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WORKING SMART – 3

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SETTING GOALS

What we don’t measure, we can’t manage/grow

Continuing from where we stopped the last time, according to MindTools the process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

  • Goal-setting techniques are used by successful people in all fields.
  • Goal setting is the process of identifying something that you want to accomplish and establishing measurable goals and time frames.

 

GOALS…

  • inspire you to do the work
  • excite and even scare you
  • are specific, measurable and written in the present tense

 

Write down your goals – Also capture them in picture form

a picture setting of goals

GOAL AREAS

  • Revenue
  • Cost
  • Profit
  • Staff Strength
  • Clientele base
  • Space/Expansion
  • Partnerships/Projections/Collaboration
  • New product/Service offering
  • New incorporation
  • New Market
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Training/certifications
  • Networking
  • Net worth
  • Family
  • spirituality

 

Develop a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals

 

Work “SMART”

Specific

  • Set your goals – not vague, but clear and precise
  • State in plain terms what you want to achieve
  • Focus exactly on what you want to do

 

Measurable

  • The goals should be quantifiable in some ways, so that you can assess the progress you are making or indeed, not making

 

Achievable

  • You need to focus on goals that are realistic and possible
  • They should stretch you, but should not be so completely beyond your reach that they are unrealistic and unattainable

 

Relevant

  • Look at the goal in the context of your wider plans
  • Is it a useful part of the larger vision for what you want to do?
  • Will you be able to put adequate resources into it?

 

Timed

  • Look at the goal in the context of your wider plans
  • Is it a useful part of the larger vision for what you want to do?
  • Will you be able to put adequate resources into it?

 

3 things to do to stay focus on goals:

“Keep the goal before you everyday”

“Engage the law of buy-in”

“Paint a picture of a preferable future”

 

In case you missed the previous series of working smart click here.

 

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