Business Finances, Goals, Leadership, Marketing, Personal Growth, Profits, Sales

Take Action Every Day

A simple key to success is this.  Do something every day that moves you closer to your goal.  What are you doing today to move you toward your business goal?  What will you do tomorrow?  As long as you keep moving forward, you will eventually reach your goal.  One caveat here is that you must do something every day, not just the days you feel like doing something.

Here is an easy action plan to get you started:

Make a list of 5 goals you would like to accomplish over the next 90 days.  You must limit your goals to 5 and they must be SMART.  Specific – exactly what do you want?  More is not specific enough.  Measureable – how will you know you achieved the goal?  If you cannot assign a measure, the goal is not specific.  Achievable – this does not mean easy.  It does mean within reason.  Results – they must move you toward a result.  Time sensitive – give yourself a deadline

For each of your 5 goals list the actions you need to make them happen.  Determine the exact steps are necessary to reach the goal.  Be very specific; break each goal down into small actions.  Most things are much simpler when you break it down into the specific steps.  Be sure not to skip any steps.  Ideally each goal should have between 8 and 20 steps.

Now that you have a list of what needs to be done, schedule your steps on your calendar, 1 step for each day.  You can choose to do all the steps for each goal in a row or mix up the various steps and work on all 5 goals simultaneously.  Anything that is date sensitive needs to go into the calendar first.  Follow that with any repetitive steps and then fill in the blank days with the remaining steps in the proper order.

Now you have an easy 90 day action plan.  By doing one thing every single day you can insure success and reach those goals you have been thinking about but not yet made a reality.  You need to internally commit to do an action every day.  You will not fail once you commit to and execute this plan.

Once the quarter has passed and you have reached your five goals, rinse and repeat.  That is chose your next five goals and follow the same process for the next 90 days.  This is truly the key to success.

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