We all have business dreams (ideas) but not sure how to achieve them or turn into reality. Like, earn more money or grow an another business. These 3 steps I teach for achieving business (& income) goals and dreams.
Nearly every client I talk to wants help to grow their business – meaning, more clients + customers, more sales + income. Plus have some big ideas or plans…. But how exactly to work out if that is realistic or achievable. Let alone figuring out the details (the HOW).
But how exactly to work out if that is realistic or achievable. Let alone figuring out the details (the HOW).
3 Steps to Achieving Your Business Goals
There are 3 steps I teach + recommend (and use myself) for realising your dreams. Just 3. It is no easier or harder than that.
1.) Set goals.
2.) Create a plan.
3.) Do the work.
1.) SETTING GOALS.
Goals are a dream with a deadline. (And a dream can be a big idea or plan). When I set goals – I’m talking about SMART goals. SMART stands for:
S – specific
M – measurable
A – attainable
R – realistic
T – timely
My favourite example is if you want to ”loose weight”. Lose how much? By when? Versus if you turn that same goal into a SMART goal of ”lose 4 kg in 4 weeks, by 1 March.” See how different that is?
By having a SMART goal, how much more likely are you to reaching and achieving that goal?
It is exactly the same with business goals.
Related article: Does Setting Income Goals Really Work?
2.) CREATE A PLAN.
Your thinking ”well, it’s all well and good to have some goals, but how do I get there?” Great question!
I look at each goal and I ask myself the question ”HOW will I achieve this? HOW will I get there?”
I break down all the steps that need to happen to achieve that plan. While the dream (goal) may seem huge, when it is broken down into smaller more manageable steeps, it is easier to see how to achieve that goal.
It is called Reverse Engineering the Goal.
There are actions or steps you can do daily, weekly, monthly, that by doing them, gets you closer to achieving your goal.
Do a brain dump, writing down (pen + paper) of HOW you will achieve your goals.
Related article: My 2017 Goals (See How I Reverse Engineer Them)
3.) DO THE WORK.
If you don’t go out and do the work – meaning the steps on the plan, then I guarantee you will not achieve your dreams.
It has to be scheduled in! Plus prioritsed as important (that happens, no excuses, and not put to the bottom of the list!)
Be aware of your personality type + work ethic. Perhaps you need accountability or deadlines (I do!) Find a way to start that suits you best and if you notice your motivation changing, change what YOU are doing so that you feel supported + encouraged to achieve your dreams.
For me, that looks like:
– DEADLINES – I get stuff done (+ fast/productive) at the 11th hour.
– ACCOUNTABILITY – people that follow up on me
– INSPIRATION – fuels the creative juices, like journalling and reading books.
– CONVERSATION – with people who ‘get it’
TAKE ACTION NOW
Setting GOALS EXERCISE:
Do a brain dump. (Write everything down).
Give it a deadline.
Ask yourself – how much do you want to be earning in 12 months? 2 years? 5 years? How much in 6 months time, 3 months, next month?
1.) WRITE SMART GOALS – dreams with a deadline.
2.) CREATE A PLAN – brain dump + reverse engineer those goals
3.) DO THE WORK – schedule it in + do it!
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