Ever set yourself big business goals … only to be disappointed in not achieving it? There is a reason why this happens, and people rarely speak about it.
We are conditioned (particularly in the business world) to believe you need to think big (and you do) but what we don’t learn is how to make big thinking translate to the real goals that you want to achieve.
The problem with thinking too big is beleivability. To make a goal to 10x your company is lofty and worthy in many cases, but we need to be mindful of the little voice in the back of your head that’s whispering, “Are you kidding?” The level of belief you have in your business goals – your true belief, not the one you’re trying to convince yourself is there – is an indicator of your likeliehood of achieving your goals.
So, how do you achieve those big, lofty business goals? Simple – by creating achievable goals and working your way up. We’ve all head about S.M.A.R.T. goals and the reason we all know about them, is because they work. Good goal setting doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel – it only needs to succeed in getting our subconcious to buy in to the notion that the goal is achievable.
If you want to 10x your business, but you’ve never done anything like that in your business before, set a goal that you’re really confident you’re going to hit. Set a shorter timeframe. Build a little more confidence with that goal completion and use that momentum to make a plan for the next goal, and the next and so on.
It is far better to creep up on big goals than set one outlandish goal and expect to achieve it without breaking it down into smaller parts. Does that happen for some people? Absolutely, and they may have stunning results once in a while, but when you base your plan on the excpetions, in most cases you’re setting yourself up for failure – and in business goal failure is the type of headgame you can’t afford to play.
Check out the video below for more insight on how to nail your goals, and possibly spot a few whales in the background (excuse the brisk ocean breeze – locational hazard).
Our whole reason for existing is to help business owners achieve better things and balance their work and personal lives. One way I can do that for you is by offering a free 90-day planning tool and training video, which you can use to break down those big, hairy, audacious goals into bite-sized chunks that will get your results. And, if you think one-on-one or group coaching is more your style, contact us. We’ll be happy to help determine if business coaching is the best choice for you – and if not, we’ll always point you to resources that may help you on your journey – even if those resources have nothing to do with us. It’s our best business coahcing guarantee – and a pillar of our business model.
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