To set yearly goals and not, is it really a tough decision?
Hi there, Dennis Riley Goals to Results where my clients achieve their results, one goal at a time. Today’s topic really hits home to me. I hope it does the same to you. Three reasons why you need to set yearly business goals. Be sure to stick around till the end so you can discover how to identify your top priorities. So, let’s get started.
Reason one, it creates a destination. Having yearly goals definitely creates a destination. Let me ask you a question. Do you get a driver’s seat of a car? Start the engine and you have no destination in mind. So why would you do that for your business? Creating yearly goals for your business is like having that destination in a car ride. As you go on through the ride, you see how close you are getting to your goals.
Reason number two, it creates motivation. These yearly goals should cause excitement when you’re setting them. You can’t wait to get to them if you cannot wait to get to them. Those goals are set high enough. If not, set new goals. Back to that car analogy. When you get in the car and you start the engine, you have a destination go to. If you’re not impressed with that destination and you really don’t want to go that destination, how is good the car I going to be. Imagine if you’re starting to go on vacation, you can’t wait to get that destination. Look at the difference between those two. That’s what you want your yearly goals to be.
Reason number three, it creates your agenda. Now, I’m assuming these yearly goals for your business. What do you do most of the time during the year? You’re working with your clients on their agenda and their needs. If you’re not doing that, you’re probably not going to be in business much longer. Your yearly goals should be about you and your business and your agenda. That’s pretty exciting. Back to that car analogy, you’re in the driver’s seat, you have the steering wheel, you can go any place you want. You can take any detour you want. You can take any path you want. You can go any speed you want to a certain extent, but you are in control. That’s what you want to be where your yearly goals, your agenda, you’re in control.
So those are three reasons. You may ask yourself why those three reasons, why are they so important? I didn’t read them in a book, I didn’t see them on Instagram posts or Facebook posts. I didn’t listen to them on a podcast. Those are my reasons based on my experience.
Now, before I was creating business strategies for my clients, I owned a software development business. I started from scratch with just me and I worked it up to 10 people strong. It lasted 20 years and for 17 of those 20 years I created yearly business goals based on clients, current clients I had. How is that going to keep them and how is that going to get future clients. Towards the later years, even if I met those goals, they still weren’t that fulfilled. Then I started to set my yearly business goals based on what, how I wanted the company to go and how the vision that I had for the company and what I wanted to do. It was a huge change. First year. It was very frustrating. You know why I had the destination but didn’t have a good strategy or plan. I definitely wasn’t following through. That’s what you need. You need all three. You need the destination, the plan, the strategy, and the action. Without the three of those, you’re not going to get the results you want.
The goal is just a dream. If it doesn’t have the strategy behind it, it’s like getting in a car. Having a destination but have no clue how to get there and not acting on that plan is the same thing. Get in your car, turning on the engine, knowing where to go and not putting the car in drive. It’s time to put the car in drive. Oh, and one more thing. Make sure that strategy is your strategy built for your business. Do not take someone else’s strategy because guess what? You’ll end up somewhere else’s destination on their agenda. It won’t be pretty.
Now what if you’re halfway through the year? You don’t have the type of goals that you want set for your business. Well, the best time was to do at the beginning of the year. But guess what the second best time is? Now, plan your goals now for the year. You won’t regret it. Now I have a checklist that will help you identify your number one priorities. Also, I give you stuff to help you determine your business goals for the year. All you have to do is click on the link below and start today.
I hope you enjoyed this video and you’ve got something worthwhile taken away from it. Please make sure you subscribe to my channel so you can get more videos like this full of tips and strategy. Let me know what you think below about how you’re doing with this year’s goals. Where are you? Do you have roadblocks? I’d love to find them out. Hope you have a great day and I will see you soon.