Mind The Gap: Goals vs. Resolutions!

Mind The Gap:  Goals vs. Resolutions!

What IS the difference, for example, between a Resolution and a Goal?

resolutionsIn my opinion, resolutions are set easily and JUST AS EASILY given up on! Research shows that 88% of resolutions are broken within 30 days. Goals, however, are difficult to set because they have the quality of accountability that is missing in resolutions.

A properly set goal will include a specific and measurable description of WHAT is to be ACHIEVED and BY WHEN it is to be achieved! Sounds simple, but in reality it is fear of failure, scrutiny from others, and ignorance to the importance of effective goal setting that are all barriers to setting them in the first place! Research shows that, despite our knowing that successful people set goals, only 3% of our population will set and write down goals.

SMARTJanuary is full of talk about New Year’s Resolutions and goal-setting for the coming year, but when you truly “mind the gap” between goals and resolutions you must answer these questions: Are you planning on being among the successful 3% of our population that sets and achieves ambitious goals? Or will you be found among the 88% of people who set and break trivial resolutions?

We know that goal setting is the proper choice, and we also know that goal setting is very difficult to do on one’s own. Get A Klu has helped 1000’s of people move from Resolutions to Goals the setting AND the achieving!

During our 2015 SMAART Goal Setting Webinar, you?ll be encouraged to Mind The Gap between goals and resolutions.
PastedGraphic-19We will:

  • EXPOSE and BREAKTHROUGH the 5 Reasons People Avoid Goal-Setting
  • Explain STEP-BY-STEP how to set “SMAART” goals (yes, with TWO “A’s”!)
  • Provide LIVE and Follow UP COMPLIMENTARY COACHING to make sure you follow through and actually SET GOALS!

So, Join Us LIVE on 12-31-14 at 10:00 a.m. PST or register to watch recorded versions anytime! In doing so, you are guaranteed to empower yourself 2015 and beyond!

Readers of “Mind the Gap” Blog Series can access The Get A Klu S.M.A.A.R.T. Goal-Setting Webinar for 67% off using this code: YHDXJ9R7

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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Mind the Gap: Motivation vs Inspiration

Mind the Gap: Motivation vs Inspiration
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During my visit to London for the 2012 Summer Games I got inspired for a blog series. In the London Underground, “Mind the Gap” is the constant warning to “see and beware” of the space between the platform and the train door?literally a matter of life and death! Boarding my blog, however, this same phrase is a plea to consider the “valuable difference” between words or concepts that otherwise appear quite similar a difference that I am hoping leads us to decisions or behavior that empowers self and others!

What IS the difference, for example, between Motivation vs. Inspiration?

Motivation comes from something we desire to have. Motivation is something that can tug at us, like a force. Inspiration vs Motivation with Get a KluThe word motivation comes from the word motive. People often need a motive, to accomplish a task. For example, if a person is assigned a work task, and is feeling pressed for time, or has too many other tasks that are equally important, they will have to find the motivation to get the task complete. The motivation factor will tug at you to complete the task. To complete the task, a person may have to remind themselves of the motive, or reason for completing the task. The motive may be the employee’s performance review, the satisfaction of completing the task before a deadline, or a possible promotion. In all of this, the person will find the motivating force, or reason to take action. Motives can be created!

On the other hand, inspiration is an internal incentive, or something that comes from within. For example, we may listen to a speaker, and feel emotionally inspired by what they said, because, the speaker was able to awaken inspiration. Inspiration can also come from things we are grateful for.

Here is a perfect quote from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer (R.I.P.): “Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and carry it through to its conclusion, and inspiration is when an idea gets hold of you and carries you where you are intended to go.”

So, MIND THE GAP! Motivation is external, while Inspiration is internal. Furthermore, Inspiration, is an idea where Motivation is a consequence (the positive or negative result from taking or NOT taking action on your Inspiration!).University Club Power Breakfast with Get a Klu

An example from my business would be programs like my Power Breakfast or Happy Office Hours at The University Club downtown. The great business climate and stunning views Get a Klu Power Breakfast at the University Clubat The University Club always provide “inspiration” and the outcomes of our productive conversations provide the motivation to schedule, promote and host them. I know promoting the time I invest at The University Club will give me more chances to connect with clients, prospects, partners, current or former students and friends to provide valuable brainstorming, sound boarding, and coaching tips where appropriate. The Club gives me Inspiration but my meetings with YOU are my Motivation!

I hope that this has been helpful in showing you the difference between Motivation and Inspiration and, of course, I hope to see you at The University Club for my Power Breakfast or Happy Office Hours soon! Until then…

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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Cookies & Cocktails at The University Club was a HIT!

Cookies & Cocktails at The University Club was a HIT!
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Cookies and Cocktails was a HIT!  Yes, tt’s that time of year again…GIRL SCOUT cookie time!  I am the proud father of an amazing Girl Scout, Abigail, who has been enjoying her time with Troupe 3121 for over 4 years.  I’m happy to see her learning so many life skills through the great experiences and friendships Abigail gets through Girl Scouts.

troop 3121 Get A Klu Cookies and CocktailsAnd, let’s face it:  the cookies are delicious!  While I maintain some great eating habits (kale smoothies, wheatgrass shots, no ice cream or soda, 5 gallons of water a week), I cannot resist good, old-fashioned girl scout cookie (my favorite is…whichever one I am eating!).

