How I Goal-Set to Get Sh*t Done
I started my career in the SaaS world and was quickly introduced to the agile methodology of development. I started bringing the same methods into my marketing/sales/customer success teams and loved it. If you're completely new to the idea of agile, this article is a great place to start.
Essentially I start with this:
What are the big things I want to accomplish?
And then, I move to this:
If I focused on that and only that how long would it take? What would it take? Who and or what other resources would it take?
Pause to make sure the goal is big enough. Pause to make sure the goal is achievable.
Break it down to the very last minute details. That’s your roadmap.
Schedule those tiny tasks. Celebrate completing each one.
Sidebar--if you’re an entrepreneur, you should be asking yourself, “is this activity in service to [insert main goal/objective here, i.e. revenue, product development, fundraising, etc.]”
I dream in BIG goals, often, and then I try to chop them into the smallest, most tangible activities that could be done in an hour or less each. While the to-do list or list of smaller goals might seem long and daunting, it makes the BIG goal into a reality and is the first step in committing and honoring the time it will take to achieve the BIG goal.
When the list isn't so daunting? I challenge myself to think even bigger, or I just get to work.