Episode #96: Personal Goal Execution
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
We hope this finds you well.
There is no shortage of self-help books, articles, and podcasts. We don’t want to knock them, but we’re more interested in sharing proven systems that can help our friends (i.e. you).
As a company, we use The OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework. OKRs have helped us see how our daily activity contributes directly to the bigger picture. The system is so helpful we wondered why we couldn’t apply it to the objectives in our personal lives.
As John Doerr, author of Measure What Matters says, “Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.”
We hope this overview helps you create personal OKRs so you can execute on what is most important to you.
Personal Goal Execution: Objectives define where we want to go. They are short, concrete, significant, and inspiring. Key Results define how we’ll get the objective done. They are clear and measurable. Here’s an example of a personal OKR:
Objective: Improve relationship with my two daughters
Key Result #1: Have dinner as a family, 20 nights a month
Key Result #2: Turn off phone from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 20 nights a month
The more simple and clear, the better. So what is the next step to create your own personal OKRs? Simply use this process to define 2 to 3 personal objectives for the next 3 months. Write them down, then measure. They could be related to your vision for your family, your health, or your friendships. A helpful kickstart would be to watch John Doerr’s TED Talk. We hope this process helps you execute on what is most important to you at this time.
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