Planning for Success: Creating a Strategic Roadmap to Achieve your Goals.
This quote is from Epictetus, a well known Stoic. The process is simple and complicated at the same time. However, once you establish your goal - and the steps needed to achieve this goal - your well on your way to success.
With a clearly defined goal and process, your decision-making becomes much more binary. You’ll be able to easily say no to projects and opportunities that aren’t aligned with your goal, so you can have more time to focus on what really matters.
Beyond that, it's much easier to grind through tedious administrative work when you know it ladders up to a larger goal. The key is to break this goal down to a series of micro goals, as well as the associated tasks.
You'll then want to plan each week, and each day with intent. Here's an example of how that could look for a company launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
For Blogger outreach, an associated mini task may be researching websites who have an audience that overlaps with your ideal customer. From there, you'd need to write a custom email to each publisher, explaining why they should provide you with editorial coverage.
Sounds like a pain in the ass right? It might be. But if you know you need a sufficient amount of press coverage in order to have a successful Kickstarter launch, you'll be much more likely to push through the process. Or, you might discover you need to bring on additional help, such as an unpaid intern.
Either way, establishing an impactful and measurable goal is not something to take lightly. Join me July 1oth from 3:30 - 5pm EST as I walk through how to create and commit to your professional development or business goals.
We'll also walk through how to leverage the Best Self journal to keep yourself accountable along the way. A PDF version will be provided so you can get started without purchasing the journal. All registered attendees will receive a copy of the deck and a recorded version of the session.
- Anyone with a professional development goal