Goals are important if you want your business to grow. This helps you have an action plan and make sure you are heading where you want to be going. Depending on where you look, goals have different looks and people say different things about them as well. But no matter which way you choose to go about them, it is important to not just write them, but visit them regularly.
I had a time I didn’t review my goals from about (June 2012 – earlier this month). When I was working on one of my post I realized I needed to review my goals. I have updated them and even changed them to meet where I want my freelancing business to be going.
What have I included in my goals? Here are a few of the things I have included:
- How much I want to make each month
- Where I will look for my work
- Understanding the type of Professional Development I am looking for
- Understanding about my workload
These are just a few of the things in my goals. But you need to include what works for you and what is best for you, your business and how you want your business to be set up.
How they read will also vary. This will be based on your experience with working with goals in the business world, what you have done in the past and what will help you to focus on your goals. You may even find some ideas when you are looking online about goals.
It is important to review the goals and adjust them to what is really going on with your business. For example, one of my goals is to make $400 a month. Right now that isn’t something that is happening. Although I have had a better month than I have had in the past several months of working. I need to adjust it to be more realistic for what is really going on, maybe to $200 or so. Then when I am actively meeting that goal, I should adjust it.
That is one good thing about the goals, don’t feel like you can’t adjust or change them. I have taken some of my goals off that I have had in the past because I didn’t feel they were relevant any more to my business. I also added some goals that seemed more relevant, even changing some of the goals based on what I am doing and what is going on with the business.
Remember, goals are to help you with your business. So don’t put off setting some goals. You can always add to them as you read about goals, work and even try different things out.
Being willing to work on your goals will make you feel better about yourself and your business.