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How Setting a Half-Assed Goal Can Help You Win

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You probably think you have to go all in to achieve a BIGG goal. But today we’ll share how a half-assed goal might be the better way to go!

We definitely have fun talking about this “half-assed goal” concept on The BIGG Success Show. Click the player to listen. Here’s a summary of the discussion…

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Achieve Your Goals With 4 Easy Questions

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It’s easier to achieve your goals if you break them down. But what does that really mean? We share a 4-step template you can use immediately.

We discuss how to achieve really BIGG, long-term goals on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

The “BIGG” in BIGG success is an acronym for:

Believing
Implementing
Goal-getting
Giving back

Today we’re focusing on the first “g”: goal-getting. Before you can achieve your goals, you have to set goals. Goal-setting precedes goal-getting.

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360-Degree Goal-Setting

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360-degree goal-setting helps you set holistic goals by bringing together the three facets of BIGG success – personal, professional, and financial success.

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Labor Day signals the end of summer. Fall is upon us. It’s a great time to get back to work on your goals. We talk about 360-degree goal-setting in this episode on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

A new school year has started. There’s an energy in the air. A desire for self-improvement, which peaks around this time of year.

It’s time to get back to work – on your goals.

September is the new January. It’s a great time to reboot your goals. Get a jump on the official New Year. Let’s talk about 360-degree goal setting.

The three facets of 360-degree goal-setting

The three facets of BIGG success are personal success, professional success, and financial success. 360-degree goal-setting considers all three areas simultaneously.

Picture them on a triangle. Personal is at the top. Professional and financial success take a position at the base of the triangle, with professional success on the left side and financial success on the right side.

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The Secret to Making Good New Year’s Resolutions

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Personal finance advice is everywhere. We want to introduce you to personal entrepreneurship. It goes beyond personal finance. Here’s the backstory…

Click the player to hear us share the secret to making good New Year’s resolutions on the BIGG Success Show Podcast. – George  “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn

The most successful people make good New Year’s resolutions. It begs the question…

What makes good New Year’s resolutions?

Good New Year’s resolutions are:

1) “Keepable”

It’s our way of saying it’s a goal that’s believably achievable. You’re pretty sure you can reach your objective.

2) Material

But it’s a missed opportunity if it’s too easy to achieve. It must make an impact to be meaningful.

3) Quantifiable

It has to be binary – a “Yes” or “No” answer to a simple question. The question is always: Did you accomplish what you set out to accomplish?

Good New Year’s resolutions come in two types

1) Result goals

This is the traditional approach. When we think of New Year’s resolutions, most people think of outcome-based goals.

2) Activity goals

This is how entrepreneurs approach goal-setting. (And even if you never plan to own a business, thinking like an entrepreneur will be very beneficial.) Entrepreneurs focus on the inputs.

For example…

Let’s say you want to lose weight. How does this work with the two approaches?

Result goal
Determine how much you want to lose and by when you plan to lose it.
Then decide how will you do it.

You will likely come up with things like “go on a low-carb diet” and “go to the gym every day.”

Activity goal
Here, you may start with something simple like “walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes” and/or “eat veggies instead of candy in the afternoon.”

The secret to making good New Year’s resolutions

There are two problems with results goals: The natural response is to try to change everything at once. And you don’t know what works and what doesn’t. You only know whether it all works.

All along, it’s a fight against yourself.

So, the traditional approach leaves many, if not most, people discouraged and disillusioned.

When you set an activity goal, you experiment with one thing at a time. (Although you may choose to test multiple things at once, according to your resources.)

And here’s the secret: You see what works and what doesn’t. THEN you can adapt. EVENTUALLY, you’re able to set a good results goal based on the feedback you’ve received.

You see, with this approach to goal-setting, it’s a game.

It’s uplifting and empowering. So you’re more likely to keep the New Year’s resolutions you make. And that leads to BIGG success!

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Here’s to your BIGG success!

George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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3 Keys to Setting Goals for Success

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Here we sit at the end of the first month of the year. Most New Year resolutions are distant memories at this point.

If you’re one of the people who gave up, you’re going to love today’s topic. It’s your second chance!

And if you’re still pursuing a goal, these three goal-setting tips will help you achieve what you want.

Listen to this post! Click a player to hear George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Duration 3:25)

Dr. Shane Lopez is the world’s leading researcher on hope. He says goal-setting and hope have a lot to do with each other. But it requires three types of thinking, all working together.

We’ve put our BIGG spin on the labels by making them all start with “w”. So here we go – three keys to setting goals for success.

What

Think what.

  • What do you want to change?
  • What do you want to improve?
  • What do you want to make better?

Dr. Lopez calls this “goals thinking”. You define what you want by starting with where you are.

Ways

Think about your “what” long and hard o you discover many “ways” to get it. Dr. Lopez calls this “pathways thinking”.

  • If there’s only one way to reach your goal, you may want to rethink it.
  • You need contingency plans.

Wherewithal

  • Do you have the means to achieve what you want?
  • If not, can you get it?

It starts with your own time and energy:

  • Will you commit the time, effort and energy to get what you want?
  • If you can’t say “Yes” honestly and enthusiastically, pick another goal!

But it goes beyond you. For example, what about money:

  • Will it take an investment of money to get what you want?
  • If so, do you have it?
  • If not, do you know where you can get it?
  • Or do you know someone who would know?

You’ll also want to think about your own strengths and weaknesses:

  • Are there skills required that you don’t have?
  • If so, will you commit to developing them?
  • Or do you know someone who has them?
  • Are they available to help you?
  • At this point, you may need to go back to the money questions – How much will their help cost?

The full combination

These three keys interdependently. You need the full combination to unlock hope so you move forward on your goals for BIGG success.

Most people sort of whimsically think about the “what”. In most cases, even that’s not really thought through thoroughly enough.

For the few that do, even fewer go to the next two…

Yet that’s where you should make the greatest investment – in determining the ways and making sure you have the wherewithal, you have the resources required or can get them.

Why

But here’s another BIGG spin – “Why?”

Before you proceed past the “What” to goal-setting for your BIGG success, think about your motivation for your goal.

Your “Why” gives you the resiliency you’ll need to keep pushing when things get tough.

It leads to BIGG success!

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