If you want to accomplish anything you must first set goals. In this article, “Sell Art Online Basics Setting Goals” you will discover how to set goals that you will be able to achieve.
Sell Art Online Basics Setting Goals
You cannot create a plan if you do not have a goal. I have talked earlier about the importance of having dreams and visions. Now it is time to turn your dreams into reality.
A dream is defined as being able to contemplate the possibility of doing something.
A goal is defined as the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
You need to have dreams and goals to be able to start an art business and to continue to build your business. With dreams and goals, you will be able to grow your business further than you could have ever imagined.
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 money than the people who did not set goals.
The people that had written their goals down earned ten times the amount of money than the 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Take twenty minutes to write down your goals. Start every day with your goals in mind and end every day reviewing the steps that you have taken to reach your goals.
When you have your goals written down you are on the path to success. Do not be a dreamer. Be the person who accomplishes their dreams.
Some people do better learning by reading. If this is you, I am going to share some of my favorite books to help you to achieve your goals.
If you prefer videos please visit my course section. How to Write Goals if a free course.
Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win by Ryan Babineaux (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Most people do not write goals is because they are afraid of failing. Fail Fast, Fail Often will help you to not be afraid of trying new things. Instead, you will learn from every situation which will guiding you to the finish line.
Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor (Amazon Affiliate Link)
“The events you include can uncover the important yet hidden nodes of meaning in your life,” writes Shawn Achor.
Do you spend your time on what matters most to you? Shawn”s book will help you to change things in your life to let you focus more on what is most important?
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