If you don’t know WHY or WHAT you are starting a home business for, then WHAT is there to FOCUS on? What will make you get out of bed, what will make you turn off Jeremy Kyle or Homes Under the Hammer in the morning?
So you need a WHY or a WHAT and you need to set goals to accomplish these.
Why Set Goals?
Goal setting is used by most top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all different fields of life Setting goals gives you long-term vision, something to focus on, your reason for starting your business in the first place. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.
Starting to Set Personal Goals
You set your goals on a number of levels:
- First you create your “big picture” of what you want to do with your life (or over, say, the next 10 years), and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.
- Then, you break these down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals.
- Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on how to achieve these goals.
This is why we start the process of goal setting by looking at your lifetime goals. Then, we work down to the things that you can do in, say, the next five years, then next year, next month, next week, and today, to start moving towards them.
As an example –
My goal was to pay off debts that I had, followed by a couple of foreign holidays every year, and financial independence. It’s fair to say, we have reached my initial goals – Jen, my wife, has even given up her job to join me in the business.
Next Goal, A BIGGER one, is to BUY a new house, mortgage FREE.
How Will YOU Do it?
You need to look at the compensation plan, work out what you need to reach end goal. You may need 150 reps in the first year in your team. Blimey, I will never get that!!!!
Yes, you can. Break that 150 down. I want my 150 by year end; break that down in to weeks, then days.
150/52 = 2.88 reps per week. That’s great, less than 1 per day. Doesn’t 1 rep every other day sound better?