Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement

December 19, 2018 by  
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Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement
This is the time of year when most people are looking forward to the new year and setting new goals. Some people vaguely remember the last year and look at the current state of their life. They know they have not achieved what they wanted to achieve. Their lives do not reflect any of the goals they wanted. I had lunch with a friend recently. As we sat down in the outside area of the cafe, she seemed to be a little under the weather. I asked if she wanted to sit inside. It was grey and threatening rain. I know, it sounds like I am about to say ” It was a dark and stormy night..”

I was a little cold and having just gotten over the flue and only able to talk above a whisper, I was not interested in getting sick again. But my friend insisted that the outside table was fine with her. I shrugged my shoulders and made a silent vow to order some hot decaf coffee! When I asked about her how things were going, she said things were not going well. She had not reached her planned goals, and now it’s a new year. She said felt like she was on some treadmill where she works and works and does not get anywhere. I told her I understood. I have been there. Back when I just focused on setting goals and then stared at the everyday.

“All THEY DO IS GO HOME EMPTY HANDED”
Now, I work backward. I set the goal and then write the plan on how these goals are going to get done and then write the plan backward on a calendar as to when each thing gets done. That’s how I get a lot done.
It’s that easy. Also, I don’t have a goal list above five items. Most people have too many things on their list, and they can’t focus. They are so busy trying to go big or go home, all they do is go home empty-handed. You don’t need another goal-setting workshop; you need to learn goal achievement. You don’t need an accountability partner; you need a plan to follow and then follow it or not. Here is the thing: When you don’t follow the plan, it’s an easy test to find out that you really do not want that goal.

YOU REALLY DON’T WANT THAT GOAL
Maybe it is a goal your coach or family says you should be going after, but you do not feel the same way. Perhaps it’s a goal you do not want to pursue at this time. Everything does not have to happen right this second. Maybe you have changed your mind about something. You are allowed to change your mind. Either way, taking hours out of your schedule to talk about why you are NOT doing things, is losing hours when you could be getting things done. All the excuses you give come down to this. The bottom line is, if you consistently do not work on the goal, it’s not a goal you really want, and you should feel free to dump it and replace it with something you really do want. Of feel free to dump that goal and now you have more time and energy to work on the others. Don’t mistake being busy for being productive. If your business is stuck and you need practical business knowledge on how to expand or bring in critical funding, Then Let’s talk! I help Powerful Passionate Female Founders Get Funded http://www.MeetwithDrWright.com

Tim Ferris’s Pre Goal Setting Excercise

This is a very different method!
If you did this,let me know with a comment.

Crowdfunding for a Non-profit – Part 1

March 20, 2017 by  
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Crowdfunding for a non-profit works well. However, many non-profit organizations seem to struggle with making their goals when using crowdfunding. I wanted to share a few tips that could help any Non-profit organization reach their goals.

Have a specific thing that will happen when you reach the financial goals. Many groups have a vague and hazy goal tied to their mission statement. When a person outside of the organization looks at it, they do not have a clear understanding of how the money will be used. It feels like the money is going into some general vacume. This situation doesn’t feel good, and it does not motivate anyone to give.

People will give in an emergency situation like a family whose house has burned down because they know, they family needs housing, clothes, food and maybe even medical care. They need these things immediately. When someone gives, they know this family will eat, have a place to sleep, and some clothes to wear. That’s what they imagine will happen when they give the money.

A vague goal is:
Support the zoo! A specific goal is: build a new monkey habitat with state of the art equipment in our zoo. Now everyone who loves monkeys will be interested in seeing that happen and giving. Now the organization and focus telling people who love monkies about the project. I would be funded quicker.

Right now, there is a fundraiser for Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry. They are helping people pay their co-pays while getting treatment. Because many individuals with health insurance are not working when they get their cancer treatment, they run out of cash. That means they have to make a choice between food and medicine. They have insurance, but the extra fees for the co-pays and premiums take up a significant portion of their budgets when they are not working. Rhonda Santifer from Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry gets calls all the time asking help. She is answering the call, and you can help! Plus Rhonda got some cool friends to give you a gift when you do give. Give $2.50 a day for 30 days to make sure these families STAY on the road to wellness and check it out here: http://CelebrateLifeFundraiser.com  

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