10 Smart & Unusual Goal-Setting Tips to Get Things Done! (Graphic)

It's goal-setting time! So here's an infographic we LOVE. I hope you find these unusual action planning and goal-setting tips helpful and inspiring—whether for you or your clients!

How to share this Infographic on your Social Media:

  • EASY: Ask fans & followers, "Which of these 10 goal-setting ideas and tips most inspires YOU?" Comment below!
  • MEDIUM: Share the graphic and expand on your favourite idea saying how you work with clients, and would help them achieve their goals!
  • CHALLENGE: Take each idea in turn and write a few sentences developing it. Then share daily to inspire your fans to hire you!

Which of these 10 Action & Goal-Setting Tips Resonate with You?

Make this year your best year ever! My favourite goal-setting tips are number 1 and number 10, which are yours?

10 Smart & Unusual Goal-Setting Tips Infographic

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Have any smart or unusual tips of your own? We'd love for you to comment & share below!

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And for more detail on each of the tips above, check out the article: 10 Smart and Surprising Goal-Setting Tips to Achieve Your Goals

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Contributing Author:

Emma-Louise Elsey has been coaching since 2003 and is the Founder of The Coaching Tools Company and Fierce Kindness.com. She's passionate about coaching and personal development. Originally a project and relationship manager for Fortune 500 companies she combined her love of coaching, creativity and systems to create over 100 brandable coaching tools, forms and exercises including 30+ completely free coaching tools. She now serves coaches and the coaching world through her exclusive newsletter for coaches, Coaches Helping Coaches Facebook Group and many other great tools for coaches, plus resources and ideas for your coaching toolbox. The Coaching Tools Company is an official ICF Business Solutions Partner.

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  1. Lynne Butler

    This is a great tool. I printed that page and put it on my personal bulletin board.

  2. Bhuvi Kumar

    Hey Dear, amazing write up! These are small but the great value tips to set our goals and to achieve it. Our mistakes are the best guide for us. Absolutely right! Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful post!

  3. Shawn

    I love tip #2. When the going gets tough, focusing on the WHY and not on the HOW. It happened to me so many times that when the times are tough, I keep thinking about the HOW and not the WHY. I guess now I know what has gone wrong. Thanks for this inspiring infographic. I love it. 🙂

    • Emma-Louise

      Hi Shawn, glad you like it! And the WHY is super-important - it provides motivation and clarity - especially when the going gets tough 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise

  4. Rochelle Goolsby

    # 7 Time management is self-care. Managing my time puts my day into perspective and empowers me to not only accomplish my goals, but brings peace to my soul. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts to coaches all over the world. Blessings to you.

    • Emma-Louise

      Dear Rochelle, I love that concept too - the idea that managing our time well is a form of self-care! So glad you like this infographic - and thank-you for taking the time to comment. Warmly, Emma-Louise

  5. Grisha R

    Thanks Emma-Louise for the wonderful infographic, it precise and to the point. Loved your last point, Goals are there to inspire you, not beat yourself up with. Thanks again.

    • Emma-Louise

      Dear Grisha, thank-you for taking the time to comment 🙂 And that is one of my favourite bits too!!! Warmly, Emma-Louise


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