If you’re really stuck in the creative process, your heart is telling you something. Listen to it. I did, and found myself backward mapping my entrepreneurial journey and found the START before SMART goal process.
The Start of START
I was recently asked to give a workshop for the National Speakers Association on SMART goals to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses. This is an important audience
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams
My eyes are crossing and my neck is twitchy after 27 conference calls to finalize our 2014 Performance Agreements. We’ve debated what defines a “balanced scorecard” and negotiated
It was March over a decade ago. I had just finished singing Amazing Grace and was headed down from the choir loft back to my pew. My Dad began the eulogy for my Grandma, who had died that week. He looked at his brothers and sisters in the first row and said, “I am thankful for expectations.” Me too. Sometimes we are told to expect less. Don’t listen. Some of my biggest successes have come just
You had a great year, you worked hard, you achieved results, and learned along the way. Great, now what can you discard? 2013 will bring new challenges, exciting initiatives and inspiring ideas. With that will come more work, new project plans, and of course new metrics and reporting. The new initiatives will come on fast and furious, likely with sizzle and inspiration. Your days were already full no matter how
Want more success and fun for your team? Try picking one BIG goal.
When looking to make a difference for the business, I always look for the “one big goal” that we can accomplish that will really make an impact. As Covey would say, what is your most “Wildly Important Goal”? What will be dramatically different (better) after our team is done with it? What needs to be