Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Setting Business Goals in 2011, Not Resolutions

         When you start your own Avon business or any small business for that matter, the first thing you need to do is set your goals. However, many of us find it hard to set goals and achieve them. Here we will clear up your confusion and show you how to use goal setting as a way to push you to achieve what you really want.

         You can't achieve a goal unless you know what exactly a goal is. A goal is deciding what you want to get done and a plan to get the result you desire. Goals are active, unlike resolutions which are passive since their definition is that they are an intention waiting for a plan. When we make resolutions there is no plan of action to achieve the desired result.  In addition, New Years resolutions are really just wish lists since the results may not be achievable.

         Business goals follow the same rules as personal goals. They need to be relevant, have a call to action plan and be achievable. Now is the time to create a Business Action Plan, which will provide your business a direction to go in during the coming year. You should include a Vision Statement, a Mission Statement, and specific goals that will help you put your plan into action. 

        First you need to set your goals, the power of setting goals is the ability to motivate us. Your goals should be challenging in some way, and a Vision Statement is a good way to challenge yourself. It should provide inspiration for daily activities and contain your most crucial decisions.

       Secondly, we must stay focused on our goals and therefore, you should make goal setting a part of your everyday routine, this will increase your likelihood of achieving it. Lastly, we must keep our goals consistent, and we need to always be sure that our goals do not contradict or under mind each other.
        Once you have your goals, you are in a better position to present yourself and your company to your customers and prospects. You can clearly state exactly "who I am" and "what I can do". And because you are now on a defined course, you will know what you need to accomplish.

        Share your comments on goal setting with me. What are you goals and what plans do you have in action to achieve them.

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