What Are Your 2019 Business Goals??
2018 is winding down. Its the last bit of the 4th quarter. So what are you doing for your business this holiday season? Have you slowed down your business activity or is your foot slammed down on the gas and you are going to reap a full harvest?
What are your 2019 business goals? How can you improve your sales? We all decided to be entrepreneurs to make a profit and also to impact other peoples lives by our unique products and services. What aspects of your business is giving you trouble? What skills do you really need to work on or improve? Have you pushed yourself to achieve all that you can this year or were you holding back because of fear? These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself at this point in time and plan to execute on all your business goals for 2019.
Lets take a step back.....
What is the definition of goal. Goal - is the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Others words to describe goal would be an end, target, intention, intent, plan or purpose. Its imperative that us entrepreneurs to have business goals. But they can’t be just any goals. We should be using the (S.M.A.R.T) goal structure for our business goals.
So lets break down what is a S.M.A.R.T goal. SMART goals is giving criteria to guide in the setting of objectives, for example in a project, business, management or my favorite personal development. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Using this SMART goal structure will lead to better performance and of course to more profits.
Lets break each part of SMART goals down....
Specific - The goal/s should be as specific as possible and answer these questions: What is your goal? How often or how much? Where will it take place? Break your goal down into executable steps so you will not get too overwhelmed. One of the biggest challenged for us entrepreneurs is having to put on so many hats. We are the accountant, marketer, business strategist, book keeper, investment person and etc. This will keep you focused on the main objective.
Measurable - How will you measure your goal? Is it by the number of people you sponsor in a month? Is it the number of product sales you had in a week? Is it the number of clicks you have on your online advertisement? When measuring your goal is will give you specific feedback and hold your accountable. Yes, remember its your business and you are accountable for your success.
Attainable - Its time to get out of your comfort zone. Does your goals push you? But its important that they are achievable. The more you face your fears the more you will succeed. Life is all about risk taking and its obvious you like taking risk because being a business owner is one of the most riskiest ventures anyone can take. Also remember, if you do not achieve this particular goal the way you wanted. Don’t be too disappointed. You took a risk and you achieve something. Remember always celebrate your small victories.
Realistic - Is the time-frame realistic for the goal you have established? Are you one of those people who joins an opportunity and says I am going to be a millionaire in 2 weeks. This is not a realistic time frame. And when it doesn’t happened like you wanted you complain that the opportunity was a scam or sham. When it actually was your unrealistic expectation.
Timely - Do you have a time-frame listed in your SMART goal? Do you have your goal broken down into steps with a time-frame attached to do. This also helps you be accountable as well as motivate you. One of the most common pitfalls in business is being disciplined and motivated. We all must do the income producing activities (IPAs) everyday to get the results we desire. And some days are harder than others.
Here are some more tips to help with that discipline and consistency. Get a calendar to write your daily activities in. Get a desk calendar so when you are sitting there working you can also see your daily activities. I am a big fan of this. Get a vision board. You are not in business just to provide products and services, there are some items you want to manifest in your life. So a vision board helps keep you disciplined. Use the calendar in your electronics for alerts/notifications to keep you on task. Find a mentor and learn from a person who is where you want to be. You MUST and I mean MUST read any personal development books. I am reading “The science of getting rich” by Wallace D. Wattles until I achieve the level of manifested income I desire. Take time to learn your business. Be a product of the product. Learn how to build and cultivate positive and productive business relationships. Don’t treat people like a number or income treat people like people.
Right now I am working on my SMART goal. My goal is.... I AM helping 100 people live on purpose, earning income in several different ways and have a fun time doing it in 2019. That is just a start. I AM planning to help as many people live on purpose as I can. If you have a dream, goal or looking to building passive income for your household take a look at the video below and lets chat.
Please feel free to reach out to me on MLM Gateway with any comments or questions.
Have an awesome day,
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