Bonus Blog to start the new year!
It’s a new year and time to start setting goals so we can continue creating momentum in our businesses!
When it comes to setting goals there are a few things that I use in the way of a processes and tools.
When I start to create a goal, I use the SMART method. What does SMART mean?
Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, Time Related.
When working to create goals for the upcoming year the first thing you’ll want to think about is being Specific. By doing this you will have a better chance of reaching and achieving your goal.
Next you will want your goal to be Measurable. If you can’t measure the success of your goal, you might be able to achieve it but you won’t learn from it will be harder to move forward and keep growing.
Now let’s chat about your goal being Assignable. What do I mean by this? Being an entrepreneur can be difficult and lonely at times and the more we grow, the more work there is to do. As entrepreneurs we all wear many hats and it doesn’t have to be that way. In order to become more successful, you’ll need to have a team in place. Being able to assign tasks from your goals will help you achieve those goals and become that much more efficient.
Are you being Realistic about your goals? It’s one thing to have high ambitions and want to do great things but when it comes to setting goals you’ll want to be more realistic and make them achievable. Work on having many small goals that amount to big things instead of having one unrealistic goal that isn’t obtainable.
Lastly you will want to have your goals to be Time Related. Setting open ended goals won’t work as well if you’re looking to grow because the more open ended goals you have, chances are you will forget about them and you’ll have no accountability. Set a date for when your goal needs to be completed and then be sure to tell someone or post about it. This way you will have accountability and be able to complete each goal while moving forward. Something I started to help with this is an accountability post on Monday’s in our Entrepreneur Momentum Facebook Group and then a post Sunday to talk about how far we made it with that goal.
When creating my goals, the SMART method is just part of the process. In addition, I also use a tool to help me better track my goals and my progress. It’s no secret that my favorite tool is ToDoist.
Using a platform like ToDoist not only helps me create my goals as projects but I am able to create tasks and set reminders for those tasks. This way I am able to keep everything on track as well as hold myself accountable.
How do you set your goals and how do you keep track of your progress?
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