Using PMS – The Productivity Management System™ to Discover What You Want in Business and in Life

Written by Heidi Richards, MS

“When I dream big, I seerepparttar possible, I discover potential, and realize that almost anything is within my reach. – Heidi Richards

"The purpose of setting goals is to help us to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then thatrepparttar 136356 switch is turned on,repparttar 136357 current begins to flow, andrepparttar 136358 power to accomplish becomes a reality” – from The Best of Success by Career Press

The word "goal" provokes different emotions in people. Some people refuse to set goals for fear of failure. Some people don’t have a vision; they live day to day never thinking that there may be more to this existence. Having goals gives us direction; they are our life’s compass. Great athletes, entrepreneurs and high achievers use goal setting to accomplish their life’s mission. Having goals helps you focus your attainment of knowledge and organize your resources. Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. Short-term goals are stepping-stones to your long-term goals.

Discover what you want. What do you want out of your relationships, your career your life? One way to discover your purpose, to create a vision for your life, is to make a detailed list of your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Start by answering in detailrepparttar 136359 following questions:

What would you do, if you won a million dollars today?

What makes yourepparttar 136360 happiest, most fulfilled?

What do you think about when you daydream?

What do you talk about most ofrepparttar 136361 time?

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?

What would you most like to achieve inrepparttar 136362 following areas of your life: career/business, health, family life, spiritually, education, community?

Evaluating Your Event

Written by Heidi Richards, MS

Evaluate Immediately! It is important to do your evaluation/assessment ofrepparttar event whilerepparttar 136355 details are fresh in your mind. Include anyone inrepparttar 136356 evaluation process that had a stake inrepparttar 136357 event. Stakeholders would include vendors, hired staff, volunteers and employers. You could host a debriefing session or a wrap up meeting to accomplish this task. Make this a pleasant experience. Include refreshments and lots of kudos (thank you’s for a job well done). Prior to, or whenrepparttar 136358 meeting begins, enlist a “scribe” to recordrepparttar 136359 comments and answers fromrepparttar 136360 group. Ask yourself and themrepparttar 136361 following questions:

· Didrepparttar 136362 event fulfillrepparttar 136363 goals and objectives set forth?

· What worked? What didn’t? What would you do differently? The same?

· Didrepparttar 136364 event run smoothly and on schedule?

· Which vendors/stakeholders should be hired/recruited again?

· Were any items missing fromrepparttar 136365 checklist that should be included in future events?

· Did you generate favorable publicity forrepparttar 136366 event?

· How was attendance? Wererepparttar 136367 attendance goals achieved?

· Did you receive positive feedback from those who attended? Did you use formal (written, documented forms or one on one surveys) or informal (chatting inrepparttar 136368 restrooms, lines, seminars, etc.) methods of evaluation?

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