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How To Take Charge Of Goal Setting
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How to Take Charge Of Goal Setting

We all read about setting goals and how this will help us going forward in establishing our work at home business. How many of us have actually had to set goals before though and how do we really do this effectively?

I would like to suggest that it is very important for all of us Work at Home folks to set goals and to also suggest how you might do this to a better effect, although of course many of you may use this simple approach.

Let’s just define what sort of goals we need to set. I think there are three types of goals we should define, not one, to get a better effect.

These are

1. Lifetime Goals.

2. Intermediate Goals.

3. Today’s goals.

Let’s take a look at each in turn and say what we think they should be about.

Lifetime Goals

Be realistic about these goals – being President of the United States of America may be fine for a few of you, but most of us will never make it there will we? These goals will take more than one year usually, and will be life changing. Examples being - to give up my day job because I am making enough money from Internet Marketing. Making enough spare money to go to Japan with my family to experience the bullet train, or taking my parents to Disneyland in Florida. Lifetime goals are by definition life changing and usually involve making money.

Intermediate Goals

These are goals which you would wish to achieve in less then one year AND which contribute to the lifetime goals. So establishing my website for internet marketing, and achieving some money, or writing articles which get published every month, would be the sort of goals in this category.

Today’s Goals

These are the internet marketing business goals you want to achieve today which will in turn contribute to the achievement of Intermediate goals and hence your lifetime goals.

Notice please that all of these are interrelated. You know where you are going long term (lifetime), how this will be achieved every year (intermediate), and to start with you will set goals for today which connect to the intermediate goals.

Easy isn’t it?

Well no not really, so what we need is something else to help us ensure we are working in the best possible or most effective way, to move our work at home business forward.

Welcome please, with a round of applause, the 80/20 rule which was invented by Vilfredo Pareto and this says that 80% of the value of a list of items is often concentrated in only 20% of those items.

So to add this into the mix we need to set priorities in our daily goals list (otherwise known as our to do list).

It’s not rocket science just list the internet marketing business items to do today on a sheet of paper, or in your note pad on your laptop or iPad, and then rank each of them as A, B or C, by saying something like

A. This Item I must do today

B. This Item I should do today.

C. This Item I would like to do today.

Then if there are more than one item type A you rank them A1, A2 on the same basis.

So using the 80/20 rule means that if you have a list of 10 items you will be 80% effective if you complete the top 2 items (20%) that you have ranked on the list as A1 and A2.

The general message here is that to be more effective you must concentrate on the most important items to be completed, in order to move your internet marketing business forward. So apply this approach each day on your to do list, and see how you can achieve more!

If you use this simple list making approach in any work at home business effort you can do just that each day, which in turn gives you a better chance of achieving your intermediate goals and thus the lifetime goals.

To quote Richard Koch - “Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.”


Street Talk

You make it look easy for sure.

Reply
  about 7 years ago

Great article, Keith. My goal for the new year is to write down my goals, and the action steps I must accomplish to achieve them. I figure that at least if I fall short of my goals, I'll still be much closer than taking no action at all. Thanks for the inspiring words!

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  about 7 years ago
Joan S  

Really great advice. It's always a temptation to make your list so long that you set yourself up for failure. Being strategic will get you to your primary goal. Thanks Keith.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
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