Last week, my number one, Jill was on vacation all week – and we survived!! We managed to get through the week but are super grateful she is back this week!!
Another big event from last week was the Strategic Planning Day I hosted with nearly 30 people (mostly concierges) from alllll over the world!! One of our attendees was from South Africa!! I still find that when I get to reach people so far away, I am totally fascinated!!
Since we dove DEEEP into goal setting last week – and mapped out the next year of business growth and life magic, I thought today would be a great day to share with you the top 4 things that you need to do to make your GOALS more accessible!
Why is it important to take the time to think about and set goals?
Because goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.
Each of your goals should:
Thinking about your goals is one thing, and the more you think about them, the more likely you are to reach them. But what works even better is actually WRITING your goals down!
Everyone at the strategic planning day was guided to write their goals down and to capture them on a goal card!
Writing your goals down has a way of securing them in your mind and helping to guide you each and every day to work towards them. Many studies out there show that people who write their goals down have a MUCH higher rate of success.
What is the specific thing you are trying to create? When people say, “I want my business to grow”, that is NOT specific. How big do you want your business to grow? Get really clear on the end result!
Making a goal measurable is also important – because the best way to know you’ve REACHED your goal is by having something that is easily measured. You can also TRACK your goals and see where you are on the spectrum of growth and change.
For example, last week one of the students mentioned that this year she needed to do “more networking”. That THIS would be one of her biggest ACTION goals this year.
But setting a goal to do “more” isn’t specific, nor is it measurable.
But if you say, “I am committing to do 5 networking events each and every month” – that is something both specific and measurable and much easier to act upon!
What is the TIME in which you want to achieve this goal?? But be sure this is also reasonable and achievable, OR you can set yourself up for failure and self-sabotage.
If you have been consistently making $1000.00 a month in your business and your new goal is to make $10,000 a month within the next 3 months. THIS is a bit of a stretch. And then what happens is you feel defeated by your own unrealistic expectations.
Plus (side note) the universe is always in control of the when and the how!
Setting a deadline is one of the trickiest parts of goal setting (in my opinion). We need to learn to be flexible with the outcomes, but also be committed enough to KEEP taking action each and every day to move a step or two closer to meeting those goals.
When you write your goals on your goal card – set a deadline, but also be willing to be flexible!
So, if you set a goal to have 10K a month in sales each and every month by the end of the year – BUT you reach the end of the year and you’re consistently doing 8K in sales – this does NOT mean you have failed. This just means that the law of gestation requires a little more time! So be willing to have that goal take an extra few months (or even a year if need be) – but know that as long as you are taking consistent action, you are getting closer and closer.
So, now that you’ve got the recipe, I would LOVE to hear what one of your BIG goals is this year!! Want to share with me? Just comment below and fill me in!
Welcome readers! If this is your first time reading my blog, thank you for stopping by! As a concierge who has built a successful business, I have decided to help other budding entrepreneurs do the same! As the Founder of The Concierge Academy, I write about specific topics and marketing strategies that Work for our industry!
It’s not always easy to build a service-based business. Many see it as an intangible, but you can build a profitable and flourishing concierge business!
Be sure to grab your FREE checklist right now! 111 Ways to Grow Your Concierge Business