From Dreams to Goals
Approaching goals must be done in a positive and optimistic manner. For me I believe that I need to think about my goals, write them down and see what and where it is I want to be in 6 months’ time, 12 months, and 3 years’ time. The list can be longer but for me that is enough.
My sister uses this mnemonic SMART system.
S = be specific
M = can you measure it
A = is it attainable
R = is it rewarding
T = can I track it
Just as an example I will use my “cake business”. I want to increase my sales going forward and I also want to measure the costs against my profit. I also want to make sure that I am growing in my business so I decided to create for myself a “cake diary”. It’s not too complicated, I have checked my sales say for December 2014 and now want to measure them against my sales for January 2015. Based on this I want to make an estimate as to the growth in my business.
My goal is to become an excellent baker and an excellent cake designer. I am still learning so I need to make sure to attain new skills moving forward. I make it my goal to check out new designs and see how it’s done on the internet. So I am developing my skills in designing and creating my cakes.
Attainable / Reward able
What I think I also need to work on is the marketing of my cakes, although I have seen ‘word of mouth’ is working for me right now. I still am working on my cake list, the cakes design, size, and prices. I will use this as my marketing tool and send to clients as a catalog. Grow my business with new clients.
Looking at my diary entries I can see how many cakes I have sold in each month, the amounts and the sizes. How to make it more and profitable for myself?
This is my practical way of using my goal setting, I hope you learned something I certainly did and I do feel positive about this matter going forward.
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AUTHOR : van Niekerk, Yvette
Bio: I am an enthusiastic Freelance writer; I have been afforded the opportunity to showcase my writing on Auto and Generals Blog pages; Budget Insurance blog. Which to me is truly wonderful I also have my own blog space which is Spiritual motivated and I draw my inspirations from the Word of God
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