How to begin
Major goals should be daunting, important and thrilling
Step 1 - Sketch the goal
Do a first sketch of the goal to make it more tangible and combine it with quick word associations (reminds me ofand using KaWas und KaGas).
The word associations should be connected with daunting, important and thrilling.
The sketch will help phrasing the goal.
Step 2 - Mission statement
Create a first mission statement.
Step 3 - Spousish Test
Do the spousish (with someone who really knows you) test.
- reality check
- catch problems
- discover blind spot
Watch out for extreme reactions.
Step 4 - Goldy locks zone test
Is the goal too small or too big? Look for the perfect spot. Tweak the sketch and mission statement.
Step 5 - Add SPICE
Add some spice to the goal:
- Can you aim higher?
- Change timeline
- Include team power?
- Extend reach?
- Lift outcomes?
Change the mission statement and experiment with powerful verbs and adjectives.
Step 6 - Status Quo and Rewards check
What are the benefit of not taking on that goal? What are the rewards for not doing it?
What are the costs of not pursuing the goal?
Step 7 - Move forward
MOVE … with small steps, but MOVE. And do a recap of your progress and success every 6 weeks.