Goal Setting That Actually Works: How To Achieve More In 2015 (Part 1)

To be acheivable, your goals must be S.M.A.R.T.Be honest – have you ever set New Year’s resolutions and actually stuck to them? If the answer is yes, have you ever stuck to them all year?

If you’re like most Americans, your New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten by the end of January.

Why?

Because setting goals for an entire year is ineffective and unrealistic. Life moves quickly and things change all the time. What matters to you most in December can be long forgotten by February.

The best way to achieve more in 2015 is by breaking your goals down into manageable 90-day achievement cycles.

By declaring your goal or goals for the next 90 days only, you’ll create a manageable, achievable system that sets you up for success throughout the year.

Each 90-day cycle will move you forward toward a larger, overarching goal, and will inform the goals you set for every subsequent 90-day cycle to follow.   Read more about Goal Setting That Actually Works: How To Achieve More In 2015 (Part 1)

Achieving Your Goals Even If You’ve Gotten Off Track

How are those resolutions of your going?

Do you still remember what all of them were?

Watch this 4:30 minute video and I’ll give you ideas on how to get your resolutions back on track and accomplish your goals for 2013…

Thoughts? Questions? Musings? Share what’s on your mind by leaving a comment below!

Is Your Business Really Your Top Priority?

In order to grow your business and achieve your goals, you have to streamline your activities and focus your efforts. What does this look like on a practical level?

Learn to Say “No.”

It means that you’re going to have to say “no” to any nonessential activities in your business, in your personal life and in your day that are distracting you from what you need to do in your business. Read more about Is Your Business Really Your Top Priority?

My Not-So-Secret Formula to More Profits (SSMS Episode 87)

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Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastIt’s easy to get caught up chasing the latest and greatest “thing” when you’re trying to grow your business. What smart entrepreneurs do is to keep things simple and follow time tested strategies that really work. Listen in as I share my 3-step process for blocking out the noise, getting back on track with your goals and how to actually achieve them. This is actionable advice you can implement TODAY to create more success in your business.

Try This “Hot New Thing” to Boost Your Revenue

oopsThere is always some “hot new thing” in the marketplace that is supposedly designed to end your marketing woes. Sometimes the new thing works, sometimes it doesn’t. But I want to share with you the new smart, simple, “hot”, “new” thing that IS working right now. What is that Hot New (or actually old successful thing)? It comes in the form of three simple words: Plan, Execute, and Results!

How often do you take time to look at your business objectively? Every day you fight to not get bogged down in the minutia of things that are thrown at you. After putting out multiple fires each week, it is easy to forget the very reason you are started your business in the first place. It can be difficult to step away from the hustle to detect areas where you could simplify and improve operations. If you are constantly in a mental fog, you will miss opportunities to increase your revenue. If you aren’t careful, your business can put you in the same rat race that you sought to escape when you were working for someone else.

It is time for you to go old school and do what successful entrepreneurs have done for centuries. That is plan the work that you must do. Execute the plan that you have created. Benefit from and duplicate the results you enjoy. Let me show you how. Read more about Try This “Hot New Thing” to Boost Your Revenue

Want more profits? Be more specific!

Being more successful and more profitable in your business can be had by:

  • Being SPECIFIC in who choose to work with
  • Being SPECIFIC with the goals you set and the marketing strategies you choose to achieve those goals
  • Being SPECIFIC with how you spend your time

It’s SO easy to be ambiguous, unfocused and to chase every new idea and opportunity that comes along.

It takes considerably more effort to be disciplined and make the right choices. BUT, it can be done.

You can start, right now, with where you’re at and choose a specific path for your business.

If you need help, there’s no shame in that. Ask and you shall receive! In fact, the BEST place to start would be to join me for my upcoming LIVE “Create Your Money Map” training.

I’ll walk you step by step through setting simple, specific, achievable goals and help you map out a plan to make it happen.

Get all the details and secure your spot at www.CreateYourMoneyMap.com.

