What is your go-to task when you’re supposed to be doing another more important task? Is it organizing your desk? Checking Slack messages? Folding laundry? Whatever your go-to task is, it will lead you to the same place: The Distraction Zone.
186. The Most Overlooked Question You Can Ask
When we want to get something accomplished, we tend to think of skills, habits, or tools that we can add to help us reach our goal. However, often times, the real trick to goal achievement isn’t what you can add, but what you can subtract.
143. “It Starts with Me”: Agency and Goal Achievement
Courtney and Verbs define agency and provide two helpful strategies to leverage your agency to achieve your goals.
49. How to Implement a Daily Gratitude Habit
A simple way to transform your attitude and boost your achievement.
35. Do You Know Your Chronotype?
Learn to be more productive by matching your natural energy cycle to your highest-leverage tasks.
29. Too Tired to Crush Goals? Here’s How to Fix That.
You dive into the day with a burst of energy—and you get stuff done! Until lunch, that is. Afternoons are a different story. You’re tired. You can’t focus. Your productivity goes into the tank, so you wind up working in the evening and on the weekend.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, we’ll show you how to manage your energy, just like your time. When you do, you’ll quit feeling spent every weekend and regain the energy you need to be more productive. Better yet, you’ll finally have the vitality to invest in your other interests and most important relationships.
20. Should You Share Your Goals
So you’ve got this big goal that you’re really excited about. You’re dying to share it with the people around you. But when you do, it kind of backfires. Some people belittle your aspiration. Others seem to think you’re bragging. The whole experience is deflating. It makes you wonder if you should even try this goal.
Yes, you should! And you can share it with people who will affirm and help you. We’ve discovered three foolproof principles for goal sharing. Follow them, and you’ll get rid of all the angst about sharing or not sharing your goals. You’ll find the people who can support you in reaching for your biggest aspirations, and you’ll achieve them!
18. Help! A Quarterly Preview Seems Overwhelming
High achievers are usually hard chargers. That makes it difficult—even annoying—to slow down for reflection. Who has time?
We know how you feel. That’s why we’ve developed a streamlined method for pausing your work just long enough to make the next phase more productive. It’s called a Quarterly Preview. This simple practice will uncomplicate your life. It is your opportunity to build momentum for the next three months.
We’ve got four compelling reasons to give it a try.
15. How to Motivate Yourself to Actually Finish Goals
You have a lot of goals and projects in your portfolio. But to be honest, you have a hard time remembering what they are. Sometimes you hope nobody will remind you of them because you can’t really remember why you chose them in the first place. Why is it so hard to maintain your excitement about a goal all year long?
Actually, it’s not! We’ve got a simple way to fuel your passion for goal achievement throughout the year. Do this one simple thing, and you’ll you’ll stop finding goals in June that you forgot about in January. You’ll maintain your excitement, keep your focus, and make progress on your goals all year long.
13. How to Create Habit Goals
You want to win at work and succeed at life. But it turns out that changing your life can be a lot harder than achieving goals. You might be able to crank out the work, but going to the gym consistently, or forcing yourself to adopt a morning ritual, or quitting work every day at 5:00 just takes too much will power!
Here’s the thing. Achieving lifestyle goals is not much different than hitting your goals at work. Both goals use the SMARTER framework. But there are certain adjustments you need to make for a habit goal. Your problem isn’t will power. It’s probably that you haven’t created a solid habit goal. And we can show you how.