What does a meaningful goal look like? The dreaded 30/60/90 day plan - yikes! When I worked in the corporate world, the 30/60/90 day plan was dreaded by all of us. It was an expectation to have stretch goals for yourself and your team - ugh! I dreaded when the boss would come around and ask when my plan would be ready. You see, my Personality Style is just not into that detailed planning thing - I get too sidetracked by new and innovative things. But hey! I had to learn or not get my raise every year. Whew glad that's over with! However, as a solopreneur guess what, If I don't have solid goals and planning, I won't succeed or at least I will partially succeed - that's just not an option! Often when we start goal setting we say things like 'I need to lose weight', I need to eat better, I need to exercise, I need to call more prospects - well my friends those are just wishes! How then can we create goals that are meaningful and strategic?
I will share these strategies and other in my coaching programs.
Some tips for creating Meaningful goals...
If you are like me, Spring is a time to clear the cobwebs and take a fresh look at life, home and business. After all, if you are an entrepreneur all three go together they are inextricably linked. As I write this blog, behind me are boxes and bags full of things to donate that no longer serve me - that feels good! It's not just physical stuff that can no longer serve us either, there are those 'dusty' thoughts and old behaviours that keep us from moving forward. We can work on shedding them as well.
My coaching questions for you today are:
Where does your life need brightening up? Where are the dark shadows and cobwebs?
What areas do you want to improve? Shed more light on?
How can I help you to do that?
Here are Three Action Steps for Clearing the Cobwebs...
(I will cover this in more detail in our coaching together)
From a little acorn grew...
When we arrive on this planet, we come hard wired with innate talents, each one of us unique. Then our environment begins to shape us - as children we accept at face value what our caregivers tell us about us. We adopt the labels and beliefs that are applied to us - right or wrong. Those who care for us do the best they know how. If you plant an acorn, the only thing it can do is grow into an oak , however how the acorn is nurtured determines whether or not it grows into a mighty oak or a scraggly oak who struggles with confidence and self image.
The way we are nurtured can reflect the way we project our image to the world - the way we communicate. As adults we get to choose whether or not we will continue to adopt the way we have been nurtured - we get to choose to be better or bitter. Not everyone will carry baggage from the past, some of us do, and it can affect how successful we can become. No matter what your past, we all have 'stuff' we need to deal with now and then. Get your free reading email Irene
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A Fish Can’t Whistle and neither can I!
Sometimes things in your life show up at just the right time. Some time ago I was looking for a book recommended by a friend, it took me a month to track down a copy – seems it is the most stolen title in the Chapter’s Stores – they can’t keep it on the shelves – strange. My friend said I should read it because it had references to Personality Type. I am always looking for patterns that support or confirm the theory of type – and frankly everywhere I go I see relationships and patterns – and try to see how they fit. I was so engrossed in the ‘doing’ of looking for the patterns in this little book of wisdom that I almost missed the key message. Sometimes things don’t fit – they just are. Of course a fish can’t whistle – it is not in its nature – I can’t whistle either, although I could learn – I choose not to because I choose just to be me. If my environment made it necessary for me to whistle – I would spend a lot of time not being me – and doing something I don’t like to do – just like being in the wrong job or marriage. Most of us spend a lot of time trying to learn to whistle.
Can We Really Manage Time?
Of course not! Time is finite! We are allotted a certain amount of time each day, and it is up to us how we spend it. It is interesting that we use the word 'spend', since we know that our attitude regarding time is similar to that of money. We have a finite amount, no matter how rich or poor - and how we spend our money and time are in direct correlation to:
- Our Personality
- Our Upbringing
- How we are influenced by peers and family
- Our past experiences
- Our current behaviour
You have $86,400 To Spend!(Source 'More Games Trainers Play - Scannell/Newstrom - 1983)
Play along as we learn how we spend our time (click read more to play the game):
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