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It’s a little past (or a lot past) New Year's and our New Year’s goals - but, goal setting is a year-round thing! And when you set your goals, you actually want to reach them, right? So, what do you need to know BEFORE setting your goals? Let’s cover a few things you need to take into consideration…
What is goal setting? Goal setting is the process of aiming for a result (your “goal”) by establishing a plan or process to achieve said goal. Goals are going beyond your “right now” desires and creating a long-term commitment to achieving your end result. You’re committing your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a way that will help you attain your goal.
Okay, now that we’re all aware of what a goal is, it doesn’t sound too difficult. But, what happens when you have obstacles in your way? Or maybe you have a hard time staying committed? Now, there are plenty of things you need to AVOID when creating your goals (and why your goals aren’t working), but we’re going to focus on what we SHOULD do when establishing our goals:
Use Your Logical Mind AND Emotion to Set Your Goals
When you write your goals, you want to use your logical mind. Your logical mind is when you analyze your goal, the process to achieve your goal, and the probability that you have to achieve your goal. You’re mapping out your tactics, where you’ll need to focus your energy, and how you will need to commit yourself.
You'll also want to use emotion when goal setting. When you take ownership of the actions to reach your goal, you're more likely to take action. During this part of establishing your goals, take a minute beforehand to calm your mind. Use meditation to increase your awareness and calm your mind, it’ll open your view to some things you didn’t consider before. Not only will you have a goal that is well-worked out, but you’ll also create a quicker path to your goal.
Focus on Visualization for a Motivator
This is a great way to determine if your goal is something you truly want - and if you’re able to find the motivation to achieve it! Working towards a goal as an entrepreneur can be a pain when you lose motivation halfway through, visualization can help you avoid that kind of sticky situation.
You want to focus on visualizing how you will feel, see, taste, and hear when you reach your goal. Your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference! Do this when you first set your goal and when you feel discouraged and need a motivator. You’ll be able to step back into the picture and re-dedicate yourself to your goal.
Join the free Infinite Awareness meditation to help soothe your mind when you’re at this part of goal setting.
Check out this YouTube video sharing what you need to know before setting your goals in 2023 (for Women Entrepreneurs)
Create Checkpoints and Milestones
Did you know that you can take the pressure off of achieving your goal by creating checkpoints and milestones? Creating checkpoints, sharing your progress, and keeping up with your goals weekly increases your likelihood of achieving your goals by 40%.
When you break your goals down, you take the pressure off of your end result and you’re able to detach from the outcome. For example, if your goal is to earn $60k in the year, break it down into $5k per month. Track your progress and celebrate! Share or even brag about hitting your milestones to your friends or business community, even share it with our community, The Aligned Business Woman!
"You're already 42% likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down" - Peter Economy
Follow a Schedule to Take Action
I’ve personally witnessed - and experienced - what happens when you become too overwhelmed with your business, your life, your goals, and everything in between. It’s not fun. And, it’s a death sentence for your goals. Part of creating an action plan or schedule for accomplishing your goals means allowing yourself to have time for self-reflection. You want to embrace a balanced workweek.
A balanced workweek relies on an organized backend and keeping routines. You want to have planned content ideas, goals, and offers, and keep time to build mindfulness, set intentions, and prioritize self-care and relationships. It’s ensuring you’re not neglecting yourself for your goals. A great way to set up your workweek is by following our Profitability & Productivity Planner for women entrepreneurs!
The Secret to Successful Goal Setting
New Year's or not, the secret to successful goal setting is YOU! You’re the key to creating the goal that motivates you and leads you to what you want from your life and business. No one knows your business better than you, but there’s also no shame in finding motivation, support, and even help from others. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and VERY overwhelming path.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game, to doubt yourself and your abilities, to feel lost in your own business and wants. You’re worried about having consistent revenue at the end of each month.
Now is the time to change - it’s the time to set up a system and find the support you need to make it happen in your business. Organize your life and yourself in a way that will allow you to have a business that lights you up AND builds your bank account. The first step is The Profitable CEO Accelerator!
The Tools for Success…
With The Profitable CEO Accelerator, you get the exact framework to audit and plan for business growth so that you can efficiently increase your cash flow without burning out. You’ll also learn how to get the answers to the most important questions every entrepreneur needs to ask themselves to streamline their business activities.
You’re learning how to organize your business and take action in a way that you’re consistently making money in less time. You’re ditching the guilt, prioritizing yourself and your joy, and learning how to focus in a way that doesn’t cause you to neglect your self-care.
It’s the perfect tool for setting yourself and your business up for success while learning how to accomplish your goals. You get the accountability and growth you need to have and maintain a thriving business!
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