All This Talk About Goals – Are They Really Important?

I’m a big fan of goals, especially business goals. 

Last year at this time I began to put together my goals for 2019. I worked with a core team of people to determine what was feasible for my business. Then, I set my financial goals way above what I ever thought I could achieve. With action steps in place, I began 2019 determined to make it all happen.

Sure, it didn’t all work out as I’d planned it. My action steps and end goals hadn’t set the bar high enough. But then, Justin got sick and that triggered the realization that my end goal wasn’t what I really wanted. So, I started to consider what our life would look like if I did what I really loved. What would my business look like if it was the thing that made me want to jump out of bed in the morning and get to “work”?

And you know what? I did just that thing. 

Today, I am happy to report that I blew past my 2019 financial business goals in September. (That’s right – I didn’t even have to wait until December to see the dream come true!) Now, I’m on track to more than double that amount by the end of the year, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store. 

The point of this isn’t to parade my success, but I do want to use this as an example because, here’s the thing: while the initial goals I set for myself weren’t enough, if I hadn’t put them in place to start with, if I hadn’t taken the time to dream big at that point, there is absolutely no way I’d be where I am today. 

I knew at the end of 2018 that something needed to change. I knew that there was something bigger out there for me. Obviously, I didn’t know what, but when I took the steps to plan ahead, to get started strong in the first quarter of the year, I set myself, my family, and my business up for success.

So, I ask you the following questions:

  • What plan do you need to put in place for 2020?
  • What’s that big goal that’s been lingering in the back of your mind for a while?
  • What action steps will you need to have in place to get there?

2020 – it’s the year to make it happen, but it means we have to start planning now. That means finding a friend (or three) to help you determine what really matters. Talk them through where you see yourself in a year, two years, ten years and allow them to help you brainstorm what it will take to get there. 

Trust me, it might feel a bit scary, but it’s totally worth it!

If you want a tool to help you do that, grab my FREE Goals Planning Workbook. It’s completely free and will help you plan your personal and business goals, one action step at a time. 

In the meantime, I’ll be over here cheering you on! You can do great things in 2020 – even if they seem impossible right now!