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Take Action with PMS - Productivity Management System™

“Success is about deciding what’s important versus what’s irrelevant in your life; it’s about self-motivation, self-discovery, self-confidence and enjoying the rewards of achieving your goals.” Heidi Richards

This is part three in the PMS - Productivity Management System™. This is your to-do list of processes and steps you must take in order to fully realize your goals. Once you have crystallized exactly what it is you wish to accomplish, it is important to know which steps you must take and in what order so you will set yourself up for success.

Action begins with proper planning. Writing down the tasks you must take to achieve your goals (step-by-step) will help you to be a success in the areas of your life you focus on.

Set reminders and deadlines. Schedule deadlines and reminders in the same way you schedule appointments and celebrations. Use a calendar, daytime planner or a contact manager software program to help you schedule the tasks and deadlines for each.

By now you should have filled out thePMS/GPS - Productivity Management System™ for Goal Planning and Setting chart to help you to put your total plan together. If not, you can download it at

Think in logical order - each major step should support the next step in succession

Be specific - write out the objectives in as much detail as it takes to fully understand what needs to be done

Set a deadline for each major objective you must complete

Break down each major task into smaller tasks with shorter deadlines.

Review your goal plan regularly. Perhaps the most important step in the goal management process is reviewing your goals. For most people, the most common reason for failing to achieve goals is omitting the review step. Reviewing your goals keeps them fresh in your mind, and keeps you motivated and focused on what is important. Review also allows you to make adjustments and change your goals when necessary. One of the best ways to review your goals is to look at your goals chart daily, see what steps you need to take and “do it!” Putting the goal in the forefront of your consciousness, makes you think about it often. It helps you to better manage your time.

Remain flexible. Plan for flexibility and change. Be ready to change course when and if necessary in order to accomplish your goals.

Be willing to sacrifice small things for the bigger, nobler accomplishments. Be patient. Incubation time is often necessary in order to attract the right events, resources and people who can help you to achieve your goals.

Reward yourself. When you accomplish a goal, celebrate! Reward yourself in ways that make you feel good about your accomplishments. When you do, your subconscious recognizes the positive reinforcement and tells you that if you did it once, you can do it again.

What do you expect out of life? By now, you should be able to answer that question by taking and use goal setting to power your life. Now you know the steps you need to achieve your goals. Using the PMS - Productivity Management System™, you can and will increase your opportunities for a more meaningful life. When you plan your goals, create and manage your plan of action and visualize your success, you will do whatever it takes to become a master goal achiever! Dream big, and believe that almost anything is within your reach. Because it is!

The article is based on the PMS – Productivity Management System™ a system that was developed to help you set and accomplish your life’s goals. When you join the Women’s ECommerce Association, InternationalFree Reprint Articles, you get the complete system including the PMS/AST™ Action Steps and Tasks Chart – based upon the steps referenced in this article. Go to – Basic membership is FREE.

© 2005 - Heidi Richards

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Heidi Richards is the author of The PMS Principles, Powerful Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and 7 other books. She is also the Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association, International (pronounced wee-kī) – an Internet organization that “Helps Women Do Business on the WEB.” Basic Membership is FREE. Ms. Richards can be reached at or

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