Posts Tagged ‘Motivation

09
Feb
12

Get Over It

Originally posted Strategy Stream 

Fundamentally, planning is about creating the steps between a current situation and a chosen future.

We intuitively know how to take creative energy and form it into a plan that has the potential to attract what we need and desire.

Often, frustration occurs when as soon as implementation commences we continue to expect specific linear results and we become lost and identified with goals and the structure itself.

How can we relax when there are bills to be paid and our plan requires x amount of perfect customers to purchase x amount of our perfect products and services?

One option is to go after targets no matter what – ignoring our health, stomping over competitors and employees, short-changing customers, destroying the planet and ignoring our values.  Or, we could simply give up. Or……not.

Another option is to recognize and get over the fact that after we plan what we want, the specific linear results from specific actions phase is over.

Growth will automatically occur once you put a plan in action. It is natural as well that external resistance, internal doubt, and ATTACHMENTS will arise.

Once your plan is intact and implementation begins, it is imperative to to be attentive, enthralled, fascinated, and non-judgmental about EVERYTHING that shows up.

We must then be willing to intervene if necessary and modify external actions with the feedback we receive both internally and externally.  The external is our environment, the internal is feedback we receive when we PAUSE, BREATH, let go and access a deeper knowing.

Related Posts:
Tarzan on Goal Setting by Charles MacInerney, co-founder and instructor Living Yoga
When Manifestation Doesn’t Work by Julia Griffin, originator of the One True Self
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03
Nov
09

The R.O.I. of Coaching, Consulting & Training


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If any seemingly “intangible service or program” that you are offering or purchasing promises an increase in productivity, customer service, product quality, sales or the like– measure it. If the service or program cannot promise results linked to business performance, reconsider it.

It is important to expose any fantasy related to the application of services such as coaching, consulting, and training.  Clearing out  delusions and examining motivation, supports accountability for both buyer and seller  — ensuring inspirational and truly powerful results.

All programs should produce a demonstrable increase in business performance that exceeds the cost of the program (Results – Cost)/Results = Return on Investment (R.O.I.).

Before the program begins, obtain a baseline number of the performance measures (e.g. productivity, customer satisfaction, employee retention, product quality, or sales). Only track a measure that is clearly linked to the overall success or profitability of the business.

Convert information such as customer and employee satisfaction scores into a dollar amount. Similarly, cost of the program can be translated into a “score.” The goal is to have two like numbers to use in the R.O.I. formula.

Determine how often the measure will be revisited. Immediately following the program and quarterly or semi-annually checkpoints are typically good.

Share and discuss the results to keep the door open for further inquiry into how the program can impact the performance measure.  Maintain effectiveness as the measure of truth.

Considering only the cost of a program is like a viticulturist paying more attention to the bottle than to the wine. When measurable results are integrated into program implementation, the delivery of substance over form is ensured.

This post is a retread of an article written under my non-pen name, Brenda Rarey ~ co-authored with Diana Petrochelli ~ published in the Houston Business Journal.




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