It is the beginning of 2016. Happy New Year! Are you ready to build your art business? In this article you will discover how to set business goals to build a strong business.
How many times have you heard new goals being set by your friends and family in December? How many of those goals are still talked about in the first couple of weeks in February?
There are reasons why some people accomplish the goals that they set and why others fail at their goals.
“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had – everyday I’m learning something new.”
` Richard Bransom
Successful people dream, set their dreams to goals, and then execute a plan that will lead them to their end vision.
How to Set Business Goals
Follow these four easy steps on how to set business goals to start accomplishing your dreams today.
Do not put this off. This is the foundation of your art business success.
Take a little time right now. You will be happy in the long run that you did.
You might have heard about S.M.A.R.T. goals. This is the foundation of your goal plan.
I have been utilizing this system because it works and gives me the results I am looking for. If you have not already, start using them today.
Specific – Write down specific goals for your art business. Your specific goals should answer when, which, who, why, and where. You need a clear vision of your goals. Take some time and really think about where you would like to be in a year, five years, ten years, and twenty years.
Measurable – Your specific goals need to be measurable. You will need to know how and when your goals will be accomplished. If you are not able to measure the outcome of your plan you will never reach your final destination.
Attainable – You should only set goals that are attainable. Sit down and think about how realistic your goals are.
Relevant – Write down goals that are only relevant to your final destination. Will your goals lead you to your end vision?
Time – You will need to set deadlines for your goals. If there is not a date that you wish to accomplish something, that day will never come.
Document Your Goals
Most people fail at their goals because they do not write them down. When you write your goals down they become real. If goals are not documented they are only dreams. Studies have shown that over 70% of people that write down their goals achieve their goals.
After you have documented your goals you will need to design a plan to reach your goals. Your plan should be set up with long-term goals, mid-term and short-term goals.
The smaller goals should be weekly goals that are easily manageable. They will keep you motivated through your journey. You will be able to analyze the outcome of your efforts and be able to adjust where needed.
Start Your Day with Your Goals
Every morning you should wake up with your goals in mind. While you are waking up with your coffee or breakfast think about how you will accomplish what needs to get done. Set up a plan and when you are done with your breakfast get to work.
“Every time that you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible, don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Your business will only be as successful as your dreams and goals. Now that you know how to set business goals take the time out of your day and start writing down your goals and dreams. Your art business’s success depends on it.
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