Goals

049 - Sustainable New Year's Goals

It's no secret that every year we set new resolutions and goals for the New Year. By the end of January some 80-90% of people will have given up on their goals already. Less than 10% will actually accomplish their goals over the course of the year. Join Tom Pounder and I as we discuss approaching your goals in a sustainable way. Quick shout out to Jon Acuff for his book, "Finish." Some of my thoughts were founded in his work in that book.

Highlights:

  1. Set realistic goals - not running once in 2017 and setting a goal to run a marathon in February 2018 is not realistic.
  2. Learn from others - what are other churches or ministries who are just ahead of you doing?
  3. Manageable chunks - break your goals down into small steps I call "manageable chunks." 
  4. Inspiring people - surround yourself with people who will inspire you toward your goals.
  5. Find the right tool - find a productivity tool that helps you the most. I use the "Week Dominator" at neuyear.net. It allows you to break down your yearly goal into quarters, months, weeks and days. I love this tool.
  6. Write it down - writing things down can help you to remember what you're after and to keep you focused on it.
  7. Use automated tools - there are tools out there that can help you put certain systems into place that will happen automatically behind the scenes.
  8. You are not Carey Nieuwhof!

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BONUS Episode 002

Welcome to 2018!! Happy New Year to all of you. And welcome to BONUS episode 002. On this episode, I simply wish you all a Happy New Year and update everyone on what's to come. Highlights include: upcoming episodes with Tom Pounder, Daniel Im, Matt Adair and Shawn Lovejoy.

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It's going to be a great 2018 season on the show. We'll chat soon on Monday, January 15th!

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

 

018 - Resolutions That Stick

Have you ever made a New Year's resolution and found that you couldn't make it through the year? Or maybe you couldn't even get out of the month of January without the resolution not surviving?

In this episode we simply tackle the topic of creating resolutions that stick. How do you put a resolution into action on January 1 so that it is still going strong by the end of the year? How do you put the resolution into action so that it succeeds? Here are five suggestions to help create a resolution that sticks.

  • Accountability
  • Develop a plan
  • Set bit-sized goals
  • Celebrate wins
  • Focus on 1% improvements

Time's list of top 2016 resolutions. http://time.com/money/4163867/top-new-years-resolution-2016/