Use a Smart Goals Worksheet to Crush it in Seacret
So we’re already half way through January in to 2014.
I still remember, vividly, when the clock struck midnight in the year 2000.
Here we are 14 years later.
Time flies, doesn’t it?
And statistically speaking…
by this time every year…
…most people have already given up on their new years resolutions.
those “promises” you make to yourself like…
…I’m going to loose weight
…I will quit smoking
…I will read more
…I will write in my journal.
…I will achieve x rank this year.
Whatever the resolution is.
It really doesn’t matter.
Isn’t that sad?
I think so!
I have spent a lot of time thinking about why this happens.
I believe the reason is…
…that people don’t have a clue HOW they are going to achieve them.
There’s no plan.
There’s no structure.
Just a definitive, dramatic statement.
Don’t get me wrong…
… I am ALL for BIG goals.
I just want to be able to equip you with the tools necessary to achieve them.
So here we go!!
Why resolutions don’t work…
They say, whoever “they” may be, to focus with the end in mind.
But if that is ALL you focus on.
You’re going to be left feeling defeated.
Constantly thinking about that goal that is so far away.
Which just creates negative self-talk.
“I’m not good enough, I won’t be successful until I achieve this goal”
We’ve all been there.
I definitely have.
It’s no fun.
In fact, it’s DEmotivating…
…which just means, it will motivate you to NOT to continue towards that resolution.
So what can you do instead?
For starters, you should examine what you expect.
Are your resolutions SMART?
And no, I’m not talking about E=MC2.
SMART Goals are….
Specific and Measurable fall together.
Say your resolution is “I will loose weight this year”.
That is NOT specific.
Ask yourself more questions like…
- How many pounds do I want to loose?
- How many dress sizes do I want to drop?
- How many inches would I like to decrease?
Or for my friends in Seacret who’s resolutions were to “Make 2014 the best year in their business”
- What income goals do you have?
- What rank do you want to achieve?
- How many people to you want to help on your team reach a certain level?
- How many preferred customers do you want to have?
Because you have been more specific with these goals and know EXACTLY what you are working towards, it becomes much easier to measure HOW you are doing along the way.
A month from now you can look at the scale or peer into your back office…
…and MEASURE your progress.
If you’re not where you want to be, don’t beat yourself up.
Recalibrate and continue.
The next step in making sure those goals are SMART is to ensure that they are Attainable and Realistic.
This is truly individual based.
And not an excuse not to push yourself.
Being realistic means that you are setting yourself up for success.
If you weigh 300lbs, it might not be 100% realistic that you will be in super model shape in 6 months.
If you haven’t enrolled another Seacret Agent in your business before, it might not be 100% realistic or attainable to set your goal to becoming a Crown Agent in 6 months.
Should those be long-term goals?
What you are doing by setting a ELEPHANT of a goal is really saying
…”If I loose 30lbs, I will be a failure”
…”If I hit Ruby this year, I will be a failure”
When in fact, those would be A HUGE successes!
The last key to setting SMART goals is Time-frame.
It’s giving yourself a due date.
Something to be accountable to.
When I am setting goals I like to work BACKWARDS…
…Start with your goal for the year
…your six month goal
…your three month goal
…your monthly goal
…your weekly goal
…your daily goal
it’s starting to get less intimidating already, isn’t it?
This process SHOULD and WILL take you a long time.
But it is a process that successful people do every year.
I’m going to go ahead and give you the EXACT method I use to help save you some time and get the most out of this process.
Use a SMART Goals Worksheet to Crush it!
There is some crazy, magical stuff that happens when you write stuff down.
So as you go through this…
…get out a notebook and write it down.
- Step 1: Year in Review
It becomes a lot easier to plan where you are going, when you know where you came from.
- Best Moments
This really gets you in a gratitude mindset, which is PERFECT for goal setting. Imagine this as a highlight reel for the last 12 months of your life. A good tool to help you with this is Facebook… go to your year in review or scroll through your posts/pictures. Write down ALL of your favorite moments; big and small.
- Goals Achieved From Last Year
Did you set goals from last year? Maybe not… But if you did, go through them and celebrate the things you accomplished. I like to check em off :)
- Goals Missed From Last Year
I don’t like to get down on myself here – I take these as learning points. Jot down why you didn’t achieve these goals. What changed? What held you back?
- Step 2: Set New SMART Goals for This Year
I personally create different categories that I would like to set goals for in my life and set 3 per category.
The categories I choose are…
…Family + Relationships
…Spiritual + Giving
Remember the goals you are setting for each category should be SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timeframe).
Already forgot what they were, did you?
No worries – scroll up if you need to.
- Step 3: Select your TOP 3-5 Goals
Out of the goals you set above, go through and select your TOP 3-5 goals that you are going to absolutely do everything in your power to achieve.
Write those down on a SEPARATE piece of paper that you can have with you at all times.
- Step 4: Review your Goals
In order for your goals to truly be Measurable, they must be reviewed.
The MOST success I have been in my life and those I have coached have read their goals two times a day (once when you wake up and once when you go to bed).
This is how you can monitor your daily actions and make adjustments as needed to keep you focused.
I dropped a MAJOR nugget in Step 4.
Did you catch it?
Everyone wants to know the seacret sauce (hehe)
Well, in case you didn’t…
…it’s about your DAILY actions.
If you didn’t do ANYTHING I suggested above and JUST focused on the actions you take every single day (and I mean…Every Single Day), would you still crush it?
Your effort compounds.
Read “The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy” (who’s the owner of Success Magazine) if you don’t believe me.
…or check out this article from Entrepreneur.com
Focus on your daily activities.
Here are my daily activities….
…the ones that got me to earn a six figure income from home.
…the ones that got me out of my j.o.b. (just over broke)
Read my goals in the morning
Meditate/Visualize 30 minutes a day
Read at least 10 pages of self development OR for 30 minutes.
Take ACTION in my business every single damn day!
Plan my next day with tasks before bed
it may be different, a bit, depending on your schedule.
Not everyone works full time on their business
But what I WILL tell you is that when I was part time in my business, I treated it like it was full time for me.
my schedule looked like pretty much the same…
…except maybe I worked on my business from 6-9 every day of the week and full time on the weekends.
I don’t care if you don’t have that much time.
EVERYONE has AT LEAST one hour a day that is wasted.
So why not use that wasted time for something more productive?
The key here is…
Find what you CAN commit to, relentlessly, every single day WITHOUT FAIL.
Even if it’s only 1 hour.
That 1 hour of consistent effort day after day after day will get you WAY further than…
…3 hours in one week
…0 hours the next
…1 hour the week after
…0 the next.
Find the balance that you can give that consistent action to every single day and you will absolutely CRUSH IT.
With your goals.
With your life.
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Let’s crush 2014.
Your Seacret Weapon,