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3 Tips to Creating Your Personal Achievements Plan

3 Tips to Creating Your Personal Achievements Plan

JerryDRoss.com Business Success Solutions

Creating and identifying your personal achievements is important to your business. Goals will help you stay motivated and help you break down what can be a momentous task into small manageable steps.

 

Here are some tips to help you create your own successful personal achievement plan:

 

#1 – Chart your goals.

Keeping track of your goals is important. You may want to start by charting down all of your goals in one place where you can easily keep track of them. Give your goals estimated dates of accomplishment and reward yourself as you tick off your successes.

 

Keeping track of your goals in this manner will help you stay motivated and keep you moving in the right direction. Experts have agreed that we are more likely to stick to our plans if we have well-thought out and specific goals we’re aiming for. Charting your goals helps you do that.

 

#2 – Overcome your obstacles.

We all have obstacles we need to find a way around. In business, it may be balancing your family life with work, or perhaps squeezing in time to build your business around your full-time job. Whatever your current situation, it may help to write down your obstacles together with a resolution plan to help you get over them.

 

For example, if you have very little time to build your business, write a realistic plan to keep you on track. Even if you only have four hours a week, it’s much more realistic to write that down than to aim for ten hours and end up disappointed.

 

#3 – Celebrate your success.

Many of us have goals which we strive for, but often times we only celebrate our big accomplishments. However, it’s important to celebrate the small successes just as much as the big ones.

 

A good way to do this is to have smaller goals as well as large ones. Then chart down your progress and identify all of your achievements – big or small.

 

Taking time to celebrate your small achievements will give you a sense of accomplishment which may help you tackle your larger goals. You can celebrate with small treats such as purchasing that handbag you’ve wanted for months, treating yourself to a spa day or going out for a celebration dinner. It really doesn’t matter how you celebrate as long as you acknowledge your job well done.

 

Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D Ross

 

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Determining Your Online Marketing Goals

Determining Your Online Marketing Goals

JerryDRoss.com Business Success Solutions

One of the first things you need to do when starting an online business or a new marketing campaign is to determine what your online marketing goals are. Do you want to increase sales conversions, get more traffic, improve your reputation or expand your brand? It is very important to understand that for a goal to become a reality, it needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic, as well as time specific. These are called SMART goals.

 

Potential Online Marketing Goals

First create a general list of goals, and then get more specific. A potential list of goals is below; yours will be different and based on your products, services and possibilities.

 

Generate More Sales

While this may seem like an obvious goal, it’s important to state exactly how many more sales you want to achieve, in what period of time, and for what product.

 

Expand Online Presence

Every business today needs an online presence but the larger you build it, the more attention you’ll get, and the more money you’ll earn.

 

Increase Website Traffic

You want targeted website traffic, not just more website traffic, to ensure that you reach your other goals.

 

Get More Social Media Followers

More social media follows engaging with your posts can lead to an increase in so many other business indicators.

 

Generate Leads

You want to nurture leads that can turn into sales.

 

Grow Authority

The more authoritative your online presence, the better for all your other goals.

 

Making Your Goals SMART

The next step is to make your goals SMART. These points will help steer you in the right direction.

 

Specific

If you can’t name what you want to accomplish in precise terms, it will be hard to know whether or not you’ve even achieved success. It’s important to note whether or not you want to increase traffic, get more subscribers, or establish yourself as an authority, so that you’re not acting without any knowledge of where you’re going.

 

Measurable

If you can’t provide a number detail to your goal, how will you know whether or not you achieved the results you wanted? To translate that, consider stating that you want to increase subscribers to 1400 starting from 800.

 

Attainable

It’s important to know your audience enough to know if what you are shooting for is possible. Look back on the past as a good indicator of how well your future campaigns will go for your particular audience.

 

Realistic

If you have a goal of increasing subscribers, but you’re not leading them to your newsletter form sign-up, then you’re not being very realistic. Each campaign and goal must match each action that you take.

 

Time

If you don’t set a time limit, you may never achieve your goal because you will be too tempted to procrastinate. Set deadlines that are realistic for the project that you’re doing, based on your industry and past experience.

 

Making SMART goals part of your repertoire will increase your success exponentially. The reason is that you will have an actual final goal as something you’re shooting for in order to succeed, instead of not having a clue where you are going. Plus, you’ll be able to study the results to see if it worked. If it did not work, you’ll be able to find ways to adjust for the future.

 

Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D Ross

 

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