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Goal!: Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business and Career Success Paperback – April 1, 2009
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OK, so with all that being said, I do have to say this: alot of the information here is not new. I know that in the realm of self-help and personal development, especially when it comes to the topic of goal-setting, this type of criticism is common. Regardless, in the case of this book, it's appropriate (and I have to say this simply because with all the positive reviews, I somehow expected more).
In the beginning of this book, the author(s) walk you through alot of questions you should be considering when starting a goal. Many of these questions are things you can probably figure out if you think about it (or if you're an avid reader of goal setting books). However, if per chance you can't come up with these questions, then this book may be of use to you.
The author(s) also give you examples of how to do a business plan and their example of a goal setting worksheet. Variations of this goal-setting worksheet can be found in other self-help books.Read more ›
What sets this book apart from other motivational books is how practical in nature it is. Yes, there is certainly a philosophical component to it, but that is backed up with a lot of practical guidance that resonated with me. And the book is very interactive in nature. For example, right from the start, I was required to write down my goal in very specific terms and then to write my motivations for why this goal was important to me. For the first time in many years of thinking about my goal, I was compelled to examine my motivations around why the goal was important to me and what negative thoughts I had that had been preventing me from achieving my goal. When I replaced these negative thoughts with correspondingly positive thoughts, I had mentally "cleared the way" to see my goal as achievable.
GOAL! did a good job of helping me overcome obstacles like procrastination and hitting plateaus during the course of working toward my goal. There were a number of great stories about people like Richard Branson and Anderson Cooper who overcame huge hurdles to success.
There was also a section of the book devoted to 30 days of exercises that helped keep me on track and moving towards my goal. The exercises only took about 5-10 minutes to do, but they served a useful purpose in that they had me thinking about my goal from the standpoint of already having achieved it.Read more ›
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This book has lots of good tips and advice for reaching your goals. Pretty much all of the classic advice is contained in this book. There are some new and special twists. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by new jersey art lover
I was truly inspired by reading GOAL! It creates a blueprint to follow, allowing you to focus specifically on your goal, and gives you a plan to achieve it. Read morePublished on March 28, 2011 by Cynthia
This book has a different "feel" to it than most goal books. It's highly structured - which helped me tremendously - and it's easy to follow. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Wendy
I have read several other goal-attainment and career advice books recently as part of a career change process. This book has been the most helpful. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Mimi
I found myself in a jam, needing to complete an important project, but not having a lot of time to do it. It really stressed me, so I looked for a book that could help me fast. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Margaret Araya
GOAL! gives you a very practical and achievable approach to reaching your professional or personal goals. Read morePublished on November 20, 2010 by Anthony Salah
GOAL! was a great roadmap that helped me plot the transition from my long-time career to a new path. Read morePublished on November 20, 2010 by A. M. Simon
I'm something of a lifehacker, and enjoy reading books in the goal setting genre. In keeping with the quest for efficiency, what I really liked about "Goal! Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Corwin
I've read many books on personal development (achieving goals); however, I found this book to be practical and simple. Phase 2 of this book helped me to stay focused. Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Amazon Customer