Set SMART Goals: Make the Rest of 2020 Amazing

Goals.

The more you say it, the funnier it sounds.

Goals.


But for real, let’s talk about goals for a moment. We are now facing the last three months of the year, and what a year it’s been.


I had so many amazing goals set for 2020, I was going to achieve them all and then…


So if you’re like me, you’re ready to make some amazing goal for the rest of the year and see them through. Let’s finish the year off right.


Setting goals is one of the best ways you can achieve them but it’s not the only step you need to take. 


‘A goal without a plan is just a dream’ and it’s true! You can decide you’re going to achieve anything but unless you take specific action using a proven formula, that might just end up being a dream on a post-it note on your desk.


How do we set achievable goals? Great question! If you’ve ever worked with a life or business coach, you probably already know the answer to that one. It takes a bit of planning but the time you spend working on your goals can be the difference between success and dreaming. 


The secret formula is a SMART one. 


Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Time-bound


When setting goals it’s important to follow the formula to be able to break your goal down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to accomplish.


This about the Specific of your goal, for example ‘I want to bring on three new clients’ this is a great start, but let’s go further. What are the clients coming to see you for? Returning every couple of weeks? What services do you want to perform? Get right down into the specifics of the goal and create a deadline.


‘I want to bring on one new consistent volume lash client, and two new waxing or dermaplaning clients to return at least once a month. I would like this to happen by the end of the month. ‘


Next, let’s decide if this is a Measurable goal. How can you track your progress? For this goal, you can track your progress by filling spots in your books, confirming the appointments and keeping track of finances. If you’re a visual person, you can create a calendar and mark appointments, use post-it notes or set reminders for yourself to keep on track and check your progress. 



‘I want to bring on one new consistent volume lash client, and two new waxing or dermaplaning clients to return at least once a month. I would like this to happen by the end of the month. I will create a calendar and circle the spaces I would like to fill, I will also leave post-it notes so I can remember to check in.’




This should give us a great idea of how Attainable this goal is. How much time can you put into it daily? Weekly? Monthly? Is it something that you can accomplish? Break down the steps you need to take to get to the goal.


‘I want to bring on one new consistent volume lash client, and two new waxing or dermaplaning clients to return at least once a month. I would like this to happen by the end of the month. I will create a calendar and circle the spaces I would like to fill, I will also leave post-it notes so I can remember to check in. I will put in 20 minutes every other day to reach out to past clients, post my availability to social media and ask my clients for referrals.’


By now you will be able to tell if the goal is Realistic, is this something that will work for you and your schedule? What are the barriers and how can you get past them? Be honest with yourself and make a backup plan for when you may miss a day of posting or forget to ask for a referral. 


‘I want to bring on one new consistent volume lash client, and two new waxing or dermaplaning clients to return at least once a month. I would like this to happen by the end of the month. I will create a calendar and circle the spaces I would like to fill, I will also leave post-it notes so I can remember to check in. I will put in 20 minutes every other day to reach out to past clients, post my availability and ask my clients for referrals. I will set reminders to do this between my clients or in the morning so I don’t forget.’


The last portion of goal setting is to make sure your goal is Time-Bound. This is setting a deadline for your goal. Put it in the calendar. Tell your partner or a friend. Post about it and let your clients know. Give yourself a due date to get to this finished and let people know to help keep you accountable. When we make a goal and just say ‘I’ll get there one day’, there's nothing keeping you on track because there is no track. Set the date and check in to make sure you’re moving forward.


‘I want to bring on one new consistent volume lash client, and two new waxing or dermaplaning clients to return at least once a month. I would like this to happen by the end of the month. I will create a calendar and circle the spaces I would like to fill, I will also leave post-it notes so I can remember to check in. I will put in 20 minutes every other day to reach out to past clients, post my availability and ask my clients for referrals. I will set reminders to do this between my clients or in the morning so I don’t forget. I will accomplish this goal by November 1st, 2020.’


By now you should have a crystal clear goal and a detailed idea how you are planning on achieving it! By spending a few minutes at the beginning of the month or every week, you can review your plan, check off your progress and see yourself get closer and closer.


We would love to hear what your goals are for the rest of the month or the year, post them in the comments below and get started! Would you like some more guidance or do you have questions? We are here to help you kick-butt in your lash business and would love to hear from you. Send us an email and we can help get you started.


megan@mintlashes.com

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