Six Simple Factors for Successful Goal Setting

Dumb Little Man

Are you sure you’re setting the right goals? Believe it or not, one of the reasons why you are failing with your goals is that you aren’t aware how to set them up properly. You see, there are factors that’ll determine if your goals are achievable or not. If you don’t have any idea about those factors, the process of working towards your goals can be twice as hard. Below are 6 simple factors you need to consider when setting your goals.

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Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

For any business, there are oodles of benefits of having effective systems – increased productivity, greater profitability, and ease of growth, to name just a few. When you have systems in place that allow your team to be empowered to make decisions, they feel more as though they’re an integral part of the team and it allows you more time to do what’s most important as the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

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5 Systems For Success Tips

Office Organization Success

So when the talk turns to systems and processes, this is where most business owners’ eyes will glaze over … after all it doesn’t sound like a very exciting way to spend your day, does it? But having the right systems in place really is the key to your success…. creating the snazzy new program is not going to generate a ton of money for you if you don’t have anyone to sell your program to (list building system). Marketing is systemized (and in some cases automated).

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The 5 Most Common Obstacles That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Here are 5 of the most common ones you may come across while seeking your goal: Too much information. Many people get lost after they decide to pursue a certain goal. Most goals are merely a progression from where you are to where you want to be. We often are enthusiastic about achieving a certain goal, but fail to do our homework before embarking on the course. On a road trip, it’s your map or GPS system. Goals

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Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

For a Virtual Assisting business, or any business for that matter, there are oodles of benefits of having effective systems – increased productivity, greater profitability, and ease of growth, to name just a few. When you have systems in place that allow your team to be empowered to make decisions, they feel more as though they’re an integral part of the team and it allows you more time to do what’s most important as the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

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The seductive organizing system

Clutter Coach

That’s not a problem usually, but in this case it is because we then let ourselves off the hook, even in pursuing a goal we’ve already identified that we want. This kind of thinking shows up when people get excited about a new organizing system or a new app. But there’s a difference when this new organizing system requires putting together and setting up. Sometimes people take on a new system just partially.

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4 Cheesy But Effective Tips To Set Goals And Achieve Them

Dumb Little Man

That creates a beautifully balanced relationship between me and the pizza- without affecting my system. ” Instead of driving you and dropping you to your goals club as promised, I took a different lane and parked you at a Pizza place. But, trust me, what I told you was all about goal setting- in a “cheesy” point of view. This is a major mistake a lot of people make while setting goals for themselves. They set unattainable goals. Goals Success

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4 Powerful Ways To Stay Motivated And Reach Your Goals Through Tough Times

Dumb Little Man

If you want to feel motivated in the long term, choose a goal with your heart. Dig inside yourself and get in touch with the vision that you have behind your goal. Go after goals which are genuinely yours and you will find plenty of motivation to make them happen. See Also: How to Set Personal SMART Goals To Succeed. Align your habits with your long-term goals. I haven’t set any corresponding habit for my degree goal. Reassess your goals over time.

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Reach Your Goals With a Self-Management Checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

Set specific goals. Set specific goals such as: I’ll walk for 30 minutes per day; or I’ll write a 1,000 words each day; or I’ll lose 20 pounds. You need to determine when you are going to accomplish your goals. Make sure you track both your successes and failures so you can refine your systems. You might even set penalties for not reaching goals. Share your goals. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda. Review and rework your system.

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6 Best Fitness Tools To Help You Actually Achieve Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

If your goal is to improve your health and overall strength and flexibility, here are 7 great fitness tools that will make your goals a little easier to keep. It’s a very cheap and available means of exercise which is also good for the lymphatic system. The app and website lay everything out in easy to understand, actionable goals. iFit provides customized exercise routines, training routes powered by Google Maps, a social network, goals and competitions, and coaching.

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The Power Of Quarterly Goals


While I may have had great intentions, the truth is, this goal was never going to work. Without a specific goal and a set date to achieve it, there was no way of maintaining motivation. Shift Your Goals. I wasn’t breaking my goals down into manageable targets that were easier to reach. After reading Brian Moran ’s book, The 12 Week Year , I decided to adopt quarterly goals. How To Prepare Your Goals. It is important to define these goals.

