the next factorAlso know that fully 80% of the obstacles keeping us from our goals are internal – our own insecurities or lack of specific skills or plans.
18Step 6 – Knowledge and Skills Needed Identify the knowledge information and skills you’ll need to achieve your goals.Your weaker key skill sets the height of your income and success!Work and focus on that one key skillWhat one skill if developed in an excellent fashion would help me the most to double my income?
19Step 7 – Identify the help You’ll Need Identify the people whose help and cooperation you’ll need to achieve your goalsUnderstand what’s in it for themBe a go Giver rather than a Go Getter…You must have the help and support of others to get where you want to go!You must build and maintain a network of people and friendsIdentify the people whose help and cooperation you will need.What can you do to help them with their goals?Make it habit to “pay it forward” so that others will want to help you achieve your goals
20Step 8 – Make A PlanHave a GOAL & a PLAN….Return on Equity is worth a 1000% return on your expenditure of time.Think on PaperUse Time ManagementLay out your week every SundayPlan each day the evening beforeEach minute spent in planning saves 10 minutes in executionEVERYTHING IS HARD BEFORE IT’S EASY
21Step 9 – Select Your # 1 Goal Select your #1 most important task for each day.If I could do just one thing on this list, which one would be the most valuable use of my time…..second, third….If I could do just one thing all day long which one activity would get me closer to my goals.The most highly paid job we can ever do is THINKING…..FOCUS & ConcentrationThis very act will increase your productivity by over 50% the first day.When you have identified your #1 most important task, stick with it until it is complete.If you do just one thing all day long, which activity would get you closer to your goal?Thinking, is the one thing that can generate the highest paid returns of anything we do.
22Step 10 – Develop Self Discipline Develop the habit of SELF DISCIPLINEResolve to concentrate on this one task without wavering until it’s done.You avoid all distractionYou create a habitPractice visualization on your Goals!See the goals as if it was already achieved.Write the goals as if they were already achieved
23Step 11 - Decide on you major definite purpose. If I could wave a magic wand and achieve any goal on this list in 24 hours which one goal will have the greatest impact on my life.Take this one goal and write it down on a clean piece of paperSet deadlinesObstaclesSkills to improve or learnEverything you’ll have to do to achieve itOrganize by sequence and priorityMake a planWork on it dailyIf You could wave a magic wand and achieve any goal on your list in 24 hours,which one goal will have the greatest impact on your life?Take this one goal and write it down on a clean piece of paperSet deadlinesIdentify the ObstaclesSpecify the Skills to improve or learnList Everything you’ll have to do to achieve itOrganize by sequence and priorityMake a planWork on it daily
24Step 12 – Review Your Goals ........ ......... Everyday WRITE OUT EVERY GOAL and READ IT EVERYMORNING and EVERY EVENING BEFORE BEDTIME!
25Key “Take-Aways” WITHOUT GOALS… EVERYTHING IS JUST ACTIVITY . WISHING IS NOT A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.THE PROCESS OF GOAL SETTING AND ATTAINMENT IS REALLY JUST COMMON SENSE… IN PRACTICE.
26Key “Take-Aways”4. ONLY YOU CAN BUILD YOUR GOALS – YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR CAREER ARE ALWAYS PERSONAL.5 FIRST YOU MAKE YOUR HABITS, THEN YOUR HABITS MAKE YOU…
27Key “Take-Aways”6. YOU TOO CAN, WITH PRACTICE, DEVELOP THE HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE…ALL GOALS MUST BE WRITTEN, TIME-CONSTRAINED AND MEASURABLE.
28Key “Take-Aways”8. FULLY 80% OF THE REASONS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK ARE INSIDE YOURSELF.9. RESOLVE TO BECOME A TOP 10% PERFORMER.10. PAY IT FORWARD…BECOME A “GO GIVER.”
29Key “Take-Aways” 11. THINK ON PAPER, YOUR DAILY WRITTEN PLAN IS KEY. 12. YOU BECOME… YOU GO IN THE DIRECTION OF… WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MOST OF THE TIME…13. CONTINUALLY ASK YOURSELF… “WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW ???”
30Key “Take-Aways”14. BE DISCIPLINED.MAKE GOAL SETTING A DAILYHABIT
31Goal Setting Exercise The Three Goal Method In less than 30 seconds, write down your three most important goals in life, right now.Write quickly.
32Goal Setting ExerciseWhatever goals you wrote using this “Three Goal Method” is probably an accurate picture of what you really want in life.