Posts Categorized: Goals
St. Patrick: Productivity Mastermind
You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. – Irish Proverb March 17 is celebrated by millions as St. Patrick’s Day, including many secular individuals of Irish descent. Nevertheless, before enjoying a pint of Guinness this evening, I thought I’d share a few historical notes about this very interesting goal-setter. Although […]Read More
Goals are Minimums, not Limits
Many people view their goals like speed limits, as if they exist only at the far edge of possibility. Instead, I think one should view a goal more like a minimum…the very least they will accomplish. For example, a sales team might have the following goals: 10 Million in Sales Volume (annual) 12% Margins These […]Read More
Happy Leap Day 2016!
My niece was born on February 29, 2012, so, if one were to apply the logic of Gilbert and Sullivan, today she turned one. Lucky for her, unlike Frederic from The Pirates of Penzance, our family celebrated her fourth birthday yesterday with cake, ice cream, and presents galore. This leap day is special for everyone […]Read More
What, How, Why?
“There is one quality more important than “know-how” and we cannot accuse the United States of any undue amount of it. This is “know-what” by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be.” – Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954 I agree with Norbert […]Read More
Intensity with Direction
A layman’s definition for the term velocity might be speed with direction. What is the velocity of your life? Which way are you going and how fast? Consider a car. If it is going in the right direction, but only traveling at 1 mile an hour, it has a low velocity. If the same auto has […]Read More
2015: Thirty Five Percent Over!
Reminder: today is the 126th day of the years, meaning in two days, 35% of the year will have already passed. Of course, if you are behind on your goals, do not worry, you still have sixty-five percent of 2015 remaining to accomplish something very meaningful. Nevertheless, time flies fast. Time, like water, can pass […]Read More
The Fifty Year Plan
Last week, I wrote the reasons to have a 5-Year Plan. If you already have completed your five year life plan, I encourage to craft a 50-Year Plan too! Expand your time horizon for half a century and plan out all you would like to be, do, have, learn, see, and experience. What if you […]Read More
Do You Have a Five Year Plan?
“We greatly overestimate what we can accomplish in one year. But we greatly underestimate what we can accomplish in five years.” – Peter Drucker “It’s fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that’s too hard, start with a two-year plan.” […]Read More