The calendar is about to change over to a fresh new month. September is now only hours away! Before we know it, the holidays will be here and many of us will be setting new goals and making another round of New Year’s resolutions! Which brings me to the question I have for you today: How are you doing with the goals you made for yourself and your business back in January?
The practice of setting goals is not a new process. Everyone from individuals to corporations has been practicing goal setting for as long as setting goals has been a “thing,” so it’s something small businesses need to do as well!
Goals aren’t just for January when you are planning for the coming year. They can be formed at any point of the year, including the summer months. June marks the official halfway point, and is the perfect time for setting goals or reevaluating goals already in place.
Not too long ago I talked about pausing every few months and giving your goals for the year a quick “check-up.”
Monitoring the progress of aspirations, and making periodic changes along the way, is needed to keep things on course. It’s better to find out if something is working well, or not working at all, early in the process. No one wants to burn up large amounts of time, energy and resources only to find out it was all for naught.
As we power through the first quarter of this bright new year at lightning speed, we find it’s already time to start making plans for the second quarter. How are you doing with all the goals you set for yourself and your business before the dawn of the new year? With time ticking by (and the months too) it may be time to pause and revisit your goals for 2015. This quick check-up to see how things are going, not just on the bottom line but in general, will help keep everyone on point and on track to their much anticipated path of success. Looking at your business as a whole on a regular basis every few months is important for optimum growth and satisfaction in all areas. Goal setting, follow through and accountability are crucial to true business success.
Running a business today often feels like mission impossible – trying to accomplish more while facing enormous challenges along the way. It’s not easy, but in order to succeed, you need to be clear on exactly what you need to accomplish. Too many make the mistake of just doing, and not really focusing on what that truly entails. They run to the finish line, but once there, realize what is waiting for them is not necessarily what they had in mind. That’s why you need to be crystal clear on your business objectives, what needs to be done, and by whom. The key is to work with a mission in mind.
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