Each year, normally towards or in the last quarter of the year, we look at goal setting for the upcoming year.  This is when we spend time reflecting on what we have accomplished, and we were not quite successful with accomplishing in the current year. When setting goals, I believe we need to set SMART goals. These goals are based on our own individual needs, wants and desires for ourselves and our businesses, and even our families.
 
For this exercise we will look at specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based goals. When using this outline, we can create goals that are carefully planned, give us a clear vision for what we want to achieve, and we can track them.
 
We need to be Specific on what we want to achieve. This means being as clear as possible and narrowing down your goal so it’s not broader than what you can successfully achieve. What is the goal and when do you want to achieve it by?
 
Our goals need to be Measurable. In what time frame do you expect to achieve your goal or goals? Do you have a quarterly goal that you set? A six-month goal or is it a long-term goal? Meaning one-three years? We also have to remember that when we reach milestones in our goal planning, we need to reward ourselves, so we continue to be motivated for the next step.
 
We need to ask ourselves if our goal is Achievable. You can create all of the goals that you want but if you are not able to achieve them, they become very defeating, and we stop working towards them. If you are a local business owner and you were trying to scale your income, you would look to do this in increments. You should not expect to go from $10,000 a year in sales to $100,000 a year in sales without a very precise plan. 
 
Having a Relevant goal is something that you should always consider when setting goals. All of your goals should align with your values and your long-term plans. You should ask yourself why the goal is important to you and how achieving this goal will positively impact your life and those around you. You need to be sure that you were goal is fitting into your long-term plans, if you should have one.
 
Lastly, all goals should be Time-based. That is why quarterly plans bi-annual plans and one to three-year term plans are popular. By choosing a time frame that is realistic, we have the opportunity to step back and look at any challenges that come our way as we are working toward our goal. If you have an achieved your goal in the timeframe set, perhaps you need to stop and consider why. The big question to answer is have you not set yourself up for success by not setting time aside to work on these calls?
 
You should know what your experiences are, the skills you need in order to attain that goal and seek help if you are struggling to be successful. You also need to decide if your goals should be broken down into steps to make it more achievable, so you maintain momentum in order to achieve them. 
 
A little about me…along with coaching, I currently live in the corporate world and that world has been turned upside down in 2020 as well. While I am working hard at both of these endeavors, if you will, I have never lost sight of my goals with my coaching business and that is to continue to scale it, encourage other women to embrace themselves, and push hard to create the personal difference they need in order to be successful in life. 
 
A lot of things have happened in 2020, and I’ve heard a lot of people say that it is turned their world upside down and I am no exception. I have a coaching business where I help women who are looking for business and personal development, weight loss and have helped many women find their power in believing in themselves.   To learn how you can propel yourself into 2021 visit http://www.kimjarvisco.com for more information and to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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