GOAL SETTING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK

How to Create a Five Year Action Plan for Your Life
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • THE MOST IMPORTANT REASONS TO WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN
  • HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED DAILY TO REACH YOUR REALLY BIG GOALS
  • SIMPLE AND POWERFUL GOAL SETTING TOOLS TO CREATE YOUR 5 YEAR PLAN
  • STAYING POSITIVELY FOCUSED ON YOUR TARGET OUTCOMES AND ACTIVITIES
  • EXPANDING YOUR VISION OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE AND WHAT’S REALISTIC
  • AND MUCH MORE …

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Effective goal setting is one of the most important habits you can develop. Goal setting is the core skill for achieving success in your relationships, your health, and your profession. So why is it that many of us never get around to doing it? In this fast-paced, entertaining session, motivational speaker Warren Greshes presents a proven system that takes the guesswork out of goal setting. He will show you how to set your goals correctly, and then actually lead you through the process of creating your five-year goal setting plan. If you know you need to get clear about your future, but haven’t yet clarified your vision, this program will give you the tools and motivation you need to get started now.

As an expert in the areas of sales motivation and personal and professional development, Warren has addressed corporate and association audiences all over the world. His corporate clients include: Bridgestone/Firestone, Hewlett Packard, Monsanto and Coca Cola. Warren has also spoken in front of some of the largest and most prestigious organizations in the world, including The Million Dollar Round Table, The National Association of Realtors and Sales and Marketing Executives International.

International audiences find that his practical “real world” solutions and views on the global economy are right on the money. His positive and pragmatic message has given thousands the power to overcome obstacles and “conquer the world.” His unique, action-oriented style and customized messages consistently earn him high praise from his clients.

Warren hosts a weekly internet radio show, “Warren Greshes Talking Success,” heard throughout the world on the World Talk Radio Network. In addition, he has produced audio and video programs in the areas of sales, success and customer service, including the award-winning, “Supercharged Selling: The Power to be the Best,” and in early 2006 John Wiley & Sons Publishers will release his first book, “The Best Damn Sales Book Ever: 16 Rock-Solid Rules to Achieving Success!”

Warren has served on the board of directors of the National Speakers Association, and in 1998 was awarded their highest designation when he was inducted into the Speakers’ Hall of Fame.

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GOAL SETTING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK

I hate it when I hear people say, “Set realistic goals.”  God I hate that because when people say set realistic goals, what do they really mean?  Low, that’s right.  Realistic is a code word that means low.  What they’re saying is set your goals low enough and make them easy enough so that you can’t fail.  But again, what are we trying to do?  Do we want to succeed or do we want to not fail?   We want to succeed. I remember listening to a young man who was a pitcher for the Braves.  He said, in high school, his teacher asked them to all write an essay on what they wanted to be-what they wanted to do for his career and he wrote down, I want to be a major league pitcher.  She yelled at him because she felt that wasn’t realistic.  What’s realistic? If a young girl came up to you about 25 years ago and said, “Someday I’m going to be one of the most famous entertainers in the world,”  and you said, “How are you going to do that?”  She said, “I am going to wear my underwear outside my clothes.”  You’d said, “That’s not realistic,” and she became Madonna.  If you remember when Madonna first came out and first burst on the scene, it was because she was wearing her underwear outside her clothes.  It became a fashion statement-that’s how insane it was.  What’s realistic? So let me tell you folks, confidence is simply a byproduct of action.  Let me tell you the progression.  It goes like this.  The three C’s-Commitment, Courage, and Confidence.  Commitment has to come first.  The commitment to the fact that this is what I want to achieve and this is what I want to do give me the courage to act.  Once I’ve acted and once I’ve gotten something accomplished, now I’m confident.  There is no way that you can ever be confident in your ability to do something if you’ve never done it, but the commitment that this is what I want to do, this is what I need to do, this is what I have to do, gives me the  courage to take that first step and act.  Once I’ve acted, taken that first step and accomplished it, now all of a sudden I’m starting to build confidence.  I’m building the habit of accomplishments. People never fail, they just stop trying.  As long as you keep going out there day after day after day after day after day, you are constantly giving yourself the opportunity to be successful, to be great, and to be the best.  But the second you stop, you’ve taken away any opportunity you’ve ever had to be great. Hey, you know what; there’s going to be roadblocks.  It’s not going to be easy.  If it was easy, the whole world would be doing it.  Everybody would do it.  There’s always roadblocks.  Now you’ve got a choice.  You could either sit around and let