DOES LIFE HAPPEN TO YOU, OR DO YOU MAKE LIFE HAPPEN?
THE KEY COMPONENTS TO MAKE LIFE HAPPEN AND TO CONTROL THE OUTCOME.
Goals have the ability to launch your performance vision; if you step off in the wrong direction, you’ll never reach the destination you’re targeting. In fact, research supports that those who set and write down detailed and measurable goals, that hold themselves accountable to them, achieve higher levels of success than those who don’t.
Quality, effective goals offer significant benefits to CEO’s, Presidents and managing partners and have the power to motivate others around you as well. When you connect goals to every aspect of your life, you’ll have the power of passion and success fueled by the fire from within.
Include the following nine topics when designing your goals:
- Health & Fitness Goals
- Career Goals
- Relationship Goals
- Social Life Goals
- Personal Development Goals
- Financial Goals
- Quality of Life
- Spiritual Goals
- Contribution Goals
Goal setting without accountability is a waste of time. There is a distinct difference between working and building a business. It’s time to work smarter, not harder. Build a company not simply a profit center.
Do you ever find yourself saying, “I used to do very well with that.” Well, what happened? Why did you ever stop if you were so successful? Did you get too comfortable? Were things just happening on auto-pilot? To establish a well-rounded culture at our company and set the tone for the world around you, it’s critical to maintain consistency and execute.
Because when you’re truly passionate about something, you will keep the discipline going strong through the peaks and exude patience through the valleys.
Highly successful people live by the belief that if you are not going to do it with the full force of your heart and soul, don’t do it at all. The basis of unwavering passion is waking up every morning with a purpose that is in line with your vision and with the belief that things will get done.
Just because you went to school for something, if you don’t like what you’re doing, don’t do it. Blast through your fears and remove the noise to design strategies for success.
Be true to yourself, knowing that nothing is to be taken for granted. Identify your core values and passions, to fulfill personal and emotional needs, in addition to building your powerful business. Because to truly achieve a successful life full of passion, it’s not always about the work. You must find a balance between business, career and personal life.
Do you want more? Do you want to grow? Define your goals into daily activities and schedule events to specifically address these goals. Make it a quarterly, monthly, daily practice. Consistently. If you are satisfied with the way things are going, then there is no need to change.
Do you truly understand the needs of your clients? Don’t make the mistake of just going through the motions to say you did something. Look at every opportunity you interact with clients as an opportunity to grow your business. Make a point to focus on the results throughout the process… and not just at the end. Every time you interact with your client it is an opportunity to grow your business. If you live, breath and practice this, everyone around you will as well. Everyone from your receptionist, assistants, associates and partners will mirror and follow your lead. It is contagious…
Yes, I’m sure you have a calendar as to when you have to go to a meeting, when you have to call a client and even when you have to prep for an event. But do you have your life organized on a systematic calendar that is proactive rather than reactive? A key component of success is time management. If you are all over the place running to catch up, then you are in desperate need of establishing a system and a belief around what REAL time management is. Learn the magic behind “A-B-C” time.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing right.”
You have made the decision that you want to grow your company? Dive in and make no excuses along the way. It’s only when you say (and believe), “I’m all in and I’m going to make this work,” that you will experience success. If you have a plan “B”, you are not all in and plan “A” is not your passion.