Are You Afraid of Commitment?
Marriage and Goal Getting require commitment. Commitment to the success of each. Without a commitment to the successful outcome of both, they are each likely to fail.
When you get married or take out a loan, you are making a promise to do something. In marriage, you, typically, make a promise to Love, Honor and Cherish the one you are marrying, until death do you part. When you take out a loan, you are making a promise to pay the amount borrowed back, usually with interest on a specified date. You, typically, make an agreement to pay back a certain amount over a certain period of time on specific dates until you have paid the lender back completely.
How to Connect On Linked In
with Josh Turner
About Josh Turner
Josh Turner has been an entrepreneur since he was a teenager. He is the founder and CEO of LinkedSelling, a LinkedIn marketing agency recognized by many to be one of the leading companies in their space. His company also operates Linked University, an online training program for LinkedIn marketing and sales resources. A speaker and thought leader in the areas of entrepreneurship, lead generation, business growth strategies, webinars, and LinkedIn, Josh is also an avid learner and creator. Josh was the CFO of a $23 million construction and manufacturing firm, prior to founding Linked Selling in 2011. Since then he has helped thousands of businesses grow via LinkedIn, and now has a team of 14 all based in St. Louis. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his family and dog Oscar (aka Buddy), plays hockey, is very active in Entrepreneurs Organization, loves camping and backpacking, and building businesses.
Flip with Jared Lichtin
Jared Lichtin joined us this week to give us some great information about himself and his podcast, Flip with Jared Lichtin.
Jared, as you will learn is an attorney that has been entrepreneurial minded since he was young. OK, he’s still young.
Jared started with a fascination for Real Estate Investing and flipping houses and learned a lot from the website Bigger Pockets, what he describes as the Facebook for Real Estate Investors.
Jared explained that his Why was ultimately Freedom. The Freedom to do what he wants when he wants.
Tips for people that want to get into Flipping:
Visualize The Achievement of Your Goals
Goal setting is a powerful tool that is made even more powerful when we use the subconscious mind to our advantage. Click To Tweet
Too often the subconscious mind plays goalie for the other team, using limiting beliefs that have been programmed into it from an early age. Using techniques to access the subconscious mind and reprogram it with positive, unlimited beliefs and thoughts will propel us to successful goal achievement.
I discussed some of the exercises we used in martial arts training to broaden our minds capabilities. The ability to “SEE” an image in my mind that another person was thinking directly across from me, showed me how powerful the mind is and what it can achieve if you believe.
Defining Your Why! Why? Baby Why?
Today we’re going to be talking about Defining Your Why.
And what we’re talking about with that is, “why do you do what you do?
Or, “why are your trying to get the goals you set.”
One of the most difficult things, I think, to get the goals you set, is to determine what your why is, to Define Your Why.
I found it easier to write it down as I’m thinking about it along with
My What, which is what I want to achieve and
My How, the action steps I have to do to accomplish it
So I created a worksheet to help me create My What, My How and My Why and you can download a copy of the worksheet by clicking the picture below:
3 Keys to Changing Your Habits
I studied to be a Hypnotherapist at Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Norcross, GA. HMI was founded by Dr. John Kappas in 1968.
After training, I completed 1 year Hypnotherapy Internship. I worked with clients on and continued to study Stop Smoking, Weight Loss, Relationship Counseling, Behavior Modification, etc.
Weight Loss Therapies – Hard because there are so many components to a person’s weight.
Tom Peters, the author of In Search of Excellence and A Passion for Excellence, is often quoted
Read his Essay on his website http://tompeters.com/columns/what-gets-measured-gets-done/
Quantification and measurements is used in all aspects of business.
Checklists are crucial to ensuring success. Pilots perform pre-flight checks to ensure a safe flight.
One of my favorite books and seminars is by Air Force Fighter Pilots that started the company, Afterburner, Inc.
Their book, Flawless Execution talks about the execution of ideas, projects and goals and using checklists to measure the effectiveness. In their seminar and the book, they recommend setting up checklists to measure what needs to get done so you can ensure it gets done.