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6 Powerful Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Focus and Achieve Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Here are six more tips that can help you strengthen your focus and in turn, help you achieve your goals. Set a Schedule When you have vague goals and plans, it is not easy to work towards achieving them. So, the first step in improving your focus is to make sure your goals are clear and your plans are well thought out and most importantly, that you have a schedule for every step of the way. Think well and think hard about why you have something on your goal list.

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Reaching a Goal? Here’s 10 Common Fears that May Derail You

Dumb Little Man

Your fear impulse notifies your brain that then pumps a bunch of adrenaline into your system. The post Reaching a Goal? There are 2 kinds of fears – instinctive and unnecessary. Instinctive Fear: This is immediate and temporary – the type of fear when you have a near-miss accident. Your heart beats fast; you get shaky; you may sweat. But soon it is over and your return to normal.

2015 219

Build Your Own Organizing System

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter I don’t follow a particular organizing method or recommend a specific system. My friend and fellow entrepreneur, Erin Saul , has developed her system by trial and error. I’m a visual learner/rememberer… so the color-coded stickies are for visual reference: Do I have enough pink ones to achieve my goals? I realize that this all seems like the OPPOSITE of a simple, elegant system… but it works for me.

2013 109

Career Goals: Safe In The Harbor Or Setting Sail?

Office Dynamics

Guest Post by Debbie Gross, CEA to CEO, John Chambers, Cisco Systems. . Will your organization provide you with what you need to reach your goals? Think About Your Career Goals. What are your career goals? Debbie Gross, Chief Executive Assistant to Cisco Systems CEO, John Chambers. The post Career Goals: Safe In The Harbor Or Setting Sail? Safe In The Harbor Or Setting Sail? “You are the Captain of your own ship!”

2014 170

Systemize to Create Time and Boost Your Bottom Line

Step It Up VA Coaching

McDonald’s) but because they came up with a streamlined, reproducible, consistent system for delivering those products to market. Your goal may not be to open multiple VA businesses. However, systemizing your VA business – having standard operating procedures, a company manual, and a way to easily manage your projects, team and clients – not only gives you the option to expand when and if you decide to do so, it frees you up in a number of ways.

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5 Steps to Create a Successful Product Launch System

Office Organization Success

It’s about creating a whole product/program launch system so that you can get maximum sales for your brand-new offering. Before I figured out the very specific system needed for a successful launch campaign, I too experienced those “launch flops”: Spending months putting a program together and not having a single sale when it launched! Then, finally, creating a program launch system that created “sold out” signs going up on my website!

2013 167

Softly Breaking Up With Goal-Oriented Productivity

Brilliantly Better

I’ve been into goal setting for a really, really long time in my life. I’ve been obsessing with countless measuring systems, productivity techniques and tons of apps and I even created my own productivity framework, called “Assess, Decide, Do” I… The post Softly Breaking Up With Goal-Oriented Productivity appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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Identifying The Key Elements Of Your Productivity System

Productivity Bits

Part II – Systems. Part II – Systems. P roductivity is very difficult to achieve in the absence of a workable system. You have to have a system that can dictate the workflow of your projects and the underlying tasks. You may not be practicing a mainstream productivity system right now but, whether you agree or not, you are in fact already following a certain kind of a “system&# in the guise of your working patterns or arrangements.

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Office Organization: 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Office Organization Success

Building a successful long-term profitable business isn’t about “marketing&# your business, it’s about “managing&# your business – the marketing comes once you have your management systems in place… this is a really important concept, and once you’ve got to grips with this, marketing becomes a whole lot easier! So what I’d like to share with you today are my top 5 steps to setting up your core office organization systems. CREATE your PC filing system.

2009 170

2 Measures of effective productivity systems…

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 2 Measures of effective productivity systems… Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 30, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. I few years ago, when asked for my best productivity tip, I posted, use the system that works for you. How do you know if the system is working? There are two key measures of an effective productivity system.

