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Knowing The Sacrifice Will Help You To See The Consequences

What if you get sidetracked or suffer from shiny object syndrome?  What if you miss out on a great opportunity because you’ve set a different goal?  I know that fear, you set out with all these great intentions and then other stuff keeps getting in your way and distracting you.  Well, the answer to those questions is for you to discover, but what I can say…

What Do You Want From Life After The Military?

So you’ve made the decision and now you’re out on your own.   And normally you crack on but for some reason, your activities just ain’t happening. Now you have to think about yourself and what you want. There’s no military agenda to consider. No promotion board, dream assignment or Book of Reference to guide you. Before you could follow a…

Go-Go-Test And Make Your Goals Happen

Think about that place where you fear to look. What’s the next smallest step you can take to go there? Begin. Right now. Step away from this page and start to do a new daily habit or an action you have been promising yourself you would do. Send an email. Start a new document. Post on social media. Tell someone…

You Have Planned Your Goals, Now What?

You have a bunch of goals and planned out how you might go about achieving them.  It’s time to give them a quick litmus test to see if they are resilient enough to withstand change and intrinsic enough to keep you passionate about them.  If you can articulate a strong WHY behind each of your goals you will remain more committed to them because they have a true purpose…

Personal Progress: It Is Time To Begin

Once you start looking at all your ideas and goals, there’s little point in letting them gather digital dust. It’s time to act. Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman and motivational speaker unlike any we have today.   He is legendary in his field owning to his generous and empathetic posture when it came to giving people what they want. His goal-setting canvas is…

Success Is Down To You, Your Actions And Reactions

It’s up to you to create success and see what that looks like for you. Once that is clear, begin to work back.  This doesn’t have to be super detailed, simply some of the key things you might need to achieve to get to where you want to be.  As many military folks know, “no plan survives contact with the enemy”.  But that’s…

New Discovery! SMART Ain’t That Clever

Goal setting – magical process or outdated nonsense? I’ve had many conversations about goals and the default process we all plump for is SMART.  You know the one? SMART goals were rammed down my military throat for 15 years and didn’t mean a thing to me.   In fact, we were advised (because our line managers hadn’t prepped us properly) in the run up to…

Is the way you are doing change the boldest way? 

You might find yourself in a new organisation, a new role or you’ve read a couple of books that have started to get you thinking, and more importantly – questioning.  Is the way I am doing this the best way?  And I’d assert that if you’re asking that question, you can feel it in your gut and it feels like there’s a mismatch or a gap.  Let’s start…

Goal Setting: Is there another way?

We’ve all been there, sitting down with your line manager or boss on a dreary Wednesday afternoon and you’re being urged to come up with a set of new and exciting goals for the appraisal year. Mainly with service / organisation need in the forefront of your mind. So it’s no surprise that we don’t value goal setting.   It’s just not worked for us in…

Resettlement Reflections: A Veterans Perspective

When I was on the resettlement train, it was a rather foggy time and even foggier now looking back.  Now, I realise it was because I didn’t understand or know the questions to ask. And because I wanted to be self-employed I was not really given much support beyond the workshop.  As though I were…