What if you adopted a new business habit each month? Not just any habits, but habits that would help you focus on the activities that create results. Would that make a difference to your income?
By the end of the year you’d not only have twelve new habits that increase your personal effectiveness but also a much more powerful business.
So many priorities compete for our attention and time. How can we stay focused on the ‘big’ things and make sure the other important things get taken care of?
Below are three suggestions for you to consider:
1. Determine your top three goals or intentions for the year professionally and personally.
Anytime an opportunity comes your way, ask yourself if it will move you towards or away from your goal. If it will move you towards, then seriously consider it. If it will move you away from your goal, consider letting it go.
The concept of time management is a misnomer. We can’t manage time.
We each have 24 hours in the day. There’s nothing we can do to change this. We just have to learn how to use the time we have in the most effective way.
In other words, we need to learn how to manage ourselves around how we use the time we have.
The end result – setting ourselves up for personal and professional success.
Once you have set your intentions for the year, it’s time to create your theme for the year.
A theme is a one to three word phrase that summarizes what your year is about. There may be a common thread throughout your intentions from which you can draw a theme. There may be a way you need to be in order for your goals to be achieved.
Why Choose a Theme?
A theme can be used to remind you what you want to achieve this year. It can be a ‘power’ phrase that gets you in the right vibration or frame of mind. It’s just another tool at your disposal.
Over the years I’ve been introduced to a handful of goal setting processes. After much trial and error I’ve discovered the trick is finding the one that resonates most with you.
1. SMART Goals
This is an acronym you’ve likely heard numerous times. SMART goals are:
Is a SMART goal really better than a non-SMART goal? For the most part yes. The realistic part perhaps not.