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Tips on how to set your goals creatively Part 1: OPIC Planner

Vinh Lam May 29, 2013 business tips, Coaching & Planning, goal setting, OPIC, Purpose Goals, running a business, smart goal Comments Off on Tips on how to set your goals creatively Part 1: OPIC Planner

There are different methods of setting personal and business goals. The key to success is to find several methods  that you are comfortable with and also  those methods need to empower you  to use them on regular bases.

Let’s look  at four methods that we introduce to our ArtSHINE clients:
  1. OPIC goal planner
  2. Visual Goals Planner
  3. Big ROCK Planner
  4. Bubble Goal Planner

The first method OPIC  goal  planner

OPIC stands for:  Objective, Planning, Implementation, Commitment

Now let’s look at each point starting with your objectives…

Think about what you want to achieve, what area you want to focus on. There are all sorts of things that you could focus on; personal goals, or business goals.

Get very specific with your objectives. Be very clear on what it is that you want. Visualise what is is that you’re aiming for. And remember to write you goals in the present tense as if you have already achieve it too.

The next step in this process is the planning step.

Think about all the steps you need to take to make your goals a reality. Again, it’s about being specific. What resources will you need, and how will you best use them?

Write each action step in sequential order.

If your goal is broad, make sure you break down the task into small little steps.

Implementation.This section where you can plan to delegate too. Look at your objectives and your plans. As you roll out those plans and start taking action, think about what you could be delegating to others to be doing for you.
It’s in this step that there’s a real opportunity to create new ways of doing. To create new systems.
Remember to always have measurable validation points at this stage.  
 
Finally, without commitment nothing will really happen. You can write as many goals as you like. You can have all the action plans, and have all the measurable validation points as you like. But you’ll never succeed in your goals without commitment.
Commitment is about firming your mind and launching yourself towards your goals with no hesitation or fear. It’s about making the decision that nothing will stop you or hold you back. It’s about deciding that every road-block or obstacle in your path is merely another step towards your objective.
With a commitment from your heart, together with your dedicated actions towards your objectives you’ll find your dreams, your passion, and your purpose.
Tune in next week for part 2 on how to set your business goals creatively Part 2: Vision Goal Planner.

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About The Author

I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.