The broadCAST™ is a monthly weigh in by members of The CAST™ of Epic Engage™. Independent experts in their own right, members of The CAST™ are asked to answer a question of simple but possibly profound nature. We wholeheartedly encourage you to connect with these experts on their respective expertise and how it might be of service to you. They each bring great value in service to their work. With that in mind, we wish you a Happy New Year and offer that the question for the month is:
“What is one piece of advice you have regarding setting and achieving goals for 2017?“
FIRST OFF, we humbly, proudly and excitedly introduce our newest member of The CAST™…
CHRIS SPURVEY SAYS…
Thank you Chris, and WELCOME! Now…
RAY HOLLISTER SAYS…
Ray Hollister is all about strength, excellence and potential. In fact, he has a very special connection with students – he’s helped thousands achieve average scores of over 90% for 20 years! His love of learning… and his ability to teach anybody the same easy strategies he used to study far less than everyone else while maintaining outrageously high test scores… quickly earned him a lot of ‘friends’ seeking his advice. Ray has personally conducted numerous studies to develop an intense, focused, and results oriented program for college students. With the success of that program, Ray set his sights on helping younger students in Junior High, High School, and those just entering University. The end result is a program that will help any student – especially YOU – learn more, study less, and earn consistently high grades. www.rayhollister.net
JAMIE McCABE SAYS…
JOEL SWEENEY SAYS….
Joel Sweeney is all about effective communications. He has been speaking, training, coaching and writing about it for over 20 years. He is the author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought. His third book, The Speaker’s Tool Box – Perfecting the Craft of Speaking, was released in the 2015. He is the owner of Professionally Speaking (established in 1995). Joel helps entrepreneurs and business professional become effective, engaging and confident speakers. www.JoelSweeney.com
MARK BLACK SAYS….
After you brainstorm a list of goals, go back through them and ask yourself one question: why? Why do you want to achieve that goal? If you have an immediate answer, it’s a good goal. If you can’t come up with an answer, leave it off of your list.
SHEENA GROBB SAYS….
Sheena Grobb Singer/Songwriter and Speaker… is humbly amazing. “It is without a doubt a masterpiece of songwriting and soundscape. Really incredible, soulful music. She will definitely get a huge audience in time, trust me.” Alex Wharton, Abbey Road Studios. A songbird from the age of two, songwriter at ten, with 3 albums under her belt, a nomination for the Western Canadian Music Awards, and over 500 tour dates across Canada, the US, and the UK, Sheena Grobb (one of Canada’s best kept secrets) is spilling over. With the release of her newest album, The Breakless Heart, mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, and a life changing music video created by Lindsey Nelko (past choreographer with So You Think You Can Dance), Sheena is embarking on her most meaningful project yet – The Living Compassion Project™ – inviting others to “unlock their lives” through sharing their stories… as she begins to share hers. www.sheenagrobb.com
TRENT LANGDON SAYS…
When working with students and adults, an effective strategy for goal-setting is the identification of individual support systems and resources. Doing an inventory of your personal ‘safety net’ can be quite an empowering exercise for many reasons: it increases thoughts of positivity, gives you opportunities that you may not have otherwise considered, helps you to identify those individuals that may not be supportive of your ventures, and provides quick contacts for you when you may need them most. A subsequent exercise is to connect with these identified human resources once you have made ‘your list’, inform them of your goals, and request their assistance (or potential interventions if needed). Having ‘morale boosters’, ‘a cheering section’, or a ‘listening ear’ can do wonders in successfully attaining your goals. Best of luck and ‘chin up’ in 2017…
Trent Langdon is all about building legacy through character education and development. He is a junior high school counselor for 650+ adolescents and is dedicated to serving his students, their families, and communities. Trent works on behalf of his colleagues to build identity, protect professional roles, and to give teachers ‘a voice’; currently completing his 2nd term as a member of the Provincial Executive Council of the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association (NLTA) and now as a the incoming NLTA Vice-President for the 2017-2019 term of office. Trent is also a Canadian Certified Counselor with the Canadian Counseling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and serves as a member of the CCPA Ethics Committee (Complaints Division). And last but certainly not least, Trent is a proud contributor to the Epic Engage team. www.epicengage.com
MAJEED MOGHARREBAN SAYS…
When setting a goal, start with the words “I will” and end with the words “no matter what!”. Then, once the goal is set, focus on the ACTIVITY, not the goal. For example, if the goal is to make $100,000, the activity might be to make 3 phone calls every day. If the goal is to write a book, the activity might be to write 1000 words per day. Focus on the activity so that achieving the goal is inevitable. To expand on this… choose one goal and really dig into it. Get ultra clear on that one goal. Get clear on why you have set that goal. Turn that goal into a commitment by starting with the words “I will…” and ending with the words “…no matter what.” For example, instead of saying “My goal is to write a book in 2017”, make your goal be “I will write a 25,000 word book about youth entrepreneurship training in high schools, completing my first draft by May 2017 and having a published, printed book in my hand by November 2017, no matter what.” Be specific. Be committed. And get started today!
