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How to set business goals you’ll actually stick to

Tell me, did you make any New Year’s Resolutions?

How to set business goals you'll actually stick to

I hope not.

Probably not what you were expecting me to say was it?

I get it.

Right now we’re in the midst of the “Great Resolution.”

That time of year where everyone sets goals and vows that “this year will be different.”

Yet the reality is, most people drop their New Year’s Resolutions as quick as they create them.

That’s because most people:

1. Set “pie in the sky” goals. (Something that they’ve never actually accomplished before… but something they “hope” or “want” to accomplish.)

Weight loss is a great example. Many people say “I want to lose 35 lbs” even though they’ve never managed to lose 10.

2. They don’t map out the steps to get there.

Here’s an example.

Let’s say you own a blog and want to write more content.

It’s no good setting the goal to write 10 blog posts a day if you can only write 5. (Pie in the sky goal.)

So first you need to know what YOUR level of productivity is. (Not what someone else is achieving. For this year to really be different, you need stop comparing yourself to others and instead compare yourself to YOU.)

Knowing this, you decide that instead of writing 10 posts per day, you will spend 3 hours on your business, five days per week.

And from past experience, you also know that it takes one hour to research, write and polish a short 400 word blog post.

So by simply reframing your goal to three hours per day and focusing on THAT… which is very achievable and realistic, you could create 780 blog posts.

In only one year!

That’s incredible.

I only use the blog example to get your head thinking.

So what game plan are you going create?

Here’s your challenge:

Set yourself goals for the year.

Write down what you want to accomplish including hours you will dedicate to your business.

1 week : ______
2 weeks : ______
3 weeks : ______
1 month : ______
2 months : ______
3 months : ______
6 months : ______
12 months : ______
2 years : ______
5 years : ______

Yep, it’s a sizable piece of work.

Yet I’m guessing that the past 5 years for you have probably been relatively the same.

Same level of fitness. (Or lack thereof)

Same level of income. (Or lack thereof)

Same amount of vacation days. (Or lack thereof)

Yet, if you sit down and plot this out, you’ll have a complete road map for the year and beyond.

Very few people ever make it to the top of Mt. Everest.

And the #1 reason is lack of preparation.

People fly in from all over the world and think they can just hike up, check it off their bucket list, and then hike back down.

So do the challenge.

And if you get a bit stuck, call your coach. That’s what they are there for.

After you’ve set some realistic goals, post your 3 month goal in the Facebook page and announce it to the world.

We’re here to support you.

All of us.

Together, let’s make 2017 your best year ever.

See you at the top,

Michael Force

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