Goal setting for the entrepreneur is vitally important but
No matter what aspect of your life you are talking about,
goal setting is a crucial factor throughout it all. As you will
see, each of the decisions you make as an entrepreneur will
affect your overall goal of being successful with your
Yet, there is more to it than just that.
You should also set goals because they can help you to
make the right decisions throughout the process of getting
to the level of success that is coming. By investing the time
and energy that you have in setting goals now, you help
yourself for each decision it takes to reach the end result
you are hoping for.
In other words, if you set some overall goals today, you can
help insure that your business will be there and be
prosperous throughout the future of the business. Goals
now, COUNT for the Future.
While we all have the same goal of finding success in the
future, we still need to set goals to help us to get to that
point. It doesn't happen overnight! Well OK, Very RARELY.
How To Set Goals Successfully
When it comes to setting goals, there are not many of us
that are very good at doing so. There are plenty of
opportunities for mistakes to be made, but the real problem
comes in how we set them as well as what we do once we
For starters, it is essential to know what your goals are.
Take a few minutes right now to figure this out. Simply sit
down with a blank sheet of paper (yes, you can use your
computer too!) and avoid all distractions for ten minutes
at least (really, an hour is a short amount of time to spend
planning your enriched future), but whatever time you can afford
is better than no time at all.
Write down anything and everything that comes to your
mind in regards to your goals.
What are they?
Where do you want to be in a year?
Who do you want to have with you?
Where do you see your business in five years? 20, etc?
What dollar amount of sales will make you happy this year?
What Do You Have to do to achieve that level of sales?
What do you need to make in profits to reach a new level of
satisfaction each year?
All of these things plus many more should be things to spark your mind.
Realistically You should end up with a pretty extensive
list of important goals and milestones to achieve and
directions needed to take to get there.
Determine where your business will be within the next
years. Look long term for starters.
Then, follow these tips.
Goal writing is made easy through some basic steps.
1. Write down your longest term goal. This is the place
that you want to be in a number of years, or the place
you need to be to be as successful as you plan to be.
2. Give yourself a time frame for making that happen.
You may want to say that you want to make your first
million in two years. Or, it may take many more for
that to happen. Giving your goal a time frame helps
to get your mind set in how to make that happen. If
you leave it open ended you have no call to action
to achieve that, and the long term goals are not
benefited by your actions each day, as they would be
3. Give yourself smaller goals to reach as steps up to the
larger one. For example, the new entrepreneur may
be able to say that he wants to be in an office, set up
and running within a month's time. In six months, he
plans to be running into profit, after expenses have
been paid down. Determine what your steps are to
reaching your goal. Make sure that you write them
with time frames attached too.
4. Now, write them by hand on paper in the following
manner. "Within six months, I will have paid off all
debt that I owe and be running in the clear. I will
do this by pushing sales and not pushing any new
expenditures during that time." In this manner, you
have listed not only what the goal is and the time
frame to have it done, but also how you will get
5. Take this piece of paper and place it everywhere and
anywhere that you will see it at least several times
per day. Seeing it will allow you to think it. Thinking
about it makes it happen. Success through goals is
the only way to find it.
Now that you know what your goals are, it is essential for
you to make sure that they do happen.
You will need to read those goals each day, at least one
time per day, the more the better, so again by putting it
where-ever you spend lots of time is wise as a constant reminder.
When you see it, think it, feel it, you make it
Throughout each step to the next goal you will need to also
think about what long term decisions you need to make as well as what various things you need to do to make them happen.
When you go through each step, determine your goal for it.
How will you implement it into your current work day and
how will you insure that it will happen?
There can be no more surefire way to get ahead than to be thinking
as goal setting for the entrepreneur in You or Your Business or
anything else for that matter. To set goals is to SUCCEED