Sorry to burst your bubble, but writing down a goal does not make it a reality. There is no magical force that will manifest your thoughts into reality just by writing down the goal. Goals take action to become reality. The magic is you! Writing your goals down on a piece of paper or in a list does not guarentee that you will achieve them. How many years have you written the same new years resolution? We are led to believe that writing your goal down is the most important step. Have you heard that those who write down their goal achieve them 90% of the time and those who do not write them down rarely succeed? Motivational speakers and authors lead us average achievers to believe that all we need to do is write down the goal. It seems like magic! If you think about it, write it down, the universe will provide it for you. B*llsh*t.
One of the most common obstacles the Anywhere Worker faces is what I like to call OOSOOM. It stands for out-of-sight-out-of-mind. We have all felt the impact of this condition at one time or another. Whether you work in an office and your boss works in another town (or country); in your home office; or at cafes and community WIFI locations; you have experienced the OOSOOM effect. OOSOOM includes: being left out of an impromptu meeting at the ‘office;’ not being considered or thought of for a project just because you were not the first person the boss saw at the office; not getting the latest draft of the presentation your team is delivering next week to the governance group; and many other omissions from the location influenced communication habits of your organization.
So what does an Anywhere Worker due to overcome this type of isolation? There are 3 (three) areas to address:
Welcome! This is where The Anywhere Worker comes to connect, collaborate, learn, share, and stay creatively productive.
What is an ‘anywhere worker?’ Most likely, you are! Do you collaborate with professionals all over the world? Do you work from home one or more days each week? Do you work from local cafes and other ‘wifi’ locations? Then you are an anywhere worker. The anywhere worker is not tied to a specific location. She can work in her home, an office, or on the beach!
Over the past several years our clients from diverse backgrounds, generations, businesses, and interests have shared their goals, struggles, and ideas on what they need to be more effective at ‘anywhere working.’ Here at Azione-Scopo we are focused on providing a place for you, the anywhere worker, to become more effective and efficient in your life of business or business of life. Our executive coaching, learning, and advising products and services are designed to help the anywhere worker to not only identify and overcome their obstacles, but to succeed in spite of them.
What obstacles to anywhere workers face? Here are a few: Isolation (staying connected) | Gaps in Communication | Gaps in Collaboration | Staying visible | Finding a Center of Excellence | Working across Multiple Generations | Working across Cultures | Staying Productive
Take a look around our place. If you have ideas, please share them!
The most important thing about goals is having one
– Geoffry Abert
Your change efforts will only succeed if your goals reflect your personal priorities and needs and are at the right time. Discover your goal in three steps: 1. Create 2.Reduce 3. Select.
The following tools will help identify ideas for potential goal topics. This is not a how-to for writing a SMART goal nor a SMARTer goal. This is the step BEFORE the SMART goal. This is the step you need to take to select the goal, to identify which is the right goal for you to work on right now.
Have you thought about it lately? Why do you get up and go to work in the mornig? What drives you to do that instead of something else (sleep, watch TV, shop, go to a movie or amusement park, write that novel, travel)? If you are a manager or leader, what do you think gets […]