Attracting Success; A Goal Planning Primer


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"Attracting Success; A Goal Planner Primer for High Performing Goal Getters”

An instruction manual to find and put your values and purpose to work for you on the most important areas of your life.

Use the four D’s of Decide, Determine, Do and Deadline to build a successful plan and create goals that work.

Includes a Goal Planner Worksheet

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Attracting Success; A Goal Planning Primer

  1. 1. Attracting SuccessA Goal Planner Primer forHigh Performing Goal Getters
  2. 2. © 2011 by Karl BimshasThe Goal Planner Worksheet for High PerformingGoal Getters is derived from the work of Karl BimshasPublished by BimMedia, San Diego, California   Published by   BimMedia 2
  3. 3. Start TodayThe good news is you can setgoals anytime you want. Youdon’t have to wait until NewYear’s Eve, the beginning of anew quarter or even a Monday.You can start right now.Turbo charge your goals by using the Goal Planner Worksheetfrom Karl Bimshas Consulting. It will help you organize yourthoughts and serve as a blueprint for achieving what’simportant to you. 3
  4. 4. On the top of the Goal Planner Worksheet (located on the lastpage of this guide) there’s space to include your Purpose andyour top four Values. 4
  5. 5. What’s Your Purpose?Some people spend theirentire lives trying to definetheir purpose.Do you know yours already?If you don’t know your purpose orare unsure, use this simplifiedexercise to get you thinking aboutwhat you have to offer. 5
  6. 6. List as many of your strengths and positive personalcharacteristics as you can think of.Mark the ones which you use regularly, then pick two of yourgreatest strengths. 6
  7. 7. Jot down a few of the ways you effectively and positivelyinteract with other people.Select the two that are effortless for you. 7
  8. 8. Assume there are no constraints to achieving what you wantand anything is possible. Describe your ideal world in asentence or short paragraph.Pick a particular group of people you feel compelled to serve.If you’re stuck, keep asking yourself, “What kind of people?”and “Does it matter?” until you’ve identified a specific group. 8
  9. 9. Combine your answers to create a rough draft of yourpurpose.Reduce the draft into one or two sentences. This will be yourguiding focus as you create your goals. 9
  10. 10. How About Your Values? After your thoughts, values are what stand out and drive your beliefs, attitude and ultimately your behavior. 10
  11. 11. Everyone has a set of valuesthey are already living by. Abrief look at your calendar andyour bank account will revealwhat’s important to you. Howyou spend your time andtreasure clearly demonstrateswhat you currently value.Review the last few months. Are you happy with what youdiscovered or shocked and dismayed?If you’re happy or there’s no real surprise, congratulations,you’re probably living congruent with your core values. 11
  12. 12. However, if your findings leave you feeling unsettled, that’s ahuge clue that you are not living congruent with your values.Values are personalValues are the enduring beliefs that we choose because ourspecific ends or means are more socially or individuallyacceptable to us than other beliefs.Governments, societies, families and organizations may try toinstill values in others, but they can’t. The best they can do isdecide and declare what values are important to them andthen enforce those values through their beliefs, attitudes andactions. What are your top four values? 12
  13. 13. Dimensions of LifeAlong the leftcolumn of theGoal PlanningWorksheet areeight maindimensions ofyour life; 13
  14. 14. This is how someone who is very satisfied might describe each dimension.Financial RecreationFinancially independent and free from Spend leisure time enjoying stress. Satisfied with current level Relaxation, refreshment and pleasure.of income.Career ContributionA fulfilling and nourishing career. On a Giving of yourself to others.positive career path.Health PersonalIn great shape. Receiving effective Evolving, not just improving, because youhealthcare. Exercising regularly and eating continually experiment.for sustenance and pleasure not emotionalcomfort.Relationships EducationPleased and content with current Engaged in creative and stimulating mentalrelationships. Loved by the people who activities. Use resources available to expandmean the most to you. knowledge. 14
  15. 15. Many people spend their energy trying to balance their life.Don’t.It’s a never ending exercise.Strive for harmony instead.When you place one or two complementary goals for eachdimension of your life onto the Goal Planning Worksheet yourchances of achieving what you want to have, be or doincreases dramatically. 15
  16. 16. The four remaining columns, Decide, Determine, Do andDeadline, require careful consideration. The suggested stepsbelow will help you to build a plan of action. 16
  17. 17. DecideDecide on the specific things that you want to do, have or beduring the year. Create a SMART+P Goal for each dimensionof your life.Phrase the SMART Goal as aquestion beginning with “Why?”because it will force your braininto problem-solving mode, whichis what it is designed to do. 17
  18. 18. A SMART+P Goal is one that is; • Specific, because goals that are broad decay quickly. • Measurable, Motivating and Meaningful, because you want to know you’re heading in the right direction, be excited by the journey and feel that it’s important. • Attainable, because you want to stretch yourself without overextending. • Realistic, because if it’s not you’ll lose your motivation. • Time based, because squishy time commitments will sabotage your efforts. • + Positive, because creating is better than destroying • Personal, because when it’s your own goal you’re more likely to achieve it. 18
  19. 19. DetermineDetermine the purpose of each goal. Answer why you want toachieve each goal and how you imagine you’d feel once youdid.DoDo the actions that need to be done. Create a basic task list ofthings to be done to help achieve the goal. Include thefinancial and personal resources you need to achieve eachgoal. 19
  20. 20. DeadlineDeadline when the goal will be done.Stack rank your goals based on 0 - 18 Months, 18 - 36 Monthsand 36+ Months; or have a specific date in which you plan toachieve each goal by. 20
  21. 21. If all this seems like too much work ...Boo hoo.It’s rare for an important goal of yoursto show up on your doorstep neatlywrapped with a bow.Do the work. 21
  22. 22. Goals are Messy BusinessThey involve thinking, effort, negotiation and involvement.If you prefer to work on wishes, saveup your coins and spend a day at yourlocal wishing well.If you want to work on your goals, andby definition your life, get started along that road today.If you want help, let me know. 22
  23. 23. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Karl Bimshas is the author of several business and inspirational books and programs designed for people who are serious about finding, setting and getting their great goals. He owns an independent consultancy for personal, professional and executive development. As a valued strategic accountability partner he helps discover the aha within. Here’s where to learn more about Karl Bimshas Consulting: Web: Blog: Call: 619.717.6204 Write: KarlBimshas Consulting P.O. Box 83983 San Diego, CA 92138-3983 23
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