An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

The conventional approach to goal setting and planning is to do it for the start of each year. Then the goal review and planning cycle falls into four quarters of three months each for the rest of the year. I have often thought that this cycle isn’t always a good fit for many people. The end of each year is often a very hectic time for many people as they try to finish things off before the end of the year and prepare for Christmas. Often … [Read more...]

The things you need to stop doing to achieve your goals

The things you need to stop doing

When you want to create some kind of change in your life or work, or are working on achieving a specific goal, you put a big focus on the things you need to do to make that change happen or achieve that goal. If you didn’t you wouldn’t get the results that you really want. But what is often overlooked is that there are things you might need to stop doing in order to create that change or achieve that goal. These may be things that could … [Read more...]

How to avoid burnout when creating change


Recently I hit burnout. It is something that I have never experienced before. I have always been reasonably good at doing what needs to be done to avoid it happening. But in recent times I have been going through a mountain of change in my life and work. During this time, I had omitted to adjust my usual burnout prevention techniques to manage the additional demands that come with navigating lots of change. The changes I have been … [Read more...]

4 things highly effective people never say

Things highly effective people don't say

Highly effective people aren’t that way by accident. They have learnt to master habits and behaviours to set themselves up to succeed. If you want to become more effective so that you can achieve your goals faster, easier and consistently, it is well worth studying the habits and behaviours that highly effective people have. You can find clues just by listening to the language that they use. It gives great insights into the mindset, habits … [Read more...]