Managing Yourself with Specific Measurable ResultsDecember 28th, 2008 — tonymayo Email This Article
For more than ten years, I have led groups and individuals through a powerful goal-setting process with astonishing results: marriages, career changes, doubled incomes, published books, and more.
The two downloads linked from this post include all you need. Use the Specific Measurable Results (SMR) Kit workbook and podcast to follow the same planning method my executive coaching clients have long employed. Like them, you can create a more rewarding and satisfying life. Download the kit here: http://tiny.cc/smrs.
Fundamental to this process is creating from nothing. Most people, when they set goals or make resolutions, only pretend to be working on their future. They focus instead on their pasts: disappointments, judgments, and worries. Plans are all about what should change: weight, net worth, bad habits, society, etc. People drag their past into the future as though it were a burden that cannot be cast off. This is not creating a new life, it is just rearranging your junk.
Creating from nothing is not the usual way we think but it is possible and it is effective. Just use my SMR Kit workbook and listen to the 14 minute podcast (right click to download to your hard drive). These free tools will help you create a future where your past is a memory, not mandatory.
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For a summary of academic research on goal setting see this blog post.