Beat Your Goals
The Definitive Guide to Personal Success
By David Molden & Denise Parker
Pearson Education Limited / Prentice Hall
172 Pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$38.50 paper original
There are three simple stages to achieving goals:
1. set the goal
2. create a sequence of steps for achieving it
3. monitor progress and make adjustments
Easy. In theory. So why do some people consistently beat goals - and become serial success stories - whereras others find it much more difficult and tend to stumble every time? The answer is not in the goal setting, but that some of us fall over hurdles that we place before ourselves. These mental and emotional blocks act as self-sabotaging strategies.
This is the book that will show you how to clear the way by removing mental blocks and creating the conditions for not just achieving your goals, but beating them and realising your fullest potential. Examples from serial goal beaters describe the strategies they used and suggest how they can be adapted to work for you - whatever your goal.
Acknowledgements Introduction – and how to use this book to set and beat your goals What is a goal? An insight into what constitutes a goal, and the types of goal the reader may wish to achieve.
- Personal growth
- Acquiring possessions
- Acquiring a skill
- Having an influence
The bigger picture - Helping people to consider their goals in the wider context of their lives, their work or their business, to check the appropriateness and overall fit.
SABOTAGE STRATEGIES - Clearing the way and preparing the ground.
What stops you from setting goals and achieving them? How can you overcome these obstacles? Before setting a goal, clear away anything that might get in the way, and lay the foundations for success.
The following chapters highlight some of the main ways in which people prevent themselves from achieving their goals, and then offer strategies and techniques for overcoming these barriers.Inner resources - Very often, the only thing that stops us from achieving is ourselves. In this chapter readers will be able to identify personal beliefs or emotions that are creating barriers to success and follow the tips and techniques to overcome these.Barriers Lack of Motivation / Fear & limiting beliefs / Need v Want Solutions Acknowledge achievements to date / Affirmations / Challenge your beliefs / Give yourself permission The routine of your life - Habits of thinking and behaviour can also limit us. Here we help readers identify habits that are stopping them, and offer a range of activities to raise awareness and create the necessary change. Barriers Habitual thinking / Habitual behaviour Solutions Be at cause / Reframe your experience / Change your thinking / Change your behaviour The dilemma of choice A look at how too little or too much choice can get in the way of realising goals, and some tips to help manage this more effectively. Barriers Conflicting priorities / Too many possibilities to choose from / Random selection Solutions Conflict resolution / What’s most valuable to you? External reasons - Even when the ‘stoppers’ appear to be external factors outside our control we can still influence our level of success when we think differently. Barriers No opportunity to use the goal / Other people or situations get in the way / Someone else’s goal Solutions Testing your perceptions – your needs or others? / Creating win-win outcomes / Moving onward SETTING GOALS - The Know-How to succeed, or ‘what they don’t teach you in school’ – techniques for setting goals Now that you have cleared the way and prepared the path it is time to design the garden and plant the seeds.
Choose a goal and get ready to make it happen. Opening up and narrowing down Define your goal Dreams and intuition Creativity, realism and the critic Setting well-formed outcomes Working with details Inject life and vitality into your goal Is this really what you want? Consequences Gain support Get a coach or mentor Gather feedback Track your progress Staying on course Having sown the seeds your garden will require regular care and attention. So will your progress towards your goal. This chapter offers some tips and techniques for staying on track and building momentum. 21 day new habit generator Does it still fit? Measuring progress Working with feedback Changing direction Celebrating success, integrating learning and building for the future. GOAL ACHIEVERS GALLERY The success strategies of achievers This chapter will consist of a number of brief interviews with various achievers, providing insights to their success strategies. This is a working list, which will be finalised on completion of interviews. Paul Tebbutt, CEO, Millfield Group The goal: form a company and take to IPO. Andy Clarke The goal: setting up a successful business Nina Skorupska The goal: achieving a leading position in the power industry Dave Sibley, Computacenter The goal: Win the biggest account to date in the history of the company. Jill, IT Trainer The goal: Get a new job, with good pay, doing something I enjoy, and which I know very little about. John Church, Nutrition for Life Grow a massive network of distributors from scratch. Tomas the tennis coach Flee a war torn country to become a top tennis coach and scout for Wimbledon champions.
Author David Molden and Denise Parker are Directors with Quadrant 1, where, together with a network of professionals, they pursue their mission to inspire people to be their best. They have a passion for helping people fulfill their true potential and transform the impact they have in life and in business. Working internationally, they have helped blue chip organizations to harness this potential for measurable business success. Their assignments include many 1:1 coaching clients and a range of projects with large corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs and top sport professionals. Denise has over 13 years business experience gained in the financial services sector. In recent years she has beaten her goals to trek the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal, research killer whales off the coast of Seattle, and complete a free fall sky dive from 13,000 feet. David gained valuable senior management experience in the IT sector before forming Quadrant 1 as a vehicle for widening horizons and developing potential. He enjoys travel, eastern culture and philosophy, and helping children build confidence and team skills. He is a Qigong instructor, and author of NLP Business Masterclass, Managing with the Power of NLP, plus co-author on Realigning for Change, all published internationally by Financial Times Prentice Hall.
"Molden has done it again with his unique ability to capture and communicate life changing material through a book."
Kenneth W. Klein, President and CEO, Human Capital Company, LLC
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