Goal Setting to Build a Collaborative Practice

Goal Setting to Build a Collaborative Practice

Written by My Collaborative Team President, Edward S. Sachs, ACP

Six and a half years ago, after attending a full day presentation with Liz Ferris, I determined that my goal was to build a practice as a forensic neutral accountant doing nothing but out-of-court processes and most-importantly, trying to build a Collaborative practice.

Goal setting involves the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide a person toward a goal. Goals are more deliberate than desires and momentary intentions. Therefore, setting goals means that a person has committed thought, emotion, and behavior towards attaining the goal.

So how do you start setting goals?

First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Once I set the goal that I described above, I became fully committed to achieving that goal.  Set SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.

Over the last six years I have followed this path and met almost every one of my specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound goals.

Are you ready to begin your goal setting?  Or maybe you need some ideas of how to refine your goals?

Join us tomorrow, Thursday June 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EDT for our Collaborative Introductory Learning Program monthly presentation.  This month our topic is Setting Goals.  Our discussion will be led by five recent graduates of Woody Mosten’s training who will share how they have set their goals, how they have changed the face of their practices, and how they plan to reach their goals in the Collaborative world.

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