Setting SMAART goals for your Craft Business.

With the New Year now here, you may be thinking about what you would like to achieve in 2014. I know have quite a list!So I thought I would share some good tips on goal setting that you may find helpful to ensure you stick to your goals and achieve them.

Everyone has heard the old adage that you must set SMAART goals, but what does this mean? Well the acronym SMAART stands for the following:

S is for Specific. You must be as specific as possible in setting your goals. This way it will be easier to visualise and also to know if you have achieved them or not.

M is for Measurable. How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? Will it be a certain number of customers, dollar amount of sales or to have your blog up and running?

A is for Achievable. You will be more motivated if you know your goal is achievable. It’s ok to set a stretch target, but don’t make it such a stretch that you don’t believe you can actually achieve it. Most people will over estimate what they can achieve in 1 year but underestimate what they can achieve in 5 years!

A is for Agreed Upon. This is more important if you need a team to achieve your goal. Everyone in the team must agree to the goal or the team won’t achieve it.

R is for Results Oriented. What is the result you will get when you achieve your goal. Don’t just define what you have to do, but what will the end result be if you do those things?

T is for Time-bound. By when will this goal be achieved? What month, what year?

If you take the time to set SMAART goals you are more likely to achieve your goal and therefore become successful. So the key to success is SMAART goals.

If you are clear on your goals for 2014, but would like some help putting together a plan on how to achieve them you may want to attend the upcoming Craft Into Cash Workshop. It will be held in Brisbane 15th-16th February and is a 2 day transformational workshop aimed at creating success in your craft business. There are a few seats left, so in the spirit of the New Year I would like to give you all a chance to achieve your goals in 2014. If you would like to attend I have a few seats available for just $399, usually $799. These seats will sell quickly so if your serious about achieving your SMAART goals for your Craft Business in 2014 click on the link below to secure your seat.

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