Episode 60: Final Look: Are You in Position to Get that Goal?

December 13, 2016
Introduction
End of the semester is upon us!
Topic of the day from r/college
Visualization technique for overcoming stress related to finals
Today’s Topic: Semester in Review
 
What went right
  • Brought the most value
  • I learned a great deal
  • Starting to get noticed
What went less than right
  • Crave more students to talk about goals
  • Had a lull where I slightly lacked inspirations for topics
  • Still looking for feedback from students about the podcast
Goal progress: How’d ya do?
  • Passion for Curiosity
  • Value
  • Leverage
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability
Home Exercise
  • Start thinking about your Spring semester goal
Previous Week’s Home Exercises
 
  1. Write down you goal for this semester. It should be one single goal, something you really, really want, and something you can achieve in 3 months.
  2. Now that you have a goal, it’s time to map it out. Begin to break the goal down in chunks. Each chunk can be broken down further into steps (not all at once if you don’t want). Give at least one chunk a deadline.
  3. Take something you’ve been procrastinating on, and “put it to bed.” Either do it, or figure out why you’re not doing it, and take care of that issue. Or don’t do it, and be fine with the fact that you’ve changed directions, or it’s really not due yet.
  4. How does online learning relate to your goal this semester? It might not currently, but is there a way you can leverage any low cost/free online resources? Think about the lifelong learner.
  5. Pick one of the Wealth-Building Principles and determine how it can help your goal become a reality. This might be more of a long-term play for many, but consider these principles and which ones you might want to better embrace as you focus on your goals.
  6. Take stock of where you’re at with your goal progress so far. Make adjustments as needed.
  7. Evaluate your need to seek help. Do you need help with your goal? Where would you expect to find that help? Write down your possible solutions and make a plan to get that help.
  8. Figure out one way to build resiliency and anti-fragility in your life. Is there any way that the goal you’re working on will make you more resilient or anti-fragile?
  9. Brainstorm 1-2 people you can target as mentors to help you reach the goal you’re working on, or some other goal that you have on your radar. This exercise is meant to be long-term in that it might not relate right now to what you’re working on, but my pay off down the road. Start laying the groundwork now.
  10. Explore your school’s disability office as much as you feel comfortable. It might mean simple web research, calling them, or even making a visit. Find out the services they offer and determine whether they can help you with your goal.
  11. Determine your present momentum direction (positive or negative?). Where is the friction? Work to lessen it.
  12. Figure out what you’re grateful for, and write it down. Better yet, tell somebody else.
  13. Listen to one episode of Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast (23 min long). The episode is actually a chapter from his newest audiobook Ask Gary Vee, and it’s all about self-awareness.
  14. No home exercise this week. Get your ‘real’ homework done! 🙂
Housekeeping
If you have mental health issues and a success story to tell (current college student or former), I’d like to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the recovery strategies you learned, let me know!
 
 
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