Edmonton Business Coach | You Must Have Goals
Welcome back to Inspired Method Marketing, the Edmonton business coach. My name is Karen. This is my husband, Trevor. And today we’re going to be talking about the fact that you must have goals. So Michael Gerber from the e-myth, he’s the author of the e-myth. He says with no clear picture of how you wish your life to be, how on earth are you going to live it? What is your primary aim? Where is the script to make your dreams come true? What is the first step to take and how do you measure your progress? How far have you gone and how close are you to getting to your goals?
So good, you don’t have goals and that aim, I actually just did a post on this today from Napoleon Hill and he says the same thing. You’re not good. You know, the only way to be successful is actually the have to know where you’re going. Right?
All these successful people have the same view of life. Very strange. Yeah. Success leaves clues. Folks success leaves clues.
83% of the population does not have goals. That is so ridiculous that actually I don’t even understand that because I always had goals. Even as a child, I’m going to be a teacher, I’m going to get married, I’m going to have kids. Those were like some of my goals and everything I said I pretty much did except for maybe be an actress anyways. So that’s coming from Harvard business study. If you don’t know what you want to achieve or why you want to achieve it, you’ll wander through life wondering what happened.
So true. Yeah, it is very sad. But Hey, we’re here to help you guys out today as the Edmonton business coach. So Karen, what are some questions that people might have?
You guys are going to get lots out of this one today.
So how much more successful are people with goals than those without, Edmonton business coach?
Okay, well this is a study that I saw from Harvard and it was posted online on Forbes. You can go check it out, but people who have goals are 14% more successful than people without goals. So just having a goal. Yeah. Boosted up 14%. If you want to be successful, have a goal, have a goal.
Edmonton business coach, how much more successful are people with written down goals then? Those are the general goals.
Well they are three times more successful than the people who just have general goals. 300%! You have a bigger chance of winning in life if you not only have a goal, but you have it written down and you’re thinking about it every day and you’re working on those goals because it just, it’s just how life works, right? If you don’t write it down, if you don’t have an aim or direction of where you want to go, then you’re just not going to be successful. You’ll wake up one day and you’ll be thinking, what the heck am I doing with my life and why is my life so, you know, the same old, same old. It’s like groundhog day. It’s repeating itself over and over again, and it’s because you don’t have an aim or, or anything to achieve in your life and you’re just letting the TV program your brain and a think that that’s what real life is.
And you’re living vicariously through social media. You’re living through television, movies, and other people who are doing exciting things.
You know what I find remarkable, as an Edmonton business coach, is these people who make television, movies, Facebook even Steve jobs would not allow anybody have a smartphone in his presence. Like he invented the smart phone are critical to me, right? Because these people do, they don’t allow their kids to watch television. They don’t allow them to watch movies because why? Because it’s garbage.
It takes away from your life. It takes you away from achieving and setting real goals for your own life. Anyway, Karen moving on from there, what’s an example of, or what are some of the main six goals that we should actually shoot for? Like what do we want to be writing down in general Edmonton business coach? Well what we go over it with, all of our clients are what we’ve learned from our business coach is our F6 goals.
F six goals are your faith, family, fitness, friendship, finance and fun. So those are the areas that we like to set goals for and we help our clients set goals in those different areas. Okay. So what’s an example of a faith goal? Well, a faith goal. If you are a person who is a person of faith, so person who is either a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, whatever somebody who follows or considers themselves a believer in God. You know, maybe I’m going to be sure to pray everyday or read my Bible or listen to an uplifting podcast. That’s the one thing that, that you can do or make sure that I take my family to some kind of worship service on the weekend. And that’s one, one version of goal.
There’s a lot of people out there that don’t ascribe to any faith, but you still have, you still a spiritual being and you still want to contribute to other people.
So it could be, yeah, it should be a, that you want to start a non-profit organization or you want to give of your time to let’s say one hour a week or one hour a month to a cause that you believe in, whatever that may be. So some kind of a way that you connect to your spirit to the rest of the world at large. Yeah.
What would be a good example of a family goal? An example of a family goal is to spend time with them, right? You’re here working hard on your business and you’re doing all of this stuff, you know, taking care of customers and dealing with employees and creating systems and checklists. But what about your family? Aren’t they the reason why you started that business in the first place? You could have more time with them, right?
