Goal setting is no joke - especially when you have a business and a personal life to to take care of. I love setting goals for myself and my business, but I have to be careful that the goals I'm setting align with my values and priorities, not my "shoulds." You know, "oh, I should do this," "I should do that."
If you're like me, you're an entrepreneur trying to create a successful business while still seeing to your family, friends, and "day job." Intentional goal setting helps me ensure I'm taking care of all of my priorities while also avoiding over-committing myself.
With so many areas of life and business that matter to us, we need to approach goal setting strategically. My first step is always to have a clear picture of everything that matters to me. To this end, I review all of these areas of my life and business before setting goals.
- Products and Services
- Relationships and Networking
- Content Creation (Posts, Blogs, Videos)
- Marketing and Social Media
- Systems and Processes
I'm part of a lot of goal setting groups and one of the questions that I see a lot is "Should I use separate spaces to create my personal and business goals." My answer is always no. For us, our goals are all interconnected. When you're building an online business from home, any personal goal you make is going to affect your business and vice versa. That's the nature of the life we're creating for ourselves and our families. Yes, we can create specific time and space for our business, so that it doesn't take over our whole life, but when it comes to goal setting, we must look at the big picture as a whole.
Goals setting and achievement is a topic we'll be addressing frequently, especially in the coming weeks. Next, we'll start exploring how to be realistic in our expectations of ourselves and how to stay focused on our current goals even while setting new future goals for our life and business.
Have you reviewed these areas of your life and business recently and set some purpose driven goals? Drop your most challenging goals in the comments below.