Published on February 19, 2014
Finding the Finish Line: Goal Setting and Motivation Brandy Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org @TheTekGrl
Who Am I?
Who Am I? TEKGRL Purveyor of Small Business Know-How 15 years of corporate work in business, technology and marketing Remove the roadblocks that hold business back, from technology dilemmas to financial planning. Award-winning products Oversaw 10.5 million email accounts Managed teams of 20+
Goal In planning for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. – Dwight D Eisenhower WHY SET GOALS?
Some data might help…. have goals written down 3% A Harvard Business study found: People with goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals People with written goals are 3 times more successful than those with unwritten goals plan, but no written goals 14% no goals 83%
100 yard dash? 5K? Marathon? Where is your Finish Line?
Focus our Efforts Something to measure against Let us know when we are done Most importantly, help us think through and identify what we want to do Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible ― Tony Robbins
GOAL A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee THE RIGHT KIND OF GOALS
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound Dr. Edwin Locke’s research finds: Specific and difficult goals led to better task performance than vague or easy goals.
My Goal for Today You should learn something Let’s try again… By the end of our time together you should have at least 2 actionable items to use this week Make a box on your page Write in it items you plan to use in the next 7 days Something new you learned Something you knew, but were reminded of
Your Turn Apply the S.M.A.R.T framework to several of your goals S M A R T
SPECIFIC Who: Who is involved? What: What do I want to accomplish? Where: Identify a location. When: Establish a time frame. Which: Identify requirements and constraints. Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal. S M A R T
MEASURABLE How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished? S M A R T
ATTAINABLE Do you believe it? Do you have the means to achieve it? S M A R T
REALISTIC Are you both willing and able to work towards the goal? S M A R T
TIME-BOUND “Someday” doesn’t cut it Setting a timeline allows you to evaluate your goal, even if you haven’t reached it S M A R T
Motivation is a Lie Motivation is a Myth MOTIVATION DOESN’T EXIST
Stay on Track We are a fallible human beings Create systems to keep yourself in check Err on the side of action
Do or Do Not… There is no Try. -Master Yoda
4 WAYS TO SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
1 Get an Accountability Partner Exponentially increase your chances of success Not a friend or family member – pick someone who doesn’t let you get away with anything Schedule regular check-ins
2 Hack Yourself Evict your invisible scripts Be brutally honest with yourself (or find someone to help you) Figure out where you are going off-course - Be creative and aggressive with ways to fix it Know your tendencies and be proactive with heading off trouble spots Know what works for you [and what doesn’t] - Try something different if necessary
3 Choose a System GTD (Get Things Done) Pomodoro Iceberg method Seinfeld method Eisenhower method Which one is best can only be determined by you and how you work
4 Revisit your Goals Fail quickly, then try again by applying what you learned Agile - opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the development lifecycle Double loop learning - not just how are you doing, but is it the right thing, and how you effected the process Things change - adjust and keep going
REVISITING MY GOAL
Did I accomplish my goal? Everyone have 2 items? Was this the right goal? By the end of our time together you should have at least 2 actionable items to use this week
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau
Slides and other resources http://www.tekgrl.com/mindtweak Thank you! Brandy Lawson email@example.com @TheTekGrl
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