Thursday, 27 August 2015
Schedule you day and follow bigger plan!
Ok, so you finally prepared a 5 year plan, which makes you super excited and motivated about achieving your goals. Now, after writing it all down, and seeing it in front of you, you need to divide the action plan into smaller chunks. For example, divide your plan for the first year into 12 small chunks for each month. Write down what you need to achieve by the end of each month. Make it reasonable and achievable. Remember the SMART rule: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time bound.
Each goal cannot feel out of reach, you must feel you can achieve it. It is important that your goal is specific. If you want to make more money, write down- I would like be making £300 a week. That is specific and can give you some more attainable ideas how to make this sum of money, instead of just saying: I would like to make more money. It leaves the target in a 'dreamyland', out of reach. Now, that is specific and measurable target. Is it attainable? You will need to analyse it. If you are selling CDs online at £4.00 each, you will need to be selling 75 of these each week to make £300. 75 CDs is over 10 CDs per day. So you know, that in order to make £300 a week, you need to be selling 10 CDs per day. That is measurable and attainable approach.
Selling CDs must be relevant with what you want to achieve in life, that way you will be motivated to sell more. Goals should be relevant to the direction you want your life and career to take. By keeping goals aligned with this, you'll develop the focus you need to get ahead and do what you want. Set widely scattered and inconsistent goals, and you'll fritter your time – and your life – away. This is relevant approach.
Time bound gives you an idea when you would like to achieve your targets - do you want to be selling consistently at £300 per week in two months time, or by the end of this year?
Also don't forget to schedule your day, in order to see what to achieve, and know which direction to go. Write down what you want to sort out in a given day, do it in the morning, or a night before. Have it in a visible place, by your computer, so you often look at it. Cross the tasks off as you go along - it's such a great feeling! And try this little smart tip: once you start working on one thing, focus on it, and don't get distracted, by ANYTHING. No cups of tea, no checking Facebook, no dealing with emails. You will be surprised how more efficient your day will become! It's incredible how much time we lose each day on those little sneaky distractions!