Creating Your M.V.P. Process Doesn’t Happen By Accident.  It Happens By Intent.


I’ve mentioned it already, but creating your M.V.P. Process doesn’t happen by accident.  Within this process, we will discuss how once you create your Mission, plan out your Vision, and identify and define the core Principles you want to shrink that down into your QUARTERLY WINDSHIELD.  This is where you take your long term (HELICOPTER) vision/goals and break them down into bite size chunks of “Yes or No— Did you do it?” visions/goals for the next 90 days.


When creating these windshields, I like to focus on

3 key areas:

  • Personal
  • Career
  • Energy

I focus on these three areas because they make up about 100% of what we do each day.

We are always working/investing into our personal lives, work lives, or our energy (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual).

I then take each of those categories and break them into subcategories.

For the Personal Windshield, I break this into the subcategories of:

                       Family                    Finance                     Charity                    Friends

For the Career Windshield, I break this into the subcategories of:

  • Professional Education
  • Income Stream Areas: “Consulting Business”
  • Income Stream Area:  “Investments”

*Note: When working on the MVP Process with my athletes,

I have them create a category here for their sport.

When I work with a client of mine who is a financial markets trader, I have her create a category for “Trading“.

These subcategories are personal and customizable to you.

For the ENERGY Windshield, I break this into the subcategories of:

  • Physical 
  • Mental 
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

For the ENERGY Windshield, I break this into the subcategories of:

I make sure that my clients (myself included) are setting 1-3 Quarterly goals for each subcategory.

When setting these goals they must follow the SMART Process:

  • S = Specific – Can you clearly see the vision being achieved and is it easily answered with a YES or NO in regards to achievement it at the end of the quarter.
  • M = Measurable – is the vision clearly measurable?
  • A = Attainable and within reach – is the vision attainable in the next 90 days? Or, is it more of a life vision that will take more time than the current quarter?
  • R = Relentless – is this a vision that I am ultra motivated to achieve and will relentlessly attack? If not, don’t set the vision.
  • T = Time Driven – Do I have a specific date and time I will get this vision accomplished?  (More on this in another article as I explain developing a “168 plan”).

If you set SMART goals and visions, you give yourself the best chance to achieve them.

The more specific you are, the more meaning your goals and vision will have to you. And when adversity strikes and you want to give up, having deeply meaningful goals is incredibly important.

In my online courses, I teach athletes and corporate warriors how to create more intention in their lives.  The courses are designed to help them figure out more of who they are, what they want, and identify where they are investing their time.




Ed Padalecki, often called Coach P., is a mental performance coach who takes his experience coaching NFL players, professional baseball players, numerous D1 NCAA student athletes in baseball, golf, football into the business and leadership space.

  • He believes that when it’s time to perform, competition is 90% mental and 10% physical
  • Training the mind isn’t a magic pill that will win you championship after championship on the field or in the boardroom, but what it will do is allow you to release the greatness within you
  • Goal achievement doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by intent
  • The little things matter

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