Welcome to the third video in my goal setting workshop. In the first video, we looked at your ideal life and this was your long term goal, so you should have written down exactly what your ideal life looks like; where you live, what you do in an ideal day etc. You should have also costed that out so that you know that in the long term exactly what you need to be earning to live your ideal life, that’s the long term goal.
And In the second video, we looked at creating goals for the year ahead.
Please go back and watch the first two videos if you haven’t yet, just because this video will make a lot more sense if you have watched and completed those first two tasks.
Stage three is we’re going to start and break down your 12 months goals from the previous video (all of the videos are in my blog so you can find them there!)
What I want you to do is to go out and get yourself a very special notebook which is for your goals for the year ahead.
On one page, write January. The next page, write February, March, April, May, June—up until December. What we’re now going to do is to break those goals down so we can track our progress over the year.
On the December page, I want you to write down all of the goals that you set in the previous video, so the goals for the year ahead. December should say “I will easily achieve X by X date” An example is that by the end of 2017, I will easily have 400 videos live on YouTube. I am going to put that onto my December page, and that’s one I can break down over the year to track my progress.
For example, if I’m going to make 400 YouTube videos by December, by June, I need to have 200 done. By around about March, April time, I need to have 100 done. So, you see how you break that down.
For example, if you say I’m going to make $12,000 from an affiliate product this year – In December, you write “I’ve easily achieved 12,000 pounds or dollars from X affiliate product by December 31st, 2017.”
And then what you’re going to do is you’re going to break that number down. You divide that number by 12 and every month you’ve got a target to track. Obviously, if I divide that number by 12, it means that I’m going to earn $1000 per month from an affiliate product. It means in January, I’m going to write “I’ve made $1000 from this affiliate product”. In February, I have made $2000. In March, I’ve made…and so on.
Basically, what it does is it gives you an idea of whether you are on track or not. At the end of every month, you’re going to check that page for January, February, March etc and see whether you are on track to achieve your goal by the end of the year.
Now one thing I’m going to say, and this is really, really important, is if you haven’t achieved one of the goals, do not sweat it. It’s not the end of the world. All it’s there for is to give you an idea of what you are on track to achieve, what you’re overachieving at present.
This allows you to see what you perhaps need to work on a little bit harder. For example, if I’ve done really well in one area – in fact, I’ve overachieved, and then I’m a bit lacking in another area, it means that in February, I know that I need to focus more on the area where I was lacking.
All it does is it breaks down a little bit more and it allows you to track your goals towards the end of the year. I hope that makes sense. Any questions, please do ask because I know it probably sounds more complicated than it actually is, but you’re just basically breaking your goals down over 12 months and at the end of every month, you have a way to track whether you are on target to reach the goals at the end of the year!