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TMD: Goal Attainment: Three Essential Questions for Success

TMD: Goal Attainment: Three Essential Questions for Success

 

Two Minute Drill: Goal Attainment –  Three Essential Questions for Success

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is all about goal attainment. So, I have three questions that I want you to ask yourself. The first question is, “Am I reviewing my goals at the beginning of the year? Am I doing at least one thing every single day? If I’m running into obstacles doing that one thing, what must I do to overcome that challenge or obstacle in order to ensure that I can complete that one thing?”

 

Goal Achievement

The first question is, “Am I reviewing the goals that I set at the beginning of the year? Am I reviewing those goals on a regular basis?” And if the answer is no, what can I do to start reviewing those goals on a regular basis? What prompt must I set for myself, a calendar invite, a recurring task, or a recurring email, to ensure that I’m reviewing my goals regularly?

Secondly, am I doing at least one thing every single day? At least one thing every single day that’s moving me closer to achieving that goal? One thing, at least one thing.

Thirdly, if I’m running into obstacles doing that one thing, what must I do to overcome that challenge or obstacle in order to ensure that I can complete that one thing? In order to get closer to my goal this year, more than ever, I’ve been much better at reviewing my goals on a regular basis and asking myself these questions.

And most importantly, the question is, “Am I doing something every day to get closer to achieving the goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year?” And I’m not talking about the normal KPIs that we experience, that we look at every single day in our businesses, right? I’m not talking about those types of goals.

I’m talking about the bigger, longer-term strategic goals that we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year, where we want to be in this place by the end of this year, whether it’s personal or professional.

So, make sure that you’re reviewing your goals on a regular basis. Weekly is ideal. Secondly, ensure that you’re reminding yourself every single day to do something, at least one thing, that’s going to get you much closer to that goal. Thirdly, if you’re running into obstacles doing that one thing, figure out how to overcome that challenge.

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week, and I’ll talk to y’all next week.

 

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TMD: The Value of Experimentation

TMD: The Value of Experimentation

 

Two Minute Drill: The Value of Experimentation

What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is experimentation. A few weeks ago, I needed to take my little puppy, Hannah, up to the vet. I live in D.C. and had to take her up north to a town called Germantown, which is about an hour away. Unfortunately, it was during rush hour and traffic was really, really bad.

 

Learning from Experiments

 

Even though I left really early, it looked like I wasn’t going to get there on time. So, instead of paying attention to what Google Maps was telling me, I decided to experiment. I tried a different route to see if I could “beat the clock”. Well, that experiment failed. It didn’t go very well.

I was significantly later than I probably would’ve been had I just followed Google, but I thought I could outsmart it. Speaking of trying to outsmart the system, this past Sunday I was coming back from Austin at my awesome Ultimate Achievers Club event, and my airline informed us that our plane was delayed because of maintenance.

I’ve had experiences in the past where maintenance sometimes means it gets canceled. So, I decided to move myself to a later flight. I was originally supposed to take off at 11:45. I moved to a later flight that was supposed to take off at around 5:30, thinking at least this flight wouldn’t get canceled. Well, not only did my original flight take off at around five, but my flight that I moved to ended up taking off at around 11:15 at night, and I didn’t get home until about 3:30 in the morning.

What does all this mean? I make bad decisions. I should just go with the flow. I think the lesson I’m learning from all this is that life is just a series of experiments. Sometimes those experiments go well, and sometimes they don’t. The question is, are we learning from those experiments?

I encountered traffic again today. I wanted to get to my Rockville office quickly. It was going to take longer than expected, but I took a different route than what Google told me to take. You know what? I got here at about the same time. Sometimes experiments work, and sometimes they don’t.

The key is, can we learn not only directly from that initial experiment that we’re conducting in front of us, but can we learn from the experiments over time? So, I don’t know if I have an answer for you.

I would love to hear what you guys think. Are you experimenting? Are you trying things? Are you just going with the flow? Because I think there’s a lot of wisdom to be gained here, so I’d love to hear what you guys think. So, experimentation is life.

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys, have a great week.

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TMD: Turning Feedback into Fuel for Improvement

TMD: Turning Feedback into Fuel for Improvement

Two Minute Drill: Turning Feedback into Fuel for Improvement

What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is feedback. Yesterday, I was in my accountability group call. Great friends, great people, and smart minds, and I received some feedback about some of the content that I’ve been creating online recently. My buddy was like, “Basically, what the fuck are you doing?”

