4. Visualize achieving your goal:
Every. Single Day. Whether you dedicated yourself to a personal goal of losing weight or a business goal to increase your turnover, there will be tough days when getting out of bed is a struggle, when you do not feel well, or things are not going the way you had hoped. In your mind, see, feel, hear, smell, taste, achieving your goal. If your goal is to double your profits this year so that you can better provide for your family and take a well-deserved holiday together, then see, feel, hear, smell, and taste that holiday. Planning a beach vacation? Smell the salt in the air, feel the sand between your toes, hear your children laughing as they run up and down the beach, swell with pride as you watch them, in your mind, enjoy the fruits of your labour. If you can do that, you can achieve your goals.
5. Plan action steps:
To achieve your goal you will need to work at it every day. If you want to double your profit, what is needed to do that? What products and services are you already offering, and what are the most popular? Can you introduce a new line, or help to sell someone else’s complementary product and earn additional commission. How would this break down to monthly and weekly targets? Smaller chunks can seem more manageable and keeping abreast of your progress will help you to make necessary adjustments along the way. Make sure to take at least one action step for each goal every single day, plan for that step and, you guessed it: write it down.
6. Write down your targets:
Now that you have broken down your targets into manageable chunks write the targets on a calendar. If you have planned to sell a certain amount of one product each week, write down that value on the day you aim to achieve it.
7. Review regularly:
Not only is it important to write down the goals and action steps but review regularly to ensure you are still on track, and do not be afraid to change the plan if it is needed. Using a different colored pen, write down what you actually achieved by the certain date.
The key throughout this process is to keep going. It is through careful planning, determination, and taking consistent actions towards your goals that you will achieve success.
Best wishes for 2015!