2010 100

10 Reminder Systems for You To Consider

Productive & Organized

5 Steps to Meal Planning Success | Main | Productivity and Organization Link Lineup » 10 Reminder Systems for You To Consider Do you have difficulty remembering important dates?  Great reminder system. With the help of some super-talented developers, they built a system that requires no sign up or setup, and lets any user send or forward any email into the future. What reminder systems do you use?  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2011 171

Intro to the 3 Foundations of Productivity Systems

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I wanted to take a high level look at some of the most influential productivity theories that most other systems use – the foundations of productivity systems. While there are many, many other systems, these three are the ones that (in my opinion) provided the most radical shifting of thought. David Allen is very specific that this system can be implemented with or without technology. Without weekly reviews, your system will get out of whack quickly.

2013 172

The Hidden Benefits of a Visitor Management System

Small Business CEO

Ranging from claims management software to cloud security system, companies are adopting technology to streamline their business operations. The main goal of any visitor management system is safety. The technology properly and effectively tracks guests, which is why offices should install a visitor management system with complete background checks. There are, however, various other benefits of installing a visitor management system.…

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Monday Motivators: Family Values, Goals, Priorities

Office Dynamics

Both families should have shared values, identify their top priorities, have common goals and write a mission statement by which they live. It is difficult to work with or live with people who do not have the same value system as you. A work family and home life family should have goals, plans, and set priorities. At work, you need to know the goals of your leader and department. Values and goals can feed into each other. Happy Monday!

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Make Your Resolutions/Goals from a Customer/Client Perspective.

Productive & Organized

Main | Group Similar Tasks Together for Awesome #TimeManagement » Make Your Resolutions/Goals from a Customer/Client Perspective & Grow Your Business Next Year (The 3 Ss) Every year at this time we start to think about how the current year has progressed and what we want to do in the upcoming year. Tweet I have often said that New Year's Resolutions don't work and that you really should make solid goals instead.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 185

A Step-by-Step System to Higher Productivity


Managing two blogs and two podcasts is a lot of work so I needed a system that works. Once I finally adopted this simplified system, I only have to open the one doc every day. Note: I continue to learn and grow with my assistant and the systems definitely take time to create and work out so they are your own. The goal of the Zero-Based Calendar is to have every hour accounted for. The key behind this system is using only two notebooks: Inbox and Cabinet.

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Does Your CRM System Help Your Business Grow? Interview: @batchblue

Productive & Organized

  You might need a CRM system too. BatchBlue was created with one goal in mind: to create useful, user-friendly software for small businesses. The other day I was working with a new strategy client and we were reviewing her client sales and communication processes. When I asked her what she did to manage all of her client communications she showed me a pile of sticky notes on her desk. 

2011 174

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). In fact, I’m going to give you a complete overview of my brand new time management system. But before I get into all that, I want to share what I learned about the pros and cons of electronic time management systems since this is one of the most common questions I receive regarding organization. To access online systems, you have to (duh!)

2013 142

4 Step System to Realize Your Vision and Stay Focused on What Matters

Productive & Organized

Earlier this week I was listening to an interview with John Assaraf and he shared a simple system that he uses every morning to keep his vision alive.  Do I (me or my team) have the right skills and am I implementing the right strategies to take me to my goal?  Having a clear vision of what you want to accomplish in your business is a critical component to reaching the level of success that you want, but vision alone will not get you there.

2013 160

When you need it later: The Bring-Forward System

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 15 March, 2009 When you need it later: The Bring-Forward System My boss likes me to keep him organized and the way I do that is to have a system to bring forward items, which I then bring to his attention when he needs to see it. The system I use is quite simple and has been around for a long time.

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Dealing with Workplace PMS - Poor Management System

The Office Professionals Place

Poor Management System Do you feel as though your company does not value you as an employee? or a Poor Management System is condition that embodies many companies due to economic times, change in company practices, and company personnel. Provide specific details and objectives that align with the company’s objectives/goals/mission. Being able to effectively deal with a poor management system will make it easier to come to work and do your best.

2010 100

Office Organization - 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Life Coaching Tips to Organize Yourself For Success | Main | High Performers Versus Low Performers - 7 Ways to Tell the Difference » Office Organization - 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems (Guest Post: Tracey Lawton) For many solopreneurs they think that once they've set themselves up in business it's all about marketing, marketing, marketing. CREATE your paper-based filing system. CREATE your PC filing system.