It is also important in Goal Setting. The M in SMART Goals is Measurable. When you set goals, they need to be able to be tracked and quantified.
Many businesses recommend and use measurement tools to track goals. When I attended Xinnix, The Mortgage Academy, we were trained to use a measurement tool to track our success as loan officers.
It used some of the same techniques that I learned in my training in Goal Setting and Success Achievement. I had been using these techniques for several years and they work really well.
It used some of the same techniques I teach in the Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em Program to track and measure your goals so it was easy for me to adapt to the program.
In No Lights, No Camera, Just Action, episode-7 – we talked about creating an action plan. In the Goal Setting Worksheet we offered at GoalGettingPodcast.com/action, we asked you to start defining the action steps you need to take to achieve the goals you set. Define the How, the action steps for each goal.
Once you define what you need to do to achieve your goal, we can start creating the measurements to ensure that you can track them to completion.
For those listening without the worksheet I am going to go through in some detail to give you an idea of what I am recommending be done. Remember, when you get to a computer, you can download your copy at GoalGettingPodcast.com/measure and then you can follow along later.
11 Keys to Success for Goal Tracking
1. Track it Daily. Each Worksheet is for one week, but you want to track what you do each day!
2. Major and Minor Steps. Set up Major Steps and Specific Action Steps, if necessary.
I set up the Major steps above as the eat Less, exercise More categories for Reducing Calories, Calories Burned and Calorie Deficit. These are major goals and accomplishments so I made them major steps/tasks and pay their achievement accordingly.
3. A Meaningful Measurement – Motivation, Miles, Money – REWARD
Many lender sales teams use the “Top Gun” concept for rewarding Top Producers in their organization, especially those that are trained at Xinnix. Xinnix used the same concept and we were trained to track our goals using Miles….The more miles you had the better skilled a pilot you are
The measurement I use and recommend is Money. Dollars. Currency. Money Motivates!
What gets measured gets done. What gets measured and fed back gets done well, what gets rewarded get repeated.”
— John E. Jones
4. Goals for each Step / Task
What specific actions are potentially or goal producing activities. For instance, in the sample above, weight loss is the goal. Tasks that should be measured are those that will result in either burning calories or reducing calorie intake.If you are in sales, activities such as calling people in your database, doing presentations, following up on email or calls are steps or tasks that should be measured.
5. Minimum Weekly Targets for each Step – What do I want to do this week?
6. Weekly Totals for each step – How did I do this week?
7. Daily Totals of all steps – How did I do today?
8. Totals for all steps for the Week – How much did I do this week.
9. Total Accumulated Measurements – Keep totals for entire length of time
10. Average Weekly Measurement – Average Total over the length of time.
11. Signature and Date – Commitment, when you sign your name, symbolizes your commitment. This is one of the most important parts of this worksheet. The commitment to do what you need to do to succeed.
Stop Setting Goals?
Stephen Covey, the author of The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, says you should stop setting goals.
I don’t think he is saying to stop setting goals. What I believe he is try to say is that, don’t bother if you aren’t going to put forth the action required to achieve those goals.
Shoo Bee, Do Be, Do Be, Do
Friday the 13th looming in 2 Days. Impending Doom for some. Do you get a sense of Deja Vu?
Frigatriskadekaphobia – The fear of Friday the 13th can be scary for many people.
But, today I want to talk about Fears and how they affects our Success!
Most of you know that I have a podcast, Goal Getting Podcast that I launched a couple weeks ago.
One of the biggest deterrents people face when it comes to Goal Setting and Goal Achievement are Fears.
How many have heard of the Fear of Failure?
The fear that failure is so intense they choose to not take risks. Their subconscious mind will often undermine their efforts to even try.
Many people have a similar fear, the Fear of Success – or the Jonah Complex prevents the realization of one’s potential or own greatness.
How many of you have heard of Napoleon Hill – the author of Think & Grow Rich? He wrote another book back in 1938, Outwitting the Devil, but it wasn’t published until 2011.