The SMART Strategy For Goal Setting

The S.M.A.R.T. strategy for goal setting by Pat E. Perkins

Goal setting is often referred to as the “secret” for most successful people in the world. Well, it can be very challenging to define the goals that inspire you and to hold yourself accountable to what we truly want in life.  This is why each year I sit down and write out the goals I desire to achieve in the coming year and then develop an intentional plan of action to fulfill on them.  This takes something, but it’s completely worth it.

At the end of each quarter, I hold a quarterly goals review and look back over my accomplishments. When I actually see what’s been completed, that which I couldn’t see as even possible just a few months earlier is motivating.  There are many methods to use for creating goals. I use the SMART goal method to develop both personal and professional goals and so do many other successful people who want to experience their desires come to fruition. Here’s the detailed method:

#1: Specific – Goal clearly states what is to be accomplished in terms of end result. This may include the Who, What, Where, Why and When. (Click here to read more…)

7 Strategies to Maximize Your Time

7 Strategies to Maximize Your Time by Pat E. Perkins, CPCC

Maximize Your TimeDo you often find yourself overwhelmed by other people’s requests? Do you find yourself completely captivated by your phone? Have you ever used the excuse, “I just don’t have enough time in the day”?

In today’s world, it’s too easy to waste time by distracting emails, text messages and endless social media posts. Time is one of our greatest resources. In fact, it is a gift not to be wasted or mindlessly thrown away.

Here are seven success and time mastery tips to help you stay focused and productive on what matters most to you. Since we all have the same 24 hours in a day, put your primary focus on what you can master, your own time: (Click here to read the ways…)

21 Ways to Advance Your Career and Life

21 Ways to Advance Your Career by Pat E. Perkins, CPCC

It can be quite challenging working in a career whether you’re in corporate or you’re a corporate refugee who’s started a business.  I’ve personally experienced both sides of the scenario and have faced some of them situations you may be facing when you don’t know what to do to advance to the next level.

Even after completing my successful 20-year career and launching a sustainable business over ten years ago, there are proven strategies that I coach my clients to implement to maintain a steady foundation and positive stride.

In service of you and to take some of the concern out of how to continue to maximize your career, I’ve put together a list of strategies you can incorporate, just don’t attempt these all at once.  You see there’s not just one secret or one way to advance, but I personally know at least 21 ways that could benefit you exponentially if you choose to take them on within your career, your business or your life.

Here are 21 career advancement strategies I highly recommend you add to your leader’s toolkit: (Click here to read the ways…)

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

Thank you so much for allowing me to support you in advancing your career and your life.

May you and your family have a joyful time enjoying the many blessings you share.

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve to you now and in the future!

Keep Advancing!

 

 

Pat E. Perkins, CPCC

Your Career Advancement Mentor

www.PatEPerkins.com

The Secret to Getting More from Yourself and Your Team

 

Career Adv Up

If you want to get more out of your team for any of these reasons:

=> Because the number of people on your team has been reduced and yet you’re expected to produce the same or better results.

=> Your team is under-performing or not producing the results that are expected and you’re concerned that your managers and peers are not going to be happy about the results or lack thereof.

=> Members of your team are undermining each other or worse undermining you, causing conflicts and frustrations for you and you’d like to turn your team in to a high-performing team.

Then, I’d like to help you leverage the most out of yourself and your team as possible by offering you a special private one-on-one Career Advancement Strategy Session.

During this session we will…

=> Create a crystal clear vision for the results that you want your team to produce, for the way that you’d like your team to interact with each other and for the kind of people you would like to have on your team.

=> Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your success with leadership and team building.

=> You’ll leave the session renewed, re-energized and inspired to create a powerful results- driven team that gets things done so that you can be the office (s)Hero and still have a flourishing personal life.

To claim this special coaching session simply schedule your session here: Pat’s Calendar

When you set up your session with me, you’ll be asked to answer a few questions to help you prepare. Be sure to provide answers to each question.

There are a limited number of sessions; so, the sooner you schedule your session, the more likely you are to hold a session with me. Click here to apply for a Career Advancement Strategy Session!

I look forward to helping you advance your career and your life faster, smarter and with a lot less effort.

Keep Advancing!…pep

 

 

p.s. Schedule your complimentary Career Advancement Strategy Session with me right away before my calendar get booked up.

p.p.s. Feel free to share this with those you care about who have shared that they need to re-energize their career. They will greatly appreciate you!…pep

Time to Resurrect Your Career

 

As I prepare for Easter brunch with my family and reflect on the true meaning of this day, I was reminded of so many of my clients who’ve come to me because they feel their career is stuck, stalled or pretty much dead. That may sound awful, but it’s the familiar reality for so many emerging leaders who know they were created to make a difference in the world and don’t feel that’s what’s happening today.

I’ve been there and it’s so much more rewarding when you go to work with an aliveness and on purpose every day. You have an experience of being fulfilled and that you’re making a contribution based on your skills and God-given talents. This is what motivates you and gets you going in the morning.

If not, it may be time to breathe some life back into your career, put some pep in your step and get back on a career track that rewards your results and reminds you why you chose to do what you do in the first place. We are wired this way and when you don’t have this experience (like so many who’ve come to me for coaching) there is frustration, exhaustion and disappointment. Ultimately, no joy!

If you want to bring more life back in to your career and more joy, allow me to help you with that. Let me help you remember who you are … a powerful leader!

