How To Set Goals (And Actually Achieve Them)
It’s great when you have a productive day.
You know exactly what you want and need to do. You are in complete ‘flow’ state.
But unfortunately, those days are not that regular.
However, wouldn’t it be nice to have the whole quarter of the year mapped out?
Where you only work on things that will help you achieve your dreams?
Well in this 3 part blog series we will be covering a method of goal planning that will help you achieve your goals and have all of your daily tasks set out so that you can accomplish them.
This technique can be applied to all monetary, impact and personal goals you may have.
Well, then keep on reading…
Tools required (we are not affiliated with any of these tools).
- Google Calendar
The Framework Overview
BIG GOAL - Made up of quarterly goals
QUARTERLY GOAL - Made up of 2-3 projects
PROJECTS - Made up of tasks
TASKS - Made up of weekly focuses
FOCUSES - Daily to-do items
To start off. You will need to take your physical or paperless journal.
You need to discover what big goals you have for 2018. Make sure that these goals are based on how you want to feel instead of how you want others to think of you. I would recommend having at least one goal that is personal, one that is impactful and that is monetary. If you are unsure as to what these could be, then check out the previous post in this goal setting blog series.
For example, to make £20,000 from your online courses.
Next, once you have your goals set out. You need to choose which goals you will focus on each quarter.
For example quarter 1 could be to sell 50 of your online courses.
You can have more than one goal a quarter, but it is important not to set unrealistic expectations. You want to challenge, not stretch, yourself.
Those quarterly goals now need to be broken down into projects.
This strategy usually is something a coach, mentor or an accountant can help you with. We offer mentoring packages so if the strategy is something you struggle with, just holla.
So if we use the online courses as an example, then you need to think what you need to do to get the orders. This could be something like to create a sales funnel, upgrade your website, host a webinar, the list goes on.
Choose 2-3 projects that can help you achieve your goal.
What happens with these projects now?
You need to brainstorm everything.
Everything that needs to be done to complete that project. Write down literally every little or big thing. These will become your focuses. Examples could be ‘write webinar content copy’ or ‘create visual content for Facebook advert’.
These focuses will now become your daily tasks.
When you schedule them into your diary, it would be a good idea to give yourself a task breakdown. The task breakdown will be your guide so you can almost start each daily task with a ‘cheat sheet’. These may be repetitive so you may want to keep them saved on a document for future use.
For example, the task breakdown for writing the copy to a Facebook ad or the checklist needed for when you post a promotional blog.
Time to schedule
By now you should have a daily break down of what you need to do to accomplish your goals. This takes all the intimation and fears out of achieving your goals as you have already done all the thinking. All you need to do now is get your daily tasks done, and with your cheat sheets, it should be reasonably easy.
So now, you need to schedule your daily tasks. You can do this however you see fit, but in our next post, we will be sharing our toolkit.
In our toolkit post, we will be exploring all of the digital and physical elements of our toolkit.
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.