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WORKING SMART – 4

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FACTORS THAT HINDER GOALS

What we don’t measure, we can’t manage/grow

According to Forbes while the process of goal setting is important because it helps unearth and identify what’s truly important to you, pursuing your goals is the real money-maker (literally and figuratively) because it builds self-efficacy; but there are some factors that can hinder you goals which includes the following.

  • Procrastination
  • Indiscipline
  • Low self esteem

 

10 tips on setting goals

  1. Your goals must be ambitious but achievable
  2. Make a list of your goals
  3. Discuss your goals with your partner
  4. Ensure that you set your own goals
  5. Set deadlines for each goals
  6. Carry with you your list of goals
  7. Be flexible when planning your goals
  8. Give up things that are barriers to your goals
  9. Be careful with whom you share your goals
  10. Start to visualize your goals

 

Acting on your goals

It is important to begin with your overall long-term goal and then break it down into a series of smaller goals.  Take each smaller goal in turn and brainstorm all the possible actions you will need to take to achieve each goal

Getting started in setting goals – Action point

  1. Begin by writing a list of your overall goals:  be it career, health, education, family etc.
  2. Break the list down into smaller sub-goals, making sure they are achievable and measurable
  3. Brainstorm, in no particular order, all the things that will need to happen for the goal to be achieved
  4. Put these into logical order, or sequence
  5. Put together your plan of action, along with measurable timelines
  6. Begin acting on your plan. Schedule time into your diary to make sure things happen
  7. Amend the plan as circumstances change
  8. Keep others informed of your progress
  9. Reward yourself as the plan starts to become a reality

 

On acting on your goals

  • Try to visualize the outcome you are looking to achieve. How will it make you feel?
  • Think about how will you feel if nothing changes
  • Begin working on your goals now
  • Do not let other people’s negative thinking put you off
  • Think positive
  • Reward yourself when you achieve your goals

 

Goal – What an Individual is Trying to Accomplish?

  • Directing one’s attention
  • Regulating one’s effort
  • Increasing one’s persistence
  • Encouraging the development of goal-attainment strategies or action plans

 

WAYS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL (1/3)

Transform your passion into career

Write out a list of your top five passions in life. Study this list to determine which one passion solves a need in the marketplace. Then transform that specific passion into your own business and you will have discovered the key to creating your own destiny

“DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW”

Visualize your dreams

Only those who can see the invisible can achieve the impossible. Belief in your vision is the key to creating your own destiny. Larry Olsen said, “First we must taste our vision, touch our vision, feel our vision, emotionalize our vision, and finally own our vision”

Once we learn to own our vision, the “how” of making it happen slowly presents itself?”

Set huge goals

What are your boldest goals in life? Whether you realize it or not, you have the ability to choose your destiny based on the decisions you make and the actions you take. We all have the ability to pre-determine our destination in advance simply by scripting our lives in the form of writing down our goals for how we desire our lives to be.

 

WAYS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL (2/3)

Put family ahead of work

Your family is more important than the world. Family is the only stabilizing force that helps you to navigate through uncertain financial times. No one ever found himself on his deathbed wishing he had spent more time at the office away from his family.”

Build Real Wealth through Self-Education

There is a huge difference between “book smarts” and “street smarts.” Getting a college education is extremely important, but your education should not stop after college. Jim Rohn said, “Formal education will earn you a living, but self-education will earn you afortune!”

Overcome Your Fears

Only two things in life can hold you back from your destiny: your fears and your self-limiting beliefs. David Joseph Schwartz said, “Do what you fear and your fears will disappear,” and the Reverend Dick Gregory said, “Fear and God do not occupy the same space.

 

WAYS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL (3/3)

Execute your plan daily

Your actions equal your results, so the best way to pursue your destiny is to do something every single day for the rest of your life to pursue your goals. John Addison said, “I will do today what others won’t so I will have tomorrow what others don’t.”

Become an Entrepreneur

Sooner or later, all jobs come to an end. Therefore, keep your day job while you simultaneously build your business. Your day job becomes the seed money to support your business. When you are employed working for “the Man,” you help someone else to create his or her destiny, not yours. The only way to earn your true worth is by becoming an entrepreneur

Focus on Your Health and Nutrition

Wealth without health is not worth its weight in gold. If you are truly to achieve your destiny, you need to focus as equally on your health goals as your wealth goals. Howard Howell said, “You must either diet or die.”

