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When you start a new business or have a big goal you are trying to reach… there are different actions you can do to increase your chances and success.
When you set a BIG goal… it is like you are running a marathon.
When you first get started working on a BIG goal (I’m talking about something that is going to take a few months to a year to accomplish) it is a little daunting O.o
You have these moments of being overwhelmed and think:
“HOW” How am I ever going to get there!?!
Maybe I’m crazy and just should quit : /
If your dreams don’t scare you, you aren’t dreaming big enough.
So if you are scared that your goal is too big… you are on the right path!!
I tell my team members working on their big promotions that you have to eat your elephant.
How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
How do you run a marathon?
One step at a time.
You have to take this BIG vision and break it down to smaller bench mark goals. Then, break those down into daily tasks to accomplish every day.
When I was running long distance, I would often celebrate each mile down. Each mile behind me meant I was closer to the finish line.
I don’t say this enough… people ask me “How did you build your business?” I did a little bit every day with focused effort that at the end of the day I would be closer to my goal. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t do something to build my business – set up an appointment, learn a new skill, meet a new friend…
My business became my third kid, haha. I took it along with me everywhere I went!
and Just like a baby, your goals need to be fed daily.
It is hard to beat someone who doesn’t give up.
When you are consistent daily, you build momentum, you build trust, and you start a snowball effect.
How do you create focus?
You have to have a clear goal in mind that makes you excited to jump out of bed everyday. If you don’t know what your goal is… stop and go dream about what it is you are working towards. With me, I was working towards a promotion with my company and a huge bonus that I would earn with the promotion – – along with what I would accomplish with that bonus.
Your goal needs to be SMART:
My goal was that I would Reach Diamond rank by May 31st.
Setting a deadline.
I knew that I had a deadline to reach that goal because I had a certain amount of time to earn a bonus with my company – that kept me focused daily on getting closer to reaching my goal.
If your goal is really BIG, you are going to have to keep yourself motivated by celebrating smaller wins along the way. These wins are getting you closer to your end goal – and that is just as exciting!
Write it down
Are you serious about your goal?
If you want to reach a goal, you need to write it down.
Henriette Anne Klauser, PhD, shares in her book that the way to increase your chances of reaching your goals is to write your goal down.
I have our team members write out their goals and keep it in a place where they have to see it every day (hopefully multiple times a day).
This encourages focus and consistency —
What goals are you working on? Have you written them down?
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