In the blog below, we will be discussing how it doesn’t only benefit you to be a goal setter, but also a goal getter! Mindset coach, Anne McKeown, founder of 2MPower will talk us through how she flipped the well-known ‘SMART’ goals on its head to create something great.
The age-old SMART goals
Almost everyone has heard of SMART goals, right? If you haven’t, SMART is a simple acronym to set goals. It stands for:
- S: Specific
- M: Measurable
- A: Achievable
- R: Realistic
- T: Timed
SMART goals are an acronym taught throughout the school, university, and even past the school gates into the workplace and through life, aiming to create considered set goals! They are great for conscious mind thinkers and goal setters with specific goals.
Anne found when discussing goals with one of her coaches that she is more of an overall unconscious mind thinker, being more creative and process-oriented in everything she did. She discovered that the idea of ‘SMART’ goals didn’t necessarily motivate and inspire her to a great extent. So, instead, Anne flipped SMART goals around to spell it backward – TRAMS, as a more holistic way to make her goals motivating.
What are TRAMS goals?
TRAMS for Anne was a journey more so focused on the journey to reaching goals, great for people who are more so a ‘goal-getter’. Of course, both SMART and TRAMS can be used together but will look at a slightly different process to SMART goals.
TRAMS focus’ more on questions such as:
- Am I in the driver seat?
- Am I on the right track?
- Where am I going?
- Am I on a timetable?
- Who is coming?
- Do I have a map?
- Am I on track or going off?
- Is anyone holding me back?
- Am I going to jump off when it is hard or am I going to hold on?
- Will I enjoy the journey and see the view?
Anne said that this acronym and alternate way of looking at and creating goals, “lit me up and seemed more passionate and real to me.”
So, what does TRAMS stand for?
T – Go towards a goal. For example, “I want to be fit and healthy”, in comparison to an away goal which in this instance might be, “I don’t want to be fat”
R – relationships. Relationships ultimately start with the relationship you have with yourself. It is so important to put yourself first and give yourself time to grow, as well as always speaking kindly to yourself. Of course, the connections and relationships we make with others is also so beneficial to how we grow. We can’t do anything on our own. In anything that we want to do, if we can build a community, it makes our tasks and goals easier. We can all rise together.
A – attitude. If we don’t have the right attitude and if we don’t believe we can and aren’t convinced that we really want to do something – then it’s not going to happen.
M – meaning and memories. Anne said, “If what we are aiming for isn’t meaningful, I am not going to do it.” And of course, creating memories in everything we do is what life is all about. At the end of the day, this is all we’ve got.
S – stable and smile. Stay on the right, stable road, and don’t get side-tracked. Throughout the journey to your goals, smiling is so important. “If we have joy in what we do, it really does make everything more fun and keeps you moving forward.”
This more journey-focused way of aiming for and looking at the goals you create for yourself throughout all facets of life come more so from the unconscious mind. Finding success doesn’t only require you to be specific and timed, but also to make sure there is passion, a positive attitude, and solid relationships along the way to keep you stable and moving forward. You can be both a goal setter and a goal getter!
We had the pleasure of sitting down with the founder of 2MPower, Anne McKeown about all thing’s mindset, goal setting, and positive thinking recently.
After working as a Sales Coach at BP Oil, Anne discovered that ultimately it was never about the product that made sales, but about the salesperson’s mindset. Her employees were successful when their beliefs and mindset were aligned and were overall, positive. This prompted Anne to find out more.
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