New Year: New challenges and goals

It’s the end of January, already! How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Or perhaps you don’t have “resolutions,” but I hope you have set some goals for yourself, and that you’re sticking with them. Easier said then done, right?

I have set new goals in my personal and professional life. As always, make sure your goals are SMART goals. This might be a refresher for some, but SMART goals is a acronym for ones that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

  • Specific – You have clearly defined what you want to accomplish.
  • Measurable – You have identified targets and milestones to track your progress.
  • Attainable – Your goal is realistic and manageable.
  • Relevant – You have identified a goal that fits within what you want to achieve, in business this would match your business model.
  • Time-Based – You have identified a specific period of time for the goal.

If you want to break it down further, try setting SMART goals for your health, personal relationships/family, career/business, finances and spiritually.

It’s hard to find the time day-in, day-out on whatever your goal is that you have set and want to accomplish. I challenge you to find an accountability partner to make sure you reach all that you’re capable of! I’ve been extremely fortunate to find two like-minded entreprenurial women and we meet weekly to go over our goals, and discuss our businesses. These two women are not in my industry, so I especially appreciate their different perspectives. Checking in with these ladies and keeping track of what I need to do in order to reach my goals each week keeps me honest.

One of my business goals for 2015 was to continue educating myself in my field. Education comes in many forms, and I’m excited to share all about the online classes I’m taking in my next post, so stay tuned. How about you, are you achieving your 2015 goals?

I’d love to hear your comments!

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