My Not So Awesome Yet Terribly Great Achievement
So it's the first of the month and now is the best time to start setting goals. I want to talk to you quickly about understanding what goals need to be sad because a lot of the time we spend working randomly on goals and not intentionally on our goals. And this is a mistake. So how do you define and identify the goals that you need to set? For me, I tend to look at the big picture and see what tasks need to be done. By analyzing the big picture and narrowing down what has been done and what hasn't been done. Or what's working successfully or what's not working successfully, is where you will see the gaps.
I have a question. Can you relate to any of these statements? Do you often say or feel this way? Raise your hand, (just kidding I know you're reading. I wanted to make sure you are paying attention.) 😊
Take a moment and think about these statements.
Let me know if you can relate.
I'm always thinking about the changes I need to make.
I never have enough time for myself.
I often feel overwhelmed and unproductive.
I make excuses for not completing the goals I set for myself.
No one understands my vision and I feel all alone.
It's hard to celebrate when nothing seems to be going right.
One day I'll be ready to live life on purpose.
It's hard to hear these statements. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and discouraging place. Trust me, I know and often feel these same emotions today. But I've managed to control my emotions and I've trained myself to recycle that energy and put it to good use. So my next question is, How do you plan on repurposing YOUR energy?
I"ll go 1st and share my, "Not So Awesome Yet Terribly Great Achievement"
Over the long holiday weekend, I took a full 8 hours, possibly 10, to work on my goals for Q1 of the new year. I used to dread setting goals, it made me feel super anxious and gave me a headache more time s than I can count. Now I can't wait to evaluate and set my company goals each year. I found out so much by updating and reworking my Business Blueprint. The "Not So Awesome" part was I've worked extremely hard this year and didn't quite hit my financial goals for the year. However, my "terribly great achievement" is that I've worked so hard this year and NEXT year is guaranteed to be a success as a result!
Have you started to map out your goals for the new year? I hope so. It allows you to see things from a new perspective!
Here’s why it's important to do this. When you look at the big picture of what you want to do for each year, you can easily start to break that gold down into Quarters. Then those quarters are then broken down into months, the months get broken down into weeks, and then you can see where you stand. This process gives you the perspective of what you need to do from day-to-day week-to-week and month-to-month quarter-to-quarter and for the year.
This can often be much easier said than done. So that's why I've created a 30-day goal-setting challenge that starts right now. So if you're listening to this podcast or reading this blog post now is the time for you to take action. So if you haven't already grabbed this free 30-day Goal Setting Planner. You can access it here. This includes a simple goal setting worksheet and four weeks of planner pages where you can add and create all the tasks that you need to manage to achieve your goals.
All you have to do is take the time to take ACTION and write these tasks on your calendar.
When you use the simple goal setting worksheet it's a great tool to help you visualize everything that you need to do. So that's why I kept the sheet is simple. I want you to identify three of the top goals that you are willing to commit to today. I also want you to include a completion date for each of these goals. If these goals are weekly goals and you can do one at a time, that's fantastic. But if you are working to achieve these goals as a whole by the end of the month then you will put the last day of the month as to completion date.
Then I want you to focus on the top three things that will help you reach these goals. What are three things that you need to do or resources that you need to have to set yourself up for success? Use the space on this worksheet to fill in those things that you need. When you write things down or put them on the calendar it's easier to take action so that's why this process is so important. Next, I want you to write down the steps you need to take to achieve these goals. By writing these steps down you can identify the tasks required to complete that step. Then the next thing you have to do is add those steps and tasks to your calendar.
It may seem Elementary reading this. But the process can be complex if you are not consistent with maintaining this structured lifestyle. As entrepreneur habits and routines are what helped transform your mindset from worker bee to the CEO. And this is where we will get started to see the change needed to reach the goals you want each month. It all starts with your mindset. Are you willing to take the makeover takeover challenge? It starts right now.
Friends you are not alone. This is a part of taking action. We are building a small but mighty community just for entrepreneurs who are starting and need support. This is your invitation. Please join the Private Entrepreneur Lifestyle Facebook Group. Don’t overthink it. Press play on this week’s Podcast and then decide to do something about it.
Taking action is up to you. Doing something different may make you feel uncomfortable but change doesn’t come from comfortable places. You have to be willing to sacrifice your comfort and be prepared to be the change you want to see. You already have everything you need!
Take action, my friend, and Go Be Great!
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