90 Day Slay System Step Four: Define
Whew. We finished the math and now we are ready to define some goals for the next 90 days. This is exciting. We are almost there. All right, so we’re going to start as always at the core level. As a reminder, there are extra worksheets below this video. If you need them. So we’ve done the audit. We’ve done the brainstorm.
We’ve done capacity. Now it’s time to define so that we can execute. So what we’re going to want to do is go back now that you’ve done capacity, go back to your brainstorming pages. Okay. We want to go back to those brainstorming pages and we want to review the one thing. And instead I’m willing to boxes because those are your starting points for your goals.
Okay. But then by themselves, they’re not a goal. Right. So what we want to do is want to use them as a launch pad so we can clarify exactly how we will know if we’ve achieved them. Right. And we do that by using the 3d model of setting the goal. That means we want to make sure that it’s definitely. Okay.
We want that goal to be clearly defined so that we know whether or not we’ve achieved it. There needs to be a measurement. There needs to be doable. Right. And this is one that I think gets confusing a little bit sometimes because. A doable goal means it’s actionable. Okay. If your goal relies on someone else doing something, then it’s not actionable for you.
So we think a lot of times we set sales goals. Like this is the goal that I’m working towards, but it’s not actually the goal because. You can’t control whether or not someone ultimately makes the purchase. You can do all the work to get them there. But at the end of the day, you can’t, you are not in control.
You, you don’t do the final action. So while that’s something you’re striving towards, that’s not a goal that you can achieve on your own. It requires someone else to do that. And then finally you want to make sure it has a deadline, um, because we’re doing 90 days slay goals that deadlines built in, right?
These are goals that you’re working towards for the next 90 days. So I’m going to go back to my core example, um, so that you can see how we can turn this sort of vague idea. Into a goal that meets the 3d specifications. So in my core example, I identified moving my body more as the one thing that would have the greatest impact on my one-year vision, right?
The one year, the big brainstorming as I did my future casting. What’s one thing that would really impact my core level was moving my body because that’s going to help with my, um, physical and mental. So moving my body more alone, even if it’s moving it every day, isn’t really a great goal. Um, because while it can be somewhat measured, you know, moving my body isn’t necessarily the hours.
Right. It’s not the outcome that I’m trying to reach. It’s really about improving my physical and mental health. So I wanted to find a measurement. That was outcome-based. Okay. Um, that’s not just doing the action, but it’s something that happens because of the action. So it was thinking, what can I use as a measurement?
And of course the easiest when we’re talking about anything, health-related weight is always the easiest way. It’s clear, right? It’s definitely measurable. Step on a scale. You measured yourself, but you know, I know that I’m not driven by losing weight. And so if I make this a weight goal, uh, I’m not going to do it.
I’m not going to do it cause I’m not motivated by. I knew it wouldn’t work, but as I was thinking through and brainstorming, okay, what can I use to measure this goal? I remembered that I have an apple watch and the apple watch has a fitness app. And the fitness app has different awards or metals, or I don’t know, whatever you call them badges.
That’s what they call them. So I started looking at what are the different badges that you can earn. And I found that there is something called a hundred movement achievement badge. And so you only get that when you close your rings a hundred times. So I decided that that would be my goal because then I can focus on moving my body, which can be, um, right.
It’s walking the dogs, it can be pulling weeds. It can be mopping the floor or shopping at target, whatever it is. I’m still moving my body every day. But the goal is to close the rings 100 days in a row, right. So I’m still moving my body every day. So the goal then becomes to get that hundred, um, hundred movement achievement, I think is what they.
So that’s the first step is really getting very clear on what your goal is. Once you’ve identify the goal and you’ve, you know, it’s doable, it’s definite, and of course it has a deadline of your 90 days play. Then you want to identify which layer. Um, does this apply to, is this a core goal? Is this a circle goal or is this a community goal, right?
You want to make sure that you know which part of your life this goal applies to. And again, you can have, you know, I recommend everyone has at least one core goal. And if you can, then you could have one community in one circle, but if you really need to work on your foundation, by all means you can have three core goals.
You can have. Two core goals in one circle. Well, you can do whatever you want, but I do recommend that you at least have one core goal. Okay. Um, because everything builds on everything else. Then you want to identify how much time do you believe it’s going to take for you to achieve your goal. Now, in my example, I know it’s going to take me 30 minutes of movement, um, to close the ring.
So if that’s a hundred or 90, it’s technically 90 days, even though I have to do it a hundred times. So this isn’t a great goal because it does go a little bit beyond. Um, 90 days, but I’m gonna go with it anyway. Cause I’m a rebel like that. So I F I S uh, take the 90 days if it’s 30 minutes, 90 days, that’s 45 hours.
