Men Made For More Podcast Episode 160: Setting Your Goal GPS With IntentionJul 29, 2021
Do you have an ultimate vision for your life? How about an ultimate vision for the rest of the year? If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up getting somewhere that might not be the place you want to be. If you want to design your ultimate life, learn why the top performers have big visions and break that down into smaller visions. This is the GPS for where you’re heading - do you know the end result you’re working towards in the key areas of your life?
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Men Made For More Podcast Episode 160: Setting Your Goal GPS With Intention
[00:00:00] Dave: Hey there mighty man. I'm your host, Dr. Dave Paczkowski founder of Men Made for more coaching, our business helps husbands love up there. Their leadership and their legacy in marriage and in business. The purpose of this podcast is to bring together like-minded men that feel destined for big things in their life and provide you the resources and community that you need to lead yourself, your family and your business.
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[00:00:45]What's up champions. Welcome back to the men made from our podcast. Uh, I'm excited to, uh, to jump on here and just, uh, quickly record an episode on vision. And I noticed is something that we've all [00:01:00] heard before it comes up time and time again. But it is so important, especially as we get to the last five months of, of 2021.
[00:01:08] And how crazy is it? That August is right around the corner. And these five months, if have got to be a sprint in the areas that matter most in our lives to, uh, to transform that life into the one that we want to be living, come, come 20, 22. And while we can't get too far ahead of ourselves, we also have to know.
[00:01:27] Where we're going. And, uh, this, you know, this episode topic, uh, came to me as, is not to not a new topic. One that, uh, I've talked about several times over and over again on so many different episodes. That's where we start all our coaching clients in our, in our mastermind group. It's where we start. It's where we start everything because we have to, we have to know where we're going.
[00:01:49] We have to know where that GPS is to know what the possible steps are to tickets. A lot of times we start by trying to figure out, okay, what are the things I need to do today? What are [00:02:00] the things that I need to do this week? What do I need to get done this month? And if we don't have that vision set first, then, uh, we're just going to be, we're going to be guessing we're going to be acting without knowing if the actions we're taking are the most important and really where this, where this episode, uh, Came, uh, came to importance was after our summit, the other week, this was something that every single speaker touched on in some way or another was the importance of having vision of setting, vision of knowing where we're going.
[00:02:30] And that's just. Yeah, that just reminded me of the, you know, and reassured me of the importance of how much we talk about it and how important it really is to your success, not just in business, but in any area of your life. And, uh, this was something that, you know, that, uh, that I've always done. Uh, I would say a good job.
[00:02:50] I've been intentional about applying from a big picture standpoint. And we'll talk about that today, but I want to talk about how, uh, you know, how we can strategically work [00:03:00] this into not just looking at our big picture, but looking at, you know, our, our shorter term vision and how we can package up these last five months, these last five months of 2021, and put together a vision of what we want to achieve in these different areas.
[00:03:14] And then. Mainly so we can identify what are the main things we need to be doing to actually achieve that. And, uh, so this was something that, you know, not until recently, not until this year, did it start, did I start setting shorter term vision every month setting a vision of, Hey, what, what is, what is the next month going to look like?
[00:03:33] What are the areas of, of life that I need to be focusing on the most? What are the. The few things that I want to get, get done. Those needle movers that are really going to drive things forward. So it is one thing to, to look at that that long-term vision, but it's also another thing to look at the shorter term sprints to make sure that we're heading in the right direction.
[00:03:51] So that's something that wherever you guys are at on it, I want to want to give you guys some, some knowledge, some practical things you guys can be doing to take [00:04:00] action on, on setting the vision and then figuring out how to, how to align your action steps to make sure that you're heading. So there's two specific things I want to talk about and that's that, that long-term vision.
[00:04:11] And then also the, the shorter term vision that the mini sprints, if you will, uh, that will help you get there. So the long-term vision is something that you need to set, looking, looking at least five years out, probably 10 years out of what do you want your life to look like? And so some of you may have never done this before.
[00:04:29] Some of you may have gone through this exercise. And if you've, if you've done it right, it shouldn't, it shouldn't change too much. But if you haven't done in a while, it's good to, it's good to recheck this. Uh, usually quarterly, at least review it, make sure you're on the same page. And if it's something you haven't done before, then when encourage you guys to, to sit down with a blank piece of paper and give yourself at least an hour of uninterrupted time away from distractions to ask yourself, what do I want my life to look like 10 years from now?
[00:04:59] And a lot [00:05:00] of times we can get caught in our, our day-to-day grind, our weekly grind. And, uh, you know, think it's all about just work or business or financial or whatever our short-term goal might be, but really break down all the areas of your life. What do I want my life to look like? You know, personally, emotionally in my mind, What do I want my business to look like?
[00:05:18] What kind of work am I doing or not doing? Am I, am I retired? What kind of financial health am I in? What is, what do my finances look like? What do my investments look like? What does that longterm picture look like? What does my life look like spiritually? What does my body look and feel like? What do my relationships look like?
