Goal-Setting 101 for Girlbosses
Goal-setting is one of the most important things to keep in mind as a woman entrepreneur. Here’s all you need to know about effective goal-setting.
It’s a simple fact: if you don’t set the right goals, you’re not going to get the kind of success you want. Goal-setting is one of the first steps to take (and master) if you want to be the ultimate girlboss. Today, I’m sharing with you my best 3 tips for setting the right goals.
You might have heard of this revolutionary goal-setting strategy: setting SMART goals. SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This means you have a very well-defined goal (specific), you’ll know when you get it (measurable), you know it’s within your reach but it challenges you (achievable), it’s useful to grow your business (relevant) and you’ve set a deadline in place (time-bound).
For example: I have made $5,000 in sales from my Girlboss Uplevel private coaching program by January 31st, 2020.
The reason I wrote this goal in the present tense is because this makes it an affirmation as well, meaning your brain is going to subconsciously believe it’s true and work backwards to achieve it.
Achievement Goals vs. Habit Goals
This is a big one, dear girlboss. You want to set goals that have a deadline (achievement goals) that may or may not be out of your control, as well as goals that you practice every day as a habit that are 100% in your control (habit goals). Achievement goals are important so you have a big picture in mind, while habit goals make sure you don’t keep postponing your success or procrastinating. A habit goal can also lead to an achievement goal.
For example, I work out at the gym every day for an hour (habit goal); I have lost 10 pounds in three months by working out and eating right (achievement goal).
I first came across this concept on Brooke Castillo’s The Life Coach School podcast. All you do is set a goal that seems f*cking impossible right now – even thinking about it makes you feel like, what the hell? How can I ever do that? but you know you can achieve it if you take small, actionable, possible steps every day of every week of every month until you get there.
An example of an impossible goal is I am making 6-figures each year in my business. But as you get closer and closer to this goal, you’re going to realise it is, in fact, possible… and that’s when you make it bigger, more impossible. And you keep going.
If you want to master your goal-setting skills, be sure to read the sales page for my Girlboss Uplevel private coaching program here. Go from confused and cashless to clear, confident, and rolling in the mo-nay in just 8 short weeks.
Love hard & dream big,