Bounce back in 2020
Can we re-engage with our positive intentions and ensure that we have get back on track? I have some advice based on a book which I worked through during the Winter holidays. It’s called ‘the One Thing’ and the author, Gary Keller, suggests that we focus on the ‘One Thing’ that will make all the difference to improve our personal and organisational performance.
My Business ‘One Thing’
My ‘One Thing’ for the business is to write, write and write and publish as much as I can through my websites LMS (Learning Management Systems) and video training platforms. Key to all these activities is writing. Without the ideas fleshed out in precise detail none of my business activities, including consulting projects would evolve and prosper. My ideas will never see the light of day without focus.
My Personal ‘One Thing’
My personal ‘One Thing’ to get to be the fittest and healthiest I have ever been and to psychologically be able to rank myself in the top 5% of men in my age range regarding health and fitness.
To score big time on ‘Goal Getting’ one has to focus and then get into the detail. What will the goal look like when it’s completed? How will it be apparent that the goal has been achieved? How will the goal be actualised and materialised in a reliable form and presence?
Business Goals Materialized
It is simple. I will have continued with monthly publications in specific management Journals. I will maintain my contribution in several blogs. My books will have been transferred into eBooks and be available on Kindle and other platforms.
My Video training courses will be increased from 4 to 6 and I will have developed a new Learning Management System specifically geared towards Leadership and Influence.
Personal Goals Materialized
Without disclosing weight loss, I certainly will be exercising at least 4 days per week and improve my personal three miles ‘eye-balls out’ best running time and my 25 mile cycle time trial (for my age). I will be mostly vegetarian 4 days per week and radically cut back on red meat.
‘One Thing’ Workshops
In the Spring of 2020, I hope to be explaining how this methodologically can be used with my NFP clients.
Here is the general idea
1. Set a Three-Year goal that follows the principle of ‘What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?’
2. Based on my Three-Year Goal what’s the ONE Thing I can do this year to be on track to achieve my Three-Year Goal?
3. Based on my One-Year Goal, what’s the ONE Thing I can do this month to be on track?
4. Based on my Monthly Goal, what’s the ONE Thing I can do this week to be on track?
5. Based on my Weekly Goal, what’s the ONE Thing I can do today to be on track?
Learn to Master the ONE Thing and you will see your performance skyrocket.