Module 2

Hello, Jane Miller, back again with you for find your encore. And we’re working on module two. So welcome back. Module Two is launching your encore with focus, persistence and consistency. So I have the workbook up on the screen here. And, you know, I think back in Module One, there was a lot of work that you did. You chose to do some assessments. Looking at your strengths and talents, you really considered your wants and desires. You thought about your dreams, and then by prioritizing and weeding out, you determined the one goal, personally and professionally that you want to work on to find Your encore. So this is really exciting because this is where we really get into the the launch. And it’s we want to do this with ease and flow. And speaking of flow, you also let your ideas flow in Module One thinking about to keep thinking about your goal and thinking about your goal, and letting the ideas flow and capturing those ideas, right. So you have a whole list of ideas and hopefully every time you get that gold card out and look at it, some more ideas pop into your mind and you’re recording those. So you have now a whole plethora of resources and concepts and all kinds of things in your toolkit that are really going to serve you as we go along in the journey and remember the purpose The simple goal is not to get, but the real purpose of the goal is to, you know, pull something out of yourself that you didn’t even know was there. Right? It’s in who you become on the journey and on the process in pursuit of that goal and really, you know, you’re going to need a telescope to look back at where you started. You know, and true. Yes, cash, houses, cars, degrees, physical strength, health, etc, are wonderful conditions that are outcomes and rewards for the goal that you’ve achieved. So, as we’ve learned, repetition is key. So what I want you to do first is take a moment and you can always stop the video to rewrite your goal and fine tune it. Now. We don’t want to do Change the goal because you did a lot of work to determine what it is you want to work on. But as you keep writing your goal, again, it’ll refine a little bit, you’ll start to think about a date when this may happen. So that’s something to include as well. And don’t worry, we don’t really know the gestation of goals. You know, like the farmer knows, when you plant seeds in the ground. The farmer knows that after a certain gestation period, this is going to bloom up out of the soil right as long as he’s taking care of it, but we don’t want to know the gestation of our goals and dreams. So let’s just stick with it. Okay, now we’re going to work on the creation of your plan. And in the workbook, we have many, many steps that are going to help you so let’s just review them Now, you know, most of us are taught and probably prefer and perhaps by habit, we usually start building our plan from the start and then to the finish. What do you have to do first, second, third, so on. And by what date should each one be completed, maybe when you were copying down ideas that come to your mind, you thought about that, I have to do this, then I got to do this. However, there’s another method. It’s simpler. It’s not often used. But it’s a great way of goal setting that is very powerful. So this is called backwards planning. Okay. Now, according to many experts that I was just reading the website informed Ed, the idea is start with your ultimate objective, your end goal and then work backwards from there to develop the plan. Okay, so by starting at the end your result and looking back, you can mentally prepare yourself for success. And you can map out the milestones that you’ll reach along the way right that you had reached along the way. Focusing on the end, focusing on the goal allows us to use our imagination to think of future events as if they had already happened. And this makes it easier for us then to visualize where we were just before that happened. Researchers refer to this as future retrospection. That’s fancy, isn’t it? It’s just a fancy way to say to to say we’re looking from the goal from reaching the goal backwards into the future. This is going to also help increase our anticipation of pleasure that we’re going to see, you know, and there’s nothing better than that. Motivation through pleasure. So let’s look at this backwards planning, the way we can use it to direct our goal behavior. So the other thing it does is helps us focus on the positive outcome, right? A lot of times when we start from the beginning and we say, Oh, we got to do this, this, this, this this, it’s easy to see obstacles that might prevent us from just taking the next step. But when visualizing endpoint, things seem clear, and a lot more positive. So let’s go to the sheet that I’ve outlined for you here. So first is step number one. Write down your goal. And again, write down the date that you’d like to have that by knowing that it can change and that’s okay. Step two, then ask yourself What milestone did I accomplish just before I reached that goal? And then think about what do you what did you do by when? So that you actually reach the goal in that timeframe. So we again, write the goal, write the date, and then start with number 10. What happened right before I reached the goal and then go to number nine. And what did I do just before that? And then go to step number eight, work backwards again. What did I do before that and what did I do to make sure that I achieved the steps leading up to the goal and then continue to work backwards in the same way Until you identify each accomplishment, in line. So again, go to the list of ideas that you’ve been contemplating and that you created back in module one. Continue to capture all those ideas and consider how these ideas fold into a roadmap. Think of it this way. So if you were going to the beach, and your destination was robot beach, Delaware, so the end destination was Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. So what was step number 10? Well, route one a that took you into your desired location on the beach. What happened before then? Well, you had to get on Route one. What happened before then? Well, you remembered driving past