Have you set goals for your business over the next twelve months? If so, you’re not alone. Goal setting no matter how big or small is an essential ongoing process. “Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines,” as author and motivational speaker, Brian Tracy once exclaimed.
Some may ask, “Is goal setting really necessary?” People may contend that goals are unimportant, but most successful entrepreneurs realize that they are critical. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score (Copeland).”
So, whether you have a head start or you’re just getting started, here are five tips to help you grow your business in 2012.
1. Say goodbye to good intentions.
Many resolutions are simply intentions. We say we’ll get around to it and others take off with lighting fast speed, only to find another year has passed and accomplishment seems distant. One way to conquer intentions is to become fearless and say goodbye to good intentions.
Personal fulfillment is looking at your life and seeing results. If you don’t see results, is it possible that you stopped making decisions? If so, start making great decisions today. Let’s start with a simple plan of action. Read more
2. Cure entrepreneurial insanity.
Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist and the father of modern physics, suggested that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By definition, insanity is likened to extreme foolishness or irrationality.
Insanity can take various forms. Arguably, in business, the highest form of insanity is the failure to execute. Learn why we fail to take action and how to cure the insanity and get things done this year. Read more
3. Dream, imagine and think really big.
Moving from dreams to reality is an elusive concept for people in general. Winning in business starts with a winning mindset. And, “If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big (Trump).” If you’re ready to activate your New Year’s resolutions, learn to think big and then take your dreams and turn them into reality. Read more
4. Stay on top of your goals daily and track progress.
It’s easy to loose sight of your goals throughout the year. We are all guilty of putting the ‘urgent’ before the ‘important’ or procrastinating to the very last minute. For some entrepreneurs, tomorrow is the busiest day of the year. But, successful people have one thing in common – their ability to set, activate and complete goals.
No matter where you’re at, today is the perfect time to check one more goal off your list. Start tracking goals and managing deadlines with these five tools. Read more
5. Celebrate small victories and stay inspired.
Cultivate your network, become more customer-centric, operate with character, be adaptable, seize opportunities and seek out ways to become better in business.
Remember, “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living (Mandela).” Remember, entrepreneurs will change the world. Read more
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