Have you set your business goals/targets for 2009?
Do you know what you really want to achieve in your business in 2009?
Do you know what you want in your life in 2009?
Last night I delivered a goal setting seminar for the Fingal Women In Business Network and only half of the business women there had set goals for 2009. If you set out on a journey and didn't know where you were going how could you possibly arrive where you wanted to go?
Setting goals is an essential tool for business owners, and it's also a must have tool if you want to live a fulfilling life.
My goal setting seminar started at the basics, you have to get to know and understand what you want, what you really really want. NOT what you think other people want of you. Not what your parents expect of you, not what your partner wants from you.
If you try to please others what happens is that 9 times out of 10 you'll disappoint the other person anyway, and even if you don't you'll be miserable in the process because you're neglecting your own needs. I call this a loose loose situation.
If you identify what you want and work towards achieving it you'll feel more fulfilled, happier, more relaxed, and generally more fun to be around which has a huge positive effect on everyone around you, colleagues, employees, suppliers, family, friends. This is what I call a true Win-Win situation.
What way do you want to play your life?
Now is time to set the goals that you want, the things you want to do/have/achieve, give yourself permission to dream big and you'll carry the people around you along for an enjoyable ride too!