Ask Joe: How to Plan Goals | PoP 658

Image of Joe Sanok is captured. On this therapist podcast, podcaster, consultant and author, talks about how to plan goals.

Who do you want to become? How can you plan goals for your future self? What can you do to create momentum towards positive change in your life?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how to plan goals, build momentum, and change your life.

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In This Podcast

  • Who do you want to be in the world?
  • Start small
  • What is the natural next step?
  • Joe’s summary

Who do you want to be in the world?

Who do I want to be? What do I want to have be part of that experience? How do I want to enter into the world? What is the change I want to affect? (Joe Sanok)

When you are starting to plan goals for yourself for the future, consider the version of yourself that you want to become.

How can you structure your life from your goals to bring you closer in alignment with the person that you want to be?

Start small

I tend to be a small-steps-in-the-right-direction person rather than a take-gigantic-steps-that-I-can’t-sustain [person]. (Joe Sanok)

Find small steps that you can take and small changes that you can incorporate into your routine over time to change it, instead of forcing a huge change that is unsustainable.

Start small consistently to get some of the best results. Let yourself explore new aspects and ways of sprucing up your current routine if completely changing it seems out of reach or unsustainable.

What is the natural next step?

In the course of completing your goals, ask yourself: what is the natural next step when it comes to pursuing your dreams?

Consider how you can make some minor changes to encourage momentum in the areas you want to expand.

In your business, that could be hiring a clinician into your practice, or joining a Mastermind group, or investing in SEO consulting.

What is that one thing that if you achieve makes everything else easier? (Joe Sanok)

Joe’s summary

  • What are small steps in the right direction that you can take?
  • Consider game-ifying your small change to encourage momentum.
  • Take risks and explore the boundaries of your nervousness around change to broaden your comfort zone.

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Meet Joe Sanok

A photo of Joe Sanok is displayed. Joe, private practice consultant, offers helpful advice for group practice owners to grow their private practice. His therapist podcast, Practice of the Practice, offers this advice.

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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