Five Steps to Your Next Goal

A Business Consultant Will Help You Get There

Goal setting is an important part of running a business.  Without it, you don’t know where you might end up!  It’s like the fireman that was completely prepared for the fire.  But when the alarm went off, he set his ladder up on the wrong building.

The problem with goal setting, however, is that most people miss a very important step in getting there.  They know the goal, and they know they can work hard.  But they miss something along the way.

Today, I’ll outline the five important steps that you need to accomplish to reach your next goal.  When I’m providing business consulting to those in Montana and the greater Northwest region, this is something that is always taken into consideration.

Step One: Set Your Goal

Getting to our next goal won’t be possible if we don’t set a goal.  But just how do you go about doing that?  How do you set the goal?  There are two schools of thought.

You can set BHAGs.  These are Big Hairy Audacious Goals.  Those that seem like they would be just about impossible to reach.  The idea is that even if you fall short of these goal, you still get pretty darn far!

The other option is to set smaller achievable goals.  These provide us with little wins along the way that do wonders for our psychology and keep our mood on track.

Either way you look at it, you have to begin with setting goals.

Step Two: Make Your Plan

Many people miss the second step.  They set goals and then jump right into the work to get there.  The work ethic is admirable, but if you don’t have a plan, you can end up zig-zagging all over the place and taking the long route.

You know where you are.  You know where you want to be.  You have to create a plan that will get you there.  This step is skipped a lot because it’s the hardest part!  That’s where a business consultant will help.

Step Three: Work Hard!

You started your business for a reason.  And now that you’re up and running, you’re probably pretty good at your business.

Buckle down, and work the plan.  Your goals will come.

Step Four: Stick with It

Life is full of ebbs and flows.  Some days you succeed; some days you get knocked back.  Children’s movies can teach us a lot, and when the going gets tough, just remember the words of Dory from the movie Finding Nemo, “Just keep swimming.”

Step Five: Achieve Goal

You have a goal.  You have a plan to get there.  You have a strong work ethic.  You keep swimming through the hard times.  Before you know it, you will reach that goal!

Now you sit back and bask in the glory riding the wave all the way to retirement… right?  Absolutely not!  Now you set another goal and repeat the process in a new way.

Northwest Consulting Group offers Business Consulting

These things are tough.  These are the parts of running a business that many people never thought would happen.  These are the areas where you deserve some help.  These are the areas where NW Consulting Group will help.

Ready to learn more about how a business consultant can steer you in the right direction?  Get in touch today.

Paul Tripp