Great Plans Start With A Clear THERE!

One of the first things needed to change or radically change your life or organization is identify your THERE! Great inventions, great plans, great achievements are the result of a clear THERE.

Okay, here is the definition of THERE - your desired end result. THERE is what you want to create or achieve. It is your goal.

Great Plans Have A Clear THERE

THERE Reduces Overwhelmed

You may have an idea about where you want to go or what you want to achieve, but you can't create something clear. The THP structure requires clarity about THERE, the T in the THP process.

For those ideas that you have, start trying to picture the end result that you will have. If you can "see" what the end result is, you are creating a THERE, your goal, your desired end result. So, take each idea and try to identify what it would like like when completed. Great plans, even for where you want to be this time next week, start with the same thing, "What do I want to create, achieve, finish by this time next week?"

If you are working with someone, that is one of the first things you can do to help any individual or group – get them focused on what needs to be done in the next 7 days. Maybe focus on just this time tomorrow. What THERE do they want to arrive at by this time tomorrow. It is especially helpful, if a person is overwhelmed with work or life. It is the best medicine to relieve that tension – focus on one or two things, then move on to the next items.

When you meet with someone or a group, start by getting them focused on the next 7 days. You help them see how they make progress or they let other things interfere. The additional KEY INGREDIENT is to check on progress at the end of 7 days.

THERE Increases Productivity and Achievement

So, if you want to create a structure toward productivity and achievement with your team or group, get everyone to list their top 3 things to do in the next 7 days. Then schedule a regular weekly meeting to discuss results, obstacles and next actions for the following 7 days.

The KEY is to have a VERY CLEAR THERE for everything that someone wants to achieve. This will require work, because most people do not know how to create clear THEREs. With clarity you can easily know if it was or wasn't accomplished.

If you want to start working on something more than the next 7 days download this exercise - Learn from the Past and Plan for the Future

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Start with ideas.

  • - For Planning: What do you want to create or achieve?
  • - For Coaching: What do they or you want to improve?

Then, MAKE IT VERY CLEAR. If it isn’t clear, you won’t be able to organize your actions toward getting it done. And, you won’t know when you are finished or even if you are making progress. A simple guideline to use is, your THERE (or end result, goal) should be one short sentence with a clear metric – a way to measure it. Like, "66 videos in course 6 added to the website by end of work Monday."

If you allow yourself any "wiggle room", you are creating a structure for EXCUSES!

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