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    Time is our most irreplaceable asset — we cannot buy more of it. We cannot get a second of it back. We can only hope to waste as little as possible.


    Yet somehow we treat it as the most renewable of all resources.


    If you don’t have a guiding purpose, you’ll be aimless with your time. If you have a true goal, something that is extremely valuable to you, and that you believe to be very important, ONLY THEN can you begin to properly value and use your time.


    The Goals Playbook© is a way to deal with change and give you the context for thinking about what you want to achieve and how your time is used. It’s designed to help you think about the year ahead, although it can be easily adapted to address short term goals or specific strategic objectives - personal or corporate.


    "People prefer comfort to change, and as a result, anything that disrupts their routine gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it. You may not be able to control where the future directs you, but you can defend against it.”, Greg Twemlow, December 2017




    May 2020 - I am aware that for some, the suffering borders on the unbearable. I am also aware that as much as anyone I know is suffering, someone else suffers more. Businesses are shuttered and layoffs grow. Last night, our family came for dinner, my eldest son asked if this is what it looks like when empires die, and I thought I shouldn't reply in agreement, although, he's right in a sense.


    Most of the time, I think about the hubris that comes with believing you are in control of your health, your career, your family, and your words until you see that pretty much all you can control is your words. So many of my friends are trying to get through the juggle of daily life and the growing worry that this may not end in a few weeks, or even months, and what has rushed into the vacuum where that hubris once lounged is sadness and speechlessness and a simply staggering amount of food photography. People are suffering, whether they are covering their faces to go to the grocery store or not. And while there is still free music and Shakespeare and Broadway, there is something about watching even that that feels like this is what it looks like when empires die.

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  • 3 Stages of the Process

    Goals Playbook drivers by Greg Twemlow


    1st stage

    What and why are you seeking to change

    Goals Playbook Status by Greg Twemlow


    2nd stage

    Reflect on your status, what keeps you awake at night

    Goals Playbook Plan by Greg Twemlow


    3rd stage

    Developing your prioritized plan and actions

  • “Nothing will fill your heart with a greater sense of regret than lying on your deathbed knowing that you did not live your life and do your dreams.” — Robin Sharma

    Legendary thinker and philosopher, Jordan Peterson, explains why setting goals is life-changing.

  • Goals Playbook© by Greg Twemlow


    In French the word neuf means both nine and new. In German, the words for nine and new are neun and neu, and in Spanish, nueve and nuevo. As you count and reach nine, you know you are about to make a new start. 9 is composed of the all-powerful 3x3. Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number. It is 3x3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number.

  • Goals Playbook© devised by Greg Twemlow



    Here are two definitions of “goal”:

    • the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result
    • a specific, measurable, and time-bound outcome or experience a person is seeking

    Once you’ve made tangible progress on your goals, it’s important to measure, track, and report your progress. That progress should clearly be measured against where you were when you set your targets, not against some vague imagination. This is why GoalsPlaybook™ can be an amazingly powerful tool.


    I’m a firm believer in distilling concepts down to a page, even though it may end up being an A3 or larger page. The Goals Playbook© is formatted to make it very easy to share everything you know today in order to gather input from the people you want to involve in designing your future. It works for just you alone, for one-on-one with a mentor or for a group in a workshop setting. In a workshop you may decide to have a large A0 sheet for each of the 9 cells stuck to the walls of the room and to then summarize those sheets into the Playbook. Perfect for a team building exercise.


    Goals Playbook© is a tool that enables structure and simplicity in developing plans. Use it in
    a workshop designed to help people create their plan (personal or business) for the next year, a single strategic objective, a financial goal, a desired sporting performance or really anything that can make an impact on your life. It works for any age group too and is a great device to introduce young people to the concept of planning to achieve a goal. It also lends itself to a review process at a future date, e.g. check it quarterly to assess progress or check in 12 months and review how well you did. In a work context the Goals Playbook© could be used by managers to help their direct reports develop a personal Playbook that is aligned to the overall corporate objectives. The use-cases are literally endless.


    People who are clear on their goals see obstacles as stepping stones.



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