13. Goal Setting 101 – Ask Us Anything

Welcome to our first “Ask us Anything!”

On the last Tuesday of the month, we are going to bring you this shorter show. We hope you will send us your questions and comments and let us know what’s on your mind.  We are really committed to answering every question as best we can, but on our Ask Us Anything shows, we’ll be choosing one or two questions to answer here, in our Belle Curve podcast.  

So send in those questions by commenting here on the website, shooting us an email, or starting the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

This week, after hearing from Vickie Gesellshap about how she made a major career change in her 40s, we’ve heard lots of feedback from people who want to know more.

Mary Scott shared with us how she sets big strategic goals and explained the difference between strategy and tactics.

Discussion Points: 

  • Do not confuse strategy and tactics.  They are distinct and different.   
  • Strategic Goals are BIG.  In your case Anna, your strategic goal could be to transition to archeology as a career.   
  • Strategic goals generally fall into two main camps, personal and professional.   
  • You SHOULD NOT have a laundry list of 20 strategic goals.  One is enough.  I wouldn’t recommend more than 3 or 4 per year.   
  • Tactics on the other hand are measurable.  ALWAYS MEASURABLE!   
  • Form a strategic goal and write it down. I don’t recommend hand-writing unless it’s just a way to maintain your thoughts until you can get to your electronic doc.  The reason is that this is a plan, and it needs to be editable.   

60 percent of people abandon their goals within six months, 25 percent of people abandon them within a mere 7 days

You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. 

If you would like a copy of Mary Scott’s template for developing BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals), get in touch with us and we’ll send it your way! Remember Strategic Goals –> measurable tactics –> roadmap to success!

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