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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Props for Blogging

Last Thursday and Friday I went through the Lifeplanning process with leadership guru Dan Webster of Authentic Leadership. It was a great day and a half of talking ALL ABOUT ME!

Dan tells a story about a leadership event he went to with one of these Tony Robbins-type motivational speakers down by the river! As most of those go, you have to sift through the junk for a couple of pearls. What Dan learned at this one event not only impressed him, but it came as a great surprise.

The speaker said he took a staff of about 50 people that he was working with and had them all write down on a piece of paper 10 things they'd like to achieve in the next 6 months. Once written, they were put in envelopes, marked with their name, and handed in. No copy to take home. No report. Some time around 6 months later he returns with their envelopes. Before handing them out, he asks the group (who have not had any follow up) how many of the goals they think they accomplished. Well, not being able to even remember very many of them, the majority of people guess somewhere right around 2--that's it--2 goals achieved out of 10. The actual results? He claims time and time again that this experiment finds that the majority of folks will have met somewhere around 7 of their goals. He claims there is power merely in writing them down and never even coming back to them.

Well, if he is correct, then blogging has found more support as a spiritual discipline of sorts. When we create, write, and put ourselves "out there" into the blog-o-sphere, we are accountabilifying ourselves (that according to George W). So, over the next couple of weeks, I hope to be able to share some of the things I discovered through the LifePlanning process. In addition, I'll put some of my stated goals out here. Feel free to comment along the way. But please, be gentle.

8 Comments:

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous raptor said...

I'd like to marry and have 2 kids in the next six months

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger revnace said...

Let's see those goals... I'll be good.

 
At 11:37 PM, Anonymous curt said...

raptor, greg's already taken.

first enniograms...now lifeplanning...and written goals! How's a guy ever gonna keep up?

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

curt,
greg loves you and has a wondeful LIFE PLAN for your life...and he's a nice guy, too, so he'll slow to your pace...

 
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