WHY did you start your own business? WHY are you doing this particular business? What is missing in your life? What do you need? What do you want to have? Your business has the potential to help you achieve whatever you want in terms of wealth, health, time, and success, so what are you prepared to do to get the kind of lifestyle you want to have?
This is where your WHY Power kicks in – your reason for doing your business! Emotionally connecting with your WHY is absolutely necessary because that will make you charge hell with a water pistol!
Your WHY should make you CRY!
Business is as simple or complicated as you wish to make it, you have a product or service which you want to bring to market, deliver a certain experience and make money. So what will be your driving factor? What will motivate you daily to strive towards your dreams, especially in the face of adversity such as setbacks, lack of support from friends and family, your rollercoaster of daily emotions? This is where goal-setting is absolutely vital to be the fuel for your fire to propel you to achieve and surpass whatever it is you want!
Over time, your goals will change, and most likely get bigger as you begin to achieve your set goals! Goals will help give you focus and direction. So dream big, set big goals, and then work your arse off to make them happen! Setting goals is crucial because it focuses you on what is important to you, why you are doing this business and what you want to achieve in which realistic time frame. Your goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timed.
Remember the saying “If it is to be, it is up to me”!
One of the best ways to set your goals is to imagine that you have what you want from life so you write down a specific date and next to it you write down what you are happy and grateful for. For example: “January 1st 2020: I am happy and grateful for my dream house”, or “January 1st 2020: I am happy and grateful to be married to my perfect partner and 2 children” or “January 1st 2020: I am happy and grateful to be financially secure, debt-free and financially independent”.
I am quite structured so I love to create tables. You can create your own, encompassing short, medium and long-term goals, both in your personal and business life. So, for example, you can do 6, 12, 18 months and 5-year goals. You may miss your goals, but I can absolutely guarantee you that you will be closer to them if you have them to aim for than nothing at all! You need a destination and an arrival date! Aeroplanes don’t just fly! They take off, travel direction, speed and landing are planned from start to finish! Remember, a goal without a plan is just a wish! So start planning your life and let me know how you get on!
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