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A couple weeks ago, we dove into some goal planning strategy. Last week I bared my soul and showed you my 2023 goals. This week, I want to show you a practical application of that goal planning strategy using the very goals I intend to achieve in my business this year. As a prior teacher, I know theory and execution don’t always translate, so I want you to see exactly how I do things!
Under each goal, I have broken it down into a “quarterly breakdown” or “rock” as I sometimes refer to it as. This is a bite-size goal that seems more manageable throughout the year. It also allows me to attach actionable tasks throughout the year to achieve the larger yearly goal.
Then, I discuss my strategy…essentially ways that I am going to achieve this goal.
Finally, I discuss the execution. Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes theory/strategy doesn’t translate to execution as easily, so I did my best to illustrate the actionable tasks I associate with each strategy.
Now, without further ado…
Remember that retreat I mentioned earlier, where I sat down with a fellow business owner to goal plan? We had a really interesting conversation when working on her goals. She said, “Gah, I feel like I’m just wasting time writing all these dates down. Does this really help?”
Truth be told, it really does. Goal planning may take some leg work on the front end, but I cannot express the peace of mind it gives me when I am done with it and have my entire year planned out before it even begins.
Instead of being overwhelmed and burnt out halfway through the second quarter of the year (because, let’s face it, we always try to jam everything in to the first few months), I feel well-paced, like I have the stamina to make it throughout the rest of the year. And if I don’t hit a Q1 goal, well then I revisit at the beginning of Q2 to re-assess and adjust the rest of the year. That’s the beauty in it! It’s accountability and flexibility with the luxury of knowledge of where you are throughout your year.
I hope this was helpful to see the strategy *actually* put into practice! Now take this and put it into action with your own goals so we can walk hand-in-hand to the finish line of the year knowing we did everything within our power to make this year the best yet!
In case you missed the previous goal planning posts, you can find them here:
Goal Planning in Your Business (if you want to read some more about the strategy!)
My 2023 Business Goals (if you need some inspiration!)
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