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Ep #022: The Power of Reverse Goal Setting

Every year it's important we pause and consider our goals. Maybe you crushed some goals last year or maybe you still have goals on your "to do list" that just haven't gotten done. We've all been there, throughout the years we find ourselves in both places depending on the year. 
But what if there was a process that helped you actually put your goals in perspective, created a not-to-tight structure and then finally finish them?
There is... it's called the Reverse Goal Setting™ process and business owners have been following it for years to successfully reverse into their goals and then crush them!
On the Roadmap to Grow Your Business podcast, we break down the Reverse Goal Setting™ process over  few episodes every December. You can binge listen or listen week-to-week as the new episodes are released, depending on the time of year you landed here.
I encourage you to check out some newer episodes on the podcast where we break down the Reverse Goal Setting™ process.
Episode #127 is a great place to start for the most recent episode and you can download the newest Reverse Goal Setting workbook here.
You can also join the waitlist for the Reverse Goal Setting Masterclass - held every December - so you don't miss it.
And now back to the Episode Show Notes:

Episode #022 Show Notes:

In this episode we are unlocking the power of my Reverse Goal Setting process and I can't wait to share it with you.  
To make this process easier, please use the link below to download the worksheet!

Download the Reverse Goal Setting Worksheet 

Here are some highlights:

The Reverse Goal Setting Process is essentially a 5 step process and I go into detail on the first two steps because these are ESSENTIAL to getting the process right and setting goals that will actual work! 
There is a reason Kendra Erkamaa, a financial advisor in Des Moines, IA, who went through the process last year, says...  "Stacey, your Reverse Goal Setting process rocked my world with a fresh take on goal setting. It opened up more opportunity that I didn’t see before. I will never set goals the same way again!"
So let's take a look at what the fuss is all about.

Step 1. Reflect Back

There are 8 questions I want you to ask yourself as you reflect back on this year (2018).  These questions are essential to allowing you to understand what worked, what didn't and the ways you want next year and future years to look.
Reflecting back also lets you set your intention for next year...in this case a word that will motivate you, encourage you and give you a swift kick in the hiney if you fall off course. (Which is usually inevitable.)

Step 2. Envision the Long-Range

At this point in the process most people jump into planning for next year - setting metrics and measureables - but don't.  Resist the urge, please!
It is too soon.  You have a few more steps before you outline your plan of attack for next year.   You need to look further out - 5 years out - and determine what you want for your life and business. 
Following the worksheet you will need to calculate your age in 5 years (painful, I know) and the age of your kids or other important people in your life.  By putting an age, the future very quickly rushes to the present and it allows us to think differently.
Next, write down what you want to accomplish - personally and professionally - and then write down why you want to accomplish those things.  Put your why to the "why and really" test to solidify your commitment to it!
Now you are ready to tackle the next few steps in the Reverse Goal Setting process and I'd LOVE to help you do that during the Reverse Goal Setting Masterclass coming up in December.  Get the details here!
And don't forget to let me know which Intention Word you picked for 2019? I'd love for you to let me know in the Referrals Without Asking Facebook group

Links to Show Resources:

The Reverse Goal Setting Worksheet - follow along as I guide you through the Reflect Back and Envision the Long-Range steps in the process.
Reverse Goal Setting Masterclass - join me for this virtual goal setting training where I will walk you through the steps and you will build as we go so you have your goals set - differently than ever before - AND ready to make them a reality!
Generating Business Referrals...Without Asking - buy your copy at your favorite book retailer today.
Free Referrals Without Asking Facebook group  - Join the 2000+ professionals committed to generating referrals without asking!

Take the Referral Ninja Quiz Now:

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Coming Up:

Coming up in the next episode - #023 - there is an important message you need to send this time of year to your referral sources. I'll make sure you are in the know in this episode of the Roadmap to Grow Your Business podcast!
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