Celebrating the Wins

Business owners are people who started out with a dream, an idea for what they’d like their business to become. Relatively few of them “feel” they have achieved their goals, regardless of how their business is performing. 
I’ve found there are two major reasons that people feel unfulfilled: 

1. There is no measurement for achieving your goals 
If you haven’t sat down and really planned where you’re going; in life and in business, it’s hard to know when you’ve got there. 

Many people have vague ideas of what success means to them   

  • being rich 
  • having time to do what I want 
  • being the best in my field 

You need to define what those things mean to you – are you rich when you have a Million dollars in the bank? When you have an income of $200,000 per year? $100,000?  

Break your goal down into small, achievable steps, and celebrate them when you attain them.  
It’s no fun feeling like you’re not “successful” every year that you don’t make $200,000, but what if your goal was instead to increase your income by $25,000 every year until you got there? 

2. What’s going on outside versus what’s going on inside – do they match?  
You might have made your Million dollars and achieved what you defined as success, however something’s missing.  

Whilst making your million, you neglected other areas of your life that were equally as important. Maybe what you wanted all along was more time with your family, not a million in the bank. Maybe your definition of success needs to be altered to include both personal and professional goals 
The important thing when setting your business and life goals is to be true to what you really want, regardless of what anyone else might think 
What you wanted five years ago might not be what you want now, and that’s okay. Ensure your goals have a level of fluidity. You are entitled to change your mind! 

When you have a clear vision of what you want and simple steps to follow, your goals will be achieved easily and celebrating the wins will be a regular event.