the Dover downs, where you saw number one sound that you continued on, what did you do before that? Well, you were on the turnpike. What did you do before that? So you get the idea. Start with the goal, as if you’d already achieved it and think about what were the steps that led up to that. Finally, then you’ll get to step number one. Okay? This is a super fun way. And again, backwards planning has shown to really be an effective way to put your plan out on paper, and then to launch. Now, let’s think about launching because there’s a very, very big piece about when you launch and it is a lot of this planning, but the most important part is decision. Remember when we talked about decision so you have this plan, all that data and you keep thinking of your goal, you keep reading your goal car. And you begin to realize, Oh, you know, I could really do this course you can. I could really have that. Of course you can. As you work towards your goal. Decide, am I going to work towards my goal in this next hour? Or am I going to watch TV? Hmm. You could take the time instead of watching TV to visualize about your desired result about that goal, as if it’s already here. Think a little further. You could either visualize about already having your goal or you could let doubt and worry creep in. So don’t do that. Decide just what you are willing to do. Each day Write down your list of six things that you can do tomorrow. Not 16, not 60, just six, six things, most important things that will catapult you towards your goal. Write them down, put them in priority for him number one, six. Now number one is going to be the one of the highest importance and giving you the biggest bang for your effort. And then tomorrow, start working on number one. You know, and you’re going to have interruptions you’re going to get sidetracked. But keep going back to the first thing, the number one thing if you only get that thing completed, whoo, you have finished the most important thing. And again, thanks to Ivy Lee, for this brilliant suggestion. And we’re going to go into more detail on this in a future module. When we optimize the result, read these results. But just for now, let’s go down and decide on the six things to complete tomorrow. Just think at the end of the month, if you only get your number one done every day, you have gotten 30 very important things done towards your goal. Now, again, later modules, we’re going to talk about enhancing the focus, and enhancing the efficiency and the effectiveness on how we are reaching these results. But for now, just get into the habit of this. get into the habit of every night. Thinking about your goal and writing down the six most important things that you’re going to complete tomorrow. And I have a nice a sheet in the appendix that you can just copy down okay. All right, this is a lot of work I know I’ve given you so far. So here’s the last thing I want you to complete just in this module. Not too many things, right? Here we go. So I want you to take a moment on review. So, so far you’ve done you’ve mapped that plan out going backwards from the goal that you’re envisioning. And then we learn how every night to write down the six most important things that you’re going to do tomorrow. And then tomorrow, you start on number one. So at the end of each week, it’s really helpful to look back at what you’ve done. I like to do this on Sunday. Give yourself some time to reflect on the actions you’ve taken during the last seven days, a little time to celebrate. And you should know that what is measured improves. So I wouldn’t want you still to be thinking about your goal in In the present tense, I’m so happy and grateful now that I now, think about these things, think about the actions that you’ve taken and where they productive. Okay? So consider the different activities and you could go back to the list of the top six things that you were working on. Write down in the activities column, what you did, then think about was that productive, or didn’t I really get anything out of that. So mark it as a P or an NP productive or non productive. And then, in the last column, consider if it’s some activity that You want to continue to stop altogether, because it didn’t provide any results that you wanted or just needing a little change, a little tweak. Okay, so maybe what you did was when you wrote down your six things, you didn’t prioritize them. So you still want to write down your six things, because they’re productive. But you want to really think about prioritizing so that you’re getting the most important thing done every day. So continue down this list again, maybe once a week, look at what you’ve done, was it productive or non productive? And then Is this something you want to continue? Stop or change. And I also have a sheet on this in the in the appendix and Appendix B, with a little more writing space for you. So let’s review. Because there was a lot in this chapter in this module. So with the entire find your encore program, you know, again, it’s designed to help you find the things that are filled with purpose and joy for you. Things that use your talents and strengths. And we want to ensure your time freedom and your financial confidence. So back in module one again, we work to find clarity, and we created the goal that we want to go after. And we created the beginnings of ideas and a plan. And in this module, module two made the decision and you committed to launching your plan. You looked at what your plan looks like using backwards planning and then chose six top Two dues every night. And the next day, you’ve worked on the most important one, till you have got it done before moving on to the next. And finally, we’ve given you a way to review and look back at the activities that you completed and were they productive or not productive? And how do you want to alter that a little bit. So this was module two, it’s a lot in it. Very important things. And I want you to continue down through and as always, reach out if you have questions or concerns and we’ll get you continued progress towards your encore. Okay, so very good to be with you. And I’ll see you in Module Three. Great to be with you. Jane Miller.