Are you ready to build your art business? In this post, you will discover how to set business goals that will help you to build a strong business you will be proud of.
How many times have you heard new goals being set by your family members, friends and coworkers in December?
How many of those goals are still talked about in February?
There are reasons why some people accomplish their goals why others fall short.
Would you like to be one of the few people who actually accomplish their goals?
After reading this post you will be ready to start writing goals you will be able to achieve.
“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
Why do some people always succeed while others seem to constantly fall short?
Successful people have big dreams and clear visions of what they want out of life. They take their visions and develop actionable goals that will guide them to the finish line.
During the time it takes to accomplish their goals, they will assess their progress and make adjustments to speed up the process.
Once they have accomplished their goals they move on to the next chapter.
How to Set Business Goals
- What would you like to achieve?
- How much art would you like to sell every year?
- How much income does your art business need to generate every year?
- Are you going to work alone or are you going to have people work for you?
- Where are you going to sell your artwork?
- Where are you going to create your artwork?
- How much time can you commit to your business every week?
You must know what you want before you can get it. Take some time now to answer the questions above.
The answers you provide will be what you will be working for.
Now that you have a clear vision of what you would like to accomplish you are ready to start writing some goals.
How to Set Business Goals with S.M.A.R.T. Goals
You might have heard about the acronym S.M.A.R.T. goals.
S.M.A.R.T. goals refer to goals that are:
You will find some slight variations to the acronym but they all produce the same results They will help you to achieve your goals.
Let’s take a deeper look at what the acronym stands for.
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 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 purpose. 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 who write down their goals achieve their goals.
Everyone that I work with who writes out their goals and signs them actually achieve what they have documented. I am batting 100% with this strategy.
Do yourself a favor and take some time to write out your goals. It works. Don’t forget to sign it.
How to Set Business Goals with Short-term Goals
After you have documented your goals you will want to design a plan to reach your goals. A successful plan is set up with long-term goals, mid-term and short-term goals.
Short-term goals are weekly goals that are easily manageable and more specific.
Your short-term goals will keep you motivated and focused.
At the end of the week, you will be able to analyze the outcome and adjust your plans as needed.
How to Set Business Goals with Mid-term Goals
Mid-term goals can be quarterly or biannually.
These goals are larger than the short-term goals. They outline where you would like to be in four or six months.
The short-term goals you write should focus on your mid-term goals.
How to Set Business Goals with Long-term Goals
Long-term goals are typically one to five-year projects.
Where would you like to be in one year or even five years from now?
Take that vision and break it down into smaller chunks, your mid-term goals.
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 for that day.
Write a to-do list and get mentally prepared for the day.
“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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