Tips for Your New Year GoalsJoseph Wu
The new year is all about setting goals. When it comes to businesses, goals are indispensable and so incredibly important (and we, of course, want to help you with them!). Business owners, especially for new/small businesses, wear many hats: CEO, manager, marketer, communicator, etc. Because of this, goals are important, and keeping an eye on the prize is even more important. We compiled a list of helpful tips for keeping your goals—for both short term and long term.
IMAGINE THE END RESULT
When you have so much on your mind and so much to do, that’s great news! But it can also mean you’re not taking the time to envision what you could accomplish. We suggest writing a list of objectives, whether short or long term. Whenever you complete a task, take a few minutes to remind yourself of how that task fits in to your list.
NARROW YOUR LIST
Goals are great if they’re realistic. You’ll probably get overwhelmed and give up if you’re list is too long. We suggest you make 1-3 long term goals and 3-5 short term ones. Talk about achievable!
MANAGE YOUR TIME CAREFULLY
If you’re going to be setting goals, your already busy schedule might be getting even more hectic—unless you manage your time carefully! If you breakdown each of your daily tasks, allot a certain amount of time for each of them. (Don’t forget to think about the times of day you’re most productive!)
KEEP YOUR GOALS TO YOURSELF
We know what you’re thinking: if I announce my goals, I’ll have to accomplish them. Not entirely. Studies show that vocalizing your goals triggers a sense of accomplishment, tricking you into thinking you’ve done enough. Keeping your goals to yourself is an important step in making them happen. Plus, you get to gain some momentum that way. Once that’s out of the way, feel free to announce them!