Goalsetting Tips and Getting Organized

The following tips are from Success 77:

Introduction to 77 Goal Setting Tips – including study that showed goal setters were huge winners and how to avoid an early death after retirement

Goal setting overview – What you will find in 77 goal setting tips

Goals setting basicsTips 1-11 to help you develop a roadmap for creating the life of your dreams

Basics of goal setting II Tips 12-21 to help you create a goals overview

Goal Setting and Self appreciation or self acceptance – Tips 22-24 are about loving yourself which is one of the secrets of goals success

Commitment and courage – Tips 25 to 34 cover the magic force that makes the difference

Visualization and guided imagery can help with setting goals – Tips 35-39 show you how wishes can become reality

Intuition and hunches – Tips 40-43 explore the magic of your unconscious

Creative tools for goal setting – Tips 44-52 cover the lighter side of goal setting with the wild, wacky, fun and outrageous

Resistance and procrastination – Tips 53-58 help you to find ways to identify and overcome these goal stealers

Releasing attachment – Tips 59-67 reveal a little known goal setting secret of the greatest teachers

Persistence and patience – These tips, 68-71 help you with essentials for following through when the going gets tough

Bonus goal setting tips 72-77

Jay White at dumblittleman recommends 7 secrets to getting organized. I know many of us can identify with the out-of-control feeling we sometimes get in life. He lists as a solution:

  1. Reduce before you begin organizing.
  2. Write it down now, always.
  3. Have one inbox and process it. (Maybe two–home and work.) Process it or them daily or weekly.
  4. A place for everything.
  5. Put it away now.
  6. Clean as you go–(really helps when cooking.)
  7. Develop routines and systems.

Change Agents

Some of the fastest growing communities online are organizations geared toward creating change. The groups are acting as change agents. The first time I heard and read about change agents was in the ezine, Fast Company.

The current (from 9/23/2006) definition of change agent from Wikipedia says that a change agent is someone who engages either deliberately or whose behavior results in social, cultural or behavioral change. Wikipedia also lists management stages for change and employee steps to commitment.

Last week when I was researching to see earlier referrals to change agents, I came upon an article from 1999 by Seth Godin. Seth is one of my mentors although we’ve never met.

Fast Company’s prototype issue was November 1993 and one of the main articles was about Gunther Pauli. Pauli as reported in this article was the CEO of Ecover. His concept was using a new business model. His products for cleaning used only natural soaps and renewable raw materials. In the process, he built the world’s largest ecological factory.

One of the earlier referrals to change agent is in the April 1997 issue about Bob Knowling. Knowling helped to transform Ameritech from the old company concepts to new company concepts. As reported, he convinced 30,000 employees to become part of community service, shifted millions of dollars of Ameritech Foundation money into high-leverage community actives, helped to revitalize the Chicago YMCA, and shared his passion to HOPE, Chicago’s largest inner-city manufacturing training center.

In a training guide for change agents, Annie Layne used the basics used by the Peace Corps to show concepts that could be used for any business.

Become a change agent where you are by reducing your beliefs and motivations to a mission statement or a single sentence to give you focus for your planned change.