‘So, I’ve written down my goals, now what?’’ This is one of the first questions my clients ask me after their initial consultation.
They normally vocalise their goals in the first consultation, and then I tell them to go back home, in a chilled and relaxed environment, no TV, no distractions; maybe after the first sip of wine, take a paper, a pen and dare to dream. I ask them to think about what their business and life goals would be, if money was no object.
I find that asking this question and getting clients to write their true ‘dream’ goals in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment, releases them from an invisible chain or mindset that seems to hold people back.
When doing this exercise, I remind clients to, for the moment, not think about how they can achieve their goals. The aim of the exercise is to make them bring out the dreams they hide from others, or even themselves.
There’s a lot of talk about doing what you love, following your passion or purpose; whether it’s starting your own business, changing careers, or even taking your business to the next ’scarier’ level.
Some people might roll their eyes and years ago I was one of them, but I’ve come to realise that it’s a valid statement. As humans are living longer, we’re working longer and these longer years should be spent doing something you love. Doing something you don’t love makes for a shitty life, I should know, I use to hate my well-paid corporate job.
Life, as they say, isn’t a dress rehearsal, you can’t afford to not do something you love with it!
So, avoid a life full of only daydreams and wishes, give yourself permission to have goals and achieve them.
Now, write down your goals.
Have you done it? Good.
Why? Yep, I asked the question. Why do you want to achieve those goals?
Writing your goal is great, but you must have a ‘WHY’; a reason.
A reason which becomes the propeller that makes you find a way no matter what; come rain or shine, to achieve your goal. A reason that keeps you going when you’re knackered and feel like throwing in the towel; when the long hours and challenges seem to overshadow the joy of working towards that goal.
No matter what your goal is – starting a small business, leaving your job for your side-hustle, or even taking your small business to the next level; your ‘WHY’ must be BIG enough to cross the Wilderness of Challenges to get to the Promise Land of your Goal(s).
Because once you can do that, then the fun begins…😊
Are there any business goals you want to achieve but don’t know where to start?
Do you want to start a business but you’re unsure how to begin?
Or, if you need help with your goals, finding your ‘Why?’, make sure you drop me a line and I’ll tell you WHY. 😉