 

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WORKING SMART – 3

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SETTING GOALS

What we don’t measure, we can’t manage/grow

Continuing from where we stopped the last time, according to MindTools the process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

  • Goal-setting techniques are used by successful people in all fields.
  • Goal setting is the process of identifying something that you want to accomplish and establishing measurable goals and time frames.

 

GOALS…

  • inspire you to do the work
  • excite and even scare you
  • are specific, measurable and written in the present tense

 

Write down your goals – Also capture them in picture form

a picture setting of goals

GOAL AREAS

  • Revenue
  • Cost
  • Profit
  • Staff Strength
  • Clientele base
  • Space/Expansion
  • Partnerships/Projections/Collaboration
  • New product/Service offering
  • New incorporation
  • New Market
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Training/certifications
  • Networking
  • Net worth
  • Family
  • spirituality

 

Develop a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals

 

Work “SMART”

Specific

  • Set your goals – not vague, but clear and precise
  • State in plain terms what you want to achieve
  • Focus exactly on what you want to do

 

Measurable

  • The goals should be quantifiable in some ways, so that you can assess the progress you are making or indeed, not making

 

Achievable

  • You need to focus on goals that are realistic and possible
  • They should stretch you, but should not be so completely beyond your reach that they are unrealistic and unattainable

 

Relevant

  • Look at the goal in the context of your wider plans
  • Is it a useful part of the larger vision for what you want to do?
  • Will you be able to put adequate resources into it?

 

Timed

  • Look at the goal in the context of your wider plans
  • Is it a useful part of the larger vision for what you want to do?
  • Will you be able to put adequate resources into it?

 

3 things to do to stay focus on goals:

“Keep the goal before you everyday”

“Engage the law of buy-in”

“Paint a picture of a preferable future”

 

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WORKING SMART – 2

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GOALS – TIMELINE

What we don’t measure, we can’t manage/grow

From the earlier post we discussed about goal setting to getting, we will continue from there with setting goal timeline which include the following:

Short-term goals

Our short-term goals tells us what we should be doing this week, or this month to achieve our short-term objectives. In business this is important as this can influence issues such as orders received, production targets met, accounts produced and cash inflow maintenance that are required for the business to function on a day-to-day basis.

A picture of goals timelineMedium-term goals

By looking at medium-term we are released from the urgent day-to-day stuff and can begin to plan without having a worry about short-term issues. Medium-term goals are a stepping stone to the longer-term stuff with more time to think and plan.

 

Long-term goals

In long-term we need to have a vision of future: where we are going on the long journey ahead? Where do we see ourselves in 10, 15 or 20 years time?.

 

AREAS OF GOALS TO LOOK AT

Financial Goals

  • Earn certain amount of money in a specified time
  • Get rid of debt
  • Set up an investment

Social Goals

  • Develop something significant
  • Charity
  • Religious
  • Environmental

Educational Goals

  • Earn credits towards a degree
  • Take adult education classes
  • Keep updating your skills

Health Goals

  • Join health club
  • Have annual checkup
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat nutritious food

Family Goals

  • Meet your relatives
  • Make new friends
  • Find people who can help you to reach your goal

Career Goals

  • Get a promotion
  • Reach certain professional level
  • Learn a new job skill
  • Complete project in time

 

Start with some dreams – The 5 ‘Ds’ factor

Drive

  • Think about what really fires you up, what motivates you?
  • What is it that gives you energy and a great sense of personal fulfillment?
  • What do you care deeply about?

Dream

  • What have you always wanted to do?
  • Where do you see yourself in a year’s time?
  • Dream more dreams

Develop

  • What natural skills, abilities or talents do you have that could develop further?

Discuss

  • Chat through the answers to some of these questions with friends
  • Are you being honest or completely unrealistic about yourself
  • Are there seeds of some possibilities that could become real?

Desire

  • It will help you greatly if you can set clear and positive goals
  • You can then breakdown these goals into more immediate aims
  • Think about what next steps would be in order to fulfill the goals and aims that you have set for yourself

 

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WORKING SMART – 1

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Goal Setting to Getting

What we don’t measure, we can’t manage/grow

 

INTRODUCTION

Research at Yale University – resulted into the following outcomes:

  • Researchers ask members of class of 1953 if they have specific, written, long-term goals.
  • Only 3% did.
  • 20 years later, the researchers contacted the same graduates to see what happened to them.
  • The 3% with goals had lives there were measurable better than the 97% without goals.
  • The 3% who have set specific goals had accumulated more personal wealth then the other 97% put together.