Majeed Mogharreban is all about entrepreneurship. He owned and sold five successful businesses and traveled to 24 countries before he was 21 years old. After early success in business, now his mission is to support the next generation of entrepreneurs to make a difference doing what they love. With clients ranging from the United Nations, to start-up businesses, to an Olympic gold medalist, Majeed helps you discover your strengths and your passions so that work is meaningful and fun. His book, Winning At Life, is a guide for young people to make a plan and win at life. www.majeedm.com
BARRY LEWIS GREEN SAYS…
First of all , my wish for you in 2017 is always peace, passion and prosperity. Secondly, and like Joel, I have opted to offer my message on goal setting and achievement in video style on Facebook Live, rough, raw and real. Thirdly, you can find a PDF for GREAT Goals here. I hope you engage and enjoy. 🙂
Barry Lewis Green is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about voicing, exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. His book Human Being Being Being Human speaks to that. and that is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday. www.epicengage.com
QUOTES for the MONTH
- Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. — Jim Rohn
- What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. — Zig Ziglar
- Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them. — Eminem
VIDEO for the MONTH
- Robert Mathis on protecting your dream.
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Happy New Year!
Achieving a truly desired goal is a gift to ourselves. With that in mind and heart, last week we explored Dignity and Focus. Then, earlier this week, we explored getting GREAT Things done. Finally, tonight… we ran a video that expanded on setting GREAT Goals, including time frames and structures. All of this is to offer up thoughts around the importance of Simplicity in achieving goals.
Achieving goals is a process. It is a process that I am undertaking over these next couple of weeks, following exams and leading into 2017. I will be, with Simplicity at core, sharpening the strategic focus for 2017… both in terms of goals and time frames.
There are some great resources around Simplicity including:
Simplicity sharpens focus and focus achieves results. Setting GREAT Goals™ provides a vehicle for Simplicity. We are on that journey. We invite you to do the same… as a gift to yourself.
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™
Barry is ultimately a vocalist, speaker, strength coach and educator. His work is about voicing, exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.
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As a business college educator, human resource guy, employer and Master Facilitator with The Virtues Project™, I find this to be a great and timely post for job hunters and career seekers. I invite you to engage and enjoy the read. That being said, it speaks to me of the real world importance of six strengths of character… all, interestingly enough, beginning with the letter C.
Acting with certainty is the power of clarity… knowing what you want and intend and having that kind of fierce focus…. that requires you to get honest and truthful about what you want and where you can best serve. Take a weekend (your own personal retreat with you) to, with singular focus, reflect truthfully about what you really want. Spreading yourself thin by trying to be something for everyone will, too often, get you nothing but despair and frustration. Fierce focus grounded in certitude will be evident to both you and those you engage.
Acting with confidence is the power of faith… knowing that you will get there, somehow, someway… the self assurance of the effort. Confidence is a faith in both yourself and the world you engage. It shows and shines. Practice it. Act it through your smile, your wholehearted breathing, and your posture. As you act with confidence, you show it clearly.
Acting with courage is the power of the action… not being held back by doubt and fear in taking that action. That requires a momentary commitment… to just do it. Pick up the phone, start the conversation…
Acting with caring is the art of the search…. an intense interest and commitment to both the search and those you meet along the way. As Dale Carnegie said… become genuinely interested in others. Genuine interest shows openness and curiosity and engagement. That starts with caring… not only about your own hunt… but those you engage in it.
Acting with creativity is the art of being original and being noticed for it… the purposeful innovation in the search and presentation. Being better at something is different. Being original is different. Find your difference. Be a difference maker.
Acting with cooperation is engaging the process in partnership, as equals… you the seeker of fulfilling employment; the employer as seeker of an effective employee and contributor. You share in the power of the consultation and decision. Know it. Live it.
My only suggestion this day is that you consider your strategy for job hunting or career seeking and/or changing with all six of these virtues in play. Read the cards noted above and reflect on what actions do you need to take with them in mind and heart. Draw upon resources like Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute? and the post referenced above… and more. But, guide your strategy and effort with C6.
Go get it.
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™