It’s Time To Design Your LIFE!
As you may know, everyone is obsessed with the BAG! Money bag Money Bag Money Bag Yo! Bag After Bag, Stopping Bags… its literally every where right now in Social Media and Popular Music/Culture!
There is a song that could be inserted <HERE> that relates to getting some type of BAG! While I am all about getting that Bag and Schmoney… not many are centering their points on what is needed to get the bag. Hence why I am focusing this and the next series on emails about Getting the #BHAG!
BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal, an idea conceptualized in the book, “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” by James Collins and Jerry Porras. According to Collins and Porras, a BHAG is a long-term goal that changes the very nature of a business’ existence. While this is an excellent read for business and entrepreneurs; I like to take this approach to our individual life.
BHAGs are meant to shift how we do business,or in this matter, our life. BHAGs are bigger, bolder and more powerful than regular long- and short-term goals. They typically take a 10- to 30-year commitment, but they are exciting, tangible and something everyone just “gets” without any further explanation. For instance, may be your Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to move to another country; maybe its to go back to school as a single-parent non-traditional student; or maybe its just to connect with your body and senses in a way that you have never done before…. Whatever your BHAG is for you, I am here along the journey with you to share my BHAG and collaborate with you to get you to your BHAG!
So how do I start Getting to the BHAG you ask…
How to Create a BHAG
1. Conceptualize It
The first step is taking the time to think through and conceptualize a goal you can aim toward that will change your business and/or your life. Let go of constraints and let your imagination take charge; your BHAG should be overly ambitious and seem unattainable. Here are the other criteria of a BHAG to keep in mind:
- Minimum of a 10-year plan
- Compelling and exciting
This is probably the most difficult part of creating a BHAG. It can take a long time (weeks, months, even years) to identify a goal that is important enough to you to qualify it as a BHAG. However, I can assist you in finding your BHAG in a single session. My 2020 Gift to you a Consultation with me; email me back to get started!
Remember that a true BHAG is clear and compelling and serves as a unifying focal point of effort– often creating immense team and inner spirit. It has a clear finish line, so that all involved can know when it has achieved the goal; we like to shoot for finish lines over here!
Sure, 10 years seems like an awfully long time. But if you have created a powerful BHAG, a decade is probably an aggressive timeline. Personally, I kind of like the long time-frame. Think about how busy you are now. Having a goal that you don’t anticipate achieving until way in the future gives you time to create a solid plan and approach it methodically. And you’ll need that time if your BHAG is truly one of the “unattainable.”
Watch out for my Next email on the next step to Creating a BHAG!