Most of you know I am all into goals. I aways say a goal without a plan is just a wish. Joseph Doohan came up with a great blog for us here in the rain.
If you do not set goals for your business, you will not have a clear direction or targets to achieve.
Around us, we see others excelling, scaling their businesses and doing better and better. What makes them so special?
Well, it’s all down to having a plan.
In this post I am going to talk about goal setting.
What is goal setting?
Goal setting is super simple. It’s merely setting yourself objectives or benchmarks to reach and aim for. Set targets and when they are to be achieved. For example "sell 5 properties this month".
Why do we set goals?
Without goals, we cannot grow. It’s impossible. Everyone has dreams – but they will remain as dreams unless you implement goals.
How do I set myself goals?
- Start with the big picture – whether that’s the size of your team, the money in your account or the salary you want to achieve.
- Break this big goal down into years, then months, then weeks.
What makes a good goal?
In lots of different industries, they talk about SMART goals:
S – Specific – Get really detailed on your goals, especially if they involve figures.
M – Measurable – How will know you’ve achieved it? Quantify any goal you set.
A – Attainable – Don’t put something in your lap that’s way too difficult (like buying a private jet next week!)
R – Relevant – Is your goal right for your industry? Does it work within your current lifestyle?
T – Time Bound – Like we said earlier, give it an end date or it’ll roll on forever!
Tips for goal setting:
Set aside time to check in. Keep a space in your weekly diary to check in on your goals – see if they still work for you and how close you’re getting to achieving them.
Tell people your goals! If you want to instigate a particular business relationship or aim for exposure in a certain way, let it be known! You’ll be surprised how many people want to help someone hit their goals!
Celebrate when you win! If you achieve a goal on time, celebrate it! Teach yourself that working towards goals feels good and you’ll have no issue with implementing it again in the future.