The Power of Feedback

It didn’t make any sense to him. He was confused by the content that I was creating. Quite honestly, I agreed with him, and it’s an area that I know that I’m just not strong in. Some of this new content that I’ve been creating over the last several months was a little bit painful for me to hear.

Of course, I understood where it was coming from. It was coming from a great place, from a great heart, from a great soul, but it was still hard to hear nonetheless. I had to remind myself that the feedback that we get is constructive, sometimes even painful to hear, does not define us, and it doesn’t tell us who we are. It gives us feedback, it gives us information, and it gives us data so that we can make improvements.

As I create more of this content online, not the TMDs, but this other content that I’m creating through these other videos, I have to get beyond the feelings that I have about inadequacy and not feeling good about myself and how I’m creating these videos. I need to use this feedback in a way that actually inspires me to do even better. To think really hard about what I am trying to accomplish. What value am I really trying to create so that I can deliver a better product?

So, when we get feedback that is sometimes difficult to hear or hurts our soul, um, it’s okay.

Just remember, it doesn’t define us, and we can use it to fuel us, and inspire us to be even better as we move forward. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Talk to you guys next week.

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TMD: The Three Pillars of A Successful Event

TMD: The Three Pillars of A Successful Event

 

Two Minute Drill: The Three Pillars of a Successful Event

What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is “success”. This past weekend we had our live event and it was in one word “Awesome”, surprisingly, because success doesn’t come easy for me but it was just an incredible event.

 

The Power of Planning, Tenacity, and Creativity

We got amazing feedback from the very beginning about the event, the content that we had created, the experience that we had created, and ultimately how we were changing lives through this event. It was just amazing. I started to think about what were the factors that drove this result and there are three critical elements.

The first is planning. We did such a good job planning, in fact, one thing that we’re going to do next year is plan for every contingency that we can think of. We didn’t do that this year, but we’ll do it next year. My team did a great job in planning the event and we had lots of outside help, David Muntner, Joey Coleman, the other success partners, and speakers, we all worked together to plan.

The second thing that allowed this event to be successful was that we were incredibly tenacious. We had very low attendance until just a few weeks before the event. However, just continuing to work on the process and just not giving up, we ended up having a really great room of people.

The last piece is creativity. You know, when the success partners and the speakers and my team were on these meetings getting ready, there were some incredibly creative ideas that came out of those meetings, and that’s what drove greater attendance and we had a full room.

I’m very blessed, and very grateful for the speakers, the success partners, and the attendees, they were amazing and engaged. We all had fun, we learned a lot, and we had lots of laughs and love along the way.

So, plan, be tenacious, be creative, and good things will happen.

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I’ll see you guys all next week.

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TMD: Taking the First Step

TMD: Taking the First Step

 

Two Minute Drill: Taking the First Step

What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is taking the first step. You’ve probably seen a lot of content coming from us recently around our first live event coming up in Washington, DC. May the fifth and sixth this weekend, and it’s really exciting!

 

There is Never A Good Time 

 

We have amazing speakers, an awesome attendee list, lots of friends, and lots of app customers. We’re just going to have a blast, learn a lot, share, and grow together. However, that’s not really the purpose of this TMD. This week’s TMD is really about taking the first step.

There’s never a good time to do something for the first time. There are always competing priorities. There’s always something else to do in the things that we’re currently doing. There’s always something to do in the clinics, right? There are always ways to make improvements in the practices for me, there are always ways to improve the technology that we build, and in fact, launching our second product in beta in our clinics right now, there’s a lot to do.

So yes, this live event can be a bit distracting. Doing something new for the first time can be a bit distracting. But the question that I asked myself, that I asked our team, and that I would want you to ask yourself when trying something new is, does it fit your mission, does it align with your values, and does it fit your long-term strategy? If it does, while there’s never a good time to start something new, there’s always a need to do it for the first time.

I want to encourage each of you to think about what is something that you really wanted to do and you haven’t done it yet because you’ve got competing priorities. If it fits in with your strategy, if it fits in with your core values, and if it fits in with your mission find ways to get it done because you’re going to learn a lot. Once you learn that first time, every subsequent time is going to be easier.

So, take that first step!

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Some of you I’m going to see this weekend, can’t wait!!

I’ll talk to y’all next week.

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