Monday, June 05, 2006

Achieve Business Success By Setting Goals

The free home business tips for today are about achieving the success in your business that you desire by setting (and reaching) goals.

So, without further ado let's get on to your business tips for today...

Despite your best intentions, you will never achieve the home business success you are looking for if you never set goals for yourself and your business.

Ask yourself, "What goals have I written down for myself and my business?" Then write down any that you have not!

Most people never set goals for themselves or their business. One day leads to another and the days continue to disappear without business success. How can you get to where you want to be if you never know where you are going?

The biggest roadblock to goal setting is YOU. Setting goals require you actually to write down your dreams and put a date of accomplishment to them (then stick to it). Do not get in the habit of working your business without goals. This leads to apathy, an empty checking account, and credit card bills.

Goals are the lifeblood of your home business. Statistics have proven over and over that small businesses fail within the first five years. You do not want to become a statistic, you want to become a success!

How do you become successful at setting goals?

The first step you should do is to write down your dreams. What dreams do you have for your life and your home business? Write them down. When would you like to achieve these dreams? Put a date of accomplishment to your dreams. Get a pad of paper and start writing. Be bold and write them all down. Your dreams are now your goals.

You now have business goals with deadlines. Your first step is accomplished.

Your business goals should be short term and long term. In order for your goals to become a reality you will be required to take steps that will ultimately lead to accomplishment. Look at your list. What actions will you need to take to reach your goals? Again, write those steps down on your pad of paper.

You now know what steps are required to achieve your business goals.

Remember that steps are not huge, but small. Daily steps toward your business goals will bring you to the accomplishment of your dreams.

Armed with your list of business goals and the steps required to achieve them, you can now start each day as a challenge to accomplish those tasks. But wait, there is something else you need to be aware of...

Have you ever reached the end of a day exhausted and asked yourself this question?

"Where did my day go?"

You then look at your day and realize that you did not accomplish one step toward your home business success.

"Time Wasters" are everywhere. Time wasters have their own agenda: to stop you from achieving your home business goals. Do not let them win! To achieve your goals you must learn to recognize and eliminate your "time wasters".

Keep a log for every hour of your day for an entire month. Write everything down that you do. It is easier if you break your day up into fifteen to thirty minute increments. Do this for one month and you will be able to identify your "time wasters". Use the information to learn how to better use your time. The better you get at effectively using your time, the better you will become at achieving your business tasks.

Home Business Success doesn't happen to the uninvolved nor does it happen overnight.

Business Success happens to those who are persistent in reaching their goals. Review your goals daily and modify them as needed.

You should never be without business goals. Dream and make goals to reach those dreams. Keep your goals before you. Continue to add goals to your life and home business. Your passion will keep you focused as you accomplish each step toward achieving your long-term goals. Dare to be successful and it shall be so!

Also, one of the greatest resources you have before you to help accomplish success in your home business and personal life in general is... Success University!

Now get going on the first step toward achieving your home business goals and changing your life!

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