I have enjoyed my new venture as a business coach for beauty and small business professionals. I’ve made many mistakes but kept moving because I’ve seen what small business owners go through financially, emotionally, and mentally.  It can be difficult to watch how peers and clients do not get what I know they desire and work hard for.

If the plan is not written into actionable steps, it can be hard to make that MOVE!! Believe me. I have been stumped by the dreaded plan to “make it happen” syndrome.

The people that I’m talking about are not lazy, not in the least. It is that they need help with the know how to move from a dream to a plan, and they’re stuck.

Think Long Term

If you’ve ever been on a job interview and were asked, “Where do you want to be five years from now,” you might have thought it an odd question. But as a business owner, that might just be the most important consideration you can have.

Without knowing where you’re headed in the long term, it’s impossible to create a map to get there. You need to know what your destination is, so that every day, week, month, and year you can check your progress to be sure you’re still headed in the right direction.

Create Small Goals 

If you say to someone, you need to move from $60,000 to $150,000 in five years, that’s a pretty overwhelming task. After all, it’s a $90,000 increase, and most people will look at that and immediately dismiss it as impossible.

But when you break it down into smaller steps, it suddenly doesn’t look so daunting. For an example say if you sell a product for $30.

Product $30 x 3000 = $90,000

If you break 3000 down by 12 months

3000/12 = 250 units

You see it is feasible to sell 250 units every month to reach 3000 in 12 months. It will take determination and goal setting to do it, but you can see it is not impossible.

Create Milestones

Once you know your ultimate destination, you can draft a plan for getting there, and create the interim goals that will help you stay on track.

With these milestones in place, it’s much easier to figure out exactly what you need to do to achieve them, by setting monthly, weekly, and daily goals.

So what’s your big dream? How can you deconstruct it into achievable milestones, workable goals, and finally, daily and weekly tasks? If you can do this (and you definitely can) then you can achieve anything in business and in life.

See you soon.