[365 Days of Extraordinary] Day 124 Transcript: The Do It Diet Part 2

Samantha Leith The Do It Diet Part 2

Good evening. Happy Friday. Before I get to the Do It Diet part two. Sorry [inaudible 00:00:08] part two. Go and see the Joker. Oh my God. Joaquin is just amazing. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Just go see it. No spoilers, go see it. So last night in the Do It Diet I talked about step one of the Do It Diet, which is all about decluttering stuff out of your home, your business, your email, your social media, your friends, your family. Maybe you can’t declutter them. Do the best she can. You can go back and watch it if you want. And as I said, send me a message in messenger and I will get you the PDF so you can actually fill out and tick boxes as you do it.

Okay, so step two on the Do It Diet is all about goals. Now for those of you who don’t know, I’m fanatical about goals. And I can, hand on my heart, say when I have set a goal with a true intention to be something I really, really, really wanted and believed in and was right for me, I have made that shit happen like nobody’s business. If I set a goal that a bit wishy washy or I do it because I think it would be a good goal for me or other people seem to be doing it so I think I should do it, no, never happens. So my first point of call with goal setting with anybody is, absolutely, like gutterly true for you. Gutturally? In your tummy.

As you know, you may not know actually, I’ve written a book all about goal setting and achieving goals. So there’s just still a bit of editing and a couple of stories to add to that and then that’ll go off to the printers, and you can all buy my first book. Yay! That’ll be really exciting. It’s called Go For Gold. Because I like plays on words, I do it all the time.

So what I want you to do, get out a piece paper or send me the message and get the PDF, and I want you to write down, let me just get the PDF in front me. So a quick thing about goals. Now I’m probably going over territory that you’ve heard a million times, so just bear with me. Okay? Because I’ve probably heard some things a gazillion times myself and still I listen again and I listen intently, every time, with open ears, because one day you just need someone to say something in a slightly different way and it’ll sink in and you’ll be like, “Oh my God, now I’ve got it. Yep. Okay. Yes. Now I understand.” Okay? So always listen with an open mind.

Pinterest - Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort - Samantha LeithSo goals, there’s lots of different acronyms for how you should set goals, but the most common kind of industry standard one is smart goals. And for those of you who don’t know, my business used to be called Smart Not Hard. Because aside, I figured if I wrote or typed Smart Not Hard, Proprietor, Limited enough times, I’d actually really work like that. Yeah, it didn’t work. So anyway, the name changed now. But we set goals primarily, in smart ways, you know? So are they specific? Are there measurable? Are they attainable? Are they realistic? And are they timely? So we’ll just go over them quickly. So specific, setting a goal like, I’m going to write a great book. Okay. A great book on what? By whose definition is it great? When are you going to have a written by? Is it an ebook that it’s 25 pages long? Is it a war on peace that’s 600 pages long? When are you going to write it by? I said that one. See, you got to knock these things out.

And another good thing to do when you’re writing them, which is not part of the smart thing, but I think it’s important, is to write how you’re going to to feel. So I’ve talked about that before when I went over the desire map with you guys, is that when we chasing a goal, like there’s something there, a lot of the times it’s a feeling that’s going to happen for us when we attain that, or what we associate, we’re going to feel like when we attain that. So if it’s weight thing, for example, are you going to feel vibrant. If it’s a financial goal, are you going to feel abundant? Are you going to feel free? Are you going to feel… Like all those kinds of things. So you get the picture.

So here’s an example of a random one. It’s the 31st of December, 2015 and I feel excited, proud, and wealthy. There you go. I’ve built my email list by 300 people and my business income has grown by 100%. Now I know that my future is bright and I’m ecstatic that I can quit my day job. There you go. Not my goal, but that’s a goal. Random one I wrote there. So be as like nutted out as much as possible. That’s all I can say. Like nutted out, nutted out, nutted out, nutted out. The more you write them…. And I talk a lot about having writing goals over and over and over again. If you don’t know already, every day in my journal, big dreams, current goals, yearly goals, as well as gratitude and stuff like that. Every single day, and it makes a difference.

So I want you, on a piece of paper, to write your BHAG. Have you ever heard of the BHAG? BHAG is a big, hairy, audacious goal. So the, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, big, hairy, audacious goal. Like, what’s the out of the park, massive, “Oh my God, if I got that, that would just be awesome”? I feel amazing because it’s the year 2035… How old… No, I might be too old there. 2025? 2029? Just pick a year. 15th of June, I’ve just turned 60 and I’ve done my first moon trick with Virgin Galactic. Now I have no desire or intention to go to the moon, so that’s not going to become one of my goals. But like a big, hairy, audacious goal. Okay? Like make it a massive, something you think, “Geez, if I achieved that, holy guacamole, everybody would be talking about it.”

So a bit like me becoming the, I don’t know, female captain of the All Blacks. No, that’s not… Impossible. See, that’s not realistic. See, you can’t set a goal that’s not realistic. So even on a BHAG, there has to be a reality dose to it. So a BHAG doesn’t actually have a date. But like if you’re 60, chances are you’re not going to be winning a world championship in diving, for example. So you do have to have it based in realism even though it is a big, hairy, audacious goal. Okay?

And then I just want you to write out a one year goal for your business. And these are a business focused. So primarily, because that’s a lot of the clients I work with, but you can try to make it personal. So one year goal for your business or your personal life, a six month goal for your business or personal life, three month goal for your business or personal, and a one month goal for your business. So we can nut it down. So one, six, three, one, one week is the bottom one. Like what is something you can get done in a week? Okay?

Because achieving a goal within a week is, first and foremost, apart from having achieved it, that’s going to be flexing that confidence muscle for you. And as we know, the more you flex that confidence muscle, the more you do things to bring you more confidence, the more confident you get and the more things you do. So just going around and around in a beautiful circle. It’s like a hormone reaction inside your body. You do something to gain confidence, you build more confidence. You’d try new things that give you more confidence, and build more confidence. Just goes around and around, it’s beautiful.

So now that you’ve got that. They’re like the sign posts. Okay? They’re the destination thing for, your goal, like that’s where you want to get to. But we all know to get there, you got to like fill the car with petrol, you got to pack, you got to drive to Tamworth, you’ve got to… There’s all these little steps that have to happen along the way. So go in here, like get this out quickly, quickly, quickly, quickly, quickly, quickly. And these can be called action goals, action steps, do goals, signpost goals. They can be called all sorts of things. But like literally, want you to write three or five actions that you need to take for each of those goals that you just said. So the one year, six month, three months, one month, one week. Okay? Three to five… A bit of fluff. Three to five, that’s what I want you to write down. Okay?

Now that’s a really simplistic way of looking at goal setting, but I encourage you to do it. And I have done other lives on goal setting, and I’m sure I’ll do a lot more because goals and passion and performance are kind of my three jams. Is that like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? P B and J, or something like that. So tomorrow night I’ll do step three of the Do It Diet with you. So look forward to that. And as I said, if you want the PDF to go through with it, just send me a message and I’ll send it back to you. Until then, have a great night. And go see the Joker. Oh my God, he’s amazing. Can I do it? I so can’t do that. That was terrible. Yeah, how do you do it? Something like that. Oh my God, he was incredible. Night, night.