|This article shares a 5 Step Process by Ruby McGuire for you to set some fabulous, meaningful goals. All you’ll need a pen, some paper or your journal and a timer.
STEP 1. Do A Mini Review (10 mins)
When setting goals, it’s always good to start with the past in mind. So, let’s do some time-travel and get some gems to help you create some exciting new goals. Once you know what works and what doesn’t then you’ll find goal setting a lot more effective.
Action: Write out your answers to the following questions. No over-analyzing, this is just a quick review. You’ve got 10-minutes. Ready, get set, go!
STEP 2. Three Little Words (10 mins)
In this step we’re using the power of emotion.
Action: Grab your pen, paper and set the time for 10 minutes!
STEP 3. Define Your 3 BIG Juicy Goals (30 mins)
This is the time to think really big and get excited about your goals. If they don’t excite you, don’t do them!
Action: Get a warm drink, put on your favorite music and get into dream creation mode.
You could also use a FUNKY goal setting system:
TIP: You may be tempted to create lots of goals. Don’t! Choose only three, no more. When you achieve those 3 goals you can then move onto setting some more – and keep focused!
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem
STEP 4. Review Your Goals (10 mins)
Sometimes we get stuck in other people’s goals and set things that aren’t what we desire. For example, it’s easy to get caught up in, “I want to make 10K a month” so we set this as our goal, when actually that might not be our real desire.
Action: Do a mini check in to check your goals (Spend no more than 10-minutes on this):
STEP 5. Pull Together a 3-Step Action Plan for Each of Your 3 Goals (20 mins)
Now, KISS (Keep It Simple & Special) and set yourself 3 simple action steps for each of your 3 goals.
Action: Write out each big goal, and underneath it note 3 actions to get you started on achieving your goal.
Here’s an example:
Goal 1 – Attract 3 new clients by (date)
So there you have it, 5 surprisingly effective steps to set your goals in less than 90 minutes! If you stuck to the plan then you should have 3 BIG juicy goals with powerful words to help you stay focused and a simple action plan to follow. Now you need to do the work – it’s time to take action!