Start-ups: How to achieve your goals

Stephen Harrison will talk this time about startups, business, and how to achieve your goals. Stephen told me that this was his favorite topic to talk about and I am looking forward to it (not only to the talk, but also to the humor and performance that Stephen puts into his talks)! Also, let's have a networking drink after the meetup, as this might be one of the last meetups for me (I am going back to States this August).

Here is a short write-up by Stephen on the talk:

Having ambitions or aspirations is one thing. Achieving them or accomplishing your objectives is another. No ambition or aspiration can be truly realized unless one has a goal setting strategy. The eventual objective which is the culmination of an ambition is not exactly the strategy. It simply, is the goal. While having a goal is the starting point, it is the path that you take that matters the most. You ought to have a plan of action and you can only come up with one when you have a goal setting strategy.

Most people decide on unrealistic goals that cannot be achieved quickly and thus they tend to lose the motivation to achieve their objectives. There are many reasons why people fail to achieve their goals. From expectations that are too high to underestimating oneself, from lacking strategies to trying to be too conscious and aggressive initially and then quitting upon the slightest challenges, there are numerous factors that would come into play.

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Note: this time we will videotape the meetup and post the talk on youtube



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  • Masha K.

    Here is the video from this meetup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb0WmTcnD3k

    July 16, 2014

  • Stephen

    A good turnout, despite the rain plus an interesting chat in the bar afterwards. Well worth it. thanks to all that came.

    3 · July 8, 2014

  • Alex P.

    Thanks Stephen for this thorough and complete description of the process of goal setting, as well as the main characteristics that a goal needs to have in order to be effective. It was a great presentation.

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Masha K.

    If you have any questions about the entrepreneurship course at CINC, please email Neus Coll ([masked]). She is also the one who gave us the space for this meetup.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Masha K.

    Hi!
    I want to thank everybody for coming. And of course, special thanks to Stephen for an engaging and fun talk. It was nice to see so many new people on this meetup!

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you feel I can help you anyhow. My email is [masked]

    Also I will be glad to connect with you on linkedin es.linkedin.com/pub/masha-kubyshina-salvado/8/391/a0b/

    I posted some pictures from the meetup, feel free to tag yourself. The video will be ready soon and I will post it here as well as on my linkedin page.

    Have a great week!

    July 7, 2014

  • Jakob J.

    Hey, there is an Ubuntu HTML5 Live Coding meetup tonight as well, so I cannot make it to this meetup, unfortunately.

    July 7, 2014

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