 

WORKING SMART - goal settingWhat is goal? – If you don’t know where you are going, you’re likely to wind up somewhere else”

Goal is what an individual is trying to accomplish through his or her behavior and actions or the purpose towards which an endeavor is directed; an end; an objective.

 

What is goal setting?

– A theory that focuses on identifying the types of goals that are most effective in producing high levels of motivation and performance and why goals have these effects.

– Goal setting in broad terms is the process of deciding on something you want, planning how to get it, and then working towards the objective.

– Goal setting is not wishing or dreaming. It is something that is progressively worked towards. Goal setting is a process; it is not something that decided on a whim.

 

IMPORTANCE OF GOAL SETTING

Why is it so important to set goals?

Every organization, non-profit and for profit firm, has both an overall mission statement, and “corporate” vision statement that defines and drives what the purpose and objectives of the organization is to do. But along with a mission and vision statement, the organization needs to develop and implement sound goals and objectives for achievement. Without goals to achieve, you’re just like a boat on the open ocean without a sail, to be tossed and carried about at will.

  • Achieve more in your life-time
  • Improve overall performance in your life
  • Increase the motivation to achieve most out of life
  • Increase your pride and self-satisfaction
  • Improve self confidence
  • Helps to eliminate the attitudes that holds you back and cause unhappiness

 

Perils of not setting any goals

A goal is a desired result a person or an organization envisions plans and commits to achieve.  It is the desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Goals are what motivate us to push ourselves to grow and move forward in life.

The problem is that many people live without having any goals and there are some dangers in living this way.

  • We can become passive.
  • It is impossible to do any real evaluation.
  • We can fall into the trap of doing something just for the sake of doing something
    and it is difficult to state why we are doing this or why we are not.
  • We lose motivation because we are not challenged.
  • It becomes easy to settle for a maintenance mode instead of development mode
  • It is easy not to plan ahead.
  • The emphasis becomes upon activity rather than output

 

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Growth and Internationalization

Growth and Internationalization
Government and business leaders are worried about the effects of protectionism and trade wars. However, the current uncertain global environment has also generated opportunities for growth. Examples include new manufacturing supply chains involving Vietnam, Africa, Latin America, and other regions. To compete effectively at this new game, companies and territories should adopt an internationalization strategy. For businesses, this means more flexible, regional operational footprints. For governments, it means focusing on five key attributes of growth- enabling economy stability, tourism, services for export, good governance and digital public services.

A new model of market expansion strategy which we call INTERNATIONALIZATION is replacing the globalism of the early 2000s. This model acknowledges that the global business ecosystem now includes many small and medium sized enterprises and ambitious family businesses, often based in emerging markets, linked together by collaborative supply chains and platforms. At the same time, larger companies with established global supply chains have realized that they need to bring their operations closer to the demand they are targeting. The trade tensions of 2019 have heightened awareness of these dynamics and accelerated the business response to them.
Internationalization is paying more attention to regional opportunities, and moving activity to places businesses might not have favored in the past. To be sure, global trade will still thrive, but there will be much more regional concentration. Rather than shipping goods around the world from cheap labor hubs, companies manufacture goods for Asia customers in Asia, for European customers in Central Europe, and for North America. They develop regional footprints, sourcing from more locations.
ADVANTAGES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION

  1. It grants a true independence from the local market business cycles
  2. Permits to access a broader market
  3. Helps to improve a general company’s image
  4. Enhances productive capacity
  5. Diminishes costs by virtue of enhancing productive efficiency
  6. More growth and profitability
This approach opens new opportunities for governments to take a fresh look at the capabilities and strengths of their industries and people, and carve out winning position for themselves as gem of trade and investment.

For businesses, a strategy based on internationalization will mean shifting supply chains to serve new consumer markets with products that are manufactured with regional suppliers, as well as being flexible enough to manage rapid changes in tariffs and other geographical shifts. The winning governments will be those that are open for business, in a way that leads companies to find them and settle into a patter – now and ideally into the future.

