Get Real About Achieving Results

“Achieving real results requires you to do the work and not rely on excuses or other mental gymnastics.” Jeannette Seibly

How do you get real about achieving results? If you’re like me and most people, we create an idea or goal in our heads (and sometimes write it down on paper). Then, we overanalyze it, find fault, and ditch it before giving it a chance!

Creating real results requires making the decision, creating the plan, and honoring the commitment. These are needed to blast through the inevitable obstacles and celebrate a great 2024!

3 Most Common Places You Stop

  1. Make the Decision. Your goal or intended result requires a “Yes” or “No.” Either will move you forward. “Yes” is the first step towards achieving the results you want to achieve. “No” allows you to move forward with another goal or achieve different results. What if you’re really uncertain? Play the advocate for each side. Write down at least 5 reasons it could work. Now, decide.

Get real and don’t stop: Stay out of “maybe” or “if the universe wants me to do it” or your endless excuses. These do not honor your inner power, dreams, and goals. Often, we rely on these phrases and behaviors instead of taking responsibility for selecting the right coach, putting together the team, and playing to win the result.

  1. Create a Goal and a Plan. Yes, I know. You hate writing out a plan for fear of failure. Guess what? I behaved the same way until I worked with my coach, wrote down my goals, and achieved a financial gain of 125 percent!

Writing the goal (yes, handwritten) clarifies the intended result, keeps you in action, and guides you to complete and achieve the result! It doesn’t need to be a formal plan. Don’t forget to address the following areas in your plan as they are, not as you believe they should be. (For example, hoping Joe will be a great accountant when he hates working with numbers is inconsistent with achieving real results.) Here are the areas to review: Financial, People (Team), Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Legal (feel free to expand the list).

Get real and don’t stop: When things are not working the way you want, do NOT change the goal! While you may rationalize the change, your inner power recognizes it for what it is: fear. It’s time to believe in yourself and your team! Use What Worked?/What Didn’t Work? to clarify what is missing in your plan or mindset.

  1. Make the Commitment. This is often overlooked. We can decide to do something but fail to commit to doing it! For example, you can choose to hire a new team. But unless or until you make the commitment and take real action, nothing will happen that creates real results! When you make and honor your commitment, you will blast through fears and other detractors and deterrents.

Get real and don’t stop: Using the above example, Instead of relying on how you’ve always done it (with poor results), stop! Breathe! Get real about how you hire and take action to improve your system. Otherwise, you’ll be waffling about, or talking about, how to hire and select the team that best fits their jobs! Talking about it doesn’t give you the real results!

A Couple of Other Reminders!

Achieving Results Is a Process, Not an Event. I used to hate processes! Yet, I’m very good at creating them. Since I love achieving intended results and wanted more of them, I had to overcome hating systems and expand my mindset! Remember, without a good process (one you can build on), you won’t achieve real results now or in the future!

Celebrate Each Win. Each step forward is a win. Each lesson learned, or failure experienced is a win. Remember, Thomas Edison wrote, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Don’t forget to update your brags along the way!

©Jeannette Seibly 2024 All Rights Reserved

Jeannette Seibly is a Talent Advisor/Leadership Results Coach with over 31 years of practical experience guiding leaders and bosses to improve their hiring, coaching, and managing practices and produce amazing results! And yes, it always starts with having the right people in the right jobs! She has been an Authorized PXT Select Partner for over 32 years. Contact Jeannette to learn more about these state-of-the-art job-fit assessment tools or how to coach and manage your people to achieve incredible results.

A note from Jeannette: This is the time of year to get real about achieving results! What are your thoughts and feelings that get in the way? This week’s article focuses on expanding your mindset and making 2024 count! Need help getting out of your own way? Have questions? Contact me now!

It’s time to get honest and real! Are there days you dread managing people, projects, and your team’s financial performance? You’re not alone! Everyone has their blind spots! NOW is the time to get the guidance you need to make the right changes during 2024. I have extensive experience and wisdom guiding bosses and leaders to hire, coach, and manage their teams successfully. The bonus is that they achieve unprecedented results. Contact me to learn more about my in-depth, one-on-one, customized coaching programs.


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