Here’s the deal…
You’re an entrepreneur, so it’s no surprise you have a cornucopia of dreams, ideas, and plans swirling in your head.
Yep: No matter if it’s a new week, a new quarter, or a brand new year (and you’re still wiping confetti off your coat), goals are a given in the life of an entrepreneur.
And for good reason, too, since goals are what give us direction & purpose and infuse passion into our businesses and lives.
Setting goals is a fundamental key to success in every arena.
And it sounds super fun and exciting…until you sit down to actually do it.
Then, the questions flood in.
What tools should you use to set your goals? (There are sooo many! From vision boards to online apps, there are about a million creative ways to put your ideas & plans to paper–or computer.)
What kind of goals should you set?
How do you know if your goals are actually going to move you forward?
How do you stay motivated even when your goals seem light years away?
See, unfortunately, “goal setting” isn’t quite as simple (or exciting) as it sounds. It’s not just about writing out a few bullet points in your planner or slapping a few fresh pink Post Its on your cork board.
Far too many people–especially entrepreneurs–don’t know why, let alone how, to set the kind of big-yet-achievable goals that will give their businesses a boost in income and help their lives blossom.
And let’s be honest: As a coach or consultant who’s either solo or helming a small team, this isn’t good. You have to make sure the goals you set are actually worthwhile, and not just a waste of your precious time and energy.
You also have to make sure you actually make progress on them.
Oh, and let us not forget that goals don’t just apply to our businesses, either. We also have lives away from our laptops–and sometimes it can feel like the very goals we oh-so-desperately want to achieve in our businesses are straight up at odds with the way we desire to live our lives.
So, what’s a well-meaning small business owner to do?
How do you know which goals will give your life & business more meaning (and let’s be honest, make you more money)–and which goals will just leave you feeling like you’re spinning your wheels (and wasting your pretty Post Its)?
Well, here’s the thing…