Goal Setting Tools – Take Back Your Life Series

by michelecorey on February 8, 2011 · 2 comments

in Goal Setting Tools,Smart Goal Setting

Here are Goal Setting Tools I love.  It will greatly increase your personal productivity and help you get reconnected to what is most important.

The Take Back Your Life with Microsoft Systems answers three key questions for all the “things” that come towards you, and some might I add like a burning hot tamale!

1.    Is it actionable?
2.    Does is relate to a meaningful objective I will achieve?
3.    What’s the strategic next action I need to take on this?

Take Back Your Life! Series

Microsoft Outlook 2007 (this is what I bought and loved!)
Take Back Your Life!: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to Get Organized and Stay Organized

The Toolkit – Includes 2 Books
The Time Management Toolkit: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Step by Step and Take Back Your Life: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Step-By-Step/Take Back Your Life! (Step By Step (Microsoft))

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Outlook Version 2002, and Outlook 2000.
Take Back Your Life!: Using Microsoft Outlook to Get Organized and Stay Organized: Using Microsoft(r) Outlook(r) to Get Organized and Stay Organized (Bpg-Other)

Even If you don’t use Outlook This Will Help You Set Better Goals and Be Organized

Some of the things I really liked about the Take Back Your Life Book:

  • Even though I don’t follow this system to a T – it has greatly changed my life by increasing my connection (the big why) I do things and my productivity.
  • It introduced me to the whole idea of keeping all of my dreams, objectives, goals and actions in one place
  • Color is something that really works for me – now when I see yellow I know I have a call, or if I see bright blue I know it is my own business objective, if I see light green I have client prep / contract work – so at a glance I can look at my calendar and tasks and immediately get a feel for my day.
  • Every week I look at my calendar and fill it in with baseline colors and activities – it gives me a sense of accomplishment and balance.
  • I no longer have to hold a lot of information in my head – I simply dump it into my color coded tasks
  • Overall, reading the book gave me a feel for a system that works – I was then able to tweak it so that it works for me. I’ve been using it for over two years and love it.

How Take Back Your Life Series Can Help You Set Better Goals

Editorial Reviews from Amazon

Product Description

If you re bogged down by unrelenting e-mail messages, conflicting commitments, and endless interruptions, it s not too late to reclaim control of your workday and take back your life! By applying the same time management and productivity techniques used by leading companies, you can better manage all of your communications, action items, and interactions.
In this book, productivity expert Sally McGhee shows you how to take control and reclaim something you thought you had lost forever: your work-life balance. Now you can benefit from Sally s popular and highly regarded corporate education programs, learning simple but powerful techniques for re-balancing your personal and professional commitments by using the latest productivity features in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Learn the proven methods that empower you to clear away distractions and loose ends and focus on what s really important to you and your business.
You will discover what defines, and what limits, your personal productivity and learn how to create your own management system. Examine how you collect and store information, process and organize your e-mail messages for efficiency, and plan and prioritize with the calendar features in Office Outlook 2007. Learn what thousands of people worldwide have discovered about taking control of their everyday productivity, and start transforming your own life today!
Includes a tear-out poster of the proven McGhee Productivity Solutions Workflow Model suitable for keeping right next to your desk.

Helps you understand what defines, and what limits, your personal productivity

Demonstrates how to make Office Outlook 2007 part of an effective and highly personalized system for managing the constant stream of information that flows across your desktop

Delivers the same powerful personal organization techniques from a popular corporate training class taught in some of the world s most successful companies

Offers an engaging, easy-to-read style for users of all levels

Applies concepts and models from the fields of behavioral psychology and education

From the Publisher

Learn what thousands of people worldwide have discovered about taking control of their everyday productivity, and start transforming your own life today! Includes a tear-out poster of the proven McGhee Productivity Solutions Workflow Model suitable for keeping right next to your desk, as well as free access to MPS’s supporting on-demand webinar.

There are  3 versions of this series – be sure to get the right one for you.  Even if you don’t have Outlook – just understanding the concepts are well worth the time and money investment in yourself.

Buy The Take Back Your Life Today

Microsoft Outlook 2007 (this is what I bought and loved!)
Take Back Your Life!: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to Get Organized and Stay Organized

The Toolkit – Includes 2 Books
The Time Management Toolkit: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Step by Step and Take Back Your Life: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Step-By-Step/Take Back Your Life! (Step By Step (Microsoft))

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Outlook Version 2002, and Outlook 2000.
Take Back Your Life!: Using Microsoft Outlook to Get Organized and Stay Organized: Using Microsoft(r) Outlook(r) to Get Organized and Stay Organized (Bpg-Other)

Which goal setting tools you use and find life changing?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Harry @ GoalsOnTrack

Michelle,

This is a great list of tools. Thanks for sharing.

You may also check out my goal setting app at http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com, which is specifically designed for setting and tracking SMART goals.

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michelecorey

Harry, thanks for checking in. I just took a quick look at your site – and know that the perfect people will find their way there.

One of my future undertakings will be to put a master list with reviews /descriptions of goal setting software. At that time I’m looking forward to knowing more about your product.

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