No doubt you perform certain activities every day in order to achieve your goals.
Are you consciously focused on living a balanced, healthy quality of life? Or do you find yourself obsessing over work 24/7? Or spend most of your time scrambling to climb the career ladder?
To Achieve Your Goals, Include Balance
Whatever your choice may be, to achieve your goals requires focus and productivity on a daily basis, “while keeping your fun meter on max,” to quote business coach Robert Staub, of Mark LeBlanc’s Small Business Success Coaching Network.
Because my definition of “Living on Purpose” includes living a balanced life, I review goals in all nine life domains to plan and monitor them weekly, if not daily.
Daily Activities To Achieve Your Goals
By choice, my daily activities in the body domain alone include healthy eating, 30 minutes of exercise daily, plus 7-8 hours of quality rest. All three are necessary disciplines, every day, to help me achieve my goals.
Is work/life balance a conscious consideration for how you achieve your goals?
Achieve Your Goals With Daily Choices, In Alignment
Referring back to Productivity Process alignment tool and 2012 long-term and short-term goals I gave in my last article:
Short-term goal, “I am learning something new every day, opening my mind to new experiences.”
Longer-term goal, “I am conducting regular research for my new book, to be published in 2013.”
My high-value activities to accomplish both of these goals include:
- One-on-one interviews to discuss women business owners’ “wins of the year,” strengths, their needs to “go to the next level” and achieve their goals (3 per week)
- Video email follow-up to connect interviewees with key people and resources (3 per week)
- Networking events to keep connected with women business owners: NAWBO, Society of Entrepreneurs (monthly), Business Network International, Business Over Coffee (weekly)
- Re-connecting with clients, advocates by phone for mutual updates, requesting speaking referrals, showcase opportunities (3 per day)
- Expressing thanks and appreciation every day, with differing communication methods (3 per day).
These are the activities — an average of 12 per business day — written in at the top of the Productivity Process, noting which are daily, weekly, monthly, finishing the alignment process so critical to living on purpose.
What are the necessary activities you must perform daily to achieve your goals? Write those activities next to the top of the Productivity Process. Create a sheet each of your goals. Review your Productivity Process sheets each morning. Ask yourself what activities you will accomplish in order to achieve your goals that day.
At the end of the day, review and ask yourself what you did that day in order to achieve your goals. Coach Robert Staub says these two “AM/PM questions” can keep us on track, to grow our businesses and stay more focused on a daily basis.
Whether you employ the Productivity Process by itself, or in combination with affirmations, color coded index cards, treasure map, or other techniques discussed in previous articles, the key is to stay focused and create habits to ensure you will achieve your goals and celebrate this next year as your best year ever.
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