It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2018 has just wrapped up. Did you meet the goals you’d set? Are you ready for goal setting for the second quarter? Goals should be revisited, looked at, massaged and re-worked to keep up with the trends in your business as it continually evolves.

Goal Setting For The Second Quarter

Take some time before this week ends to look at the goals you’d set for the first quarter, measure their successes and failures then set goals for the second quarter. If you’re new to goal setting here are some tips to set goals that make sense and will help you be more successful this year.

Keep in mind there is no one size fits all for goal setting, but here are some tips to consider:

  1. Do you have a mission, vision and purpose for your business? Keeping that front of mind will help you keep your eye on the prize when it comes to achieving your goals.
  2. How do your business goals align with your personal goals and with any personal growth you want to achieve. Remember to set “stretch goals” — those that will help you step outside of your comfort zone. Continue learning to stay fresh and current.
  3. Will achieving the goals you’ve set help you with your personal satisfaction? At the end of the day, if you don’t love what you’re doing and if you don’t feel you’re making a difference, you will be working for an empty goal. Set goals that not only enhance your business but your self of self worth.
  4. Do your goals need to change the world? Will the goal you’re setting move the needle in your business? Do you set goals that get your business known and seen and does it make changes in your corner of the world? Set a goal to enrich the lives of those with whom you interact.
  5. Did you meet your financial goals for the first quarter? What financial goals — income and expenses — will you set for the second quarter? Are you falling short? Why? Have you exceeded them? Congratulations!

Keep your goals in plain sight. Visit them often. They are living, breathing entities that will help your business continue to grow.

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