We met on the 4th December 2013 in Shrewsbury at Fuzzy Eds. It was great to see Lajina Leal of Masala Magic, Lisa Pickering of My Family Solicitor, Gail Jones of Tidly Tots Yoga, Charlotte Bowyer – Shropshire baby wearing consultant, Emma Sadler of Future Dream Group & Davina Hamilton of Lingo Tot. Today’s event was hosted by Michelle Childs
We had a great talk from Eva Hill of Work Life Better http://www.worklifebetter.co.uk/ on Goal Setting
Eva spoke about Professor Edwin Locke who wrote a pioneering goal setting theory article in the 1960’s regarding  motivation and how that improved performance. You can find out more about that on his website which also details some books that he wrote http://www.edwinlocke.com/

The two most important findings of his theory were that setting specific goals (e.g., I want to earn £500 more a month) generates higher levels of performance than setting general goals (e.g., I want to earn more money), and that goals that are hard to achieve are positively connected to performance. The harder the goal, the more a person will work to reach it.

Eva spoke about what a goal must have?

  • Clarity – especially important if more than one person in the business
  • Challenge – life begins at the end of your comfort zone
  • SMART goals
  • Feedback – share them with other people makes them real and adds accountability
  • Task complexity – not too complex as you will confuse yourself
  • Say what you do want not what you don’t want
  • Personal – Always have an ‘I’ in it
And some tips on how to keep motivation with your goals
  • Make sure that it is something that you really want
  • Visualise to remind you what you want so that your unconscious can work for you
  • Set yourself rewards
And finally it’s important to understand that you won’t always be successful. If it doesn’t work don’t beat yourself up start again and work out what went well
The next daytime event in Shrewsbury will be on Wednesday 8th January 2013 10am at Fuzzy Eds you can find out more details HERE

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