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Discover YOUR Formula for Success

Learn how to create a comprehensive personal plan for success, and achieve your goals in a balanced way.
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Created by John Carroll
Last updated 8/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
This course is a journey of self-discovery. It will provide you with the framework and additional resources needed to create a comprehensive personal plan for success in all areas, and help you achieve your goals in a balanced way.
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  • Read Creating Your Personal Life Plan by Michael Hyatt. Complete the end of section action plans/exercises.
  • Complete your Personal SWOT Analysis using the template provided.
  • Develop your Personal Plan for Success use either The Performance Planner or Creating Your Personal Life Plan templates as a guide.
  • Read the supplemental articles provided and complete the end of lecture quizzes.

Why is a personal plan for success so important? In the words of Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will take you there.”

Unfortunately, most people spend more time planning their vacations than they do planning their lives. So, it should be no surprise when things don’t turn out the way we hoped they would.

Trial and error is also an expensive way to build a business, and to meet your goals and fulfill your dreams in all aspects of your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone committed to both personal and professional growth that is ready to develop a personal plan for success to help them achieve their short-and long-term goals, and live a more balanced lifestyle.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 05:18:32
Business Leaders Series℠ Program
1 Lecture 00:50
Welcome to the Business Leaders Series! Courses designed specifically for busy professionals who are passionate about life-long learning and growth.
Preview 00:50
Discover YOUR Formula for Success
1 Lecture 00:58
Welcome to Discover YOUR Formula for Success! This video lecture offers a brief introduction to the initial course in the Business Leaders Series.
Preview 00:58
Success Planning Formula
5 Lectures 24:21

This lecture kicks-off the Discover YOUR Formula for Success lecture series, and summarizes the importance of developing actionable Personal Plans for Success (PPFS) to achieve your goals.

Preview 05:10

What is the key to success? (Check all that apply).
Key to Success Quiz
1 question

This lecture highlights goal-setting and planning. Participants will learn about the integral role visualization can play in helping them establish and realize their goals.

Preview 05:40

What is the VAR principle?
VAR Principle Quiz
1 question

This lecture provides an introduction to the goal-setting and planning process. It also touches on the importance of developing new habits in order to reach your goals and achieve success.
The Process

In the goal-setting process it's important to strike a balance between what?
Planning for Success Quiz
1 question

This lecture addresses two vital areas - what to do different and what to do if you're stuck, once your goals and plans are completed and ready to be put into practice.

What to Do Different?

The final lecture in Section 3 provides a brief overview of the assignments to be completed for this section, along with the initial resources available to assist in developing your personal plans for success.

Resources & Assignments
Personal Goal Setting
5 Lectures 36:28

This lecture addresses the fundamental question - what do you really want? It also overviews a visioning exercise that will help participants determine what they want to be, have and do as a precursor to developing their goals.

What Do You Really Want?

What is the elephant in the room?
Elephant in Room Quiz
1 question

This lecture is an introduction to the Personal SWOT Analysis assignment that will help the participant identify personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in relation to their goals.

Personal SWOT Analysis

This lecture overviews the SMART goal-setting process and the supplementary resources to aid participants in developing SMART goals to meet their specific objectives and plans in a more balanced way.

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SMART goals are ... Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound.
SMART Goals Quiz
1 question

Clearly defining the desired outcomes, priorities and action plans is essential to achieving your goals. This lecture will cover all three of these critical components as a part of the goal-setting process.

Priorities & Action Plans

The final lecture in Section 4 overviews the major assignments to be completed for this section, along with the supplemental resources available to assist in developing your SMART goals and action plans.
Resources & Assignments
Overcoming Roadblocks
4 Lectures 25:12
Secrets to Success

 Which of these items is NOT one of the five key elements for success?

Key Elements for Success
1 question

Why are really successful people able to accomplish more than others? This lecture will show participants how to master time management, and achieve more in less time by adhering to the outlined steps.
Mastering Time Management

 Mastering Time Management relates to maximizing your ability to achieve your goals.

Time Management Quiz
1 question

The greatest obstacle you must overcome in order to reach your goals and achieve broader success is procrastination. This lecture offers insights and tips to help the participant stop procrastination in its tracks.

How to Stop Procrastination

 What is the greatest roadblock you must overcome in order to stop procrastination?

Stop Procrastination Quiz
1 question

The final lecture in Section 5 overviews the reading assignments to be completed for this section, along with a progress report to assist participants in completing the major assignments prior to putting their success plans into practice.
Resources & Assignments
Monitoring Your Progress
4 Lectures 19:40
Establishing performance benchmarks and metrics is an important part of the goal-setting and planning process. This lecture provides suggested ways and an example to help monitor your progress.
Benchmarks & Metrics

Inspect what you expect. This lecture will provide participants with tips on scheduling periodic audits and reviews to monitor progress in achieving their established SMART goals and plans.
Periodic Audits & Reviews

To journal or not to journal? That is the question to be addressed in this lecture. Participants will learn tips and short-cuts to aid them in developing a personal journal as an integral part of their personal plans for success.

Personal Success Journal

The final lecture in Section 6 provides links to added resources and tools to assist participants in automating the goal-setting and tracking process, and maintaining their Personal Journal.

Resources & Assignments
Course Summary
1 Lecture 02:03

Thank you for your participation and support. The final course lecture encourages participants to continue to build upon their Personal Plans for Success and ... Enjoy the journey!

Wrap-Up & Next Steps
About the Instructor
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288 Students
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Results Leadership Expert

John Carroll is the founder and CEO of Tres Coaching Services™, a business and leadership coaching, consulting and training services company.

During his corporate career, John has held Director, Vice President and COO positions in Fortune 1000, mid-size and emerging companies. In these varied assignments he led high- performing business divisions that generated more than $1 billion in revenue. Today, he works extensively with business leaders to help them maximize performance and “achieve the results to move beyond their vision”.

Mr. Carroll is the author of GLOBALIZATION: America’s Leadership Challenge Ahead and co-author of Amazon Best-Seller and Hot New Release, POWER OF INSPIRATION: Dare to Be the Best YOU!, and contributing author for The Life of a Gentleman. He is also a highly sought-after speaker and blogger, and was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter.

John has received numerous sales, leadership and excellence awards, and was recognized multiple years by both Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and the Global Registry of Outstanding Professionals and Entrepreneurs for his exemplary business and leadership accomplishments.

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