2010 138

How Achieving Your Goals Kills Your Motivation

Men With Pens

A goal of ‘constant improvement’ won’t lead to success. I was excited because I was taking action towards my goal of ‘constant skill improvement’ so I could further build my business. This was the most valuable part – a complete writing system, an approach that could be used to take any project from start to finish. I achieved more immediate goals. Other goals seemed more important. Constant improvement is a weak goal.

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TheMarq: Employee Retention: Goals Progress

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Employee Retention: Goals Progress Business Strategies This week we’ll continue our discussion about employee retention by looking at how to help employees progress on their goals. This subject may at first glance seem facile, and it can be if intermediary steps for each goal is well defined. These more granular, regularly monitored and measurable goals are what I refer to as micro-goals.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Marina Darlow


Marina is a systems’ expert, and a productivity geek. We talk about her view and definition of a “system”, effective ways you can master your to do list, how to get out of a creative rut, and much more. Goals vs. Systems | Scott Adams’ Blog. Podcast goals productivity systemsOn this episode of the podcast, I speak with Marina Darlow.

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Leap to Success in 2013 with Donna

Step It Up VA Coaching

Business Tips business goals business plan coaches coaching generating business marketing mastermind group online marketing systems in business team building working with a coachQuestions continue to come in about my 6-Month Lead, Leverage & Leap Private and Group Programs. I created a video, below, to answer the latest questions. But be sure to also read the Q&A post here which answers some others: [link].

2013 132

Catch the Glimpse of the Steps Involved in the Canada Immigration Process

Dumb Little Man

Your profile is then given a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. Change Goals How ToCanada, the land of maple leaves is the most favourable destination. Over the years, this country has gained a great momentum because of a high influx of immigrants from all across the globe.

2020 176

1ShoppingCart or Infusionsoft? Which One is Best for Your Business

Office Organization Success

But first, let me just say, both 1ShoppingCart and Infusionsoft are great systems. Here’s what I think: Whichever system you decide to go with, an absolute must-have for your business is an all-in-one ecommerce platform. These are just some of the tasks you need to be able to do with your system: Send out automatic follow-up emails, or a series of emails (known as autoresponders). Whatever you do, don’t choose a system just because everyone else is telling you to!

2013 172

Will you be my Buddy? The Importance of Teamwork and the Buddy System

Laughing all the Way to Work

I believe that working as a team will not only increase productivity, but will give each of the team members a feeling of accomplishment, working toward a common goal, but if you are “all over the place” then nobody wins. They recognized the importance of the Assistant in accomplishing their goals. The Importance of the Buddy System in the Workplace We all remember in elementary school going on field trips and being assigned a “buddy”.

2007 100

Intermittent Fasting: The Fast-er Way To Better Health

Dumb Little Man

Calorie counting does hold many benefits, like prolonging the nervous systems’ life-span and type 2 diabetes prevention. Any diet can be hard but like any goal, there are things you can do to increase your chances of success. Be sure to set realistic goals. Having a buddy can also help you achieve your fasting goals. Goals HealthWhat it is and why you should do it. Intermittent fasting is a way people schedule meal times.

2020 159

1ShoppingCart vs. WAHMCart – do you know the difference between the two?

Office Organization Success

It’s only when you go deeper into the system that you realize that these similarities on the surface are not quite what they seem. Having used both of these systems over the years, let me share some key differences between the two that you may not be aware of: In WAHMCart you can only set up recurring billing programs (i.e. Personally I’m a 1ShoppingCart fan and would never switch from 1SC to WAHMCart because of these less than perfect automation and systemization processes. .

2010 152

How to Unlock Habit-Building Success and Achieve Your Goals


When I reached out to him to join me on a special episode of The Productivityist Podcast to celebrate International Podcast Day, he not only accepted the invite but shared with me this piece on how he’s trying something new to help him with his goals. In my case, achieving success in short-term goals often gets in the way of the long. It’s a reasonable goal. As a former writer of productivity things on the internet, I love a system, especially a simple and catchy one.

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