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MANAGING CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE AS YOU PREPARE FOR 2020

MANAGING CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE AS YOU PREPARE FOR 2020
Change they say is constant but adapting to change particularly in the workplace is sometimes a herculean task. People tend to love living in the same status quo. Just like the Japanese frog story, people will naturally prefer to remain in their comfort zone.
Change Management is a term used to refer to the introduction of new processes in an organization, or the management of people who are experiencing change. It is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.
In a layman’s definition is “the coordination of a structured period of transition from situation A to situation B in order to achieve lasting change within an organization.

There are three Levels of Change Management

  • Individual Change Management
This requires understanding how people experience change and what they need to change successfully.  It also requires knowing what will help people make a successful transition: what message do people need to hear, when and from whom, when the optimal time to teach someone a new skill is, how to coach people to demonstrate new behaviors, and what makes changes stick in someone’s work.

  • Organizational/Initiative Change Management
This provides us with the steps and actions to take at the project level to support the hundreds who are impacted by a project.
OCM involves first identifying the groups and people who will need to change as the result of the project, what ways they will need to change and then creating a customized plan for ensuring impacted employees receive the awareness, leadership, coaching and training they need in order to change successfully.
Driving successful individual transitions should be the central focus of the activities in organizational change management.

  • Enterprise Change Management Capability
This means effective change management is embedded into your organization’s roles, structures, processes, projects and leadership competencies. Change management processes are consistently and effectively applied to initiatives, leaders have the skills to guide their team through change, and employees know what to ask for in order to be successful.

The end result of an enterprise change management capability is that individuals embrace change more quickly and effectively, and organizations are able to respond quickly to market changes, embrace strategic initiatives, and adopt new technology more quickly with less productivity impact.

 

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African Women Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Year long Training Program

Are you a female in business or aspiring to go into business? If yes, then  this is key information for you.

We are pleased to alert you to the news that the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) will begin to accept online applications on 4 December 2019 for its third cohort. AWEC is a 12-month, high-touch leadership and management capacity building program. Its mission is to empower women from across Africa and the diaspora with the knowledge and network needed to build resilient and scalable businesses.

For one year, beginning on 1 April 2020, AWEC cohort members are guided through an intensive applied and collaborative learning model that blends online and offline experiences. They learn real-world lessons from CEOs and business school professors. They apply new knowledge to their own businesses. They are paired with senior business mentors from around the world. And they create a lasting network of 200 women entrepreneurs from across the continent who become their supporters, champions, and cheerleaders.

AWEC is open to African female founders running a business in any industry. Aspiring women entrepreneurs who have a well-developed and innovative business idea are also encouraged to apply.

Women interested in applying for AWEC’s program should be prepared to:

  • Commit to an intensive program that requires a 4-6 hour commitment per week, for one year
  • Engage in an online and offline experience that requires regular Internet access (at least weekly)
  • Keep up with a fast-paced learning environment conducted entirely in English

The application will go live at 12:00am UTC on 4 December and will close at 11:59pm UTC on 17 December. No late applications will be accepted.

While there is no program fee to participate in AWEC, cohort members are required to commit their time (4 to 6 hours per week for one year) and energy to being an active learner and participant in the AWEC community.

While the Global Scholars community is international and AWEC is focused on African women entrepreneurs, we hope you will share this unique learning opportunity with your networks to help us to reach more women entrepreneurs across Africa and its diaspora who are seeking to increase their knowledge and grow their businesses. For more information about the program and to apply online, visit: www.thecge.net/awec/apply.

AWEC is a program operated by the Center for Global Enterprise, a nonprofit organization based in the U.S.

Sincerely,

Karen Sippel

Managing Director

African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative

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VOICEFORSME INTERVIEW WITH DR. FEMI OLADEJI ON PLASTIC SURGERY IN NIGERIA

VOICE FOR SME INTERVIEW WITH DR. FEMI OLADEJI - MD Valued Seed Health Care

VOICE FOR SME INTERVIEW WITH DR. FEMI OLADEJI - MD Valued Seed Health CareMEET DR. FEMI OLADEJI

Meet Dr. Femi Oladeji, he is a Lekki-Lagos based medical practitioner and one of the most renowned plastic and aesthetic surgeon in Nigeria, he is a world class plastic surgeon, skilled in public speaking, team building as well as leadership development, he is a strong passionate consultant with focus in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery from West African College of Surgeons. He is an experienced community mobilizer for health care and a philanthropist who is also the founder of Kind Hearts Nigeria (www.kindheartsng.org), an organization that focused on free treatment of cancer patients worldwide as well as the Managing Director of Valued Seed Health Care (owners of Lekki Hill Plastic Surgery).

