BHAG…don’t worry, we haven’t lost the plot. We’re not asking you to channel your inner witch, it isn’t an acronym for a big, hairy, angry, gorilla, nor does it stand for brave-hearted awesome gals (although, this would make a great tagline for the speakers in this month’s Be Brave and Sparkle podcast series – so brave, so awesome!).
No, according to award-winning business and executive coach Jess Rogers, a BHAG is a furry friend we should be embracing with a cuddle – it’s our Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal. And, as we learn in this week’s interactive episode of the Sparkle and Thrive Podcast, our BHAG is here to challenge us and help us thrive (honestly, by the time Jess has finished, never will the thought of having something so big and hairy in your life have sounded so appealing 😀).
Here’s why you should tune in
In this week’s episode, we get your little grey cells working by rewinding to a talk Jess gave at our Winter Get Together last year. We recommend you grab a pen (make it a Smiggle pen – you’ll find out why this is funny in next week’s episode) and your sparkly TechPixies notebook (if you’re not a TP, see what you’re missing out on?!) because this podcast gets interactive.
Tune in to hear Jess clear up why having a goal that is big, hairy and audacious is so important; allow Jess to help you work out your very own BHAG and make friends with it (SPOILER ALERT: she’s even supplied a downloadable PDF); learn what the word ‘fail’ actually means; and, finally, come away understanding that what you focus on grows.
Jess holds a special place in our hearts. There at the beginning of the TechPixies journey, many of our tribe will have already benefited from her brilliant advice. Having popped up in videos with her expert coaching tips, Jess feels so familiar to us that some TechPixies have been known to greet her like a long-lost buddy despite never having met her in the flesh before. Oh, and she was our founder Joy Foster’s business coach back in the day, so we can guarantee that what she has to say is always pure gold.
So, be brave and welcome your very own BHAG into your life – you won’t regret it. Press play now and enjoy the ride.
Here’s what to listen out for:
[03:04] Here how Jess and Joy met – a case of great minds think alike.
[08:04] Celebrate your achievements with these four key questions.
[12:31] Hear what Jess’s BHAG is.
[14:09] Learn how to uncover your own BHAG.
[16:33] Discover what the word ‘fail’ actually means.
[19:29] Enjoy Jess’s ‘focused’ exercise.
[22:09] Get interactive and fill in the BHAG worksheet.
[29:38] Feel empowered by Jess’s closing message.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Jess Rogers – Coaching
Jess Rogers – Your Weekly Boost
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