What I learned from working at Lululemon

Amanda Barbian

April 8, 2017

I’ve always been a very driven person and whenever I said I wanted something or had a goal I would always make it happen. It started when I was young and is still with me now, but only in a bigger and better way. In high school I wanted to participate in an expensive extra curricular activity, and my parents couldn’t foot the bill, so I raised money working at my schools bingo night every Wednesday night and then went door to door hanging realtor information on the weekends to make it happen. My mom would always tell people, “If Amanda wants something you better get out of her way, because she’s going to get it”. 

I would set goals in my head, say it out loud to someone, and then I would work towards those things I set out to do. I didn’t ever think this was a method for success or a way to be more efficient, but as it turns out there is a fast track to success and I formally learned it later on in life.

When I went to work for Lululemon they did something with us right when we started that stuck with me, and will be apart of my life forever. In the first week of employment they put you through training, but its not all about Luon and Luxtreme (Lululemon fabrics). The Key Leaders of the store have you sit down and write out how you see your life in 10 years. Then once you’ve imagined your dream life they help you set up mini goals to get there. Its not all business or fitness, its everything you can think of. 

My goals included things like travel to Costa Rica, complete a triathlon, workout 5 days a week, and be successful working at a marketing firm. Believe it, I’ve done all of these things and It's not just a coincidence.

There are a few key things you should do to be successful at the goals you set out to complete. First, visualize what you want and write down a plan within a time frame. Where do you see yourself 1, 3, 5, or 10 years from now? Write your story down, its okay if it changes later on. 

Second, make mini goals to get to your big goals. If you said you wanted to buy a house 5 years from now, then what do you have to do within the next year and within the next 3 years to accomplish that goal. 

Third, make it public knowledge so your friends and family can hold you accountable. Talk about it with people and make it real! This last part is vital because it forces you to not only push yourself to accomplish your goal, but also you never know who else can help you reach your goal. 

So now that I’ve told you how to do this for yourself, let me share Lululemon’s worksheet to set some goals of your own! 

lululemon vision and goals worksheet

Use this sheet or something similar to make your own goals. Post it in your room, in your office or on the fridge so you can see it everyday and then when people come over and ask you about it, then you can tell them all about your goals! It’s that easy


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