Some listeners are cringing about setting big goals for 2022 because of the fear of not reaching them. My encouragement: Measure your goal achievement by looking back at the progress you’ve made rather than the gap from where you are to where you want to be.
Episode #805 November 19, 2021
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I think I’m on the verge of a big mindset breakthrough, but I need help when it comes to setting big goals.
I set big goals but I know in advance that I’m probably not going to reach them all. But what Shannon is pointing out here is a very legitimate concern. Let’s break down a bit how you should set a goal.
You should be able to believe that you can meet the goal. Don’t set a goal so high you don’t think there’s anything you can meet it but big enough that it challenges you.
Check out Dan’s Sullivan’s new book, The Gap and the Gain. He recommends that you measure your satisfaction based on the gain you have made vs. the gap between your goal and what you still have to achieve.
What recommendations do you have for my upcoming “stay interview?”
This may be a new term for many people. Companies are actually having interviews with the employees who are wanting to stay about how they feel about the company, what motivates them to stay and what doesn’t, what keeps you from doing your best work and what would cause you to leave the company. These are not performance evaluations but more open conversations. The companies are actually trying to figure out how to keep people from leaving.
My recommendation is to be candid in that interview and to be sure you are clear yourself on what your goals are and what you want your life to look like three years from now. Share with them what you would like to be able to stay.
Is it advisable to start my own business in today’s economy and rampant inflation?
I think it’s absolutely a great idea to start your own business right now. There’s almost a pent-up desire to spend right now.
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I’m considering moving to a new city and purchasing an electrical contracting business. How do I know if the price is fair?
I am a big believer in the potential of buying a business. There are three ways to buy a business:
- Earnings Multiple – look at how much money the company is bringing in
- Comparable Sales – look at other similar businesses and what they’ve sold for in the last few years
- Asset Valuation – look at the value of the physical assets included in the sale
You’ll want to see the last three years’ tax returns (not just the owner’s profit and loss statements). This will show you what the business is making. If the tax returns show they netted $30,000 then there’s no way it’s worth the asking price.
Typically a business sells for about .6 times its annual revenue.
Look at things like:
- How much repeat business is there?
- What are the contracts they have?
- Who are the competitors?
- Are there any employees? Will they stay on?
I’m retiring from the Army in 2 yrs. I want to become a life coach/influencer with a focus on spirituality. How can I start while still in the military?
This is a great time to be a coach. People are looking for coaching to give meaning and purpose to their lives. I would encourage you to:
- Read the book The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin
- Read Million Dollar Coaching by Alan Weiss
- Explore Spiritual Direction Training (that’s different than life coaching and career coaching)
- Check out our basic coaching starter course, Coaching With Excellence
- As an Eagles Member, you have access to a lot of content specifically for coaching and you can ask questions or experienced coaches, including our Dean of Coaching Jevonnah Ellison
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- Measure your goal achievement by looking back at the progress you’ve made rather than the gap from where you are to where you want to be.
- Welcome a “Stay Interview” to express what you like and don’t like about your current position.
- Now is a great time to buy or start your own business.
- If you want to coach, choose a specific area and become an expert in that area.
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