We do it every day. Overloading ourselves with pointless tasks that bog us down. Do you feel like you have a never-ending "to-do" list that is constantly encroaching on your productivity? I did too. But imagine... What would life look like if you were laser-focused every day on the exact tasks to move your business forward? How would it feel to have knocked off some HUGE goals from your list by the end of the year? The secret to setting yourself up for success is establishing a BIG why behind your goal and then planning on a support system to get you there. This week on the Marketing for Startups Podcast, I'm sharing a few ways you can pour rocket fuel onto your 2021 goals. Wherever you are in the planning process, here are few tips from the episode to help get yourself on the right track:
1. Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound)
2. Ask these 5 key questions:
Why is this goal important to you?
What would achieving this goal do for your life and business?
What kind of support and tools do you need to achieve this goal?
What must you educate yourself on to execute this goal efficiently?
What habits, systems, or processes must you have in place to achieve this goal?
3. Five to thrive: Once you've established your top 5 goals and meditated on the 5 questions. The next step is to map out 5 Action Tasks (with due dates) that will get you to your goal.
From there it's very easy to schedule time throughout the quarter to tackle your action tasks. Next week, I'll be sharing exactly how to execute the 90-day plan to set you up for January 2021. Ready to listen to the episode? Here’s what else we’ll talk about:
Why having your WHY is so important for goal setting
The simple practice you can implement to stop chasing SHINY OBJECTS during the year
How to set yourself up for success with the right tools and systems
Need help creating your 2021 marketing plan? Let's talk. I am a Marketing Growth Strategist and virtual CMO. I create and manage sales-focused marketing strategies and love helping entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Let's schedule your free 30 min discovery call where I'll share tangible, tactical advice on how you can create or improve your marketing plan. Book Now.