I’ve been taking stock of things lately, especially as I’m coming into my busy time of year where weeks disappear more quickly than I like to think about.
This is the time when I need to be sure I’m organised and ready to make the most of my opportunities, to prepare the business for success, to make sure I’ve spent time with friends and family before my social life takes a back burner.
So when I was talking with a friend who goes through the same cycle and who is working with a life coach I found her homework of setting goals really interesting.
The goals are set around the idea of who do you need to Be who Does what’s needed to Have what’s wanted. The Be, Do and Have goal setting method.
So first you need to identify what you want to Have; whether that’s lifestyle, spiritual, material, financial – what to you want to Have in your life.
Then what needs to be Done to achieve that? What actions are required to bring the Having about?
What sort of person do you need to Be to Do what’s needed? Do you need to be irritable or happy? Defensive or approachable? Lazy or active?
I really like this method because it not only looks at the end results but figures out the path to get there.