Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part IV Visioning and Goals

BY: Joe Crisara

Beyond-New-Years-Resolutions-SMART-Goals-Part-IV-Visioning-and-Goals“Clarity precedes mastery” – Robin Sharma

In order to achieve success you must first envision what you want.

Having finished the year end review and discovered/refined your core values, you are now ready to start vividly picturing what you desire in the upcoming year.

From this compelling vision, you have the raw materials to set your goals and put your plan together for an amazing year.

This post will take you through a simple yet powerful visioning exercise and the S.M.A.R.T. goal framework. Continue reading “Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part IV Visioning and Goals”

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part V Achieve Success

BY: Joe Crisara

Beyond-New-Years-Resolutions-SMART-Goals-Part-V-Achieve-SuccessCongratulations!

From the previous posts in this series, you’ve discovered your core values, lined up a vision and set audacious SMART goals for yourself.

Now comes the most fun, yet challenging part of the journey: doing the work and staying on track towards success.

Where “the rubber meets the road” is the true test of your plan. Continue reading “Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part V Achieve Success”

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part I Planning for Success

BY: Joe Crisara

Beyond New Years ResolutionsWith Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is well underway and, if you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to plan for next year.

So I strongly encourage you to take this opportunity, before the holiday mindset takes over, to do substantive planning and goal setting to create an actionable plan for an outstanding and profitable new year.

WARNING!!! This not about making New Year’s Resolutions, of which 88% fail, but rather about creating a plan that is tied deeply to your personal vision and values with support to ensure it has the best odds of full execution. Continue reading “Beyond New Year’s Resolutions & S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Part I Planning for Success”

Negative Talk: The Language Of Losers

BY: Joe Crisara

The Language Of Losers

It was raining a torrent on this gray, cold day as John, a territory manager for a manufacturer’s distributor, scurried from his car and into the office of one of his clients. As he got in the door, he wiped the water from his glasses with a napkin he had in his pocket.

Kathy, the company receptionist, was there to greet him. “Geez, it’s really coming down out there!” said Kathy, understating the obvious.

“Tell me about it,” said John, “Hey, is Larry in today? I have some new products I need to show him.” He asked her without pausing. Kathy, knowing John for years has always stopped in on Tuesdays, ushered him into Larry’s office immediately. Continue reading “Negative Talk: The Language Of Losers”