001 New Year’s Resolutions Are a Very Bad Idea
Happy New Year’s! 2014 will be YOUR BEST YEAR yet!
My guest today is Susie Glennan of The Busy Woman. Susie has been an entrepreneur since she was 13 years old and she started her own babysitting service. She is the owner of The Busy Woman – offering downloadable daily planner pages plus encouragement, organization and time management tips in her busy woman blog.
Susie enjoys writing, public speaking, plunking on her guitar, and traveling…. her wish for you today is to learn to set “realistic” goals that are obtainable, let go of guilt associated with not obtaining your goals, allow yourself time to reassess your goals, and find someone to help hold you accountable.
Keys to Goal Setting:
- Don’t be unrealistic.
- Set obtainable goals.
- Allow yourself to reassess.
- Find someone to help hold you accountable.
Setting a date to start a goal is very helpful emotionally. It gives you a starting point. The issue is with the ending point
Many people hear the word “goal” and want to run!
Goals are just that, a goal. If you’re watching a football game, you want the ball to make it through the goal. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, is the game over? NO! They try again. There’s a specific time limit for both teams to make as many goals as they can before the game ends. The key is that they have a playbook. In your case, this would be a “plan of action.” Before each game and throughout season practice, they go over the playbook testing the different plays. They assess which ones work best and devise their plan of action.
They have a playbook with all of their plans. They are constantly adding to it, then assessing which ones worked or not.
Your goals should be the same way. When there is a project you want or need to get done, you should set up a plan of action. This guides you through the project until completion. The end result is that your goal is met.
Susie and I also chat about the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Toastmasters, masterminds and accountability partnerships. It’s good stuff.
Read Susie’s article about breaking large projects into small tasks.
Read Kandas’ article about reinventing yourself.
Downloadable worksheet to help you find who you want to be coming soon.
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