7 Ways To Reach Your Goals

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We are currently in February, and I can honestly say that I spent the last month not entirely focused on RAERE. There were a few significant changes in my personal life, which I've decided to use as my excuse and I am sticking to it. 

I needed a productivity boost, so I connected with some friends who also run businesses and asked them for tips and tricks for staying on track. Here are my findings.

 

  1. Identify distractions
  2. Evaluate your space
  3. Remember your mission
  4. Create a priority list
  5. Create and stick to a schedule
  6. Delegate
  7. Rewards

 

1. Identify distractions

Take a minute and be honest with yourself. What is keeping you away from your responsibilities? Find a solution and get back on track. In my case, my mind is always jumping around from one project to the next. My To-do list is massive, and I'm way in over my head, attempting to be superwoman. So I've decided to focus on fewer tasks, which will allow my mind to stop wandering.

 

2. Evaluate your space

Is your workspace helping your productivity? I find that working on my bed is a recipe for disaster. If I want to get things done, I park myself on my kitchen table, grab some snacks, and get to work. My advice would be to find the area in your house or outside your home where you feel most productive and make a habit of going there when you need to get things done.

 

3. Remember your mission

Why are you doing this? Who are you trying to help? What are your goals? Just like your business plan, it's essential to go back from time to time and remind yourself why you are in business. Re-align yourself with your objectives and fall in love with your company a new.

 

4. Create a priority list

Pull out your dry erase boards and markers, and let us get visual. Prioritize your projects by creating a list of outstanding and upcoming projects and order them from urgent to least urgent.

 

5. Create and stick to a schedule

Once you've put your projects and tasks in order, create a realistic task schedule that you can stick to it. Be as detailed as possible if you need to add time limits, locations, co-collaborators, etc.

 

6. Delegate

As a business owner, you have to learn to curb the urge to oversee and control every little aspect of your business. Hire people to complete tasks to free up much needed time. Allow others with expertise to take the lead and reap the rewards.

 

7. Rewards 

Give yourself rewards for completing tasks. Choose a few things on your want list that you can do or purchase for yourself. Rewarding yourself can be very inexpensive. For instance, when I've completed an enormous project, I give myself a day off to do whatever my heart desires. In my case, I binge on a plethora of shows like 90 Day Fiancé.

 

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