Whew, what a year it has been! You started with big dreams and vision for what you could achieve...and then plans changed. If you’re anything like me, you’re ready to put 2020 behind you and start the year with some clear goals and fresh energy.
But that’s easier said than done. When it comes to setting goals for business, there are a few things working against you:
You’re already struggling to manage your time and not sure how to add goals to the mix. Even if you could find time to set goals, you aren’t sure where you will find the time to actually work on them consistently.
You aren’t sure how to set goals when everything is so uncertain. (After all, we are STILL in a pandemic.)
You have so many ideas, dreams, and plans for the business that it feels impossible and overwhelming to narrow it down.
The idea of going after specific goals...feels terrifying. It’s already been a disappointing season in business and you aren’t sure you want to add “goal failure” to the list.
Doers only set goals that are SAFE, REALISTIC, and COMFORTABLE.
Goals are LIST OF TASKS and not outcomes to achieve.
Doers worry about how to be more productive so that you can DO more.
Dreamers only set goals that are LOFTY, ASPIRATIONAL and LONG-TERM.
Goals are inspirational but impractical and lack clear action steps.
Dreamers worry about the right mindset to MANIFEST their goals.
As business owners, we need a new approach to goal setting that isn’t just the tasks we want to do or the dreams we want to manifest…We need to set goals that are clear, strategic outcomes...so that we can take practical action steps to achieve them.
...Even if you don’t know what’s realistic.
...Even if you don’t have a lot of time
...Even if you aren’t great at following through.
...Even if you aren’t sure what’s realistic.
...Even if you’ve never done it before.
...Even if you’re just getting started in business.
About four years ago, I was incredibly stuck in my personal and professional life. I knew I wanted to start my own business, but the fear of failure and overwhelm was completely paralyzing. I felt like I was at the bottom of a really tall mountain and wasn’t sure how to start climbing.
In that hard season, my husband suggested that we go through a goal-setting program together. For the first time, I translated my vague dreams into a specific and tangible outcome that I wanted to achieve: I wanted to make $8,000 from my new business in three months.
Making my goal clear and specific helped me to take consistent action steps in the right direction. I made my first $8k, and my business has kept growing ever since. Now I help other creative entrepreneurs translate their biggest dreams into clear, strategic goals. And then I help them get there.
I have no problem dreaming big dreams, but when it comes to the practical steps it will take to get there, I’m often paralyzed. I was honestly a little skeptical going into working with Katie, wondering if it would really change that, and holy macaroni it did. For the first time in a long time I feel like I have a purpose, a direction, and goals I can strive toward with detailed actions to take. I can honestly say I’ve never had a clearer direction for my business.
Katie's mentorship is a breath of fresh air in a sea of confusion. She helped me gain clarity in my business that was extremely important for going through a re-brand.
I have had more success in my business during my first year than what I thought was possible. I know that this wouldn't have happened as quickly if I had not worked with Katie as my business coach!
...that will be dripped out daily between Monday, January 4 and Friday, January 8...so that you can get strategic even if you don’t have a lot of time.
..with daily prompts, templates, and exercises so that you can take what you learn and put it into action.
with other Thrive in Five participants...because goal-setting is more BETTER with friends, fun, and accountability!
On the first day, you will do some structured and focused reflection on the last 12 months in your business. You will sort through the wins, losses, and lessons from 2020 so that you can get closure and make adjustments moving forward.
On day two, you will evaluate all of the different areas of your business from top to bottom. You’ll identify things that are going well so that your goals can build on what’s working. You’ll also identify things that need attention so you can fix what is broken.
Days one and two are all about brainstorming. On day three, you will start to narrow in on your focus areas for the year. You will identify key priorities to focus on so that you can stop trying to do #allthethings and focus on what matters most.
On day four, you will translate your priorities into clear, measurable, and strategic goals. At the end of day four you’ll have between three and seven goals that will define success for your business in 2021.
Setting goals is one thing...achieving them is another. On day five, you’ll do the work of setting yourself up for success. You will define your motivation, your first steps, mindset shifts, and your STOP DOING list so that you can follow through.
In this 60-minute digital workshop, I teach a proven time-blocking method that will help you bring structure to your schedule. This is the time blocking method that I use to wear “all the hats” in my busy life and growing business.
I’m offering THREE group coaching sessions for Thrive in Five participants to get feedback on their goals and start taking action steps. The coaching calls will be every week for three weeks following Thrive in Five.
This program is designed for solopreneurs and small business owners of ALL kinds -- product-based businesses, service providers, course creators, influencers, bloggers, and more. A lot of my programs are designed with service providers in mind, but this program is more inclusive, which is really exciting. It is also for any level of experience, whether you are established in business or just getting started.
In designing this program, I have your tight schedule at the top of my mind. Each video lesson will be less than 10 minutes and my goal is for you to be able to complete all the implementation “homework” in less than 30 minutes per day. If you add it up, you will spend less than three hours coming up with goals that will guide you for the YEAR.
Even though the program is designed to be done day-by-day, you have flexibility in how you complete it. You will have access to the goal-setting lessons until the end of February. If you get behind or need more time, you’ll have it.
If you would like to include some more personal goals in your business goal-setting process, you certainly can. A lot of my clients like to include goals related to work-life balance in their strategic goal-setting process. But the intent of this program is to primarily focus on setting goals for your business. If you want a more holistic goal-setting program, let me know and I will happily pass along my recommendations.