Our lives, personal and business are made up of a
series of goals. We want to be successful, happy,
earn a good living, have a family and so on. But
how do we achieve these goals? Hopefully, in our
personal life, we meet the right person to help us
make our personal goals happen. For some of us,
this happens right away and for some it may take
a lot of years. When it does happen, all of your
personal goals can become reality. Our business
goals on the other hand, may take more work to
make them happen.
When you are deciding on your business goals,
one thing you can do is divide your one main goal
into several smaller goals that will make your main
goal seem more attainable. Instead of your goal
being to make a million dollars a year, you can
divide this into yearly, monthly, weekly and also
For example: If you are an ezine publisher and your
goal is 100,000 subscribers, your first year goal
could be set at 1000. You make your goals into
attainable steps and follow those steps to success.
You will accomplish more and not be so easily
discouraged by working your business this way.
When you first decide you want to start your own
business, what you should do is write down your
plan for your business and also what you want your
main goal to be. Put all this in an outline. Then you
decide on smaller monthly, weekly and yearly goals
to work for in order to achieve your main goal.
Another good idea is to organize each day by what
you want to achieve for that day. Organize your
time each day into blocks and write down what is
to get done in each time block. Example:
6:00-7:00 Breakfast and kids to school.
7:00-8:00am Read and answer all emails.
8:00-10:00am Domestic Chores
10:00-12:00am Promotion & Site Maintenance
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00- 2:00 Answer Emails
2:00-4:00 Work on Ebook and/or Website
4:00-6:00 Cook & Eat Supper & Do Dishes
6:00-8:00 Work on ezine & articles.
10:00-11:00 Answer Emails
You can also put down in more detail what
has to be done in each time block.
This is a typical day of mine, however all of our
schedules are different. You have to organize your
daily goals to best fit your schedule. This can help
you get more work done and be less overwhelmed.
I used to start my day knowing I had to do this and
that and then some more and I wouldn't know
where to start and I just felt lost. Writing down and
scheduling my daily goals has really helped me get
more work done.
You should also write down your weekly and
monthly goals in the same manner. Check on these
periodically to see if you are doing what needs to
be done. One word of advice, use these as a
guide and do not beat yourself up if you do not
make them exactly as you have written. Some
goals may take a little longer to attain than what
you think. Organization is the key to getting more
work done and feeling more in control of your
For more information on attaining your goals and
organizing your time visit these sites:
With a little time and organization, you can reach
all your goals!
About the Author
Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com
MyOwnEzine.com is a website, ezine and service which
provides the resources, tools, guidance and more to help
you start, publish and promote your own ezine. You can
contact Terri at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe
at mailto:email@example.com or visit
http://www.myownezine.com for lots more info.