Choices, Commitment, Success!
Each of us has to make a choice as to where we want to go and where we want to be at a future date. My Tuesday Challenges are often repeated. When I repeat something, it’s because it is important to the success and profitability of your business. My challenge for you today is to take an hour and complete the following task and then send me a copy. (My receiving a copy will allow me to help you with accountability as well as to offer some suggestions to guide you on our journey.)
Take a clean sheet of paper and across the top write down your goal for the balance of the year. I will not specify the type of goal, but it has to be one that can be measured and tracked on a monthly basis. The goal has to be reachable and at the same time it has to be a stretch.
Under your goal, write a sentence and describe what will happen when you reach your goal. What pain it will ease or what gains will you achieve. I reviewed my available budget for this campaign and believing that I will succeed, I allowed for an aggressive budget for this project. (My final budget for this campaign between now and the end of the year is $1,500.) There is no wrong amount for you budget, but it has to be something that you are willing to invest.
Next create a chart with three columns. On the top of the left column write action items; the next column write the word cost; and on the last column weekly time commitment.
As an example, since my goal is to increase the BizQuack membership by a certain number my action column is primarily one of marketing. I selected 6 options in my marketing plan (I actually listed over a dozen marketing options, but due to time and cost constraints I selected my top six that fit into my time and money budget.)
The development of your goal for the rest of the year, defining your action items and the allocation of time and money necessary to make your goal a reality is not a very challenging challenge. You can finish this in the hour I asked you to invest.
The implementation of this simple challenge is the difficult part, but I promise if you work hard, ask for and accept help, you will celebrate a very joyful and fulfilling end to this challenge on December 31.
”Success at almost anything rests upon this single principle: Do the basics, do them well, and do them every day, even when you don’t feel like doing them.”
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