With 2018 approaching, let’s talk goals and how they help you boost your confidence in business. Goals help, not just in business but, in many areas of our lives; they help us accomplish more, help keep us on track, and they also force us to think about what we want out of life or business.

With smart goals in place, you are more likely to see progress than you would if you just started a project in the blind with no set goals. As we all know, SEEING progress gives you a huge boost in confidence. That confidence is what you need to get the courage to tackle your next set of goals/ projects.  

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Now, let’s go through the goal setting process. First, you need to determine what you want; what specifically is your goal? Notice that I said SPECIFICALLY. Weight loss, getting in shape, or being rich is a thought but not a real goal. If you don’t specify how much money you want to make in 2018, you won’t have anything to measure your progress on. If you want to make $90k in 365 days, then you need to calculate how much you need to make in set periods. For instance, you know your goal is to make $90k in 2018, but you shouldn’t be working all 365 days. So, let’s take a 5 day work week, working at 30 hours a week – this means you need to make an estimate of $58/ hour. You can set your MINI goal hourly, weekly, or monthly so that you will attain your primary goal of $90k by the end of the year. Goals give you an ending point to look forward to.

I’m not sure if you are aware but health is a part of doing well in business. If one of your goals for 2018 is to get in shape, you need to know what “in shape” means to you. Does it mean being able to play with your kids without feeling tired? Does it mean running in the next 5K race? Although they are two very different goals, they both fall under being “in shape”. However, the preparation and process to reach each goal will be very different. You can’t begin to measure your progress and success unless you set a well-defined goal.

The same holds true for the idea of being rich with a successful business. That’s just an idea. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad starting point to set a goal, but it’s not an actual goal. How successful do you want your business? How much money do you consider making you rich? Do you want your business to be a household name or do you just want to be able to work less with more money from your business? Those are very different goals that all fall under the idea of “successful business” or “being rich”. They may amount to a fairly similar end point, but the motivation behind them is different.

This is another important part of goal setting that will help you boost your confidence.

Don’t throw an arbitrary number out there, whether its money, weight lost, or how fast you can run a mile, make it mean something. It’s much easier to stick to the goal of building $10,000 to grow your company.  

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Each step that gets you closer to your goal has real meaning and it increases your self-confidence.

Let me know your goals in the comments below or in our Facebook Group. We’ll let you know how to break down those goals into smaller steps and help you achieve them.

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