Okay. Because this is a person more of a personal goal for my core that I won’t be working on during working hours and business hours, those 45 hours, aren’t actually coming out of. The 198 hours that I identified earlier. Now my, uh, community goals will, but my core goal will not, it’s not going to come out of that time because that time was very, that was a very tight container for me.
That was only looking at the Workday. If you need more time than you’ve determined that you have available, this is where you might want to consider breaking that goal down into different parts. And then working on one section that can be achieved during the 19. Right. You don’t give up on the goal, you just say, okay, it’s going to take me.
This goal is going to take. 300 hours and I only have 50 hours. So I’m going to identify what can be done in 50 hours. Okay. You’re just going to break that down. The next thing you want to think about is what obstacles are you likely to encounter? See, we don’t like to think about the obstacles. We want to think it’s going to be smooth, sailing, easy peasy, Mack, and cheesy going to be no problem.
But the reality is there’s going to be obstacles and honestly, most optimal. Are probably going to be you right. In my core goals. I know I’m the obstacle, the obstacle for me doing, what I want to do is it’s going to hot or it’s too cold, or I don’t feel like I have enough time. Right. Just don’t want to, I’m tired.
Right? All the obstacles truly are. But if, you know, in ahead, if you know, ahead of time and you can plan for those obstacles and you can say, okay, what are the obstacles that I’m most likely to encounter? And you can plan on how you’re going to handle that when they occur, when they arise. Now you’ve already defeated that obstacle, right?
There’s if I know that I’m going to use it’s too hot or it’s too cold as an excuse to not get in my movements than if I know that ahead of time, I can make a plan. Right. And that’s really what it’s all about. It’s about having a plan to overcome the obstacles when they come up, because they’re going to come up.
Obstacles are going to happen. The next step is breaking down your big goal into mini goals. Right. You want to give yourself some little mini goals that you can use to track your progress on your way to achieving your bigger goal. Now, for my core goal, it’s really simple because the mini goals are simply smaller numbers of the larger goal.
It’s a very linear goal. And so it’s easy to just break down and say, okay, in three weeks I have to have this. I have to have 21 workouts done. And in seven weeks I have to have 49. Um, and so on. But what about a more complex goal or a goal? That’s not quite so linear. So I want to let you know that the milestones really represent the 23% 54% and 77% mark of your goals.
Right? It’s in a way it’s essentially like a quarter way halfway and three quarters of the way before you get to your final destination of your goal, they’re there to help you identify if you’re on pace. And if you’re on track to achieving your 90 day goal, but they’re not nearly as important as your overall.
So I really don’t want you to get bogged down into thinking that you must have these like perfect, uh, well, perfect, perfect. Don’t exist, but have these, you know, amazing like three weeks, seven week and 10 week goals, and that you’re doomed. If you don’t have that, that’s not the case. These are simply ways for you to identify if you are on the right.
And they don’t necessarily have to be done in that order if they don’t happen in that order. Okay. So in this example, the goal is the development inputs implementation of a strategic marketing plan. The milestones are completing the marketing plan, completing the SEO portion. And launching an affiliate program.
So while each of those elements are part of the overall goal, it doesn’t necessarily matter if they get completed in that order. Right. Or during those weeks, you can still reach the overall goal. Even if the milestones get tweaked a little bit, maybe they happen before. Maybe they get, you know, what happens before another one.
It’s no big deal. These are just good indicators of if your goal is on track to be completed. And then the last step is to create your roadmap for the goal. I love roadmaps. So most people, when they think of setting their goal, they think about where they are today and what the very next step is they need to achieve.
And then once they got that done, they think about the next step after that. And then the next step after that instead. I don’t want you to think about your goal as a starting line and a finish line, and you start hearing take one step, and I want you to start at the finish line and look back. So if you’re standing at the very last step before you take your goal, but for you complete your goal, that’s step 13.
Then what must have happened right before. So that you could have completed that. And then that becomes step 12. And when you’re standing in step 12, you say what must have happened before that, then that becomes step 11. So what you’re doing is you’re reverse engineering. All the steps that you need to take.
Now, again, don’t get bogged down. If your steps get out of order. That’s okay. If you end up doing step four before step two, but you’re still on track. That’s fine. Don’t get overwhelmed by this and don’t get bogged down in this. This is a tool to help you not to stymie you. Okay. So you want to repeat this process?
For each of your three goals and now you know exactly what you need to focus on each week for the next 13 weeks. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see what you guys on. I invite you to, if you’re, if you’re lost, if you need some help, if you need some support. Or if you just know what your goals are and you are on fire and you can’t wait to share them, I invite you to come tell us about it in our community.
You can join us there at The90DaySlay.com/community. You’re awesome. And I cannot wait to see how you slay the next 90 days.