Have you heard time and time again, the one thing that will make your dreams a reality?
I bet you have but maybe you haven’t been consistent with following it!
Let me ask you these questions…
Do you know where you’d like to be in three to five years time?
What about your business?
What does your ideal day look like?
What is your income?
How many clients are you serving?
What are you doing to serve them?
But most importantly, how are you going to get there?
Goal setting is the one thing that is essential for every entrepreneur, at every stage of business.
If we’re not setting goals, we’ll soon become stagnant.
Business goals are an inherent part of business planning and our goals should grow and change with our business so we strive to do things more efficiently and achieve more in less time.
For those of us who have experienced not reaching a goal or for those who have never set down written goals, it is often the lack of SMARTness of the goal that’s the issue.
SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timed.
General words simply aren’t enough.
Research shows that specific and clear intent sends a message to our brains that is motivating, so action driven goals are more likely to be achieved.
For this reason, clarity is reached when we know exactly what we want to achieve and when we want to achieve it.
Whether you’re just getting started with goal setting or are a SMART goals pro, having a system for setting and tracking your goals is also important.
There are several goal setting and tracking tools to help you create, track and achieve your most important goals, including apps, spreadsheets or even something as simple as a journal.
We can’t underestimate the power of having a strong set of goals for our business.
Business goals are more than just something to work towards, they also are motivating for us to focus on so we can measure and celebrate our success.
For any entrepreneur, having a good mixture of both short and long-term business goals is ideal.
In any business, the long-term goals are the vision of what the business could be.
If you look at the long-term goal as the destination for the business, then short-term goals are the roadmap to reaching that goal.
Each short-term business goal could be treated as a stepping stone on the path to reaching a long-term objective.
There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself organized and on top of your business and personal life!
Here are a few tips that if you start using them now, your chances of successfully balancing your time throughout the year will be improved!
– Create a list of everything you’d like to achieve and then schedule the tasks into your calendar with time allocated for each item
– Review your goals and schedule in blocks of time each week to work on them
– Manage around these blocks of time ensuring that your decisions are based on your goals and your true values
– Review your progress daily
Own Your Goal!
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