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How to Achieve Your Goals and Create Your Reality

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: goal setting

“When you values are clear to you, making decisions become easier,” Roy Disney~Executive.

A large component of your visions for your life and business will be determined by setting goals effectively.  A good place to start is by asking yourself, “Where do I envision myself in five years, or even 10 years?”  “What would I like my life to look like?”  “How can I use my business to get me to that place?”  “What impact can I make on others using my business as a vessel?”

These questions and similar ones will cause you to think beyond the surface, and help you to identify your true motivations and aspirations.

Goals need to be specific and positive: Each goal should have a start date, check-up dates, and end date.  This is the only way you will be able to measure (more…)

Goal-Setting for Entrepreneurs – Purpose and Benefits

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Uncategorized

Goal-setting is a process for personal planning.  It could be regarded as a tool for narrowing your focus and segmenting your business so that you can evaluate where you need to give more attention for maximum results.

Goal-setting provides you with long-term vision, while providing you with short-term motivation.

Benefits of Goal-Setting for Entrepreneurs

  • Setting goals allows you to determine what you want to achieve in your business:

–  Do you want to have a hobby that provides a small extra income?

–  Do you want to have a serious business that generates a healthy cash flow? (more…)

Setting Personal Goals Key to Success in Life and Business

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur

Every few months I re-visit the topic of goal-setting.  I’ve found that to a large extent the measure of success that I experience in my life and business is closely connected to the goals I set and work towards, as well as the effort made to achieve those goals.

How about you?  Do you set realistic goals in various aspects of your life, or do you dream about what you’d like to achieve and make decisions on a day-to-day basis?

Areas of Life to Apply Goal-Setting

  • Spirituality – Grow in your level of spirituality
  • Relationships – Develop healthy relationships with others:  family, co-workers, business, etc.
  • Work – Become more focused on your business while keeping work in its proper place
  • Friendships – Become a better friend, and build more genuine friendships
  • Personal health and fitness – Evaluate where you are and where you need to be in order to enjoy optimal health to the extent you can control.

These are all areas of life in which each one of us can set realistic goals.  However, this series will focus on Goal-Setting for Entrepreneurs.

Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Whether you are a Solopreneur who works from home, an entrepreneur who has a home-based office but works mostly away from home, or you have a brick and mortar office or store, all of us are affected by how well we implement the goal-setting process.

In my next post we’ll discuss some personal benefits you can gain from setting goals.

Goal Setting and Achievement Help to Boost Your Self-Confidence

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, goal setting

The biggest reason most people fail to reach their goals is a lack of action.  The fact that you have taken the time to write your goals on paper, identified the areas in your life that you would like to see these goals realized, and determined what steps you need to take to achieve them means that the only step left is to take action.

Goal setting can build your self-confidence when you achieve the goals you’ve set and are able to measure the process.  This gives an overwhelming sense of achievement and is a confidence booster because you are now able to quantify what you have accomplished and can conceive reaching for higher goals and perhaps greater challenges.

It’s important to set performance goals rather than base your success on ‘outcome’ goals since achieving them may involve unforeseen circumstances over which you have little or no control.

When you’ve achieved a goal, take time to enjoy the satisfaction to enjoy it, note what worked and did not work for you and continue to learn from every successfully completed goal in your life and your business.

Goal Setting Involves Changing Your Mindset for Success

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, Mindset

Most people will readily admit that they are not where they want to be in life.  Perhaps spiritually, financially, in their relationships, academically, etc.  Recognizing that there are deficiencies is one thing; willingness to do something about it is another.  Unfortunately statistics show that although a large percentage of the population is unhappy with their status, they are content to live with the status quo and are unwilling to take action to achieve fulfillment.

Change is never easy because we become comfortable with the way things are, but change is the one thing you need to take hold of to alter the course of your life and in taking this step it is important to lay the foundation for growth, progress and success by setting goals.  You may have to work on changing your mindset in order to accept the need to implement setting goals. Goals are essential because they give you a clear focus or path to follow. Without specific goals your efforts can be derailed quite easily by the negative influences that are likely to come along the path. (more…)