While the New Year is the traditional time of year to set resolutions, it’s not always the best time to set business goals. Why? Well, because those resolutions don’t typically last very long. So let’s turn that on its head and learn how to make a lasting change to your business. Let’s transform that hobby into a six-figure, money-making business that gives you the freedom and flexibility you want, all while filling the market need that created your business in the first place. And how we do this is through business accountability groups and one-on- one coaching.
A goal isn’t a goal unless it’s SMART – it’s Specific/Simple, it’s Measurable/Meaningful, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. So many times, though, business owners don’t make their goals specific enough. For example, they may say, “I want to help other female entrepreneurs to get out of the expensive hobby mode and break the six figure barrier.” Now, that’s an admirable goal, isn’t it? Of course it is! But, it isn’t specific enough. So let’s tweak it ever so slightly, shall we? “In 2018, I want to help 30 other female entrepreneurs to get out of the expensive hobby mode and break the six figure barrier.” Better, right? That’s a SMART goal. And I have a confession… it’s my goal for this year. Well, mostly. I want to help 30 female entrepreneurs to achieve their personal business goals. It doesn’t have to be a six figure goal. Six figures is just a nice placeholder while I work with clients to set their personal (and SMART) business goals – and then help them learn how to make those goals work for them.
When you’re on a journey, it’s important that you surround yourself with people who want to reach the same destination. Otherwise, things don’t go smoothly. Dealing with your business is no different! That’s why you need a support team who’s on board with your goals and is willing to help you achieve them. And when you’ve got a business accountability group or an experienced business coach, they’re on board with your vision, your income producing activities, and your plan. They’re there to help you succeed. And with a great team, you’re bound to succeed.
So this (and any) year as you look at any resolutions or goals you’ve made, make sure that you’re not only making SMART Goals and getting a great team. Make sure that you’re also transforming your mentality. And you do that by making sure that your attitude and your business plan is in the right place. Because once you’ve got a solid business plan (even if it is simple), your mentality is going to shift. You’re going to be able to set those SMART goals with ease. You’re going to see the importance of having an accountability group. You’re going to want a coach in your corner. And you’re going to want to lessen the noise from those less-than- supportive types in your life. And as you do these things, you’ll soon find that your business has grown leaps and bounds, as has your income, your happiness, and your freedom.
Want to be one of the 30 entrepreneurs that breaks barriers this year? Then lets work together now.
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Posted by Lori Hildebrand on Wednesday, January 10, 2018