Reduce your stress and the feeling of spinning your wheels in your business. You likely have a good idea of what you’re working to accomplish, but having a clear set of goals is more than “nice to have”. It can provide more confident decision-making, effective use of time and faster results.
Define Your Goals
Clearly defining your goals is key to developing a strategy to achieve them. Take your vision and your idea of what you’d like to accomplish, and develop it into a long-term goal. To be more effective, this goal needs to be SMART - Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. It’s worth it to invest the time needed to get really clear on what you aim to achieve.
Next, work backwards and set milestones to develop your short-term goals and action plan.
Consider 1-3 short-term goals you’d like to hit in the next 90 days that bring you closer to your long-term goal. Develop these short-term goals into SMART goals.
List the actions needed to achieve each short-term goal.
Prioritize your list of actions to keep you on track - to be completed within 30 days, 60 days and 90 days.
Get excited about your goals! Set your intentions at the start of each week and follow through with daily action. Monitor your progress and celebrate each of your successes. You may not have all the answers on day one, so stay flexible and be open to change. Repeat the process and make a habit of creating the next set of short-term goals and action plans. Keep yourself motivated, and keep moving forward.