Have you written your goals plan for the year 2019? Or will you just wait until the next NEW YEAR resolution?
For a solopreneur, setting one’s goals for the year is easier said than done. Achieving your goals takes hard work, diligence and a good dose of planning right from the start.
Here are some of our favorite tips for keeping you on track as you move through the real life trials and tribulations that might pop up as a Solopreneur:
Begin with your BIG objective of BEING SMART
SMART is an acronym that you can use to guide your goal setting. To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:
SPECIFIC – Pick one goal – research on the following. ⦁ What do I want to accomplish? ⦁ Why is this goal important? ⦁ Who is involved? ⦁ Where is it located? ⦁ Which resources or limits are involved?
MEASURABLE – See if it’s in your control? How will you know if you succeed.A measurable goal should address questions such as: ⦁ How much? ⦁ How many? ⦁ How will I know when it is accomplished?
ACHIEVABLE – Check if the Objective is attainable with the amount of time and resources available. ⦁ An achievable goal will usually answer questions such as: ⦁ How can I accomplish this goal? ⦁ How realistic is the goal, based on other constraints, such as financial factors?
REALISTIC – Create an objective that is reasonable to ensure achievement with the available time and resources. A relevant goal can answer “yes” to these questions: ⦁ Does this seem worthwhile? ⦁ Is this the right time? ⦁ Does this match our other efforts/needs? ⦁ Am I the right person to reach this goal? ⦁ Is it applicable in the current niche?
TIME BOUND – Set Up a schedule – When is the deadline? Provide a timeline to outline when the objective will be achieved. Reinforce with consistent feedback. A time-bound goal will usually answer these questions: ⦁ When? ⦁ What can I do six months from now? ⦁ What can I do six weeks from now? ⦁ What can I do this week?
WRITE IT DOWN – BREAK IT DOWN :
Having your business plan written down on a paper has been shown that you’re more likely to succeed. Clarify & strengthen your intentions by doing the same. Break it down into small & manageable steps to overcome overwhelm.
Be Creative & more STRATEGIC :
Be creative in imagining your future self having accomplished your goals. What does that look & feel like. Does it look the same where you want to be.
A strategic business plan helps you define where you are right now and where you want to go. One of the principal recommendations given to business visionaries beginning a business is: You require a strategy for success.
Develop System of being CONSISTENT :
Effective systems & habits make it easier for you to accomplish your goals on a regular basis. Until you have tried something new for a period of time and in a consistent manner, you can’t decide if it works or not. Business growth requires a track record of success. You can’t establish a track record if you are constantly shifting gears or trying new tactics.
EXPAND your LIST OF SKILLS :
Don’t ever forget to add this in your GOAL list. You chose to be a solorpeneur with an existing SKILL SET but If you want to remain successful as a Solopreneur, You’ll need to expand that toolkit — from accounting to marketing and everything in-between.
LEARN LEARN LEARN – This is the SECRET Key to success – Keep, educating Yourself.
In order to stay relevant, you have to stay open to new trends & Keep educating yourself. You Have to keep evolving.
MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS :
Hold yourself accountable by maintaining focus & discipline throughout your process. With effective monitoring of habits & systems makes it more easier to accomplish goals on a regular basis. When something doesn’t work, look back at what happened and ask some serious questions. Check if you shifted gears too quickly? Ask if you have not sticked on a commitment? Or was the expected outcome off base from the start? Most of the time, the reason tracks back to lack of consistency. So keep monitoring your progress in the flow.
KEEP YOURSELF GOING :
Many people create goals for themselves without making a plan to complete them. The reality is that we bite more than we can chew. Wanting something does not make a plan. Stick to your Plan & execute your goals accordingly. Manage your burn Outs & enjoy your process of working. And more importantly LIVE LIFE to the fullest..!!