Accelerate Your TeachersPayTeachers Store Results with An Annual Goal Setting Strategy

In this episode of Routine Your Dream, I give you an insight into my personal goal setting strategies that have proved to work for my business. Listen in to learn why goal setting will help grow your business exponentially in a perfect flow of things.

Do you have a goal-setting strategy to get to your vision? Every business whether big or small at any stage needs a vision- and you need goals to get to this vision. For goals to be achieved, you also need a strategy with daily actionable steps.

Setting Your Annual Goal Setting

  • Have a vision of where you want to go before deciding on goal setting. The first thing you need is a long-term goal of 3 years and then a short-term yearlong goal. 
  • Start goal setting. The things that need to happen to connect your vision with daily actions and set your goals in alignment with your vision.

How to structure your annual business goals 

You need a clear roadmap on how to get to your year vision; 

Break your year into chunks of weeks (mine’s 12 weeks). Here you set specific goals for each chunk of weeks which is good and short enough for goals to be doable. Make one or two goals to focus on for the next 12 weeks because setting many goals all at once will only set you up for failure. Some of my goals include; launching a podcast with x number of prerecorded episodes, revamping product offerings, rebranding my business, or even developing my skills.

Break down your one or two goals to weekly action items you can take. Write down the beginning to end of your 12 weeks and then write a mind dump of what you can do- each the goal you can think of. A mind dump forces you to get creative on how you can go about achieving that goal especially if you’re a step-by-step person. 

My 12-week goal plan for when I wanted to develop my storytelling skills 

  • Research about storytelling by reading, watching videos- just getting familiar with storytelling on week one. 
  • Know storytelling techniques and write some down to commit to trying for my brand in week two.
  • Wrote down some things I can do to reach my ideal customer avatar through storytelling on week three. 
  • Ideas on how to differentiate my brand from others by creating a profit plan, write a TED talk that tells my story, etc. on week four.
  • How to use storytelling in sales specifically– turning my words into money like copywriting, call to action for my products, research storytelling for business, etc. for week five.
  • Mini visions weeks- I wanted to see how storytelling would look like on my whole brand and set goals midweek on week six.
  • The content I could include for week seven using specific storytelling techniques like writing one piece of content and promoting it through persuasive storytelling.
  • I wanted to see the fruits of my labor on week eight working on drafts that would be scheduled and published as one piece of content that tells a story and fits a need for all my customer avatar.
  • Continuing to write drafts on week nine as I did on week eight.
  • Using the learned skill to increase my bottom-line from week ten through twelve. Then I wanted to do one thing that tells a story and will make me money by promoting my products. I use week twelve as a buffer week. 

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