Words alone cannot express how excited I am that you are harnessing the power of your GPS (Goal Planning Strategy) during your 90 Day Run. I am more than confident that you will accomplish your goals, which are life-changing and remarkable in magnitude and degree.
Your GPS will take you beyond merely writing down your goals; it will allow you to focus on the planning and strategy of accomplishing them, no matter what circumstances you face.
The process of setting up your GPS is an exciting time. The techniques you learned about by reading my book, The GOAL Formula™, will come to life and help you to stay on track with your results as you monitor your performance on a daily basis.
Starting your GPS is a great step but continuing to use it throughout your 90 Day Run will ensure that you stay on course. Remember, the following pages are merely templates for your path to greatness. The most important thing you can do is to take action.
I want to encourage you to go after the life you have always wanted – personally and professionally. As your Goal Coach, I will be with you on your journey!
Whether your goals are big or small, life-changing or life-saving, you too can improve your life when you start to Think GREAT.
I wrote The GOAL Formula™ to share my proven techniques for accomplishing goals, during the most challenging circumstances. During my wife’s battle with cancer, we focused our attention on our goals as a way to provide us with constant motivation and inspiration.
Designed to help you get started, to stay on track, and to accomplish the goals required for you to achieve a greater life, The GOAL Formula™ provides the formula necessary for success, personally and professionally. If we were able to do it when we were battling cancer, you can do it too.
Divided into four powerful sections, The GOAL Formula™ pays careful attention to the parts necessary to get the results you need.
Part I: The Big Picture – Helps you to develop your Big Picture and details the five steps to accomplish any goal.
Part II: Time Mastery – Teaches you how to structure your time, especially during the next 90 days, so you are prepared to complete the big picture of your life.
Part III: You Never Run Alone – Shows you the benefits of incorporating other people into your journey to accomplish your life-changing goals.
Part IV: Your 90 Day Run Starts Now – Provides you an in-depth look at the GPS (Goal Planning Strategy), which keeps you on track to see your goals all the way through.
Your 90-Day Power Journal transforms Part IV into your own GPS, allowing you to fully maximize your next 90 days, and accomplish your important goals.
Although each goal is unique, they typically fall somewhere into five unique categories (the Fantastic Five). Accomplishing goals in one or more of these areas will help you to have a life that is remarkable in magnitude and degree. For most people, their definition of greatness can be found within these five goal categories.
FAITH – Goals that allow you to pursue spiritual growth. Accomplishing Faith goals will allow you to rise beyond the purely material world and find a truer balance in your life.
FAMILY & FRIENDS – Goals that enhance the meaningful relationships in your life. Accomplishing Family & Friends goals will give you a deeper feeling of love and belonging.
FINANCIAL – Goals that involve building a career, increasing income, eliminating debt, and building financial security. Accomplishing Financial goals helps to build stability and gain peace of mind.
FITNESS – Goals that involve improving your health through nutrition and fitness. Accomplishing Fitness goals will help you to live a longer, more enjoyable life.
FUN – Goals that involve your personal interests. Accomplishing your Fun goals will add a new level of excitement to your life.
Imagine how empowered you would feel to accomplish goals within one of these areas! Now imagine accomplishing goals in all of these areas!
When you improve your life in one of these categories, it always gives you the confidence to start improving the others.
Accomplishing life-changing goals always makes life worth living to the fullest. Millions of people are ready to accomplish the goals that will have this amazing impact in their lives, but most of them will never fully prepare themselves for accomplishing them.
Your GPS will help you to be prepared for accomplishing life-changing goals.
Now, it is time to develop your plan on paper. Your GPS will give you the framework to establish priorities and to stay on track to accomplish your short-term and long-term goals.
Your GPS is much more than just organized words on paper. It is your contract and commitment to yourself; a commitment to improving your life. Max out the power of your GPS during your 90 Day Run.
GOAL: Accomplish goals which are life-changing and remarkable in magnitude and degree.
PLANNING: Identify the path to follow in order to achieve greatness.
STRATEGY: Implement your plan, especially when obstacles are in your way.
Your completed GPS will be a source of power for your 90 Day Run. It is your contract and commitment to yourself; a commitment to achieving a greater life. Each day, as you implement and review your personal GPS, you will see in full detail:
Your well-defined short-term and long-term goals
Pictures of your reasons for accomplishing them
Your high expectations
Actions you must take
Timelines for completion
Your personal network – people who support your goals
Communication logs with your great partner
A daily planner to keep you on track
Progress reports to measure your success
I will give you one tip: put your heart into your plan, so your plan can get into your heart. When your heart and your mind are on the same page, the power of your GPS will elevate your ability to accomplish any goal you desire.
Have a Plan for Your Goals !
Your goals are much too important to just wing-it and hope for the best. Failing at a goal can be devastating. While many factors cause people to miss the mark, one of the biggest is their failure to create a plan for success.
It’s easy for life to get in the way of our goals. But now, you will transform your dreams into realities. You will elevate your ability to set and accomplish important goals by keeping detailed notes of your progress and results.
The GOAL Planning Strategy - GPS™ is your companion handbook to The GOAL Formula. You will embark on a powerful 90-Day Run, allowing you to set important goals, keep track of your progress, and exceed your own expectations. You now have a system to stay on track and make the necessary course-corrections for success.
The GOAL Planning Strategy - GPS™ provides you with:
• Strategies to complete your Daily Action Planner
• Techniques for maximizing your Daily Journal
• New ways to enhance your Patterns and Habits
• The structure to track and improve your Performance
About the Author
As the founder of Think GREAT, and the author of The Think GREAT Collection, Erik draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success.
Through his keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars he introduces people to his inspirational life story and he combines leadership development, strategic planning, and sales training into strategies and techniques that empowers team members and leaders to exceed expectations.
Erik launched The Think GREAT Foundation to award scholarships to military spouses to help them get back on track with their education goals and to let them know how much they are appreciated for the sacrifices they make each day.