I was talking to my friend Adam, from Western Illinois University, who supports clients and businesses with web design, back-end systems, and many other systems that are way over my head. You can contact him through his LinkedIn page. He is excellent at what he does. Back to the point, I was talking to him about client funnels, marketing plans, and goal setting. It reminded me of the mass volume of goal-setting systems are out there. If you google goal-setting systems or coaching, you will be shocked at how many people were selling their tested and true strategy. As you dig a little into what they are selling, it is filled with buzz words, gimmicks, and sale pitches. I wonder if they use the systems they are trying to sell to others.
In the end, I do not care what system you use. Just use something. In addition to that, be consistent, work with others, and walk teams and individuals through the process. It is essential to walk the walk with your system. Below is a list of just a few of the systems out there (with links). If you are bouncing from system to system, pick one, and stick with it for a year.
Goal Setting Systems out there:
- SMART goals
- OKR (Objectives and Key Results) google
- BHAG – A big hairy audacious goal – Jim collins
- BSQ – Think Big, Act Small, and Move Quickly.
- Franklin Covey
- Best Self
At the end of the day, it comes down to people and relationships. Pat Greco, from Studer– Meet people, build relationships, work on systems. I have put systems, procedures, and protocols first in the past. I can tell you from experience that does not go over well with individuals and teams in your organization. Especially if there are legacy systems. When working with legacy systems, you must work with the individuals and groups to support any changes.
Not everything has to be moving systems forward. Sometimes you need to set a goal to remove pain from your life. Whether it be professionally or personally, a plan needs to be placed. Pretending like the pain does not exist makes the problem worse. I work from a mindset of setting a goal 45 days from now that aligns with one of my Key Components, which supports my life’s vision. That vision is to be of service to God and my fellows. SMART goals are great. Over-reliance on specific goal setting can result in compliance over commitment.
Do you have goals? Do you share goals with someone? In my experience, you have to work with others for it to work. It is a potent practice. It takes consistency and discipline. If you are looking for someone to work with and take that next step, go to the contact me page and sign up for a free 30-minute consolation. I would love to hear the fantastic work you are doing.
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