Why setting specific goals are an important tool in your business journey
How I use goal setting
I use goal setting a lot, both in my business and in my personal life. Sometimes I succeed with reaching my goals, sometimes I don’t, the thing is that when I do, I have always used a version of the model I’ll share with you in a bit.
Some of the goals I have reach using this model are:
- Writing, and selfpublishing a book
- Selling 103 copies of that book in preorder
- Raising 10,582 USD (70.000 DKK) for the Danish Scleroses society
- Writing my blogposts
The SMARTER model
And remember – Always celebrate an achieved goal.
If you are starting your own business, and I assume you are because you are reading this, then making a goal of building a swimming pool in your garden is probably not that relevant. But making a goal of writing 30 minutes everyday on your blog, or you book, can be very relevant.
You need to be specific with a date, and for smaller goals maybe even a specific time of day. If you say I need to finish my website in 2 months, it is easy to push the deadline, however, if you say that you need to finish your website by the 2nd of September 2020, its much more motivating and easier to plan around.
This is a good example of why it’s a good idea to have the reassessment of your goals in mind. If I had not had that, I would just have stopped at the 1500 USD, as I had reached my goal. On the other hand I would have been massively disappointed not reaching the 15000 USD, but this goal still helped me aim high. Setting your goals too high is a whole other blogpost in and of itself.
From goal to plan to action
By setting goals, you have a basis for creating a plan, with a plan you know what to do when, which is one of the most important things when starting your business.
Use the SMARTER model above to set your goals, and if you want a more detailed guide on how to plan and start your business, you can download my guide 7 Steps to Plan and Start Your Business right here.
The benefits of having a paid accountability partner
The same goes for choosing another business partner where you help each other out, you need to be equally motivated, and you need to value each of your businesses equally.
With a paid accountability partner, YOU are the focal point. All the time is focused on helping you plan and work on your business, and creating your dream business and dream life.
You do not need to spend time and energy on someone else’s goals or business. Time you could otherwise be spending working on your own business and towards making it a great opportunity for you.
If you are thinking of working with a professional accountability partner, feel free to write me to book a free 30 minute call, to see if I can help you.
When working with me, you get a mentor kind of approach, where I always do my best to guide you and help you along the way. I am very direct and call things as I see them – But I do it with love, and to help you drive your business as far as possible in the right direction within the shortest amount of time.