SteppUp Time Management Skills

How to Create Goals and Set Priorities

Course Overview

The goal of this program is to help professionals manage their business by knowing where and how to focus their time and attention. You learn proven principles successful people use to accomplish their personal and business life dreams. You will walk away with the knowledge how to build the life you want by accomplishing personal and business goals.

The problem isn’t that we need more time. We are all giving 25 hours a day. The problem is how we manage our activities. Dreaming about a better life, job, relationship or income is common to all of us. What is not common is how we go about our day turning imaginations into real accomplishments.

In this course you will learn how highly successful people turn their time into successful accomplishments. Understanding that you don’t do “goals” you simply accomplish goals. What you will learn is the process for effective goals setting thinking and how easily it is to do the activities needed to accomplish your lifetime dreams.

Problems This Course Solves:

  1. Ineffective planning and preparing activities
  2. Wasting time on nonproductive activities
  3. Ending the week/month/year with very little accomplished
  4. Lack of goal orientationInability to focus on the future while living in the present
  5. Inability to focus on the future while living in the present
  6. Misunderstanding the relationship between goals and activities
  7. Fear of creating a goal and failing
  8. Fear of others seeing you fail
  9. Lack of knowledge in how to create goals and priorities
  10. Lack confidence managing time, task and priorities

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program, you will have the tools to:

  • Develop the right attitude toward controlling your time.
  • Know how to use the time available and ignore nonessentials.
  • Understand the importance of having professional and personal goals.
  • Learn how to create smart goals.
  • Determine the right activities to reach goals.
  • Prioritize your time to maintain balance.
  • Master the habit of planning.
  • Schedule when to do what you planned.
  • Avoid procrastination which can impede your success.

Course Agenda

Topic: How to Create Goals and Set Priorities
The value of goals:
People who write their goals down accomplish significantly more than those who do not write their goals.


  • Organize your thinking
  • Organize your dreaming
  • Organize your time

The reason why so many people don’t set goals:

  • They haven’t been taught the value
  • They don’t know how
  • They don’t want to fail
  • They have been disappointed by New Year’s resolutions

The strategy for goal setting:

  • What are your most pressing concerns?
  • What’s keeping you up at night?
  • What do you dream about?
  • Allowing the time to set goals properly
  • Choosing a word for the year

The fuel for goals:

  • Expansive thinking
    • If you had no limits what would you do?
    • If you had six months to live what would you do?
    • If you won the lottery what would you change in your life?
    • If you knew you could not fail what you attempt?

The infrastructure behind successful goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time bound

The Priority Matric

  • Urgent but not important
  • Important but not urgent
  • Time Wasters

The turbo charge for accomplishing your goals:

  • Regular review
  • Accountability

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