I’ve listed below several career elevating options specifically designed for you:–>

Time Mastery Assessment: This unique on-line tool will provide you with a complete self-directed assessment of your current work priorities and time-management effectiveness. During our session, you’ll get clear, get focused and bring structure to your new personal and/or professional time management practices and gain more freedom and more time. (Take 40% off current price of $197)

Career ADVANCE! Strategy Session: This is your first step prior to advancing to one of my more accelerated coaching programs. Focus specifically on a Career Resume Makeover or a Career Advancement Makeover. Trust yourself to reach your goals by working one-on-one to revitalize your resume or develop an Action Strategy Plan that clearly states your career goals and defines the steps you’ll need to get there. (Take 40% off current price of $227)

ADVANCE! 90-Day Coaching program: Here’s your opportunity to be mentored personally by me, a seasoned leadership expert and certified life coach. You will, possibly for the first time, powerfully align your goals and objectives to what really matters to you and accelerate the speed in which you accomplish true results. Your career and life will never look the same. – (Take 40% off current price of $997)

And, to show my advocacy for you, I’m gifting 40% off any one of my transformational options for the next three business days through Wednesday, April 8th at midnight. I trust that will inspire you to take action. This deep of a discount may not happen again or any time soon. Use promo code: LIFEBACK to receive the gift of 40% off.

Whether you’re a new, emerging or experienced leader who’s ready to take your career to the next level, you’ll surely find a resource amongst my service offerings that can elevate your game. Each one of my signature coaching programs is designed to advance your career. So whether you want more time, are lacking laser beam focus and direction, need to revitalize your resume or want a deeper dive into your career development over a concentrated 90-day period of time, there is a clear option for you.

Now, the choice is yours. You are your own lifeline. No one else can invest in your career like you can. Give yourself the gift of transformation that keeps on giving.

I look forward to helping you advance your career and your life faster, smarter and with a lot less effort.

Keep Advancing!…pep

 

 

p.s. I trust that on today, Easter Sunday, you’re truly grateful for your current career even if it is not all you want it to be. Wouldn’t you like your gratitude to be a match to what you truly have…yes?

p.p.s. Visit my website today, and enter promo code: LIFEBACK when you checkout to immediately SAVE 40% off your investment. My gift is only available through midnight on Wednesday, April 8th.

p.p.p.s. Feel fee to share this with those you care about who have shared that they need to revitalize or completely resurrect their career. They will greatly appreciate your generosity!…pep

Happy St Patricks Day

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Spring is here (or it’s coming for those of us in the Midwest)! One of the biggest and best parties I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing was on St. Patrick’s Day.

In Chicago, we paint the town green literally, including our Chicago River. So in honor of my name sake holiday and in celebration of you, I’m having a special St. Patrick’s Day Sale!

For TODAY ONLY, you’ll SAVE 17% off my transformational products and programs for professional and personal success. Visit my website today, and enter promo code: LUCKY17 when you checkout to immediately SAVE 17% off your investment.

Whether you’re a new, emerging or experienced leader in business or a career who’s ready to take your life to the next level, you’ll surely find a resource amongst my service offerings that can elevate your game.

Below are several options to advance your business, your career and your life: (Click here to see options…)

A Holiday Sale just for You!

Holiday Sale

What a great time to show and share gratitude during this season. So, in honor of the holiday and in honor of you, I’m offering a special 4-Day Black Friday through Cyber Monday post-Holiday Sale!

For the next 4 Days ONLY, you’ll SAVE 35% off my transformational products and programs for professional and personal success. Visit my website today, and enter coupon code: ADVANCE35 when you checkout to immediately SAVE 35% on your investment.

Whether you’re a new, emerging or experienced leader in business or a career who’s ready to take your life to the next level, you’ll surely find a resource amongst my service offerings that can elevate your game.

Below are several options to advance your business, your career and your life: (Click here to see options…)

31 Ways to Advance Your Career

31 Ways to Advance Your Career by Pat E. Perkins, CPCC

It can be a bit scary these days working in a career whether you’re in corporate or you’re a corporate refugee who’s started a business.  I’ve been on both sides and have faced some of the same scenarios of frightful situations you may be facing when you don’t know what to do next to progress to the next level.

Even after leaving my 20-year career and launching a successful and sustainable business over seven years ago, there are basic strategies that I rely on to maintain my foundation and stride.

In service of you and to take some of the dread out of how to continue to advance your career, I’ve put together a quick list of strategies you can incorporate just not all at once.  You see there’s not just one secret or one way to advance, but I personally know at least 31 ways that could benefit you exponentially if you choose to take them on within your organization, your business or your life.

Here are 31 career advancement strategies I highly recommend you add to your leader’s toolkit: (Click here to read the ways…)

The Stop Start and Continue Model

The Stop, Start and Continue Model by Pat E. Perkins

Stop Start and Continue My project and program management background taught me a lot over the years. One exercise that I consistently did during my corporate years was a “Lesson Learned”. Often, one will move forward from project to project not reflecting or just asking “how did that go“? You know how it turned out; but, what if the outcomes were reviewed for improvement? What if, as you are developing the process manual, a few things were literally tweaked before going forward?

So, during this time each year, I actually perform a Lessons Learned in my life and in my business. I use an exercise called: Stop, Start and Continue. This model was not created by me as it’s been around for some time and used by many.

Here are a few simple steps to help you incorporate this model before you move into 2013: (Click here to read the steps…)