See you there!

How to Get Back on Track With Your Goals and Increase Your Profits

on trackDo you remember the goals that you set for 2012? How are you doing with being on track with those? I am asking you this for a VERY important reason. I want you to focus on your goals, remember them and crush them!

Every year, people in general start the year off with fascinating expectations. But what normally happens to those expectations, goals or aspirations? By March or April, the target often becomes blurry and the objective is not accomplished.

It is my hope as a friend and mentor to keep you on track with the goals that you have set for your business and even your life. If you have fallen off track, try not to beat yourself up. Pull out those goals and put them in the forefront of your mind.

Being goal oriented and stretching yourself is part of being an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you miss the mark and don’t get the exact results you were looking for. That is understandable. But, it’s also preventable. Creating your version of a successful business is yours for the taking. All you need is a little planning, organization and consistency.

No matter the objectives that you have for your business, you can absolutely reach them if you create and implement a simple marketing plan.

Goal setting is easy! But for business owners who want to be successful, this is a MUST.

If you want different results in your business, you have to take different action. Perhaps you’re more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” entrepreneur, which means sitting down to create a plan isn’t exactly your idea of a good time. I get that. But this is why you do it.

Creating a plan helps us to change behaviors that aren’t working. It helps us to see specifically what we need to do to get where we want to be. That’s why you plan.

If you’ve struggled with planning and executing your marketing in the past, you may be wondering, “Sydni, where do I start?” The answer is simple.

Look at the 3 important points in your career: 1) where you have come from, 2) where you are now and 3) where you want to be. Now you can determine the gap between where you are currently and the end of your target.

Once you’re clear on the gap, then you want to determine exactly what you need to do to bridge the gap. While it’s nice to think “I want to create 5 new referral partners,” or “I want to increase my profits by 50%,” you’ll never see those goals accomplished unless you’ve got a marketing plan to pull you towards such a future.

Keep these questions in mind when you are planning your marketing activities going forward: Read more about How to Get Back on Track With Your Goals and Increase Your Profits

Thank You! – A special video message

I’ve spent the last week at the beach reflecting on life, business and what action I’m going to take in 2012 to make it a phenomenal year. I’ve been thinking about you a lot too, and what I can do to be of greater service to you. Check out the video message I’ve prepared for you:

There is so much potential in you! I see it and I hope you see it too! Keep asking yourself, “what’s possible?”, “what CAN I do?” and focus on taking the next step forward towards achieving your goal. When you find yourself veering off track, think back to those two questions and re-set yourself. You’ll be amazed at what you accomplish.
I look forward to helping you create your version of a highly successful business in 2012!

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

One of my favorite quotes comes from Basil S. Walsh, who simply asks, “If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?”

Do you know where you are going in 2011? Have you drawn out a ‘road map’ for the direction you plan to take and assembled all the tools necessary to assure you will reach your business goals in the coming year?

I know people who refuse to ask for directions when traveling. They think they will be able to eventually figure out where they are and where they need to be – and they may – but at what expense? An extra cost in gas? Arriving late to their destination, perhaps missing out an important opportunity? Or at the very least, experiencing more frustration and stress than necessary, potentially spoiling what could have been an otherwise enjoyable journey. Wouldn’t it be easier to just stop, regroup, and ask for help from someone more familiar with the area?

While you alone are responsible for following through on your New Year’s Resolutions – here are some simple strategies for service professionals which are sure to assist in making that resolution a reality:     [Read more…]

Have You Created Your Money Map?

What’s a Money Map?”  you might ask. Just as it suggests, a Money Map is a map to help you create more money in your business.

The map is real – it isn’t an old piece of paper with directions to a buried treasure.  The map is your marketing plan for your business.

Day in and day out, I see too many service professionals struggling with their marketing simply because they don’t have a plan.  They have no idea what they are doing, when they are doing it, or how.  Even if they are doing some marketing activities, there is no plan to evaluate the performance to see if it’s working and yielding the results they expected.

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