Ever since I posted E+R=O Wristbands and Ohio State Football, hundreds of people have contacted us about our E+R=O wristband options, the keynote speaking I do, and to find out exactly what E+R=O represents.
We just passed the halfway point.
That means it is decision time.
What will you do?
The choice is yours!
A few weeks ago I started coaching the Steeple Station Stingrays Swim Team again. This is my 12th summer season as a head coach (10th with this team). I’m working with 170 swimmers ages 4-18. You can read more about our Swim Team here.
One thing I love about coaching the Steeple Station Stingrays (try saying that 10x fast) is working with our teenage swimmers. It’s not just about stroke technique with these swimmers. It’s about life skills. And one life skill I try to teach and model is goal setting. How to set personal goals and team goals. How to set short term goals and long term goals. How to achieve goals and objectives. Goal setting. Goal setting. Goal setting!
Okay, I’m always pumped about the New Year. I love taking time out every December to review my goals from the past year to see what I accomplished and how I grew. Even more, I love setting goals for the New Year (not New Year resolutions, but SMART goals). I love making plans for how to strengthen my family, how to grow personally, and how to develop professionally. I love refocusing on being intentional.
But goal setting is not the only reason I’m pumped about the New Year. I’m pumped about this New Year because of all the ideas I have about how to do well while doing good for others!
It’s a perfect night. The Christmas tree is lit. I’m listening to my Jason Mraz station on Pandora. In a few minutes we’re having our weekly family night which is our way of intentionally connect with one another on a deeper level and talking through what matters most to our family.
To top it off, I’m thinking through my goal setting template for the new year.
What do I mean by goal setting template?
Every year I determine a new theme, or template, for my goals. This past year my goal setting template was “It’s A Numbers Game,” so every major goal I set revolved around numbers.
Honestly, I’m not sure why I do this. All I know is it brings clarity to my goals. It also gives me a rallying cry for the year…something to repeat daily that brings focus. In fact, as you can see by the pictures below, I post my goal setting template prominently in my office so that I see it everyday.