Sharper New Year Goals – STP029

Episode 29  In this episode we help you prepare for a sharper new YOU for next year, by revisiting the subject of goals. We’ve produced a compilation episode on the subject, with all the really useful stuff from episodes 18 and 19.

If you’d like to listen to the FULL episodes, the links are here:

  • Episode 18 (Why Your Goals Aren’t Working) where we cover:
    • The resource out there on setting goals
    • 5 steps which many people agree on when setting successful goals
      • 1) Visualising your goal – invoke all of your senses
      • 2) Writing your goal down – using the S.M.A.R.T. acronym
        • Be Specific about what the goal is
        • Define how you would Measure whether you’ve achieved the goal
        • Use ‘Action’ language – Do, Become, Develop
        • Realistic – either take this literally and make the goals realistic, or take the ‘Big Hairy Audacious’ approach and set really stretching goals. You decide!
        • Set a Time limit to when you want to achieve the goal by
      • 3) Sharing your goal
      • 4) Break it down
        • Be sure to split bigger goals into smaller steps
        • Be clear on the NEXT step
        • Make it something you can do within 24 hours
      • 5) Plan
        • Set yourself dates in the diary to review your progress AND to celebrate your success
    • The one thing missing from most of the advice – WHY
    • Why WHY?
    • Never underestimate the power of stating the obvious
    • 30 million people have given up smoking this way
    • 5 whys according to iSixSigma
    • 5 whys according to Toyota
    • A version delivered from our kitchen table
    • How you can make reviewing progress more satisfying
    • Use a good planner to manage your progress – this is nice Action Day Academic Diary 17/18
    • The importance of being flexible – your goals don’t have to be set in stone
    • In fact if you set the wrong ones, and you’ve changed them, then the process works!
  • Episode 19 (10 Great Ways To Track Your Goals) where we cover:
    • Why it’s no good just deciding on your goals
    • Apps and mobile based resource can track and support your goals, because your device is always with you
    • We reviewed loads of different websites, blogs and resource to research what apps are out there
    • We (I) found 95 different apps to consider
    • So then I filtered them based on which ones got recommended the most
    • In the episode, I talked about the top 5 – here they are:
    • Next up was ‘paper based’ resource – sometimes it’s just nice to write with a pen
    • Especially if you’re in a field (or the field)
    • The Self Journalhere’s the link
    • While researching The Self Journal, I came across this video by Gillateen. He’s funny and cool
    • My Pro Plannerhere’s the link
    • They had a nice video too – here it is
    • Action Day planners – here’s the link
    • Two further bits of resource which are paper based but not journals:
      • Design the Life You Love by Ayshe Birsel – here’s the link
      • Field Notes notebooks, my absolute fave – here they are
      • Fisher Space pen, it can write upside down, underwater, in the snow. So if you find yourself upside down in snowy water it’s a must. Also if you just want to have a handy small pen, it’s also a must. Again – here’s the link
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