Productivity Basics – Goal Setting

This week it’s all about…GOAL SETTING!

I can see the glint in your eye as you read “GOAL SETTING” because if there’s one thing I know about high achievers, it’s that you set lofty goals – and you work extremely hard to make them happen!

In fact, it may be one of the things I love most about working with high achievers! Those goals you set are so inspiring, and seeing your determination is exciting.

But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of setting goals that you can attain.

We’ve all heard about SMART goals by now. SMART stands for:




Realistic or Relevant


Yes, using these ideas to help you set goals is smart, but can we make them smart-er?

I think so!

When It comes to making those audacious goals you set for yourself a bit smarter, I encourage you to:

Set long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals. Start with the long-term goals and work backward! This allows you to see the big picture for your business – and then set smaller goals to help you get there.

Decide on the value of your goals. One thing that often gets overlooked when setting goals is the value of that specific goal. You may have a goal to share two blog posts per week on your website. But is that a valuable goal? What will it do for you? For your clients? For potential clients? Weigh the value of your goals.

Keep your goals simple. Why is it that we always tend to make things more complicated than they need to be? And when you do this, we experience overwhelm and frustration – and, in turn, that has a negative impact on you and your business – maybe even causing you to throw in the towel. Instead, keep your goals simple with actionable steps that allow you to see the progress.

Tell someone about your goals. Do you want a little accountability when it comes to your goals? Then you need to share them! Tell everyone about your goals – and ask them to check in with you regarding their progress.

Implement habits that support your goals. This is such an important one – and vital to getting things done! Do you need to make prioritization a habit in order to get the important things done? Then do it! Do you need time to work on your business rather than in it all of the time? Then create a routine to make it happen! Good habits definitely bring success!

Don’t give up. At times, we all encounter stumbling blocks…and they can throw us for a loop. But remember – you don’t quit on a bad day! You might need to modify and adjust – but not quit!

So, are you ready to make your goals a little smarter? Take a look at your current goals and spend a few minutes revising them as needed.

Please comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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