New Year, New Decade
We’ve all been guilty of it: breaking our New Year’s resolutions.
But this time we swear it is different.
Forget the ‘lose 10 pounds goal.’ I’d love for each and every one of you to set a business related goal and/or financial related goal. But how can the results be different if we don’t DO anything differently? To ensure your goals are concise and attainable, each goal should be:
Who is involved?
What do I want to accomplish?
Where is it located?
Which resources are involved?
Why is this goal important?
Example: My goal is for this newsletter to reach 1,000 subscribers by the end of the year so that I can help as many people as possible to save in taxes and help them achieve their financial and business goals.
Measurable - track and assess progress
How will I know when goal is achieved?
Example: 1,000 subscribers by year-end.
How can I accomplish this goal?
How realistic is the goal?
Example: I can achieve this goal by asking for referrals, going to networking events, and reaching out to my ideal clients. It is a stretch but realistic - everyone knows a business owner that can use some tax strategy.
Does it seem worthwhile?
Is it the right time?
Does this match our other efforts/needs?
Am I the right person to reach this goal?
Example: It is definitely worthwhile if I can help just one person. The time is now and the goal is based on my efforts.
What can I do today?
What can I do this week?
What can I do this year?
Example: My goal is for the year but I can break that down into how many new subscribers I need each week in order to reach my goal.
Comment below with one of your business/finance goals so that I can help keep you accountable! Let this be the year we are NOT breaking a promise to ourselves.