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#015 How to Motivate Yourself to Actually Finish Goals
You have a lot of goals and projects in your portfolio. But to be honest, you have a hard time remembering what they are. Sometimes you hope nobody will remind you of them because you can’t really remember why you chose them in the first place. Why is it so hard to maintain your excitement about a goal all year long?
Actually, it’s not! We’ve got a simple way to fuel your passion for goal achievement throughout the year. Do this one simple thing, and you’ll you’ll stop finding goals in June that you forgot about in January. You’ll maintain your excitement, keep your focus, and make progress on your goals all year long.
|Dec 09, 2019|
#014: How to Finish Goals that Drag on Forever
As a high achiever, you love to get things done. But some goals just seem to float out there on the horizon. Some are just hard to start. There’s never a good time to begin. Others, you just can’t finish. Sure, you make progress. But it’s just hard to finish that last 10 percent.
We’ve been there, and we know the solution. You need to make sure every goal has a time key. We’ll show you exactly why that matters so much—and how it will help you finish.
Do this, and you’ll never have trouble getting started on a goal. You’ll always know exactly what your progress is. And, best of all, you’ll know when you’re done!
|Dec 02, 2019|
#013: How to Create Habit Goals
You want to win at work and succeed at life. But it turns out that changing your life can be a lot harder than achieving goals. You might be able to crank out the work, but going to the gym consistently, or forcing yourself to adopt a morning ritual, or quitting work every day at 5:00 just takes too much will power!
Here’s the thing. Achieving lifestyle goals is not much different than hitting your goals at work. Both goals use the SMARTER framework. But there are certain adjustments you need to make for a habit goal. Your problem isn’t will power. It’s probably that you haven’t created a solid habit goal. And we can show you how.
Start tweaking these three elements of your habit goals, and you’ll crush them every time. You’ll no longer feel stuck in your personal habits. And you’ll make the positive changes that help you win in life as well as at work.
|Nov 25, 2019|
#012: 10 Areas of Life You Must Pay Attention To
Did you ever notice that the harder you push at work, the more out of whack things seem to get at home? Your relationships begin to suffer. You neglect sleep and exercise. Your family starts to complain that “you’re never here.”
Shouldn’t it be possible to win at work and succeed at life?
Actually, it is. We’ll show you how to bring balance to your life by giving attention to each of the 10 life domains—not just your work. When you do this, you’ll begin to feel better right away. And you won’t see any real loss of productivity. In fact, you’ll probably be more productive than ever before.
|Nov 18, 2019|
#011: How to Connect Annual Goals to Daily Productivity
As a high achiever, you love to set big goals. You thrive on strategic planning sessions because it’s a time to dream big.
But daily life is just not conducive to goal achievement. You’re pretty organized, but major goals and projects come on top of your “real job.” It’s hard to make progress on the big things when you’ve got so much other work to do.
Good news: there is one thing that makes you much more likely to achieve your goals. It’s called goal visibility. You’re going to make progress at anything you see or touch every day. So the key is to create consistent points of contact with your most important goals. And we can show you how to do that with three levels of goal review.
|Nov 11, 2019|
#010: Keep Your Focus with This One Tool
We know you want to get stuff done. So you sit down to make some calls, or empty your inbox, or write a report. But before you know it, you’re answering Slack messages and scrolling Instagram. What just happened?
What happened is that you fell into the Palo Alto honey trap. Computer software is specifically designed to grab your attention and hold it. Forever.
But we’ve got a secret weapon. It’s one of the oldest technologies on the planet, and it still works as well as it ever did. It’s called paper! When you start using this time-tested tech to manage your day, you’ll get your brain back. It’ll strengthen your focus muscle,and you’ll finally start getting the right stuff done.
|Nov 04, 2019|
#009: These 3 Beliefs Are Holding You Back
Sometimes it feels like the world is divided into two types of people: super-successful over-achievers, and the rest of us. Why does it seem that other people always get the promotion or double their income or start a new career?
You do have what it takes to be successful. But it’s possible you’re being held back by limiting beliefs. When you identify your limiting beliefs and exchange them for liberating truths, your outlook will change overnight.
