It doesn’t matter if you are trying to achieve personal success or you are a corporation trying to reach your peak performance potential; using the five step SPEAR method will greatly increase your chances of successful goal attainment. It’s simple to understand simple to use, and best of all, the highest achievers and most successful companies all do the same things.
Like the tip of a spear, the power of any great plan is getting to the point. What is the exact result you hope to achieve? Your goal should be focused, detailed, and clear enough so that anyone reading it understands exactly what your objectives are.
Set a Goal
It doesn’t matter who you are; top-level athletes, successful business-people and peak performance achievers in all fields use goal setting strategies. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your ability to acquire knowledge and helps you to manage your time and your resources so that you can get the...
We are all on this journey called life. Some people will just let life happen to them and go where the eddies and currents of time take them. Others will be more proactive, seeking a purpose, setting goals, and attempting to wrestle everything that they can out of what life offers. I'm not referring to hedonism in that last statement. Oh, it's okay to enjoy life. Instead I'm talking about determining your purpose and trying to realize your potential.
As a Peak Performance Coach, I've worked with many people who are on a mission to discover their potential. Over the last 25+ years I've seen some common observations regarding people’s ability to achieve the greatness that resides within them. Those observations are”
Before you even start to set a goal, the deck is stacked against you. Why? Because, the human brain is not designed for goal attainment. Of the 20% of the population that does set goals, roughly 70% fail to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. When you take into consideration the fact that many of these goal-setting people strive for easily attainable, small goals, it’s a wonder that anyone accomplishes anything remarkable at all in business and in life. Don’t get me wrong, the power of your mind is unlimited. Humans have the ability to create things beyond comprehension. The challenge is to learn how to control your base instincts that may be holding you back from successful goal attainment.
The human mind doesn’t give one hoot about what you want to accomplish; getting a set of washboard abs, building a thriving company, competing in a triathlon, giving an inspiring speech, etcetera. The human mind is wired to protect you from things that cause pain...
It happens every year; people set goals and New Year’s resolutions. It is driven by innate desire to be something bigger, better, maybe a little different than what you are today. Life can be a wondrous journey if you are brave enough to look in the mirror, do a self-assessment, and step out with a new plan to create a better you.
It takes a lot of courage to do an honest and critical view of the person that you are today. In fact, for many people, it is either too painful a task or they’ve gotten lazy and just given up. Sadly, everyone wants a better life but not everyone wants to do what is necessary to get it.
A recent study by The University of Scranton shows that 84% of the population had no specific goals at all, 13% had goals but they were not committed to paper, and 3% had clear written goals and plans to accomplish them. Which percentage do you fall into? If it’s the 84%, don’t worry. You can change that! And, NOW is the best time to do it. In fact,...
There’s an old saying, “leader of one, leader of many, if you can’t lead one you can’t lead any.” If you are not leading yourself, someone else is leading you…and it may not be the person or people that you want! Being a good leader in business or in life takes a lot of hard work as well as a conscious effort of self-development.
There are some people that are naturally talented when it comes to leadership. For most of us however, it's a skill that needs to be developed. The good news is that anyone can develop the skills necessary to become be a leader.
Unfortunately, most people aren't willing to pay the price it takes to get there. People want things quickly and that's not the way it works in leadership. It takes a sense of purpose and patience. Becoming a good leader doesn’t happen in a day.
You don’t read a book on leadership or go to a seminar and all of a sudden become a good leader. It takes effort to learn and to grow....