Do you set really big goals monthly, quarterly, or annually? Maybe you start to think about your plans for your business around November, by a planner in December and start mapping out your goals in January. You can envision big things for your business. It feels big, but feels within reach due to the promise and inspiration of a new year.
Then you maybe map some things out, jot down notes on your new planner …but maybe a few months later you are back to being buried in client work or product production that you forget about your big plans. When you sit down to plan your business strategy and sales campaign for the week or maybe a month, you can’t really remember what the big plan was: this sends you planning ‘for the moment’. You aren’t strategically planning a runway for what is coming up next. Let me be the one to tell you- your potential clients can tell when the offer and content is being winged and thrown together at the last minute. Are you struggling with your business plans? Schedule a consultation with a Business Coach in Columbus, Ohio to create a life and business that is intoxicating!
Why You Should Set Business Goals
Setting business goals within an organization is a common tactic, shared globally by all businesses. Business goals are made to help increase motivation and determination, as well as help your organization increase revenue.
According to Forbes.com people with goals are 10 times more likely to succeed. The same rings true for businesses. If you want to succeed in the long run, learn how to set goals and achieve them.
Unless you have specific goal-setting knowledge geared towards the business environment, you might set vague goals that are not clear and have no boundaries. Whether you are just starting to evaluate your goals or if you are in the re-evaluation process, we’ll get you right with these six steps for successful business goal setting:
Define Quantifiable Goals
The first step in setting business goals is determining what you want to accomplish. Girl, please make sure your goal is worth your effort. Think about how you would set goals if you knew they would be successful. Ask yourself; what would your strategy be if this was your last chance? It’s important to set clear goals; you should know exactly where you want to go and you should not waiver from your target regardless of failures along the way. Be as specific as possible so you are able to determine when you’ve reached your goal.
Make your Goals Specific
Repeating it for the people in the back, make sure your business goals aren’t too vague! It’s important to use a goal setting formula that includes a built-in action plan. Define your end goal and create a road map for exactly how you’re going to reach your goal. Be specific with what you want to accomplish at each checkpoint. You’ll achieve a great deal more than you would without these guidelines. Need help getting clarity on what kind of goals you should set? Check out our website to see which of our programs will help get your business on track!
Commit to your Goals
Make a commitment and stick with it. Once you’ve set your plan in motion, stay motivated to see your goals through to the end. Don’t procrastinate or second-guess your decisions- this will only delay the process. Don’t forget to enjoy the process and reward yourself for staying focused.
Make your Goals Public
An extremely effective technique for achieving business goals is making them public. Invite a team or even a single person into your plan; you’ll face accountability which can be very motivating. Once you share your goals with someone, you can determine what sort of involvement they will have with your plan. Will you ask them to check in with you every so often or not? What their role entails is up to you. Need a business coach that will keep you accountable? Schedule a consultation with me today!
Set a Deadline
If you don’t set a deadline, your goal will fail. Goals without deadlines indicate that you are not fully committed. Determining a deadline puts your goal into context. Pick a reasonable date that isn’t too aggressive, but also not too far away.
In the goal-setting process, there’s one very important thing to remember: you. Once you’ve accomplished a goal or reached a milestone within your goal, make sure to mark the occasion. You’ve invested an incredible amount of time, energy and determination to reach your goal, so make sure you take a moment to celebrate your success.
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