Articles Tagged ‘Implementation’

The TRUTH About Goal-Setting

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

ScottManning

I’m going to attempt to hit you straight between the eyes today, with this message, about goals.

Flat out, I think just about everyone goes about it all wrong. Especially those bee-bopping around pretending to teach people about “goal-setting”.

To me, and I think to any successful person, we believe in “goal setting”, but we’ve got a different name for it.

It’s called – Goal DOING.

I know, a revolutionary concept.

Here’s the lowdown on goal-setting in 3 parts.

1. People talk about goals, write them down, and do all of that part fairly
good. Problem is, they talk about them as if they are ‘dreams’, ‘hopes’,
‘wishes’, not GOALS. You know the saying, I’ll just remind you here, “a goal
without a plan is just a dream.”

And sure, that is part of it. Writing them down is important. Have a plan to
make them happen, even more so.

The big thing everyone wants to ignore is that most people say, even write
down, their goals, because it makes them feel good. Feel productive. Feel
like they are ‘on their way’.

Then, when weeks, months, years go by, and the frustrations builds, the
disappointment mounts. Not to worry… we’ve created a way to handle that too
– it’s called…
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TOO Much Time – NOT Enough Goals!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

ScottManning

TOO Much Time – NOT Enough Goals!

If you ask around, you’ll never hear what I just wrote.

Nope.

You’ll only hear the opposite…

“so much to do, not enough time to do it in”

And blah blah blah

I say, pfui.

Too much to do is NEVER the problem.

ALLOWING TOO MUCH TIME TO DO anything IS.

That’s the one thing I’ve noticed most about successful people and that you
hear me talk about, illustrate, and quite literally beat you in the head with
is that the people who make the most money get the most done. It, for the most
part, really is that simple.

Oh sure, you’ve got to be getting ‘the right stuff’ done, but that’s a given,
an obvious.

That’s why the most important thing is “how fast you’re doing it”.

Let me be very clear with what I’m telling you this week, the week of the
Christmas Holiday.

The reason you are finishing the year with less accomplished than you had
hoped, planned, and predicted, the reason you’ve got more than 10 days worth of
stuff left to do but only 10 days left to do it…

Is because You’re giving yourself WAY TOO MUCH TIME to accomplish your goals.

You know the other saying that goes hand-in-hand with this, something like “the
task will take up whatever amount of time you allow it to.”

So, as the new year rolls around and this one comes to a close, I challenge you
to go back to the drawing board and SHORTEN the time you’ve given yourself to
accomplish things in 2011.

At our Year End Mastermind session, at the end of the event I ask everyone (as
we do every single month) to tell me the onebig things they were committed to
accomplishing in 2011 – and everyone went around the room and stated their major objective.

Then, I very directly, seriously, and aggressively said – “Now, that goal you
just stated, what you just told everyone you would accomplish in 2011, I want
you to make that your 90-day goal, done by March. PERIOD. Achieve it faster,
make it happen. You don’t need 12 months, do it in 3…or less”

Here’s what will make you a ton more money in 2011 and make you feel like
you’re getting stuff accomplished – stop allowing yourself so much time for so
few goals. Whether you need more goals or not is debatable, you do need focus,
but you also need speed, and forced action.

You need to do more in less time and it’s starts by you saying that’s what’s
going to happen.

Hear more about how you can make your business more profitable at Scott’s Insider’s Circle Chapter Meeting

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