Cookies and Cocktails with Get A Klu

Naturally, I’m excited to help my daughter reach her Cookie sale goals and I took an idea to “my club”, The University Club,  when I asked the food and beverage director (Jeff Apodaca) if he could pair wine/beer/cocktails with each flavor of Girl Scout Cookie and do an event…well, he LOVED my idea and the event took place last Wednesday the 15th…I am hoping it was successful enough to repeat this year or in years to come!

Cookies and Cocktails, Get A Klu, Troop 3121, Girl ScoutsI am SO grateful to the University Club for taking my idea and running with it. I was JUST hoping there would be pairings, but they generously gave a FREE DRINK ticket to everyone who bought cookies!

I know that many of you wanted to get to this great event, but couldn’t…so while I work with The University ClubShannon Parsons, Cookies and Cocktails, the University Club, Get A Klu to see about doing more events like this in the future, you can still buy your cookies, donate to operation thin mints and support Abigail with an online purchase!

Online Cookie sales benefit my daughter’s Troupe 3121 from Rancho Penasquitos.

Online sales have all your favorites, including Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and more!

Online Cookie sales give you the option of delivery by mail OR in person!  We will gladly come see you wherever you need us to!  Thank you so much to everyone who supports Abigail and Troupe 3121 this year!

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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DISC Offers 12 Paths to Success!

DISC Offers 12 Paths to Success!

Does anyone else feel like 2016 is flying by? January is already history! As you know, in January I focused a lot on teaching you about SMAART Goal Setting. I even made a video series about goal setting. This month, you will hear me mention assessments quite a bit. Using assessments plays a big role in understanding how you set and process goals. I already shared how in general,?behavioral assessments will help you succeed. Now I’d like to share 12 ways I use the DISC Assessment specifically to help businesses, organizations and individual leaders:DISC Assessments for Get A Klu

  1. Change Management ? DISC teaches behaviors for transforming resistance into receptivity.
  2. Coaching ? DISC to helps others reach their real potential consistently!
  3. Conflict Resolution ? DISC magically dissipates tension & mistrust!
  4. Customer Service ? Use the DISC to show how one can determine how to exceed expectations.
  5. Hiring ? Learn how to train others to use the DISC to find the right fit the first time around!
  6. Leadership Programs ? You?ll be amazed how you can truly empower yourself using this tool!
  7. Management Skills ? Show your Managers how to easily motivate their staff!
  8. Mentoring ? Discover how to exponentially propel your fast trackers with success!
  9. Sales Training ? You?ll be able to even show your Sales Managers how to increase their sales!
  10. Team Building ? Learn how to masterfully transform a dysfunctional team with the DISC!
  11. Productive Meetings ? Plan meetings with styles in mind to ensure best outcomes.
  12. Career Matching ? Match your employees? natural strengths with the best possible job fit.

Online Office Hours Home PageMy next blog will discuss another powerful Assessment (Motivators!). ?If you’re new to assessments and want to learn more, ?I highly recommend joining my Online Office Hours program (OOH) for just $27 per month/session. Each month, I focus on a new topic. This month I?m focusing on Assessments! Join me LIVE on Wednesday February 24th at 2:00 p.m. PST OR wait for me to record the session and access it right inside the online platform…PLUS you can watch archived sessions as well. ?To learn more about OOHs or to join, go ahead and SIGN UP HERE!

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Guest Speakers Wanted for Spring Semester: WIN in Klubeck’s Class!

Guest Speakers Wanted for Spring Semester: WIN in Klubeck’s Class!
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Many of you know that?I teach Public Speaking at Miramar and City College. One of the ways I enhance the experience for my students is by bringing in professionals from the “real world.” I also coach many business professionals on how to use speaking as a tool to grow their business, so this is a win-win! ?Professionals?get to practice their?speaking in a low pressure environment, plus get great coaching and?feedback from me. At the same time, my students get to learn from someone new who excels in their field.

You can CLICK HERE for the course description for my class on Learn it Live (the online classroom I use to host office hours and mentor students?access code to register for FREE is SPEECH103).

public-speaking-degreeMeanwhile, I would love to have professionals from all different industries come speak to my students. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner, Tech Professional, Service Provider or run a Startup, together, we will think of a specific topic that will be beneficial to the class.

Do you see the how many “wins” there are to be had? You get to promote your business/expertise, get FREE public speaking tips/coaching from me, network with future leaders (my students), and get BETTER at Public Speaking!

That’s not all! Additionally, I?m happy to facilitate a live discussion of feedback from my students, provide my private professional feedback after your talk, write or record a testimonial, and even allow for the taking of photos/video during your talk so you have marketing material you can use. You?re also welcome to share opportunities with the students such as job openings or internships.

As a thank you, all guest speakers will receive FREE ACCESS to my eCourse, 8 Steps To Fearless Public Speaking.

If this all sounds good to you and you’re interested in being one of my Guest Speakers, my class times for my?current semester, Spring?2016 are?Tuesday & Thursdays?at Miramar College at 8 am and again at 9:35 am.

Let me know what days and times work best for you. In the mean time you can brush up on your speaking skills with my free eBook: The 5th Step to Fearless Public Speaking. I’m looking forward to hearing you speak!

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