How to Make 2013 Your Best Year (Goal Setting)

By Jeff Paro and Roberto Monaco

The first step to making this your biggest year ever, is to get clear on exactly what you want.

“Clarity is power!”… I can still hear Tony Robbin’s voice in my head. If you don’t know where you want to go, how will you know if you are there?

Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve will allow you to break down your vision into more definable and manageable goals.

Just like there are many ways to get to where you want to go, there are many different ways to set goals. The best goal setting system is the one that you use and achieve the result you are after.

Obviously since Roberto and I spent so much time in the Anthony Robbins organization, we have been heavily influenced by Tony’s way of goal setting. Over time we have incorporated other variations and components and we want to share this with you today.

Back in 2009 before we launched InfluenceOlogy, one of Roberto’s first goals was to create a seminar event called “Influencing from the Front” and he used this technology to make it happen.

Before, I show you an example of how it works, let’s look at the elements of the system.

Ultimate Vision

The long term vision for a specific area of your life. The result you want to be experiencing and living in the future. It can be a 5, 15, or 20-year vision. The biggest and the most challenge your vision is, the more emotional drive you will have to follow through.

Life Commitment

These are your standards that you will live by every single day. Who you are committed to be and what you are committed to do in that particular area of your life

3-month short term goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time)

These are the short-term results you are committed to achieve that will get you closer to that vision. The result must be specific (lose 10 pounds), measurable (you can measure your progress), achievable (does not depend on other people to do it), realistic (you are loosing 10 pounds not 500 pounds) and has a time orientation (you want to lose the 10 pounds by an specific date)

Purpose: Why do I want to achieve this goal?

The more associated you are with “why” you want to achieve your goals, the more drive you will have. The why is bigger than the how

Roles: Who will you be as this person?

Your role is the person you would have to play in order to achieve these goals. Sometimes we need to give ourselves a new identity to get what we want. Use words that emotionally move you.

3 to Thrive:

3 areas within this category that you probably need to focus on most often

Possible Obstacles

Listing out possible obstacles that may prevent you from achieving your results.

Possible Solutions

Planning ahead the solutions for the potential obstacles.

Skills needed to reach this goal

Are there any new skills you will have to learn or find? For example,  will you need to learn a second language? How to write HTML?

Resources: People, group and or organizations to work with to reach this goal

Rome wasn’t built over night and it wasn’t built by one person. In order to achieve your goals you will more than likely need the help of others. By identifying them, your awareness will be heightened to notice when they appear.

MAP (Massive Action Plan): Write the action and the target date for that action:

Having action items and due dates builds in commitment and urgency. In addition, you won’t be so overwhelmed or lost wondering what you should be working on next.

Here’s what it looks like filled out:

Power Goal

InfluenceOlogy Power Goal Planning Worksheet

Area: InfluenceOlogy

Today’s Date: 06.01.09

Target Date: 12.01.09

Date Achieved: 11.20.09

Ultimate Vision

“To be an international best-selling author, speaker, coach, trainer, leader and life changer. To impact millions of people’s lives for the better. To be
recognize as a world-class expert in the field of Influence

Life Commitment for my “career”

“Chose to be outstanding every single moment of my career, to deliver 100 times more (minimum) then people expect me to. To raise the standards in the
training and coaching industry”

3-month short term goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time)

To have conducted our first training program for Public Speaking, Presentation and Influencing called “Influencing From the Front – transforming presenters
into master influencers by 12.30.09. We will have 20 people enrolled for our first class.

Purpose: Why do I want to achieve this goal?

1. to live my dreams

2. to launch my career

3. to help people

4. to be even happier

5. to have a better income

6. to advance my career

7. to create THE BEST, THE MOST RESULTS-ORIENTED, VALUE-DRIVEN, presentation/public speaking and influence training EVER DONE.

Roles: Who will you be as this person?

  • The Ultimate Influencer
  • The Brazilian powerhouse
  • The new-behavior generating presenter
  • The speaking machine

3 to Thrive: 3 areas within this category that you probably need to focus on most often

  • Time-blocking to create content and sell
  • Rehearsing new content
  • Delegation to designer and supporter

Possible Obstacles

  • Overcommitted (not block the time)

Possible Solutions

  • Schedule the time! It is a priority
  • Get leverage with Jeff Paro

Skills needed to reach this goal

  • Creativity, reading, practice

Resources: People, group and or organizations to work with to reach this goal

  • Jeff
  • Eli
  • Felipe

MAP (Massive Action Plan): Write the action and the target date for that action:

Training (Action/estimated time/due date)

  • Write the outline/ 8 hours /06.10.09
  • Rehearsal /14 hours /11.01.09
  • PowerPoint /4 hours /11.01.09

(Action/estimated time/due date)

  • Research Hotel and dates /5 hours/ 06.01.09
  • Book the hotel/ 1 hour/ 06.10.09

(Action/estimated time/due date)

  • Meeting w/designer for brochure/ 5 hours /06.25.09
  • Finish site /4 hours /06.30.09
  • New Pictures /4 hours/ 06.20.09
  • Testimonials /6 hours /06.15.09
  • Finish Business Cards /1 hour /06.10.09

(Action/estimated time/due date)

  • Credit Card /4 hours /06.10.09
  • Projector Research/purchase 2 hours 08.01.09

(Action/estimated time/due date)

  • Create sales video/ 4 hours/ 07.01.09
  • Sales calls/ 4 hours per day/ 4 hours 06.15.09
  • Create email campaign/ 6 hours/ 09.01.09
  • Book speaking gigs /10 hours/ 06.02.09

Since this was filled out in 2009 we have completed 10 successful Influencing From the front events.

It’s our intentions that you can use this goal planning worksheet to make all your dreams come true.

If you would like a copy of this goal planning worksheet, download it here:

2013 Goal Planning Worksheet

All the best you!

Jeff and Roberto



  1. Adam on April 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    In your 3 to thrive section of the article you mention the need to look for possible obstacles. I don’t know how many times I’ve set a goal without realizing what will be in the way. It’s helpful in analyzing your ability to accomplish the goal by looking for all of the possible obstacles that will be in your path. The key is to not let them keep you from moving toward the goal.

    • Jeff Paro on April 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Adam,
      In your email there should be a link to click if you want to unsubscribe from the post. Not sure why you’re getting so many replies

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