Achieve Your Goals by Making Them SMART
Did you achieve your goals in 2021?
End of year is a great time to review progress and set new goals. If you're loose, tighten up! It's time to upgrade to SMART objectives so you can achieve your goals.
Achieve Your Goals by Defining them clearly
"Reg, I just go by how I feel."
Entrepreneurs and freelancers like us are known for freewheeling. One of my mentors asked, "How's that working for you? You measure distance with a yardstick to see how far a distance is. How are you measuring good feelings? Is there a feel good stick?"
I was 23, so I laughed. But I never forgot the message: Goal setting is the key achieving your goals.
Goal Setting 101: Think & Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill's 82 year-old business classic Think & Grow Rich has 15 chapters on goal setting and creating the mindset to plan for, attract, and accept money. This book helps, whether you're providing valuable services or products for your audience or setting goals to improve your hobbies.
In Chapter 2, "Desire," Hill lays out a 6 step plan to make a plan achieve your goals:
- Determine the precise amount of money you desire
- Specify what value you will provide in return
- Establish a date you will have the money
- Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire. Start right away- not when you have everything lined up or when [xyz] happens.
- Write a concise statement of the amount of money, the time limit, what you plan to give in return for the money, and describe the plan
- Read your written statement aloud at least twice a day- once before bed, and once when you wake up. See and feel your customers' satisfaction as you help them to the outcomes they expect, and believe you are already in possession of the money.
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Does goal setting actually help achieve your goals?
With a clear vision and deadline, the process of building a business is going better than ever.
It was inspiring to visualize people saying, "Work doesn't seem as hard since I started working with Reggie." Then it became reality:
Laughing with their kids at the park because they were able to finish their work faster.
Making big plays in the baseball league championship.
Feeling UNSTOPPABLE from reaching their training and business goals, further empowering them to work better than ever before.
When I think of those client outcomes and relate them to my business goals, it's much easier to create content and market for clients.
Instead of wasting time throughout the day, I take advantage of shorter moments to work on business projects. Planning intermediate steps toward my goal becomes second nature, and I combine ideas in ways and moments I wouldn't expect!
It's not about grinding yourself to death at work. Some influencers make it seem like sleep is a waste of time, and if you're breathing, you'd better be working. But your health is the foundation to your success. And improving your productivity and health lets you enjoy the reasons you work!
How about a free workshop to help you set and achieve goals with confidence and realistic focus?
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(Updated December 2021)