You want in time freedom and financial freedom so you could spend time with your family and show them how much you care about them by being with them and being present. As the Edmonton business coach and a family man, what I have done is I’ve made it a goal of mine to be present when I’m with my family, I’m with my family and I’m present with them and to spend time with them at least one day a week, undivided attention so that they know that I, I care about them and I’m not just a, a shadow that passes through the house and eats, sleeps in and goes back to work.
And that’s kind of in another video we talked about scheduling and why you stick to the schedule because that allows you on that seventh day, which is the day you’re not going to work on your business or in your business. It allows you to have that time for your family.
Edmonton business coach, why is having a fitness goal important?
Oh Wow. It is like the only way to get to that next level. If you make a plan and make a plan and stick to it is what I always say. That’s what I always say. That’s good advice.
So without that plan, you’ll just kind of, you won’t, first of all, you won’t know how you’re going to go from point a to point B. And even if you try to move from like being sedentary to, you know, running 10 k for example, you could actually hurt yourself if you don’t do it right and don’t do it progressively the right way and, and you could actually quit because boring or you don’t know what you’re doing or you’re not sure if you’re even going to get to that place. So you want to have that thought out detailed step by step plan and to get into that goal. So he and I, I mean obviously to have your health is super important as what is everything else if we don’t have the health.
How difficult was it setting up a friendship goal for you, Edmonton business coach?
Man, it was so hard, so hard because right now we are building and growing Inspired Method because we want to be the Edmonton business coach that people trust in and want to go to and use to help them grow their business. And right now I just don’t have a lot of time for friends. It’s just not a massive, true, sad, mature, just don’t have a lot of time for friends and I’m not deprived and I’m not, not an unfriendly person, but I’ve got a full time over full time business that I’m running.
I’ve got a wife, I’ve got three children, a partner, I’ve got all these other things that are taking priority right now. So time with friends is not at the top of the list. But the cool thing is I’m friends with my wife, she’s great and I’m friends with my business partner and as we go down the road and we get more clients, we will find more people that we connect with and that are more along our speed because they’re building their business at the same time. So I’m okay with that. I just have to remember that I got to pick my head up every once in a while and look around and see that there’s other people there. So if I do have an opportunity to go and support a friend or, or if I’m ever invited out anywhere, just hang out. I will schedule some time.
Yeah. And I’ll think twice before saying yes to. All right Edmonton business coach.
What are examples of finance goals?
A finance goal can be something, you know, grandiose and large like, I want to make $1 million in this next year. But in a lot of cases, some people’s goals aren’t that huge. They don’t want to do that. Maybe it’s paying off a debt, maybe it’s saving up some money, you know, maybe it’s to start automating your savings could be one of those. Any one of those goals just to help you track where you are and help get you where you want to go. Right? Yep.
What is a fun goal?
So that is something that you set when, because if you’re making all this money and doing all these things and your time is scheduled and it’s very precious, you want to have some fun, you want to enjoy yourself with the people that are around you.
Right? So that could be anything, could be golfing. He may really enjoy golfing, he may enjoy playing music. You might enjoy traveling. So pick something that is a reward. Something you can shoot towards that you will actually get done. Right. Cause so many times we go through our lives and you know, we think man, it’d be so sure. Nice to play golf more, be sure, nice to travel more or whatever. And we never get around to it. Why?
Because we don’t write it down and make it a priority. We don’t make it a goal. Something to set and ascribe to.
So is writing down your goals, a guarantee that you’ll reach them, Edmonton business coach?
Unfortunately, no. I wish it was that easy cause I’d be writing down all kinds of crazy stuff. You know, I want to reach this and this and this and this. I would have stuff written out for days as to what I want to achieve if it was that simple. But the harsh reality and the hard pill to swallow is you write down a goal, you actually have to do some work to achieve it. It’s just not going to happen for you. No amount of believing, hoping, wishing, praying is going to make it work. Nothing works unless you do. And that’s just a plain and simple fact. And that’s, that’s all I’ve got to say on that topic and we will have more to share with you on goals.
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