January 09, 2021Money Wellness Financial literacy Women & wealth
How to Achieve Your Goals
Happy New Year! I’ve heard a lot of people call it 2020.1 or 2020 part 2, which I don’t completely disagree with, but, regardless of the changes and challenges the world continuously goes through, I still think a new year triggers a reset – it causes a lot of us to reflect, refocus and define what we want.
I’ve been reading a lot of people’s New Year’s resolutions and what I think these resolutions ultimately are, are different ways to achieve success in our lives. To me, success is a three-part process: decide what you want, figure out how to do it/be good at it, and do it. Pretty simple right? We all know it’s not that simple, but if we were to boil it down, I think that’s what it would come down to in its most simple form.
Anyone close to me knows that one of my biggest goals/resolutions is to grow my business (amongst other things like maintaining good relationships with those closest to me amidst strange times like this, finding ways to be positive/productive/grateful daily, and to contribute to the greater good through small daily habits whether it be being kinder, or being more cognizant of how my actions affect our environment). I’ll focus on my business goals here. I love what I do and am very passionate about it. I am a firm believer that the people you attract in business and life are those you personally connect and align with, mainly for their values and perspectives, and those you can help. My practice is no different. I want to grow my practice to connect with more people that I personally align with and can help.
To do this, I know I need to focus on what I can control – myself. Historically, this has been my “secret sauce” in achieving my goals, specifically my business goals.
- Self-awareness – Know and be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses – take full advantage of your talents while being mindful of your limitations. Know what you’re good at and not so good at. Focus on what you’re good at, seek guidance or out-source in the areas you’re not so good at. The goal is to optimize quality and results.
- Mindset – Be optimistic – focus on ideas and solutions; be creative, think outside the box.
- Accountability – A plan is useless without action – do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it. This creates consistency and reliability – something clients and business partners/associates truly value.
- Openness – Put your ego aside and admit that you don’t know it all. The only way to keep growing and evolving is to entertain thoughts and ideals that are different than your own, then implement the ones that make sense.
- Adapt – If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that there is a lot we can’t control. The one thing you truly have control over is yourself – how you react to and handle things. When faced with adversity, it is a waste of time to dwell on the issue. Our minds need to be wired for ideas and solutions.
Curious to hear your New Year’s resolutions and your “secret sauce” in achieving your goals! Send me a note here.