Growing up, my parents used to say to me, “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you'll still land amongst the stars.” You’ve probably heard this expression before but if you’re like most people, chances are you’re playing smaller than you could.
What I've learned in my life is that massive goals truly do generate massive results. In this episode I’ll share my experience with setting ambitious goals that inspired big action and culminated in me becoming the UK’s CEO of the Year. I’ll also teach some practical tools and tips to help you set massive goals that will bring you the massive results you want in your work and life.
When my coach told me to go for the CEO of the Year Award, I thought he was crazy. But that massive goal sparked all kinds of action that never would have happened otherwise.
I interviewed top CEOs and leaders to understand what drove their success; I read tons of books on peak performance...
Everyone these days wants to have a great start to their day so they think about installing a morning routine, but that's not the place to start. If you want to have a great day, you actually need to start the day before with a great evening routine.
For years I focused on my mornings, trying to join the 5:00 AM club and trying to get everything done before my kids woke up. But then I realised I was approaching things all wrong. In this episode I’ll share the evening routine that has helped set my days up for success as well as helping you construct your own.
All of us have heroes or people that we look up to, but we spend most of our time admiring them from afar rather than trying to deconstruct what drives their success and decoding that into actionable practical steps.
I recently read the book Elon Musk by Ashley Vance, which is a biography of the legendary entrepreneur and in this episode I’ll take you through six peak performance habits I’ve identified that Elon displays in his life and work. For each of those habits, I’ll give you three practical tools, which if implemented will help bring you more success and help you achieve what matters most.
To focus like Elon you can do 3 things: #1 Choose your top 3 things to work on the night before #2 Use timeblocks to create whitespace in your calendar and #3 Focus...
Most people don’t think they can achieve mastery. They think it's reserved for Hollywood stars, famous politicians, Olympic athletes and CEOs of billion dollar companies. But they’re wrong - everyone has genius in them and everyone can achieve mastery in at least something. In this episode, I’ll tell you about a tried and tested process that I've used to achieve mastery, which you can use to do the same and achieve your full potential in whatever it is that you're doing.
Have you ever started working on your goals with the best of intentions, but then suddenly stopped? Or maybe you're making great progress and then something unexpected happens and completely derails things? The truth is, unless you get into the habit of pressure testing your goals, this pattern will never end and you’ll never achieve the success you’re looking for.
A tip that I’ve picked up from some of my clients with military experience like Navy SEALs and Green Berets is the importance of planning for what could go wrong when setting goals. In the special forces, they’re taught to ‘dirt dive’ their mission and predict obstacles that could prevent success - and we need to do the same with our business goals to avoid getting blind-sided.
NYU Psychologist Gabriele Oettingen’s WOOP framework for goal setting stands for Wish-Outcome-Obstacle-Plan. The reason it’s so effective is because rather than just...
Do you find the process of setting goals for your company great in theory, but not so great in practice? Perhaps you and your team set goals, but soon forget about them, or just don't properly achieve them. Unless you master the process of setting goals, you could be taking years to do what could be done in weeks.
If you simply master four simple principles, it will make the process of setting goals so much easier, instead of going from quarter to quarter without any goals, hoping that you're going to hit the target - just like playing darts, blindfolded.
The first thing you need is to power your goal setting process with an inspiring vision. A lot of times I'll come across groups or teams or companies that have visions along the lines of “Become number one in our market” which isn’t going to inspire employees and customers. The vision needs to be bigger than the company.
The second thing you need is a framework. Without a framework to...
If you're anything like most ambitious people, you're probably frustrated because you have so many things that you want to learn, do, or excel at. You keep banging your head against the wall because you're trying to fit it all in, but it's just not working. But unless you learn to focus on just one thing, you will not reach your full potential.
In this video I'll share three things that I've used to bring more focus to both my business and life, which helped me to create a coaching business that went from zero to a million dollars in revenue in less than a year
The second step is spending more time on what matters. Color code your calendar to...
Proactively, there are things that will improve our relationships with everyone that we interact with. It's our job to understand what those things are, what would be most meaningful in each and in each and every relationship.
Have a conversation with your family and get a score from them. Say something like, “I'd like to make sure I'm doing my best for you, but we know that nobody's perfect. Therefore I could be doing better. So if a 10 is perfect and a one means I could only go up, where would you rate me right now?” Ask them, “What's one thing that I could do better more often and more consistently for you that would improve the relationship?”
At home, we tend to not put on any filters. The worst side of us frankly has a good chance of coming out. But we can use this to our benefit. We can actually use this to improve relationships and also strengthen our ability to handle things that perhaps we dislike.
Think about how the...
You want to get out there and start working as a thought leader. But you just don't feel like you're ready yet. There's a few more books you want to read, courses you want to take, people you want to talk to, just to be sure you're ready. The truth is, unless you get out there and start doing it, you're never going to be ready.