Join us today for an episode about the power of revision...
Today's episode is focused on what it means to revise when you are working with your goals...
Today on this episode of the Inspired Stewardship Podcast I’m talking with you about a special topic. Annual reviews. I’ll be breaking it up into four parts review, plan, reflect, and revise. Today we’ll be talking about revise.
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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Episode 5 11 of the inspired Stewardship podcast. I'm Bob Logic from seed time, and I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling. Having the ability to grow your money like a seed is key to learning God's way of handling money in one way, to be inspired to do that is to listen to this the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend Scott made her.
00:00:37 But over the long term, you want to build on areas of your life that do connect to you at a deeper emotional level, and you have to keep those in front of you in this. This review process and revision process is about looking back at those goals and being open to first looking at changing the processes that you're using Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time,
00:01:11 your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired Searchie podcast will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the work today on this episode of the Inspires dirge of podcast, I'm finishing up with you the special topic that I've covered over the last few weeks on annual reviews. I've broken it up into four parts Review plan reflecting. Revise! And today we're focusing on revision. No one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity getting not just Maur things done,
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00:03:04 At first glance, this idea of revising things as you go seems like sort of a no brainer. You know,
00:03:11 you set a goal, you begin working on it, and then you have to adjust in and change things,
00:03:17 but that the truth is that revising your goals is is rather something you need to be very deliberate about.
00:03:26 First off, that's usually what happens to us. We revised our goal. We start working on something and we begin to fall short of our targets.
00:03:36 And so we changed the target. We either get frustrated and just give up on the gold completely, or we suddenly set The goal is something much smaller,
00:03:48 But the truth is that more often than not, whenever you're struggling with hitting a goal, there's one of two areas that's messing up.
00:03:57 That's that's causing problems. And the 1st 1 is around the process you use, or the second one is around the mindset and habits and systems that you have sort of the internal connection.
00:04:13 So the truth is, when you're looking at your goals and you're beginning to struggle in an area or not,
00:04:18 be able to hit things. You want to look at both of these. You want to examine your internals and you want to examine your externals your process.
00:04:28 So let's think about that. You know, if you're working on a goal and you begin to recognize that,
00:04:33 for instance, you've set a goal and realistically working as efficiently and quickly as you can. It's gonna take you four hours a day to work on this,
00:04:42 and you've only got one hour a day of quote free time that you've dedicated to it. Then you've set a goal that's too big for the time that you have.
00:04:54 But how do you know that, for instance, it's really not that you're just being lazy or inefficient,
00:05:00 and the answer is you really have to reflect and review the actual thing you're doing. If you had a very non productive day,
00:05:09 where the truth is you spend a lot of time looking at Facebook and doing other time wasting activities. And then you didn't hit your goal.
00:05:18 Well, now you need to examine the processes that you're using. You need to think about. What am I doing that's allowing me to get distracted?
00:05:25 What have I put into my place that I need to? Maybe I need to put a time blocker or Facebook blocker on my computer.
00:05:31 Maybe I need to learn some mindset and meditation techniques that help me keep my focus. Maybe I need to.
00:05:38 You see, there's a whole set of things you can look at. Your process is maybe the way I'm doing This is something that I can outsource part of it,
00:05:46 or I can streamline part of it so it doesn't take four hours. You really have to think carefully about the actual processes you're using and how you're executing them.
00:05:59 Are you successfully executing them? Well, is this just something where Right now it's slow. But with practice,
00:06:05 it's going to build up, and you're gonna get faster and faster and faster. Well, then, keep going.
00:06:10 Stay the course. Don't give up on the gold just because you've fallen short. Right now, the other area where a lot of time revision is needed is your internals,
00:06:20 your your mindset, your beliefs, how you look at things. Are you thinking of yourself as someone who's a writer?
00:06:29 Or is this goal around writing? Still one where you're looking at it and going, You know, I'm really not going to succeed anyway because I'm not a writer.
00:06:38 Have you refrained your mindset to connect yourself to the deeper emotional reasons for this goal? Have you kept those reasons in front of you?
00:06:49 So when you were writing the gold, did you actually think about why is this goal important? What is it gonna get me?
00:06:56 Not just in terms of money or time or or more time with my family? But what's the emotional payoff?
00:07:03 What's the connection to my larger values, My larger priorities, the things that are really important in my life?
00:07:11 And are you keeping those things front and center before yourself? Are you able to put those things in front of yourself each and every day,
00:07:19 so that when you're reviewing your goals, you're not just reviewing the mechanical goal, but you're actually connecting again to the emotion of the goal.
00:07:28 Why is this important to you? You know, some of the areas where I tend to struggle the most and being able to follow through and do them or the things that a I don't enjoy doing and be really and truly right now,
00:07:42 the only reason I'm doing them is for something that isn't part of my larger values. It doesn't grow me long term.
00:07:50 And you know what? Ah, lot of those things are now out of my list for 2020. They're things that I'm now going to say no to.
00:07:57 And in some cases, that means money that I could be making. I'm not going to make because the truth is,
00:08:04 if all I'm after is the money, I'd rather spend my time and effort on other goals that connect to me and also have the possibility of earning means of income.
00:08:16 So I'm gonna spend more time coaching and less time on subcontract work in other areas that I've done this year just to kind of help the bottom line.
00:08:25 But I've got the business to a point where that's not needed anymore, so you have to have some reality here.
00:08:31 It's okay to have goals for a while that are just there for a mechanical reason. They're just They're,
00:08:37 you know, toe to keep food on the table. There's nothing wrong with that. That's a good reason to do something.
00:08:43 But over the long term, you want to build on areas of your life that do connect to you at a deeper emotional level,
00:08:51 and you have to keep those in front of you. And this. This review process and revision process is about looking back at those goals and being open to first looking at changing the processes that you're using.
00:09:06 Second, looking at your mindset, your beliefs and your emotional connection and making sure that that stays in front of you.
00:09:12 And sometimes you need to revise your goals because they no longer fit into your larger priorities, values, mindsets and beliefs.
00:09:21 And then, lastly, that you need to sometimes give up one thing so that you can get something else.
00:09:28 And that's when it's OK to give up on a goal and shift it in a new direction. Thanks for listening.
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