Dr. Femi Oladeji can be regarded as one of the major forces behind the rebranding of plastic surgery in Nigeria and is among the top 3 most sought-after doctors in this line of business.

He did not allow his challenges override his passion; he discovered that he loves using his hands more, which was why he chose to do something related to plastic surgery and aesthetics.

Let’s delve into his world and uncover the lots of myths surrounding plastic surgery and the business around it. Our wonderful correspondent Bukola Oyedokun interviewed him to share with us his success story and his uniqueness in this business.

MYTHS DEBUNKED

The first myth he debunked is the fact that Africans particularly Nigerians don’t love to patronize plastic surgery or Nigerian/African based plastic surgeons. VOICE FOR SME INTERVIEW WITH DR. FEMI OLADEJI - MD Valued Seed Health CareAccording to him Nigerians and Africans in general have been patronizing plastic surgery for many years back. Against all odds and the need to have a world class plastic surgery outfit at an affordable cost to the patients as well as reducing the burden of going outside the country for plastic surgeries led to the reality of this business. Moreover, the need to look good and feel confident has also surmounted the establishment of this mainstay business.

Another myth he debunked, is the high cost of undergoing plastic surgery. According to him, it all depends on the need and the type of surgery the patient requires; he further buttressed that it all boils down to the type of equipment, resources, facility and a number of cosmetics used in achieving the desired goal. But in comparison to traveling abroad (medical tourism) to achieve same result, his hospital here in Nigeria creates a whole lot of savings with plenty of coins returned to the patients’ pocket and so much more added to the country’s GDP.

VOICE FOR SME INTERVIEW WITH DR. FEMI OLADEJI - MD Valued Seed Health CareA whole lot of other myths were uncovered in this first part of the interview session such as high esteem in relation to plastic surgery, the bigger the better, risks involve in plastic surgery. One of the major high points is the fact that undergoing liposuctions contributes to reducing conditions of diabetes, reduces appetite, reduces high blood pressure etc. Another part to look out for is where he said that Liposuction increases the chances of getting PREGNANT.

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Job Placement Program

job placement program

Job Placement Program

A new way to get mentored and kick-start your career.

This Program aims to become the number one recruitment and sector-focused mentorship provider in the Nigeria.

We want to assist candidates who are entering the workforce for the first time, switching to a new profession, or seeking to climb up the career ladder.

In order to deliver on these goals, we have created a sophisticated solution we refer to as Job Placement Program.

Candidates can tap into this program to receive a structured mentoring from an experienced professional.

Through this, they can understand and adapt to the demands of the Nigerian job market, learn new skills, and gain relevant work experience that will serve as their competitive edge one they start applying for work.

Date: 4 – 6 Sept
Time: 9am daily
Venue: Career Care Centre, Maryland, Lagos.

Reg fee: 25k
Early bird reg: 20k, Closes 25th Aug 2019.

 

Registration fee will cover Tea/Coffee & Lunch break, Training Handbook & Certificate

 

Take charge of your career… Register today!

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Job Placement Program

job placement program

Job Placement Program

A new way to get mentored and kick-start your career.

This Program aims to become the number one recruitment and sector-focused mentorship provider in the Nigeria.

We want to assist candidates who are entering the workforce for the first time, switching to a new profession, or seeking to climb up the career ladder.

In order to deliver on these goals, we have created a sophisticated solution we refer to as Job Placement Program.

Candidates can tap into this program to receive a structured mentoring from an experienced professional.

Through this, they can understand and adapt to the demands of the Nigerian job market, learn new skills, and gain relevant work experience that will serve as their competitive edge one they start applying for work.

Date: 4 – 6 Sept
Time: 9am daily
Venue: Career Care Centre, Maryland, Lagos.

Reg fee: 25k
Early bird reg: 20k, Closes 25th Aug 2019.

 

Registration fee will cover Tea/Coffee & Lunch break, Training Handbook & Certificate

 

Take charge of your career…Register today!

 

For more info:

Call 09093929847 or 07018868842

info@coinboxlimited.com.ng