5 Steps to Achieve Goals in 2016
- Published in Kristy Deegan Blog
It’s that time of year! Time to plan for next year and creating goals to move forward. In thinking about goals for the year have no more than 3-5 at any given time.
The first step is to have a big overall Context that all your specific goals feed into. For example your Context may be to have peace of mind and harmony in all my areas of life. As you look at areas or categories in your life, select goals that will support this context.
Next, draw a large daisy with the word “YOU” in the center. Each petal is a category of your life: self-care, finance, business, family, fun, spirituality, etc. look at all your categories and pick the top three that you want to work on. Let’s say self-care, business and spirituality. Evaluate how you want to enhance or improve each area. Select a goal or two for each and make it measurable. For instance: self-care: Lose 12 pounds in First Quarter 2016, increase sales by “5,000 per month, and meditate daily. These goals can be measured so you know when you get there.
The next step is to Chunk It Down. This means to break down the goal to daily steps. So, for losing weight: 12 pounds in 12 weeks = one pound per week. Pick a day of the week and weigh yourself each week. Also calculate how many calories or intake you need to lose the weight. Then plan your meals every week so you can be successful. The more specific and detailed you are, the more successful you will be. To increase sales by $5000/month, calculate how much your average sale is (let’s say $500) and identify how many you have to sell to make your goal. To meet $5000, you would have to sell 10 more per month. Chunk it down to weekly: 10/ 4 weeks = 2.5 or 2-3 more per week. Then calculate how many calls you must make to get a yes. Let’s say 10 more. For every 10 calls you get 1 sale. You need 10 sales to meet your goal which means 100 more calls to make your sales. Divide 100 by 4 weeks and you need to make 25 more calls a week which means 5 more calls per day than you are currently doing. Schedule your time for calls every day and make those calls. If you do the calls every day, the numbers game will kick in and you will meet your target.
Each Quarter revisit your goals modify the existing goals. If you have achieved the goal, add a new or expanded goal all with the idea of creating peace of mind in your life.
1 Pick a Category
2 Select 3-5 goals to achieve
3 Make the goals measurable
4 Chunk it down to what to do daily.