1. Create Your Elevator Goal
This is a great exercise, almost everyone knows the famous “elevator speech”, where you summarize your business in one sentence after being asked,
“What do you do for a living” by someone you meet on an elevator.
Try doing this when brainstorming your big goal for the month or year.
Imagine you’re standing in an elevator, and either, someone you admire or someone
you hope will become a client or customer asks: “What’s your main business goal for this year, and how will you reach it?”
(Here’s a prompt, in case you are having trouble getting started):
I am going to ____________________ by __________________ for [date]
2. Use Affirmations To Reinforce Your Goal
How often has your goal disappeared from your mind while you grapple with the realities of daily life?
Keep your goal in your focus by using affirmations to cue and remind yourself daily,
I can, I will, today.
Here are a couple of ideas.
*Set an ambitious goal for the month—one that is slightly out of your comfort zone.
*Choose an affirmation that relates to that activity, print it out in large letters, make a vision board, pin it where it is right in your range of vision when you sit down at your desk.
Say it out loud to yourself, with conviction, every time your eye falls on it.
Mentally visualize achieving your goal while you do this.
3. Don’t be Passive
Be someone who “makes it happen”. Be a self-starter.
If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it or find a solution.
Take responsibility for achieving your goals. Don’t allow yourself to blame others, circumstances, losses, curveballs or any other external force.
Remember the old saying: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”
4. Don’t Give Up!
Want to know the difference between those who achieve their goals and those who habitually don’t?
It’s this simple: The entrepreneurs who achieve spectacular goals don’t give up. It’s not even an option for them.
If something blocks the road, they instinctively look for ways round it. If one door closes, they find another (or climb through the window).
Successful entrepreneurs know that setbacks, including self-doubt, burn-out and other internal and external obstacles are all part of the process. So do your best to enjoy the process—enjoy the adventure—and don’t give up.
Here’s to your success!