Who’s Got Your Back?

You have a clear goal, are prepared to take essential actions for success, and are ready to track your success. With all of this effort, are you making the progress that you desire? If not, consider asking for help.

Separate the things that you need to do into two categories – things you are good at and areas where you are not skilled. Look at the second group and see who has the talents to help you and would welcome the opportunity. Ask them and of course, remember to show how much you appreciate what they are doing for you.

Have a great day,
Anita.

Tracking Success

Okay, now you have your primary goal and know the essential actions for success. These performance babysteps need to be within your control and you can and want to achieve them.

So it’s time to track success. It is critical that, on an at least a weekly basis, you review what you have done and document what went well (do you have a basis to build on) and what could be even better if (this is excellent data to see what needs to be changed – or even not done anymore).

Whatever tracking mechanism works for you – app, spreadsheet, or even paper – use it.

Decide what’s important for you to know; begin tracking it, and make tweaks along the way.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Essential Actions for Success

Now that you have clarity about your goal, it’s essential that you begin to take action that is relevant, progressive, and doable. With that in mind, you will want to take (what I call) “performance babysteps”. These actions should be interesting to you, absolutely achievable within your schedule, priorities, and strengths, and completely under your control. For example, a performance babystep for me would be to research, write,and  post a blog post. With this example, I can complete these things without requiring someone else’s time, input, or response.

As a next step, think of your goal and what performance babystep you can begin taking today. Be sure to include the amount of time you will devote to this babystep and how often.

Warmly,
Anita

Is Your Goal Clear?

Having a focus with your primary goal for 2017 will certainly drive you to achieve to the outcome you desire. Yet, you will need others to help you with information, support, and resources. In order gain their support, you goal will need to be clear, concrete, and most importantly understand to others. So today, refine your goal so that when you share it, those around you will know what you need and jump in to help you. Make it simple, easy, and relevant to them.

Have a great day,
Anita

Create a Portfolio of Goals

With your investments, it is a really good idea to have a portfolio of different risks and rewards. The same is true of your goals:

  • Some will be high risk – those are the big, audacious goals others may tell you are impossible.
  • Others will be medium risk – these can be accomplished, yet could take a fair amount of skills, resources, and solid relationships.
  • Still others will be low risk – these are things that you can begin accomplishing  today with the skills, knowledge, and relationships you already have.

So today, draft a low, medium, and higher risk goal. This will be a good starting point for the year.

Warmly,
Anita