- "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Over many years of education and training, I was taught to write down my goals. But no matter how hard I tried, I found myself constantly frustrated that my resolutions faded and my resolve disappeared. It wasn’t until I got the right kind of training that I was able to understand what I was doing wrong. It changed my life, both personally and professionally.
I had been speaking to sales and management groups about the four major disciplines that improve productivity and provide internal peace in business. I got strong reviews for my treatment of:
1) Leadership and the need to have vision
2) Management skills and the need to guard resources wisely
3) Coaching and the need to be mentored
4) Planning and the need for accurate goal-setting
Using my training, I believed that working aggressively toward goals was the necessary key to improvement. That changed in 1997. I began to understand that there is a huge difference between goals and desires, but they are often confused. The key to increased productivity and internal peace in business is an accurate view of planning. And the way to properly plan is to have a crystal clear definition and execution of goals.
I am happy to say that, for the past 15 years, I have been more effective than ever in helping to equip business professionals with a new paradigm: When a clear plan emerges from accurate goal-setting, the right path to sales and management success accompanies it as well! Knowing the difference between goals and desires, my message is one that leads to a plan that actually works and results in greater productivity.
This is accomplished in three steps:
1) Attending and understanding a one hour keynote message on “The Power of Purpose: Knowing the Difference Between Goals and Desires.”
2) Training in developing a 3-Month plan through a one hour Workshop on Goals vs. Desires.
3) Follow-up accountability over the three months that insures execution of the plan.
One new idea can transform a life. It did mine. I have witnessed careers come alive again, after grasping this simple yet profound concept. And I have seen departments radically change their entire monthly, quarterly or yearly plans and their vision flourish. I would like to be a part of transforming your life/business and, in turn, what you are called to do. The best definition of leadership I know is “Guiding someone to a Better Future.” It would be an honor to be a part of that process for you.
Hoping all of your goals and desires come true, Randy Marshall