Goal Setting 101

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Do you have goals for your business?  How do you use those goals to set meaningful plans for real business growth?  Follow our simple planning sheet to move your business to the next level:

 

Your Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Write down your BHAG:

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Is it  so big that it scares you?  Was that hard?
Did your thinking hold you back?

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“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” – Gordon B. Hinckley


 

Your Plan

List 4 things you can do this year that would move your closer to achieving that BHAG:

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These are your Sub Goals.  Which of these things would you need to do 1st?  2nd?  3rd?  4th? 

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What if you had 3 months to complete the first thing you needed to do?  How would that feel?  What would that look like?

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List all the tasks you would need to do in 3 months to reach the first sub goal? (brain dump)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, put them in a reasonable order:

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2
3
4
5
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12


Now put them into 3 groups: (month 1, month 2, month 3)

Month 1:

Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4

 

Month 2:

Task 5
Task 6
Task 7
Task 8

 

Month 3:

Task 9
Task 10
Task 11
Task 12

 

I will start my plan on  ______________________________________ (pick a date)

 

REALITY CHECK:

You have done everything you know to achieve Success.  To achieve a new level of Success, you must do things you have never done before!
– Alexander Twomey Inc.

 

 

Your Implementation Plan

Be the business owner who does better than just breaking even.  Your business can support you — instead of you constantly having to support your business.  It starts with planning.  Growing your business is a process and as such it requires Implementation Plans.  

1)  Clarify your BIG Goal.

2)  Set ACHIEVABLE Subgoals.

3)  Calendar the TASKS you need to do to move you closer to that goal.


The thinking you used to drive your business to this point will not get you to the next level.  Ask yourself, “What can I do differently today to get one step ahead, however small, closer to achieving my goals?”

Start Here:

  • Get out your calendar and flip to your start date.
    Write down Task 1.

  • Flip to the next week.
    Write down Task 2.

  • Flip to the next week.
    Write down Task 3.

  • Flip to the next week.
    Write down Task 4.

  • Flip to the next week.
    Write down Task 5.

…. keep going …..

 

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 


Breakthroughs happen at the thinking level
— so do Breakdowns!

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