[00:05:36] What kind of family do I have? What kind of community do I have around me? How much time am I spending with those relationships? What kind of other ways? Am I giving back, am I serving in my volunteering where they're hobbies? Do I have you guys want to think about all these things and plot that ultimate vision?
[00:05:53] I encourage people when they do this to dream big, to not set limitations on it, to not be worried about the how, because so [00:06:00] many people I talk to there they'll come up with. Vision that's that's limited because they say, well, I don't know how I can possibly do that. Or no one in my family has done this or with the job I'm doing right now.
[00:06:10] There's no way I can, can make that kind of money. And that's the wrong kind of thinking, because that's assuming that. If you keep doing the same things that the visual just magically happen. And I'm, I'm not as big of a fan of like vision boards and just looking at something and visualizing it into existence.
[00:06:26] But you do have to know where you're going and it's okay to dream big on this. It's okay to think big. It's okay. To, to have an idea of what your house looks like, what your finances look like, what kind of work you're doing, the more specifics you have, right. That then we can start working backwards and say, okay, well, what do we need to do?
[00:06:42] What do we need to change? And your current reality, your current habits, the current things you're doing to make that vision a reality. So what you're doing is you're giving the subconscious mind a very powerful thing to, to grab onto. And if you review this vision regularly, like so many of the speakers had, had talked about it on our virtual summit, [00:07:00] then you can start to see that, Hey, the actions I'm doing today are not aligning in this.
[00:07:06] Let's take the physical bodies, an example. Okay. I want to, I want to have. Yeah, I want to be 12% body fat and weigh this much, or lift as much weight or run this fast in a, in a half marathon or whatever, whatever goals are important to you. But then you look at your daily habits and you start your, you start to see a disconnect.
[00:07:25] You start to see something that's not in integrity. That's not in integrity with, Hey, I say, I want to be this, but the actions I'm taking today and next week in this month, don't really align with it. Or maybe we find out that we want to start this business and launch this thing that we're so passionate about.
[00:07:46] But we're hanging on to the comfort of a stable job because of the fear of losing a paycheck and losing stable income. And eventually it's going to come with a tough confrontation of either your subconscious and your conscious are going to have to make the [00:08:00] decision of, do I need to change my vision?
[00:08:03] Do I need to water down my vision or make my vision smaller? Which unfortunately, all too many people do or. What do I need to do in my daily habits today? What people do I need to surround myself with? What things do I need to learn? What new skills do I need to develop so that I can start to get there.
[00:08:19] And that's the, that's the power of this long-term vision is just to have the compass of saying, am I on the right track? Am I going in the right direction? Because otherwise we let days go by weeks, go by months, go by years, go by decades for people. And we find out. We don't even know which direction we're heading to.
[00:08:37] We don't know for making progress towards it, towards what we want to be. So that longterm vision is so important to have down first, if you guys have never gone through this step right now, and a block find, find time, find a time on your schedule, where you have an uninterrupted hour and carve that out, black that out and protect that hour and sit down and really think about these things.
[00:08:58] And it could be, you know, breaking down these [00:09:00] categories one by one, and it could be doing it as something that we call the ideal day exercise, where you're writing out, what is, what does an ideal day look like? Feel like, smell like tastes. Like what, what am I doing in an ideal day, 10 years from now, if I achieved all the goals that I set out to do can be another good way to go through this.
[00:09:17] But once you have that compass, then you can start aligning your daily actions. But if you don't, then you'll just wander aimlessly. And then all of a sudden. Months will go by and you look ahead next year and you'll realize, unfortunately, in the same spot, you didn't make progress on that business goal.
[00:09:32] You didn't take action on that, that thing financially or in your health that you wanted to. So don't let that happen. Guys, take a take control of this by setting that vision, casting that vision so that you can start to make sure that the steps you're taking today are in line with that. Now. That's the long-term vision.
[00:09:50] The second piece of this, uh, that want to go over quickly is okay. Long-term vision is one thing, but our minds sometimes have a hard time working of, of, [00:10:00] okay, how do I achieve all those things that I say I want to do 10 years from now? It can quickly become overwhelming with if you guys are really dreaming big and giving you a chance, giving you guys a chance to, uh, allow yourself to dream big and think big and.
[00:10:13] Cast that big vision it's going to quickly become overwhelming of. Okay. Well, what do I need to do today to make that happen? And that's where these shorter vision sprints come in of. We can look at the next five months or even the next one month of what are the things that I want the rest of 20, 21 to look like and take that same exercise.
[00:10:32] And. Don't think realistically, but think of, of actual things that you could see yourself achieving actual things that are within reach, actual things that you could be doing, maybe you're on the fence about starting that business about taking that step, or maybe it's a, a growth, a growth step in your business of, of expanding your team or, uh, you know, expanding into a new.
[00:10:54] You know, a new market or something that you're, that you're pursuing, then what is something you can [00:11:00] do in your business in the next five months? Where does something you can commit to in your health in the next five months? And this probably isn't going to be, you know, to add. 150 pounds to your bench press, but what are, what are some things that you can do in the next five months versus some things you can commit to and think, uh, think two ways in this think outcome goals and process goals.
