2018 is almost upon us, do you have your goals mapped out yet? Start your new year off on the right foot with Mary MacRory.
Planning Your Goals for 2018
Clear goals are essential for business and personal growth and success. Well-chosen goals and objectives point you in the right direction and keep an established business on the right track. Goals give you a sense of meaning and purpose – a sense of direction that flows throughout you and your organisation.
As we move towards the end of the year you should be focusing on planning your goals for 2018 so you will hit the ground running in the New Year.
My top 5 tips that help our clients set clear goals and then follow them up so that they make a real difference in their businesses:
1. Don’t wait to start
Goal setting is a broad process and may feel overwhelming. Sometimes these feelings can cause you to procrastinate because you don’t feel prepared. It may not be urgent but it is definitely important so start today.
2. Always set SMART goals
The goals you set need to be clear and they need to be written down. But they also need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-framed.
Specific – Your goals must state exactly what you need to achieve.
Measurable – Your progress needs to be measured and monitored so make sure you set goals that can be properly measured.
Accountable – Your goals need to be clear about who is accountable for their delivery – ie who is in charge of making them happen.
Realistic – Are your goals realistic and relevant to what you/your business does and to your market? There’s no point in setting an unattainable goal.
Time-framed – When you set your goals always make sure you set specific deadline dates by when you plan to achieve these goals.
3. Share your goals with everyone involved
When establishing your goals for 2018 try to involve everyone who will have the responsibility of achieving those goals. Sharing the planning and the goals you set with your team/family will help everyone understand the direction your business is heading in and focus them on achievement.
4. Work on your goals every day
Setting and achieving goals is a process that requires regular ongoing attention – tricky when you’re busy and have other aspects to deal with. However, it’s no good setting goals for the start of a New Year but not looking at them again until mid-year. Plan and set your goals, then set milestones, weekly, and monthly actions you will take to achieve them.
5. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes
When you set goals you tend to focus on the end result and it’s easy to lose track of successes that happen in between. Set milestones and celebrate the achievement of each milestone. This also ensures you monitor and measure each success that helped you achieve the overall goal.
Let Mary MacRory Help You Achieve Your Goals in 2018
I will offer you tools, techniques and tips. Have your own personal coach help design your plan to accelerate your success. Fulfill your potential and learn how you can:
· Set effective goals for 2018
· Look and feel great
· Banish limiting beliefs and silence negative mental chatter
· Build your confidence
· Master NLP techniques to enhance how you communicate
· QTT (Quantum Thinking Technologies) and Life coaching techniques
· Take steps towards financial freedom
I have a hands-on approach meaning that I can help you clarify your vision, your strategy and your goals, challenge your thinking and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. MaryMacRory.com is there to give you the real world and personal guidance to help your business grow profitably.
Did you know? 94% of successful business owners use external advice.
Having a business expert is like having a best friend and a biggest critic…It’s never easy getting an objective answer from yourself about your own business, whereas your business expert will always say how it is! They are someone to bounce ideas off and able to give your business real direction…at last!
MaryMacRory.com is your gateway to creating a life that you love, enhance your knowledge, implement your skills and reflect on your learning. Not only does the coaching help you to stay sharp in your career, it’s designed to help you improve every area of your life including your health, wealth and relationships.
This time of year, you’ll probably be giving Christmas presents to family and friends, treat yourself to the ultimate personal development experience so that you can kick-start your new year and make 2018 your best year yet.