Write Down Your Art Business Goals and set a plan to succeed.
“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” — Fitzhugh Dodson
Fitzhugh could not have said it better for an individual starting a business. To become successful, you need goals and a plan. It is that simple. Everything else is what takes a great deal of effort.
Why do you need to set goals and write them down?
Is it true that people are more successful if they write their goals down?
A study from Harvard showed some eye-opening results.
A group of people was asked if they had set goals. They were also asked if they had written goals and plans to accomplish their vision.
After a ten-year study, the results showed that 13 percent of the people had goals but did not have them written down. Those people earned twice the amount of the people who did not set goals.
The people that had written their goals down earned ten times the amount of people that did not set goals as well as the people that had goals but did not write them down. Only three percent of the people had written goals.
Art Business Goals How to Succeed
Writing down your business goals and having a plan is well worth your time if you want your income to increase that much. Before you do anything, write down your goals and set up a plan to achieve them. Your goals will constantly be changing, and you will want to view them and address them regularly.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide what your goals are.
- What type of art will you sell?
- How much art can you create in a year?
- How much will you make the first year? Break this down into months as well.
- How much will you have to sell your art to reach the income you desire?
- Where will you sell your art?
- Will you sell your art online?
- How will you market your art?
- Will you have employees?
These are just a few questions to help you get focused on what you would like to accomplish.
Now that you have a clear idea start writing down your goals. Don’t be afraid of making them big goals. Make them as big as you wish, shoot for the stars.
You can write them down on paper or use your favorite app. You will want to use something that you can look at daily. Whatever will work the best for you is what you should use. Make sure that it is easy to use and accessible.
Here are some guidelines to help you with your goals.
Write your business goals down. Do not be afraid of changing your goals as you go along. This will be normal for the growth of business. Have your goals available for you to look at them every day. You will want to able to focus on what you will need to accomplish to reach your goals.
Make your business goals specific. Saying that you want to sell art is not a specific goal. Selling ten pieces of art in the next four months is a specific goal. This gives you a deadline of when you will need to sell a certain amount of product. With that goal, you will be able to create a plan to accomplish that goal.
Put your deadlines in writing. Write them on a calendar. When you are creating, your deadlines make sure that they are attainable. You do not want to set yourself to fail. On the other hand, do not make them too easy to achieve. You will want to challenge yourself.
Under each goal write a detailed list of how you will accomplish your goals. This might have to be changed along the way. You will want to be able to analyze what works and what does not work. Work harder at the things that work and throw away what does not work.
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