Goal setting - something everybody does, but very few actually commit to. I want to make sure that you actually start getting results and hitting your goals, so this is exactly how I've done it and how you can too.
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The 2 Things You Need
To achieve goals, tasks and all the other stuff you want to do, you need clarity and simplicity. You need total clarity with simple, easy-to-understand steps. If you try to do too many things at once it's too hard. You have to get clear on what you want and then keep it simple.
So first of all let's start with the clarity. Let's say I want to get fit I, want to learn more, and I want to make more money. That's three clear goals, and then I can break it down into simple steps to achieve it.
But if I said 'I want to learn how to play piano, I want to learn a language, I want to travel the world, I want to make more money, I want to start meditating, I want to start working out, I want to meet more people', it's too hard.
Obviously all those things are great and none of them are wrong. But if you try to do all of them at once, you might not get any of them. Start with one, two or three max. You start with those, and then expand into your other goals once you've actually achieve one.
I've got a whiteboard in my room with just five things on it that I want to do. That’s it for the year. Because if I have 20, 30, 40, 50 (and yes of course we’ll do little things along the way), it will be overwhelming and I'll get confused. There's no way I could do 50 new goals. Now onto step two!
Now that you have clarity on 1 - 3 goals, now have to make it super simple. When people want to start businesses and they panic and they want to do all this stuff.
I use this fitness analogy. I play basketball a lot but I almost never work out that gym. So for someone like me to think, “Okay, I want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I want to have an epic nutrition plan that changes every two days and cook different meals while I do crazy workouts and drink the right protein' it's way too complicated. I won't do that. A week max.
I need to start by going to the gym once a week. That's it. And for people that don't do any exercise, just run for 10 minutes a day. That's it! Keep it simple! Keep it manageable.
This applies to anything, especially in the marketing world. Some people say “I want to grow my business. Okay, I’m going to try social media, Pinterest Snapchat, Twitter, AdWords, flyers, SEO" and all this other stuff that's far too complex. Just keep it it simple, okay? There's no reason why you can't expand later but again if you try and do it all at once it's just going to be too much and you're also not going to know which thing work.
So back to the marketing example, let's say you just want to go gung-ho and just go nuts on marketing. Let's say do Facebook advertising, Google Adwords, SEO, flyers and you start going to networking events. All of those things are good, but if you're not tracking it properly you're not going to know which one was working. So what I would recommend is doing one or two things really well, and see how they go. If they don't work try something else until you find what works, where you can systemise it so that it runs itself while you move onto the next one.
Anyway - back to your goals. Total clarity and total simplicity. Don't have anything that's too over your head or too difficult or something that's so complex that you're never going to do it. There's a quote that says, “Simplicity is the finest form of sophistication” which I love.
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With these two tips I am sure you will get far more results. It has worked wonders for me and I'm excited for it to work wonders for you too! If you need anything you can always hit me up, I'm happy to help and I'll see you around.