Leadership is Practicing Daily Goals: Podcast

As a follow up to my article titled “Using Goals as Checkpoints” here is a podcast that I have titled Leadership Practice for Goal Setting.  Did you read that article? Did you write down and move towards setting your goals for the year as a result?  If not, then this podcast is especially for you. And if you did get your goals down on paper, then there is plenty in this short podcast for you too.  It’s just under 4 minutes in total so a short investment into what could impact your day, immediately. I hope that you enjoy it. And as always, please share your comments in the comment section.



  1. Rahel April 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I read your article and just listened to your podcast. thank you!
    I don’t know now why it has taken me so long but you have motivated to put it on paper now.

    I loved your article and and found your follow up very powerful.
    i have to go write my goals now….bye

  2. Larysa Slobodian April 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Thanks for reading and for your comment. I’m thrilled that you are off working on your goals. Go Rahel!!!You are inspiring!

    Larysa Slobodian
  3. Sally Bagshaw April 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Hi Larysa! I loved hearing your voice on the podcast.

    I completely agree with you — I like to start my day thinking “What do I want to create today?” Generally, it’s something along the lines of creating genuine connections with people I am scheduled to meet during the day, or being open to new experiences I discover along the way. OK, I confess I’m not as intentional as you would urge me to be, so I’ll try again tomorrow morning to write it down. First thing.

    Brad says hi!

  4. Larysa Slobodian April 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Thanks Sally!!! Hi back and thanks for reading and for your comment. I love the goals that you set for yourself. You’re awesome! Have a great day of connection and new experiences.

    Larysa Slobodian
  5. Steve April 4, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    O.K., you got me. I’m writing down my goals for today right now! Awesome stuff.

  6. Larysa Slobodian April 4, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Great work Steve! Thanks for listening and for your comment.

    Larysa Slobodian
  7. Sabina Nawaz April 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Love that you have a follow up Larysa. I really like your breaking down the goals into smaller pieces so that they’re less intimidating and seizing the immediacy of the present to set our goals. Great call to action. Thank you!

  8. Al April 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    What a great message! However, it is important to write down your (realistically achievable) goals and you need to prioritize them along with a time schedule. It is very easy to do the easy thing first, before tackling the tougher tasks (goals). Discipline is certainly needed.
    Another very important point is that the the goals need to be accompanied by the tactics, or what you need to do, or are going to do, to achieve the goals. That is the challenging part of establishing goals. There is no point (unless it makes you happy) to have a goal to, for instance, “Increase sales by 25% by year-end,” when you have not established the tactics to achieve that goal.
    I am tired of reading strategic plans where the people in the organization have spent considerable time establishing their goals and have not spent the (greater) effort and time to develop the tactics. Those strategic plans usually gain a prominent place on the shelf and the goals are not achieved. Politicians in DC are especially talented at stating goals without tactics. (Just read the papers or listen to the speeches that come out of the mouths of those DC people. (but now, I am straying into politically sensitive issues)
    We hope that your business is doing well – and we are looking forward to seeing you.

  9. Larysa Slobodian April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Thanks Sabina! I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and to offer your thoughts on the podcast. Hope all is well!

    Larysa Slobodian
  10. Larysa Slobodian April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Thanks Al for the reminders and for expanding this topic even more! You are very wise. Strategic plans without action are best used as doorstops or book ends. Thanks again.

    Larysa Slobodian
  11. Lisa April 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Thanks, Larysa! Very motivational. Life sometimes goes by so fast that we do not feel that we have time to sit down and set goals. Then, as you reminded us, we wonder where the days, weeks and years went! It is time to set our own course, not just wander around on a pre-existing roadway…

  12. Larysa Slobodian April 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm #


    Larysa Slobodian

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