Bosses set targets. How to set a simple money goal you can actually achieve.
In our house, if we achieve our money goals, plus a little extra, then we get a take-away. Otherwise we have to cook.
Take aways might not be your reward? Giving yourself free or low cost rewards on a regular basis is extremely motivating.
If you work for yourself and don’t have a boss. No one else is going to give them to you, so you need to do them for yourself.
Today we are talking about goal setting. Whether you call it dreams, targets, promises, whatever word motivates you, it doesn’t really matter. It is about setting a simple weekly goal, that’s achievable, possible but a little bit of a stretch.
For example, if you are just starting up, setting the monetary amount of one client a week is probably enough. Or if you sell products, if you are selling 10 a week, make it 12. Quite often it is about consistency, achieving that money target week in, week out.
When you do, give yourself that little reward.
Why do it that way? Particularly if you know that target is not enough to live on. But you need to start somewhere. Starting now with a weekly target, builds that money goal achieving muscle.
Plus it puts you in a really positive frame of mind.
When you are feeling positive about money, it makes a huge difference.
You can change it in the future as your business grows.
So think about it, on a Friday you might be thinking, I haven’t quite reached my goal.
It can be quite fun, thinking how am I going to reach my goal and the satisfaction of achieving it. Or if you have had a really good week, having the afternoon off and enjoying yourself.
Entrepreneur, Business Adviser, Money Coach