Hey there, Richard here.
Just got in this morning, saw we had 8 new applications (which is an awesome sight that never gets old). Always gets me excited, seeing your hard work pay off.
At one point, my goal was 30 applications a month. Now, it’s up to 300 a month.
My normal routine is clear, come in at 6:00AM, confirm the applications, check my messages, check my emails and I begin writing down my goals. I’ve been crossing a lot of goals off lately, but I’m always pushing myself setting goals for the future.
Now, setting goals is not something I’ve always done. In fact, I’ve been doing it for about 2 years out of the 10+ years in my career. Out of those 10+ years, I’ve accomplished more in the last 2 than the previous 8. By pure luck? I think not.
Truth be told, I really didn’t haven’t goals and when you don’t, you have no direction. How are you going to get where you need to get in life when you don’t know where you’re going? [I thought it did’t matter] Mistake. A big one at that.
2 years ago, I was listening to a podcast about setting goals. For what ever reason, it stuck and I began making it a daily ritual.
At the time, I never knew how much it would helped me. Looking back at the past 24 months, after many goals have been achieved, I find myself far ahead than what I shot for.
Why You Should Be Setting Goals Yesterday
Setting clear goals daily and making it a routine will help you focus on your main objectives in your business, life or what ever it is you’re setting out to go after.
It gives you a framework to work with and if you use it, you can figure out the exact steps you need to take to reach those goals.
It also makes you accountable. If you’re not setting goals, you’ll get off track (and that’s easy to do with all the distractions).
When I layout my goals, I already know what I’m writing down. I don’t have to think about it.
What Goals Should I Be Setting?
Let me give you an example of my goals.
I list both short-term goals and long-term goals.
My goals are always changing, your goals will too as you grow your business and grow personally.
Here’s some of my goals (and as you’ll see, I have personal goals and professional goals).
- Build my new business to $100K in revenue a month in the next 6 months
- Build and add a new podcast for my business in the next 6 months
- Begin developing a new program for elite coaching in the next 9 months
- Start a charity to help children here at home
- Take my entire family on vacation
- Read a new book every single day [and to remember that book better]
- Allow my parents to retire for good
- Make sure all my children have a great opportunity to start the career they want
- Begin saving $10,000 a month
While these are only some of my goals, you can see they’re both professional and personal. They’re short-term and long-term goals.
Your Goals Should Be Clear And Defined.
With experience, you get better at it. Before, I didn’t know what it felt like to make $50K a month. Now, I know. My goal is now $100K a month and I’m trying to find a mentor that’s already been there so I can accelerate my learning.
When I tell you need a mentor, you do. That relates to everyone, even myself. Want to accelerate your learning curve? Pick a time to talk with us.
Look, this daily exercise is not intended to be accurate. What? Let me explain.
These goals give me a map, not a step by step process.
You should be setting future goals and aiming high. My goals push me and writing them down every day helps me stay focused.
Give it a try, this is one daily exercise is worth the small time investment.
The Simple Framework To Reach Your Goals
Check out this video below as I walk you through my process.