Goal Setting Step 7: The Goal Buddy Meetings

If you start now, the most important meeting is the weekly meeting.

If you do one thing from this system, do this – call your goal buddy each week to discuss your goals.

The weekly Goal Buddy calls

Duration: 20 minutes

Frequency: each week

This is simple but super effective. We call each other, but you can meet if you prefer.

  1. Call your buddy each week at the same time (e.g. Sunday evening or Monday morning);
  2. Limit the duration to 20min. You will be tempted to make it longer. Just stick to the process and after you have finished, you can discuss in detail;
  3. Start with a review of last weeks tasks.;
  4. List what has been completed successfully to gain confidence;
  5. List what you planned but did not complete (if you have such tasks). Your buddy will ask you 3 questions: why? what? how?
    Why didn’t you complete this task?
    What did you learn from this?
    How can you do it better next time?
  6. You list only one next action for each Action goal and commit to complete these tasks;
  7. Switch roles with your goal buddy and repeat the process.

The quarterly Goal Buddy meeting

Duration: 1/2 day

Frequency: each 90 days

  1. Set the date of the next quarterly meeting with your goal buddy.
  2. Put this date in your calendar (or whatever you use) and block it.
  3. Start by gaining confidence. Repeat step 1 – “The Confidence Fuel Tank
  4. Skip step 2 – you do this only during the yearly review.
  5. Do a quick review of step 3 – “The What I Want Manifesto”. Update if necessary.
  6. Repeat step 4 – “The Vision Goal Gameplan” for each vision goal and choose a maximum of 3-5 action goals with a deadline within 90 days. The fewer, the better!
  7. Finish with a clear list of action goals with one next action for each goal;
  8. Review the goal buddy process with your buddy. What is working for you? What needs to be improved?

The yearly Goal Buddy meeting

Duration: 1 day

Frequency: once per year

  1. Best time is between Christmas and New Year’s eve.
  2. Set the date of the next quarterly meeting with your goal buddy.
  3. Put this date in your calendar (or whatever you use) and block it.
  4. Start by gaining confidence. Repeat step 1 – “The Confidence Fuel Tank
  5. Repeat the exercises from step 2 – “The True Goals Discovery”. It’s good to do them once per year.
  6. Update “The What I Want Manifesto”.
  7. Repeat step 4 – “The Vision Goal Gameplan” for each vision goal and choose a maximum of 3-5 action goals with a deadline within 90 days. The fewer, the better!
  8. Finish with a clear list of action goals with one next action for each goal;
  9. Review the goal buddy process with your buddy. What is working for you? What needs to be improved?

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