Here are three questions to ask which will help you finish the year strong:
- What goals have you already reached, will reach, have the potential to reach, and will unlikely reach by year end? Now I am assuming that you have strategically crafted measurable goals for the year in the first place. When you ask yourselves these questions each quarter, you are much more likely to intently focus on your business goals and work to achieve them.
- What do you contribute to the achievement of the goals you have reached so far? Take the time to evaluate your accomplishments. Plot your path to success and learn to replicate the steps that are fruitful for your particular business. Keep a journal as you try new and different ideas and then turn your observations into workable systems which can be used again or expanded and used in other areas.
- In the same way, if you tried something that doesn’t fit your business at all, consider the steps you took and find out why it didn’t work. Do you need to throw out the whole idea, or is there just a portion of the process that needs reworking? Visualize each step until you can identify the missing element. Your idea may not have worked for that particular project, but it might be adjusted and work in another area or for a different project?
Many of us are good at developing New Year Resolutions and goals. Some are even good about writing these goals down, but how many are really good at checking in each quarter and strategizing ways to cross the finish line? If you’re not quite sure how to make quarterly goals and reports work for your business, search the web for ideas, buy a book or call upon a trusted business coach or advisor. This year, let’s make sure your goals are more than just a New Year’s Resolution!