I just finished the videos series on Goal Setting by Bill Bartmann (Billionair Entrepreneur). I have just two words INSPIRATIONAL and AMAZING!!! Mr. Bartmann presented a straightforward 10-Step Process to Set Goals that I wanted to share with you. Goals are essential for any area in your life, whether you have personal goals, health goals, economic goals, career goals, company goals, and more. If you have not yet identified your targets or goals, you need to do so. If you dont, how do you know what you are trying to achieve AND more importantly, how do you measure your results???
So, here it is COPY THIS and more importantly, USE IT!
Step #1 Be sure it is YOUR own goal.
This is the most important phase. What is it that YOU want to achieve? This is about YOU!!
Step #2 Do not call it a goal; call it a PROMISE.
When you have set goals in the past, have you achieved them? Let’s not get caught up in the word “goal”… time for a change!. Think about this how often do you keep your PROMISES? According to a study by Harvard, people keep their PROMISES 98% of the time!!! (versus attaining goals goals are not achieve 70% of the time!!!).
Step #3 Clearly name your PROMISE.
What are you specifically trying to accomplish and achieve? How triumphant do you want to be? How can this be measured? BE SPECIFIC. For example, I will be making $20,000 a week by December 31, 2010.. This is precise and calculable.
Step #4 Use the tools around you.
There are both positive and negative motivators around you. Use them!
Positive motivators are the people that you love and care for. Attain your PROMISE for them (and you)!
Negative motivators are those telling you that you CANT succeed in your business or you are crazy for trying to do so. Mr. Bartmann suggests writing the names of these people down on a 3×5 card and keep these cards in front of you, at your desk, in your purse, etc. This can be a daily motivational tool for your success.
Step #5 Develop a PROMISE PLAN.
By creating a BLUEPRINT, you will be well on your way to success. This is your business strategy and there are 6 critical pieces that will create this plan:
– WHAT are you going to do?
– WHEN will you achieve this?
– WHERE would you be when this is achieved? On a magazine cover??
– WHY do you want to do this? Is this for YOU? Or is this to show someone you can do it??
– WHO do you need in your life? Who will help?
– HOW can I execute the plan?
The HOW question is the most important but is the most difficult, as well. You cant know HOW right now. Things are going to change and the HOW may change. Keep a focus on WHAT and WHY and the HOW will evolve.
Step #6 Evaluate your PLAN and your PROMISE daily.
Bill Bartmann states to assess your PLAN and PROMISE 20 minutes per day. 20 minutes daily????? (are you serious) Honestly think about this.. Instead of watching TV for 20 minutes, review your PLAN and PROMISE. By evaluating your PLAN and your PROMISE repeatedly and consistently, you will realize how significant this is AND this will help to create original and creative ideas.
Step #7 Tell yourself you will succeed.
Your success is a derivative of your belief. Start listening to yourself; this is the only voice you should be listening to. Stop sending negative affirmations.
Step #8 Communicate your PROMISE to everyone.
There is nothing like being held liable Announce your PROMISE and let the positive and negative motivators to move you to accomplish your PROMISE. Make your PROMISE known. How is this for motivation?
Step #9 Imagine your outcome.
You have to see your success. You have to imagine your success. Quite often, we think of Bill Bartmann shared a story about Michael Jordan visualizing a free throw before he even shot the ball. To prove his point during a game, Michael Jordan shot a free throw with his eyes closed! He envisioned making the basket before it was even shot.
Step #10 START!!!
Guess what? This is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP! If you never start, you will never succeed and why even complete the previous 9 steps? You will make mistakes thats okay. Understand your mistakes and move on!
Here is to all your success!