goal setting: Forget New Year's Resolutions! Instead Write Your Three Words for 2012 as the Foundation to Achieving Your Goals and Plans - 12/26/11 10:44 AM

As 2011 is winding down and 2012 is just days away, many are beginning to consider their resolutions, goals, plans and dreams for the upcoming year. Chris Brogan suggests an alternative plan to achieving your 2012 goals.Chris Brogan is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine, who has shared an idea which he calls "My Three Words".  Your three words are chosen for the year and your goals and plans center around those words.  You can check out his (and several others) three words for last year HERE.

goal setting: What's YOUR "Give Back Program" for 2012? - 12/11/11 08:40 AM
In planning for success in 2012, one of the non-profit organizations in which I want to become more involved and one where I want to give even more next year is the Boot Campaign.  Our "Give Back Program" for 2011 was to purchase and give away 365 pair of boots and we have almost reached our goal.   For every pair of boots purchased from www.BootCampaign.com, a portion of the proceeds go to several wounded warrior projects.  But for 2012 - we want to do more!
The Boot Campaign is a non-profit organization which was started by five women … (6 comments)

goal setting: Do You Have A Business Vision For 2012? What Would You Choose to do if You Thought ANYTHING was possible? - 12/07/11 05:18 PM
 As me and my team are preparing our 2012 business plan and setting our goals, we will also talk about our business vision. One of the questions I will ask my team this week-end will be concerning their vision for 2012:  "What would you choose to do if you thought ANYTHING was possible?"

One of the exercises will be to write out some of the HUGE dreams they have always had and goals they wanted to accomplish - holding nothing back - thinking anything is possible!
Then beside each of these goals, I will ask them … (4 comments)

goal setting: 2012 is almost here - Remember to Set Big Goals! - 12/07/11 04:49 PM

One piece of advice I give to to my team - Always set big goals!

Goals can be defined as the ongoing pursuit of a dream or “dreams with a deadline”!  I apply the S.M.A.R.T. method of establishing goals, i.e., they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
 But don’t start stop there.  I have asked my team to answer the following questions after they have written each of their goals:
(1) Why is reaching this goal important to me?
(2)What are the benefits of reaching this goal?
(3) What are the … (4 comments)

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