What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Every person and business has goals to work towards, and writing out those goals increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve them.
So it’s time to get your pens out and begin writing out what you hope to accomplish in your practice and with your business! Think back to your vision from Week Two. Imagine having a clear idea of where your business is heading, so you can monitor if you are actually making progress, and if you are going in the right direction.
Consider the following questions – “Within the first year of your practice (or within the next year)…
- How many clients do you want to have by a certain time?
- How much income do you want?
- How much vacation time will you be taking?
- What other revenue streams could you be adding?
- Any other services you could be adding?
- When will you be quitting your “other” job? Are you quitting your other job?
See where you can begin to fit in the stepping stones to get you to your ideal practice today.
I recommend doing this exercise yearly as your goals will change and adapt over time. Additionally, as you set your goals, refer back to your Core Business Values and Mission Statement to make sure everything is still in alignment with your purpose.
Remember you can’t do everything at once.
Start to prioritize what needs to happen now, so you can get to the next step.
Action Item: You can start filling out your goals in your journal or in the worksheets. Once you have completed your goals list, place it somewhere you will see it often to keep you motivated and on track.