About this time of year, most business professionals are immersed in the goal setting process; straddling the fence between ‘thinking about what goals to set’ on one side and ‘putting goals in writing for distribution to the rest of the organization’ on the other. There’s no question that your ability to achieve your goals must start with the goal setting process. But without effective management strategies for achieving your goals, the whole process usually dies at the goal setting stage.
Written by Jason Lewis Guest Author
New business owners have a dream of owning a successful business that grows quickly. Not only are they putting all of their energy and time into their new venture, but they also put quite a bit of money into their business. They need the business to get off the ground as quickly as possible so they can make ends meet for their personal finances in addition to their business finances. While there is not one standard procedure for rapidly growing a new business, there are a few steps new business owners can take to become more successful more quickly.
How many times have you responded in haste, only to have opened the door to more conflict? It’s so easy to just say what’s on your mind without thinking of the lasting impact you have on the people around you and their impression of how you handle yourself.
What kills your productivity? Is it lack of direction? Is it lack of planning or focus? Well, based on a whole host of research by some much esteemed organizations, its distractions! In fact, the average person wastes up to 25% of their time each year engaged in useless or low level activities. 25%!
At the age of 9, I was a typical kid. I had no formal training or skills at that point in my life but I did possess two qualities: a natural curiosity and a desire to make money. So it was not surprising to my mom and dad that I was always asking them for things to do that would earn more money than the standard weekly allowance I was receiving.
This is a story about a business owner who was searching for the secret to success.
Once upon a time, an accomplished business man set out in search for the secret to success. He had achieved much in his time in business but somehow felt he had not conquered success as he had hoped.
About the Author
Steve provides leadership, management and marketing coaching to business owners, executives and entrepreneurs worldwide. Considered the Catalyst for Change by the California Business Journal, Steve has coached over 400 business professionals to date.