Powerful planning – 3 essential pieces to achieve your audacious goals

A goal without a plan is just a dream.  You will hear these words many times. So how do you plan? What things do you need to include in your plan to make it powerful?

The tools you can use to help you plan to achieve your goals can be as simple as a calendar and a To Do list, or as complex as multitask goal setting system software.

A mistake that many make is that they have their goals, they know that to succeed they have to have a plan, so they jump in and grab a tool they have been recommended, or they see this new goal setting system and go with that. What they fail to do is actually look at what they already have in their business. They fail to check if the tools they have bought or downloaded are actually the right tools for them, their plan, and their goals.

Do you actually align with that tool, is it something that works easily for you or are you having so much trouble using it that you put it away and stop working towards your goals?

So your first piece in setting your foundation for successful goals is to choose the right tool.

The next step is to think about your Learning Style.


Because the way you learn impacts on how easily you can plan. If you are a visual person you will want to have plans and tools that are visual such as post it notes and white boards. Auditory learners like tools that you listen to, prompts that will motivate you to achieve your goals. Kinaesthetic learners love checklists and To Do lists where they actually tick something off to complete. Imagine as a visual learner having to deal with complicated goal setting systems, or as a kinaesthetic having beautiful graphs and images for your tools. Yes you could probably make it work, however, why make it hard for yourself. Make it easy and choose the right tools that match you and that you can easily work with to succeed in achieving those Audacious Goals.

The third piece in building that solid foundation for goal success is to step back and analyse what behaviour traps that have previously stopped in goal success. Was it procrastination, bright shiny objects, time wasting, lack of commitment? Rather than dismiss these as ‘behaviours’, think about the underlying cause of this behaviour. Were these behaviours a product of not having the right tools and methods?

When you get your foundation right with your planning by selecting the right tools to match your learning style which will boost positive behaviour traits then you will be on track to putting the right plans in place to achieve your Audacious Goals.

Want to know more about learning styles, tools and behaviour in goal setting join me on my latest webinar: https://beyondthemaze1.kartra.com/page/GoalSettingWebinar

Paula Burgess - Keynote Speaker QLD Australia


Paula Burgess is the founder and director of Beyond the Maze, a virtual assistant, coach, author, keynote speaker, mum of a special needs child and a Brisbane based girl who loves fast cars!

She also provides courses and membership to support other business owners working around children with special needs.