Debra-Kaye Elliott

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Create Personal and Business Goals

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Create Personal and Business GoalsMaybe you’ve thought to yourself time and again “It would be so cool if I could do …” Or “I would love to create a business that helps people …” So what do you do after coming up with that idea? Many leave it at that – an idea, and not make any attempts to make it a reality. You may have heard it before (or numerous times) to write down your goals and have them in plain view as a constant reminder. Some people do and boldly display them on the walls of their offices, their refrigerators or phone locked screens. If you think about it, setting goals is a great practice and keeps you focused. Here are a few questions to help you get started in creating your goals:

Personal Goals:

  • What have always wanted to do and constantly put off (traveling, writing, learning a new skill, relocating, etc.)?
  • Where do you want to be in life 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years from now?
  • What would make you happy and content with your life?

Business Goals:

  • How do you want to help or serve clients?
  • On what scale do you want to operate (small or large)?
  • How much income do you want to earn weekly, monthly, annually?
  • Is your prospective product or service sustainable?
  • Do you see yourself still offering your products or services 1 , 3, 5 or 10 years from now?

Of course, these lists are no way exhausted in how you can approach setting yourself up for success. Take some time and zone-in on the things you aspire to accomplish. Create a list (or 2), and keep it front and centre as your daily reminder.

When you remember why you want to do something, you’re more motivated to take the steps to achieve it.

Do you create and track goals?

Share your thoughts and tips in the comments below.

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