How would you like to turbocharge your goals to increase the likelihood of achieving or exceeding them by 85+%? Seriously? Yes. Want to know how?
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Any and every coach will be known to encourage their clients to set goals and as an executive life coach I am no different. Why? Because through coaching hundreds of business clients just like you and me through thousands of hours of one on one engagement, I have experienced first hand how well setting and chasing goals works if you want to “raise your game”.
Tell me, do you want to raise your game?
Because if you don’t, there’s no point in your continuing to read or listen to this blog post.
Using The Concept of “Bring and Fetch” to Turbocharge Your Goals
I am well known for my “bring and fetch concept” as I outline in “Are You A Fetch Person?”.
Success is usually underpinned by your willingness to pro-actively “fetch” the outcomes you want rather than to wait for things to be “brought” to you.
And a strong hallmark of success is to surround oneself with “fetch people”.
However, how can you “fetch” anything if you don’t know what it is that you want?
Would you agree how much better you could fare by:
- defining what you want,
- setting a goal with a time-frame on it
- and planning what it’s going to take to fulfill
- and then do what it takes to execute? That is to go after it or to “fetch” it.
Turbocharge Your Goals by Having a Plan
Another cliche I use a lot is that most people spend more time planning an annual holiday than they ever do planning their life or their career. Could that be true for you?
When I probe further, many usually also admit that they “fell into” their profession and often also “fell into” their last 3 roles.
So can I just ask you to check-in with yourself how much of this is true for you?
And before you get annoyed or feel judged by my testing you here, let me quickly assure you that I was guilty of every one of these situations and that this was true for by far the largest portion of my clients before we learned differently.
I truly understand how common this is and at the same time how vexing it can be. Life is busy. Too often chasing success is draining rather than energizing. Why? I have learned that too often we are so “head down and rear end up” doing what needs to be done, that we have lost sight of our purpose; our reasons for wanting to do what we love best. When we are no longer “following our plan”.
So what is true for you? Is your business life more “Energizing or Draining”?
Again, it won’t surprise you that virtually every successful coaching outcome meets or exceeds expectations when the client is coached into and through:
- the defining of what they want,
- setting and writing down realistic “stretch” goals
- with a date and specifically measurable milestones or expectations
- and then crafting a plan that will help them execute.
A significant factor in achieving these successful outcomes is that as their coach they can rely on me holding you accountable to doing what it takes to stay on track.
Leveraging This Research To Turbocharge Your Goals
I mention all the above points in my “Goals Trilogy”. And I have been advocating all these points for the decades I have been coaching and mentoring.What I have been missing, is some research that could validate and add weight to my ramblings.
In my work as an accredited associate of the Centre for Creative Leadership (originators of the 360 leadership assessment tool over 40 years ago) I am very excited to have at last found access to such research, which I am delighted to share with you “right here and right now”.
It had been adapted from the following source:
Locke E.A and Latham G.P – Goal Setting: A motivational technique that works, 1994. Prentice Hall.
It confirms that you will increase the likelihood of achieving or exceeding your expected outcome by:
- 6-8% by setting a goal
- 20-25% by setting a goal and writing it down
- 50-55% by setting a goal and writing it down and verbally sharing it with others
- 85+% by setting a goal and writing it down and verbally sharing it with others and having an accountability partner.
I was truly delighted when I came across this, immediately knowing this was going into my next blog. So there you have it. Can you see and sense and feel how this can serve to turbocharge your goals?
So if you are one of those already successful people that have leveraged this in your success, I acknowledge you and encourage you to help evangelize this for the benefit of those you lead or associate with; to help them turbocharge their goals by implementing these measures.
If not (yet) and the issues I outlined to start with ring true for you, can you see the value of what I’m suggesting for you to so compellingly “raise your game”?
How much might that be worth to you? How much more successful could you yourself be if you implemented what we’re talking about here?
Are You Willing To “Have a Go” yourself?
Or would you, like all of my hundreds of clients thus far, benefit resoundingly from having me as your accountability partner so you knew you couldn’t fail?
Go on, why not contact me and Let’s Talk Coaching.
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