The 3rd quarter of the year is upon us! We made it through the 1st and 2nd quarter goals and hopefully everyone reached their goals. I've been talking to a few new entrepreneurs that have not been clearly setting goals or they lack understanding when it comes to why goal setting is so important for the growth of your online business.
Why you should be setting goals...
I set goals to track, measure, and to monitor my progress. How do you know how well or not so well that you are performing if you aren't working toward a specific goal. I set weekly goals, quarterly goals, and sometimes even daily goals. Goal setting and creating to-do lists give me a map to reach the goals I set.
Short term goals vs. Long term goals
Setting long term goals can be extremely intimidating. We all want to be successful, but we all have a different idea of success. In 5 years, I would like to have 1-5 loyal web developers join my team and have an office space for them to work out of. How do I make that happen? I set small goals to get it done! I set smaller goals to get me close to that big and far off in the future.
Quantitative Goals aka money or numbers goals
I set goals for my revenue all of the time. I know what I want to make for the entire year, so I break that down to the day and I work toward that. Each day I am able to tell whether I closer to my yearly goal or not which prompts me to adjust or make changes if I'm not where I need to be.
Overall, you can set a goal in every area of your business and you should be. Hold yourself accountable and ensure you are growing!