So, I’ve put together the top 6 steps you can take to set your goals and accomplish them. Also to help you out, I have created a Goal Setting and Action Plan worksheet, which is completely FREE to download.
According to a study at Harvard, only 3% of people actually write down their goals. And of those 3%, they make twice as much money.
I bet you can guess what my first tip is.
Write it down! It doesn’t matter how you write them down, but many experts say that handwriting is the best method because it resonates with your subconscious better. So, write that shit down.
Make sure your goals are SMART! If you’ve never heard of smart goals, I’ll recap real quick S is for Specific. Ensure you know who, what, when, where, why and the how of your goals. M is for Measurable, that is can you track the progress of the goal. A is for Attainable, is this goal something you have control over? Is it something where you can be an impact? R is for Relevant, ask yourself if the goal is worthwhile and if it matches your other goals. For example, if you want to own a retail store in Florida, is it really a good idea to move to California? T is for Timely. When do you want to achieve the goal? Set a deadline for yourself so you’re not letting your goals fall to the wayside.
Surround yourself around the right people! If you’re wanting to achieve success but you’re still partying on the weekends. You may want to reconsider who you’re hanging around. Don’t view this as a negative. Instead consider this, how we spend our time determines where we will end up in a year from now. If you’re not accomplishing what you want in life it may be time to reconsider how you’re spending your time and who you’re hanging around.
Know you’re worthy of your goals! You can plan your goals, but if you don’t believe you’re worthy of them you’ll never achieve them. Hear me when I tell you, you are worthy of your goals. If you want to make a better life for yourself, it is absolutely achievable. But, you have to know your worth. This means not letting people treat you less than you deserve to be treated, not letting your past follow you into your future, and Stopping the negative self-talk.
Be aware of the milestones you need to achieve to reach your goals! A goal is all about bridging the gap between who you are today and the person you want to become. In between lies the milestones. So, break down your larger goals into bite size chunks, such as every day, weekly, and monthly goals.
Create a long-term action plan! An action plan is a step-by-step plan considering all of the factors that it’ll take to get you to your goal. This is for anyone wanting to achieve anything big in life, whether it is getting out of debt, achieving a degree, climbing the corporate ladder, or starting a business, you need an action plan for every part of that goal.
For those of you who want to achieve BIG goals in 2019, my next blog will help by walking you through creating an action plan for your 5, 3, and 1-year goals. Now go out there and make shit happen!
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your business? Are you wearing so many different hats that you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel with no way to get off? It may be time to hire a virtual assistant.
Virtual assistants started showing up in the late 90’s when the dot com boom was rising. They are skilled administrative and technical professionals who typically work on a contract or hourly basis.
Fast forward to today, and entrepreneurs are hiring virtual assistants at higher rates than ever before. Virtual assistants provide a variety of services that range from general administration, bookkeeping, to social media management and video editing. All this from the comfort of their own home. What does this mean for you the business? You don’t have to pay for fringe benefits, rent office space, or buy office equipment. This saves the business anywhere from 30-50 % each year. This allows the Virtual Assistant, as an entrepreneur, to set their own hours and policies. It’s a win-win for both parties.
Many virtual assistants stick with general administrative tasks, such as email management, calendaring, appointment setting, customer service management, correspondence, phone calls, and travel arrangements. Other virtual assistants choose to specialize in one area. This includes copy writing, video editing, website design, Facebook ads management, and managing social media accounts for businesses. Communication with a virtual assistant is conducted via email, video conferencing, and phone calls. If you are ready to free up some of your time, a virtual assistant may be a great option. Check out our services and see what we can do for you!
Being productive means different things to different people. Whether it’s starting your own business, finishing a college degree or just getting more done in a day, then this post is for you. Here are four ways to stop procrastinating and be more productive.
1. Determine your goal
You spent all day watching Netflix on a Saturday, but you know you need to finish an assignment for school or work on a website for your business? To combat procrastination and increase productivity you need to identify your big goal. Are you working on a graduate degree? Then that paper is one step closer to reaching your goal of graduating. Do you need to work on a website for your business? The end goal of having the website for your business is to draw customers in so you can create the life you want. So, spending an hour working on your website versus watching the latest episode of the Real Housewives, is a more productive use of your time.
2. Know your why
Why are you trying to achieve a graduate degree? Why do you want a promotion at work? Whatever the goal is you need to know your why. Do you need the degree to make a career change? Are you ready to transition into working for yourself, and you need a website so you can let the world know about your business? Knowing your why will help keep you motivated in working towards the big picture.
3. Identify the little steps and block off your time.
What steps do you need to take to reach your goal? If you are seeking a promotion at work what steps do you need to take to get that promotion? Do you need to increase your sales or the hours you work? Make a plan and block off time on your calendar to make it happen.
4. Get Excited
Now, you may not be excited about having to work on your website, finish an assignment for school, or work extra hours, but surely you will be excited when your website is done or you get a promotion at work which typically means more money!!!! Get excited about the big goal. It will help you stay motivated when the procrastination tries to sneak in. Let the excitement of the end goal fuel you to complete those small tedious tasks when you’re simple not in the mood.