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New Year’s Resolutions

Recently I sat down with my wife and children to create a list of resolutions that we would like to accomplish in the almost here 2012 year. 

At first we tossed around a list of items that was all over the place. For example: draw closer to God, give homeschooling a try, become better at time management, create an android version of smart golf scorecard, learn how to play a guitar, loose a few pounds, etc. Quickly the list became disorganized.

A thought came to me, "we should list one goal per fragment of our life." We identified six parts to focus on: spiritual, relational/family, calling/mission/purpose, physical/emotional, educational/work, and hobby/other.

We tried to make sure our goals were measurable. After over an hour the four of us had recorded at least one goal in each of the six categories.

"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." -unknown

Happy New Year!



Today I completed the Influencer training. The Influencer Model is a structured process of how to cause change. It starts with defining a problem in a form of solution. Once the solution has been defined via clearly measurable results then brainstorm on what the vital behaviors cause the wanted results. After finding the vital behaviors, analyze the sources of influence that should be placed to cause change. Make sure to apply at least four sources of influence as this will raise the success rate of change.

Having the analysis complete, execute by implementing analyzed plan and new vital behaviors. Lastly, measure the results.


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