The Tuesday Roundup
For this week’s roundup, I collected some resources I cited in last week’s newsletter on Goal Setting & North Star Metrics. I hope you enjoy diving deeper into this topic!
As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the E-Myth framework was pivotal for changing the way I viewed goal-setting early in my career. The E-Myth website has lots of great free resources for exploring this business operating strategy. I also highly recommend The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber.
Another framework I referenced in Goal Setting and North Start Metrics, Part One is the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). The EOS website has a ton of free resources to help learn the system, including videos, podcasts, free tools and ebooks, and more.
If you’re curious about the strategic plan template I referenced in the newsletter, check out this video. Verne Harnish takes you through how to use his One Page Strategic Plan, and the link includes a strategic plan document. We’ve used a modified version of this for goal-setting in my companies since Theranest.
Lastly, I recommend this TED Talk by John Doerr, author of Measure What Matters. John’s book is a classic on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and this talk really gets at the heart of why thinking intentionally about your goal-setting process is so important.
“But here's the truth: many of us are setting goals wrong, and most of us are not setting goals at all. A lot of organizations set objectives and meet them. They ship their sales, they introduce their new products, they make their numbers, but they lack a sense of purpose to inspire their teams.” - John Doerr
On a personal note, I had the opportunity to attend the US Open this past weekend and it was truly inspiring. The tenacity of each athlete is a reminder of the power of grit and discipline. Check out the moment that Carlos Alcaraz won — it was amazing.
Thanks for coming along for this week’s edition of the Tuesday Roundup! I’ll see you next week. If you want to receive part two of Goal Setting and North Star Metrics, make sure you’ve upgraded to a paid subscription.