I'm going to do a couple of blogs before the workshop next month. I want to provide a bit of background and show some behind the scenes preparation.
The idea of setting goals vs the reality of setting goals can be so far apart. The bear and I have listed goals on our to do list for years.
On the weekend we got around to writing them down; a huge accomplishment. It took a three week holiday to name what had been the blocking points to achieving this. If you are not getting something important done identifying what is stopping you can provide clues for achieving your task.
For us it was time and distractions. Pretty common stumbling points I expect. We don't have any children so work and electronic devices (and iview) are what keeps us busy. We thought if we could get away somewhere we might actually get it done.
The opportunity came up to add an extra night to our weekend away (big day out). We had to keep in mind that the extra day was for setting goals. Especially me, because I can get distracted by anything anywhere.
We had a chat about goals and what goals we wanted to set. We chose a ten year scenario, ie where do we want to be. During the activity we also added some things we want to have done along the way, and plans for this year.
Making a list of what defines us and what we value helped immensely. This served as a criteria when we got a bit stuck.
We haven't finished with the goals. The next step is to do the budget. But as they say in motivational courses - how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
If you are coming along to the workshop it would be helpful to have a rough idea of your goals for your business and thoughts about what defines it.
Love to hear your comments and what works for you!