At the start of 2013, the same old New Year’s resolutions are being made: get in shape, get out of debt, learn a new skill, etc. As cliché as they are, these resolutions are still as popular as they were 20 years ago.
Although the same goals are being made every single New Year, the people making them are not changing their behavior in order to achieve them. But you don’t have to be one of those people.
In order to get your 2013 started off right, we’ve developed a list of things you can do to make sure you achieve your goals and make 2013 the best year ever.
Having goals can create serious overwhelm, confusion, and teeth grinding. That is, if your goals aren’t correctly implemented.
Let me take a step back and explain.
Every year people all over the world take 15 minutes or less to create an ill-conceived New Years resolution. Oddly, many of those resolutions crash and burn before there’s a chance to break out the Valentine’s Day Peeps.
Goals are important, not only in business, but in everyday life. They help us to keep going even when times get tough. The problem in the above scenario isn’t that the goals our confetti-throwing friends have chosen are bad. Instead it’s the manner in which they’ve chosen to execute those goals.
Thinking up a goal quickly and hoping it will work, doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve developed a 4-step program to help give your goals a better survival rate.
Where would you like your business to be in 15 years?
If you’re like many small business owners responding with something like, “Um…” then we need to have a little chat.
It may be hard to justify making time for something as theoretical as goals, especially when more immediate business operations are constantly begging for your attention.
If you’re not the goal setting type, it could all seem like just a bunch of hullabaloo. The thought of creating goals may conjure up images of teddy bears holding hands and singing Kumbaya, but it isn’t just a bunch of hype. And to prove it I’m going to give you 4 ways that creating specific, emotional, deadline oriented goals can ACTUALLY contribute to business success.
One of the latest trends in entrepreneurship is the idea of having an accountability partner.
In the 1990s the term, originating in recovery groups, was adapted by life or business coaches to mean an individual who helps another reach goals and/or milestones they have established for themselves.
Even the smallest of businesses needs a big dream to turn into an enriched reality. Think about it: the higher you set your goals the more likely you are to be inspired to reach them.