Business goals are essential because they offer a sense of achievement and purpose. Setting a specific time to complete our goals allows us to work at them over time as we build momentum. However, we have found that too many need to pay more attention to this in the network marketing industry. Or other variables come into play as well;
- Goals are set far too low
- Goals are set far too high
- There is no timeframe; thus, no urgency
… and many more, as we’re sure you can imagine.
Network Marketing Goals & a Gym Membership
As January approaches, everyone has this new health goal, right? But, seriously, how many people do you know who are suddenly committed to their health? They have convinced you that this year is different. They are setting an intention or resolution to hit the gym hard for the coming year.
Now, if we eliminated the health goal from the paragraph above and replaced it with business — sound like anyone you know? Maybe even you?
We are heading into that time of the year when everyone feels it’s too late to make any significant changes, so they shift to the following year. They have convinced themselves that ‘it’s their year!’ Similar to that of a gym membership.
Everyone starts January super hard, and by February, it falls flat.
Because the novelty wears off, perhaps the goals you (or someone) expected in these 30 days were far too ambitious, and the results didn’t happen as expected. What initially felt like a solid goal became more like a chore. This is no different than what we see people do in their business. We hope that with this post, we can break that vicious cycle.
6 Steps to Setting New Business Goals for the New Year
The first thing you should do before this month ends is write up a clear action plan. This will allow you to determine all the tasks necessary to start on the right track — achieving early goals or milestones will help you build confidence and momentum.
Consider using vision boards with vivid images of your objective, or actively use a planner to help you stay on track. Of course, we still like to use post-it notes and pictures at home and in workspaces to remind us what to accomplish daily.
The bottom line is that for your business to be successful, you need to find the correct planning method, goals and inspiration that works for you.
Developing an Action Plan
Consider all the tasks necessary and then start right away. Start on some easy tasks to build your confidence and momentum. Understand that challenges will arise — be proactively prepared so you can take them with grace when they happen. Discover ways to revive your passion when your motivation is starting to diminish.
What Goals have you set for Yourself?
Without question, you should have a business plan laid out month by month and consider using one for the year. However, it’s just as important to have personal goals in place, too. Find out which strengths and abilities you can build on with realistic expectations according to your current circumstances.
Being aware of what you are capable of and your goals helps you to remain focused and positive.
Keeping the Perspective
When your mindset is one of success, you can reach every goal that you set. Why? Because you know you have the ability, commitment and dedication to doing so. Things are not always perfect. But the key is to keep working at them until they become what you want them to be.
Refuse to give up or give in — instead, focus on good things.
Always be a Student
Many potential home business owners get stuck on their journey by something they need to learn. They may need all these gizmos and gadgets but don’t know the steps to get them done. It takes time to learn new things, which is why many home business owners end up not getting started.
Make learning a part of the getting started (or restarting) plan.
Buy or loan out a book, take a class, or search the internet for the necessary information.
Learning gives you the knowledge and information you need to get things done to avoid issues or problems.
And the more you learn, the more value you can continue to offer your audience.
Feed your Mind, Grow Yourself
There are many reasons network marketers to entrepreneurs struggle. One of the biggest reasons is a person who gives up too soon. Building a home-based business requires mental strength, thick skin, tenacity, and the ability to focus on the prize.
The difficulty is in developing these attributes if you don’t have them naturally. The best option is to hire a coach or mentor who can guide you in the right direction and push you when you start to stumble. (Contact us if you are looking)
The next best solution is to join a mastermind group. (Make sure you join us at Fenix Risers)
Make the Commitment
Decide that you are all in. Then, commit to your goals and start putting in place all the things you need to make them happen. You deserve this. We can say this confidently because anyone willing to make the decision deserves it. It is that simple.