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Ready, Set, Goals …
Position yourself for success. Set realistic goals – you can overshoot a little, but not so much that there’s no way you can achieve them. Then, look at them regularly, so you stay on track.
- Write down what you want to achieve. Everything.
- Separate your goals into list two lists: personal goals and professional ones.
- Then, review your lists and prioritize. Pick the top three things to achieve this week, this month, this summer, and this year. The little goals you set should work towards the big picture.
In order to be successful in business, it’s essential to put your personal life in order.
- How’s your living situation? Do you have a difficult roommate? Inconsiderate neighbors? If that’s the case, finding a new place to live should be Goal One.
- Is your home office a mess? Do you even have a home office? Putting your workspace together should be a top priority.
- When was the last time you took a real vacation? Saving money, so you can treat yourself to a few days away, is a good three- to six-month personal goal. It will leave you refreshed and ready to “take on the world.”
What do you need to do to achieve your business success? Here are some examples.
- Goals for the Week: Get business cards, register a domain, start a blog.
- Monthly Goals: Develop a new logo, redesign your blog, attend regular networking events.
- Summer Goals: Write a business plan or the first draft of a book, create a new product.
Remember, goal-setting isn’t something you just do at the beginning of the year. Take a goal inventory regularly … adjust if necessary. And always keep your eye on the prize.
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