If you are anything like me you wrote down all of the goals you wanted to accomplish back in December. You were psyched to get working on your yearly goals in January. And, that high was still on in February.
But, now, it’s coming to be March – and I find that sometimes I just don’t have the same momentum each morning as I did. I’m even seeing the inital wane of people at the gym who committed to be better this year.
That means, it’s time to get back on the goal achieving mantra!
I don’t want you to be overwhelmed, frustrated, or procrastinate! I don’t want you to focus on any fear you have, fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of success or change…how much worse will it be when you look up next February and haven’t made any progress or so little progress that you’re essentially in the same place but with a year’s worth of regret!
I’ve shared my strategy with a few moms and they were able to pivot as well and get to the root of their true desires, then find the reasonable and actionable steps to get there. Not all of these moms know what steps are needed 6 months from now, and that’s ok. I’ve found that completing step 1 leads you to step 2, and completing step 2 leads you to step 3.
Now sometimes completing step 3 will take you to step 15 and you have to back track and figure out what you missed, but how much do you learn through that process? So much right?
Now, enough of the introduction – on to the action!
I’ve got three parts to the first step.
- Assign numbers to your goals
- Align your goals
- Affirm your goals
This whole process should take about 15-20 minutes. I know you’re busy, so I don’t want you to get off track for half the day doing more brainstorming. Take 15-20 minutes, get it done and move on with the day.
1. Assign numbers to your goals
Goals need measurements. How are you going to know that you’ve reached your goal without being able to measure the results or confirm whether you’ve done what you said you wanted to do.
Many people write a goal like “I want to have more clients from my xxxx webinar.” Well, what is more clients? – Are they 15 paying clients a month, is it that you want to increase your clients by 50% so that you can invest in a bigger medium to teach your clients, are you needing more clients so that you can reach your revenue goal – how many would it take to reach your revenue goal?
This is a commonly taught concept, but we don’t often get specific enough. Don’t sell yourself short – put a realistic goal with numbers that you will have to reach for. You wrote it down – so you have to make it happen. Nothing like some internal motivation to get that hustle going.
2. Align your goals
Before we do the actual work – I want you to take about 10 minutes and decide if your goals fit with who you are as a person. Your purpose in life is what you find yourself doing over and over again. Going in this direction will ultimately make you happier and more successful – so why would you write down goals that don’t align with your true self. Now, this is within reason. If you are a person that is averse to selling, but having a sales model is integral to your business or job, then you’re going to have to work on your sales pitch – but keep that goal in line with your true purpose. You want to sell your program to 100 people in 6 months, so one of your milestones could be to purchase a sales training and practice with a few people to ultimately get 100 clients believing and trusting in you with a sales model that works for you – i.e. work on making warm leads and sell to them, not cold leads.
The culture and brand of your business are extensions of who you are as an owner – so knowing yourself and keeping all moves in line with that is going to attract the type of business you want and that you mesh best with.
3. Affirm your goals
The most important part of step 1 is to remember that you are worthy of what you say you want. I don’t care if you have the best goals written, if you’ve mapped out the next 6 months, or if you’ve even taken action already. If you don’t truly believe that you are capable and worthy of what you wrote down, those big, lofty, keep you up at night goals, then you won’t achieve them. I want us all to be successful. I believe wholeheartedly that you have everything within you to get that dream account for the price you ask, and that you are capable of getting to that revenue goal before the end of the year. I believe it and you MUST believe it also.
Honestly, who are you to worry and not believe that it’s possible?
If you ever feel fear that you’ve set the bar too high, remember that
When you are weak, then God is strong – so you know what you’re good at, just think how much more good God is at those things you’re not good at? 2 Cor. 12:10
As believers, we don’t have peace and strength like the world has, we don’t have the power that the world has. We have righteous and perfect peace, strength, and power.
So, really – who are you to doubt what’s been put within you? Who are you to shortchange the one who is guiding you.
Check out Philippians 4:19 when you’re feeling down about what all you have in front of you!
So those are the 3 parts to step 1. Once you’ve gotten through this mindset shift you should be fired up and ready to hit the ground running. Some of the other topics that we’ll talk about in the challenge are editing and optimizing your lifestyle so that you can really reach your goals, leveraging what’s within you to get ish done, and where you are going to find those 15-20 minutes a day to make these boss moves.
To find out what my steps 2-7 are, sign up for my goal achieving challenge. I go past writing your goals down, because you probably know how to do that, and move to actually accomplishing your goals.