[00:11:21] So outcome goals would be, uh, in the next five months. I, I believe I can lose 20 pounds and get back to a college weight or something, or it could be. A process goal of I'm going to commit to going to the gym three days every single week and not snacking after 8:00 PM, that would be more of a process goal.
[00:11:42] So look at that vision of what, what you want your life to look like. What are you. What areas are you living out of integrity and what are yours? Can you step into being more integrous with what you want to be, what you want to be doing? And that, that could mean, Hey, I say, I want, I want to save this much money by the end of the [00:12:00] year, but I continue to overspend in these areas or I don't have a budget in place, or I'm not, I'm not living.
[00:12:07] I'm not living the way I want you in those areas. And that's what you want to do in the short term vision is, is maybe you can do this in all areas, but sometimes it might be, Hey, I want to focus on my physical, my finances and my relationships in these next five months. And then paint that vision, paint that picture of what that looks like five months from now.
[00:12:25] It's it's new year's of, of 20, 21. What are you, what are you choosing your glass to? What are you celebrating that you accomplish in these last five months? And this is so important to, to know. What, what you need to be doing over the next five months too many people put their head down. I've been there.
[00:12:41] You just listened to it. Listen to podcasts. You pick up new books, you learn new skills, but you're not even sure if that's, if that's getting you in the right direction, you need to. And this is essentially just raising the level of awareness to the point of. Of a living, living by design and not by default as a, has it met your mind?
[00:13:00] [00:12:59] L Hamot says live by design, not by default. Living by design is saying, Hey, this is the vision. This is where I'm heading. Tell other people about it. Add add to the accountability that way of make it, make it clear. Tell your friends, tell your family to whoever you trust around you. And then say, I'm going to live by design.
[00:13:18] I'm going to start to move towards this, this ultimate vision I have for these next five months. Instead of living by default of saying, Hey, I'm going to respond to whatever might come up. If a good opportunity comes up. Great. If not, I'll just continue to do what I'm doing. That's not going to be as, as fulfilling at the end of, at the end of this.
[00:13:35] So guys that's, uh, the big picture vision to set. So action. Step on this is, is set that big picture vision. If you haven't cast ahead 10 years and say, what do I want my life to look like? What's my ideal day. What does my life look like across all these different areas. And then let's break that down to these next five months.
[00:13:52] What are the next five months would make this year? A success would make this year a win. And once you have that picture, then you can start working [00:14:00] backwards and make sure you're aligning your action steps to move yourself closer to. And to start living that way. It's not just about accomplishing goals.
[00:14:07] It's about changing the way that you live changed in which you show up, changing the way that you achieve goals. And guys, I believe for big things for you guys for that these last five months, uh, you don't have to, it doesn't have to be anything crazy. It doesn't have to be anything extreme, but these five months can be used to really transform a couple of those key areas of your life that maybe you haven't focused on before.
[00:14:28] Maybe you haven't spent much time. And this is the, the time to do it, to get clear so that you know where to take action. So guys, I encourage you to, to block time, go do that. If you guys need any support with this, I'll put a link in the show. Notes would love to jump on a 30 minute strategy session with you.
[00:14:46] If you guys need some help, actually talking through that. Uh, working through. Okay. How do I, how do I set vision? Or maybe you set your vision, but you're stuck on what the next steps are. I would love to make myself available for you guys and I'll put a link to, uh, it'll be to our [00:15:00] mastermind page, but there's a place on there that you can apply for a free strategy session.
[00:15:04] There, we can jump on a call and just talk through. Okay. What are your goals? What is your vision? What are some action steps you can be taken? What are some skills you need to learn? Uh, based on. And, uh, other individuals I've been thankful enough to be able to, to coach and help and grow their businesses.
[00:15:19] And maybe it's just grow in your leadership in general, you want better relationships, more fulfilling relationships, or you want to start taking care of your health. Again, I would love to be able to help you guys out with that. So if you guys are interested in taking me up. Had the link in the show notes there, and we could jump on a time.
[00:15:34] We'll find a time to set up a call to talk and, uh, just make sure that you guys are crystal clear for these last five months, because that's going to be the first step in making sure you guys step into bigger and better things for the rest of 2021. And just get some extreme momentum into 2022. That doesn't start when our new year's resolutions are made at the end of this year.
[00:15:53] It starts right now. Today is the day to make a change, to get clear on where you're heading and to take the action [00:16:00] steps to get there. So if you guys need anything, make sure you head to that link, set up a time to chat when, get on the phone and talk through those things. Uh, but either way, guys, go get going on this vision, know what these next five months look like, and then start taking action today to make that a reality.
[00:16:15] Appreciate you guys listening. Appreciate every one of you that takes the time to invest in yourself to listen. I can't wait to hear from you guys soon to talk to you soon. Yeah, I'd go crush the rest of this day, rest of this week and we'll talk soon, guys.
[00:16:28]Thanks for listening today, guys, unbelieving that even if you apply one thing from today's show, you're taking one step closer to living as the man you were made to be meaningful change doesn't happen overnight. So keep showing up and keep consistent every single day until good things start to happen.
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