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Leona Martin said in January 2nd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

HI Corrie, You so reminded me that I need to sit down this evening and do a bit on my goals now that the holidays are over. Great points here and will be using a few to write my own.

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Mikayla said in January 2nd, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hi Corrie, I agree with you about the importance of setting goals, I think they’re a really important part of getting things done. Setting weekly and even daily goals is a great tip. Breaking your goals down into smaller tasks (or bite size chunks) makes things much easier to accomplish.

One of my goals this month is to complete the Ultimate Blog Challenge, which is how I found you! 😉

Happy New Year!

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Robert Ferguson said in January 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Couldn’t agree more, Corrie. Focus is truly the secret to success, in business and life. The hard part is letting go, particularly of those things you know you can do – and well. But alas, we can’t do everything. Love the idea of outsourcing to a virtual assistant, if I could… just… let… go….

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hele said in January 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

i have to admit, i am still confused by this goal setting game.
sure i can set a goal like: getting portfolio done by jan 15th.
fine.

but what about goals like: finding 2 new customers until march 1st?
i mean that could be my goal – but maybe it is not the goal of the potential customers?

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admin said in January 4th, 2012 at 12:16 am

You can’t look at it that way. When you set a goal of finding 2 new customers, you need to do what it takes to find them. When I was in direct sales we set the goal this way. Your goal is 2 new customers, so you must contact 8 people. of those 8, 4 people will allow you to give them a presentation and of those 4 people 2 will join. So if your goal is 2 new customers by March 1, you need to find 1 in January and 1 in February. Does that make sense?

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admin said in January 4th, 2012 at 12:18 am

Letting go is the most difficult thing Robert, but once you do you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. The best thing to do is give it a try. Find something real small to outsource to a Virtual Assistant you can trust. This small thing will depend on your business, but it could be as simple as writing a blog post, submitting an article, or scheduling a few social networking posts. Once you feel comfortable, add another task to the list. You’ll get it over time.

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admin said in January 4th, 2012 at 12:19 am

Good luck with your goal setting Leona. I know you can do it.

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