Are you setting effective goals and do you have a plan, or do you just pray you will achieve them?
Please bear in mind that the businesses I reference might not be trading now, but there will be successful business trading today who have used or are using the models mentioned.
What I am about to discuss here is taken from a book I wrote in 2014. The book is called Don’t Jinx it Map it.
My book is no longer available, but if you are curious to read more visit my blog regularly and it will be broken down into 6 managable steps. Each one of the 6 steps will be broken down and explained in detail in order to ensure that your goal setting is effective.
What is a goal and what is effective goal setting?
Effective goal setting is normally based around 5 key components. Those 5 key components of effective goals setting are making sure that effective goals setting takes into consideration whether those goals are Specific, Measurable. Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
If you take these 5 key elements and embed them into your effective goal setting plan, then this is said to be an indication of your goals success.
Every business, individual, organisation, charity, project, meeting, board, council, etc needs a plan in order to work towards their goals and in that plan there needs to be reference to how those goals are going to be achieved and how effective they will be and indicate the outcomes associated with those effective goals.
Each goal in order to be effective needs to have specific outcomes associated with it and those outcomes in order to be effective need to be factored into those initial goals.
Jim Rohn the famous entrepreneur said:
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
So my question to you is:
- Do you have desires, dreams and goals but struggle to realise them?
- Do you wish the voices inside your head didn’t hold you back from getting the life you want?
- Do you fear that the ideas you have are unattainable?
- Do you procrastinate every day and as such nothing gets done?
- Do you wish there were more hours in a day?
- Are you living life or is life living you?
Don’t jinx it map it puts into perspective how simple it is to plan the life you want and how important it is to have achievable goals.
The tips and tricks in the book can be utilised in all areas of your life, for example, in relation to education, career ambitions, planning for the job of your dreams and how to have a satisfying and fulfilling personal relationship.
It all depends on how committed you are to achieving your desires, dreams and goals and how successfully you have planned to achieve them.
Success in life depends on the plans you make, the actions and behaviours you adopt and take, and effective goals setting and decision-making is vital to the progress in all areas of life.
A school boy entrepreneur dubbed ‘the next Alan Sugar’ told of his pride today at making his first £MILLION – after starting his business at the age of 14.
Christian, from Corby, Northants., currently employs eight adult workers around the UK and America as sales and technical assistants and plans to open two Branchr offices in the next year.
He invests the majority of his earnings back into his businesses and is determined to make £100 million with Branchr in the future.
“My aim is to become a leading name in the world of internet and mobile advertising and push myself right to the top of the game.”
After seeing a junk hauling truck in front of him at a McDonald’s drive-thru, in 1989 Brian Scudamore—then 18—purchased a used pickup truck for $700 and came up with the name The Rubbish Boys and the slogan “We’ll stash your trash in a flash.”
As the business grew, Scudamore began to hire other students to handle the workload and started a summer student franchise program. The crews would “junk patrol” alleys looking for junk that the city haulers wouldn’t take away.
Scudamore has gone on to launch two other franchised companies: WOW 1 DAY PAINTING—a company that paints homes and businesses in a day—and You Move Me, a local moving company. Remember very often in business the simple ideas are the most profitable.
At the age of 13 Dominic McVey imported scooters. Seeing a gap in the market by the age of 15 he was a millionaire. His incentive for starting his business was not financial it was his desire to prove that teenagers can be successful. Now in his 29th year is owns an impressive portfolio of businesses.
Claire Barratt, Founder and Managing Director of ClaireaBella, a lifestyle brand started business on her a dining room table to simply earn a little extra money for her family. Claire now manages a multi million pound online organisation, selling her bags and other products, which are often seen on the arms of the rich and famous.
We live in a precarious world full of doubt and uncertainty, and that doubt and uncertainty does hold some of us back from moving on and that doubt is most definitely the enemy of decision-making.
Doubt has an overwhelming hold over the conscious mind, but if we search our unconscious mind, doubt is what should be ensuring we achieve the life we want to live. Doubting something is unattainable leads us to never taking a chance, to dreaming and striving for the life that we were supposed to live.
Here in the United Kingdom (UK) right now we are dealing with the uncertaintly of Brexit. For those of us who voted to leave the European Union (EU), because we were fed up of being told lies and being governed by faceless unelected beuracrates, leaving the EU is vital for the future and in order to ensure that positive future effective goals are being set now which will mean the UK is secure for generations to come.
However, some experts say that the world is disintegrating, melting, disappearing, but still there are people out there who see the importance of developing and attaining a rich and satisfying life and living their dream and even when doubt and uncertainty creep in, they embrace the doubt and uncertainty and this only makes them reach higher and higher to achieving what and planning for the life they want. Only this week I received an email discussing the importance of planning. The email suggested planning for the whole year. Setting out and deciding what you want to accomplish in the next year of your life. Doubting something has the possibility of not working, but really believing it will have driven many people for centuries to making sure what they doubted would work did work. Knowledge is power, but it is not about the knowledge it is about what you do with it that makes the difference.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey said. “Begin with the end in mind.” Always, have some sort of idea of what you are aiming to achieve, what you want, how will you know when you have achieved it, and importantly when do you want to have achieved it by. Also, it is important to explore the practicalities of your desires, dreams and effective goals and to explore the present reality of your situation, for example it is necessary to contemplate what you have done specifically so far to achieve your desires, dreams and effective goals and what challenges you have met and overcome. It is also important to celebrate adversity and fear, as you will see further on in this book. A vitally salient aspect of the last point is to recognise the strengths you have now which may help.
When embarking on any journey of discovery, especially in relation to what you can achieve it is also important to consider stretching beyond what you have tried before. What could you do, particularly if you had all the time in the world? Lastly, you need to commit to your desires, dreams and goals, for example which actions could you take to make things easier and take less time, which guards against procrastination, what might stop you, and do you have a time frame?
As an advocate of the importance of knowing where you are heading in life I support planning, as planning facilitates focus and determination and a belief that all things are possible, if the will is strong and supports our ambition, then plans are successful. It’s not about steadfastly adhering to the plan; it is more about having the plan in the first place. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but the mere fact that you have one shows aspiration to work towards a desire, dream or goal.
In my next blog post I will be discussing the important steps you need to be considering in order to achieve the life you want by turning your desires, dreams and effective goal setting into actions and making decisions that count.
To Your Ultimate Success
The BrainWave Therapist