In this episode, you’ll learn the three most common types of limiting beliefs—and how to overcome them.
|Oct 28, 2019|
#008: What Separates Good Goals from Bad Goals
You want to achieve big goals. But always seem to get lost in the shuffle of daily life. By the end of the year, most of them are probably still way out of reach. It can be so discouraging.
The problem isn’t you. It’s your goals. Even a good goal can be structured in the wrong way, making it nearly impossible to achieve. But we can fix that for you!
You need SMARTER™ goals. This time-tested framework sets up a game you can win. When you start using this method for goal setting, they’ll practically achieve themselves. You’ll end every quarter amazed at your progress, and the year will end with a celebration.
|Oct 21, 2019|
#007: A Simple (Yet Overlooked) Strategy for Achieving Goals
I know you guys. You’re high achievers. You want to get stuff done. Achieve goals. And celebrate the wins!
To do that, you have downloaded every productivity app ever made. You listened to Michael Hyatt’s tech episode and you’ve got Fantastical running on top of iCal and pulling data from your six Google calendars. You’re wired in with Asana or Basecamp or Nozbe so no task, no matter how small, ever gets missed. You’ve got your master project list in Evernote, hyperlinked to your project plan in Excel. Every project has a completion plan. Every plan has a task list. Every task has a due date. And they all cross linked. You’re wired, Baby!
|Oct 14, 2019|
#006: How to Get Ahead of Every Week
You really want to love your job. But it can be overwhelming! Work starts coming at you even before you’re in the building by emails and texts. It’s exhausting. There’s got to be a better way to start the week.
|Oct 07, 2019|
#005: The Magic Number for Quarterly Goals
High achievers thrive on setting big goals. The problem is that we create complexity for ourselves, which virtually guarantees getting bogged down. We may achieve one goal but miss ten. It’s discouraging.
The problem is that you’re trying to do too much too fast. In this episode, we’ll show you how to narrow your focus to just two or three goals per quarter. When you do, you’ll go from achieving just one or two goals a year, to nailing nearly all of them most of the time. Finally, you can start celebrating wins almost every month.
|Sep 30, 2019|
#004: The Success Formula for Goal Achievement
You want to be a high achiever, but sometimes you feel more like a plate spinner. Between your goal sheet, project management app, daily to-do list, and calendar, you’re managing a lot of details. It’s overwhelming, and something inevitably hits the floor.
We’ve got the answer. What you need is not one more app to throw in the mix. You need a system that binds all these elements of productivity together. We call it the Goal Achievement Formula.
Try this, and you’ll finally stop feeling like a juggler at work. All of your projects, goals, and tasks will be in alignment. And? You’ll get more done than ever before.
|Sep 23, 2019|
#003: Not Making Progress on Your Goals? Try This
Everybody has big projects or goals they’d like to achieve. The problem is that our “real work” keeps us from making progress on our goals. It’s frustrating to watch your goals slip away, or get sidelined for another year.
But that can change! We’ve got a simple hack that will ensure you make progress on your goals every single week. And it really works! It’s time to trade your frustration for achievement. You’ll make huge progress on your goals and end every week feeling on top of your game.
|Sep 16, 2019|
#002: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
You’re a high achiever, which means you want to get things done! The problem is that no matter how many apps, hacks, and time-management systems you try, you still get caught up in the whirlwind of the modern workplace. It leaves you feeling that something’s wrong with—or missing from—what you’re doing.
There is! And we know what it is. You don’t need a new system, hack, or app to make you more productive. You need to change the way you think about productivity and achievement.
When you adopt the Full Focus mindset, you’ll instantly go from feeling scattered and overworked to feeling calm, focused, and in control. You’ll escape that feeling that “something’s missing” from your approach to work, and you’ll start to experience a greater level of productivity than you ever thought possible.
|Sep 09, 2019|
#001: Get More Done (By Doing Less)
Everyone wants to be productive at work. But there is just too much to do! Your to-do list grows throughout the day, and you never get finished—no matter how long you work. It’s exhausting. But we’ve got the answer.
|Sep 09, 2019|
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|Sep 03, 2019|