How To Crush Your 2022 Yoga Business Goals
How often do you set goals and more importantly how often do you review them?
We all know the importance of goal setting but we tend to forget the importance of it all as we get caught up in out day to day life. We go through the motions of day to day life only to find out that we are not where we wanted to be at the start of the year.
This is why it’s so important to check in with yourself periodically to make sure that you are on track with the goals you’ve set earlier in the year.
It’s July 2022, which means we are more than halfway through the year and this is the perfect time to do that check-in, review your current goals and maybe set some new ones.
Reviewing your goals either half way through the year or quarterly, keeps you on track with your goals and helps you to stay focused. Otherwise there’s a lot of scope for drifting in the wrong direction if yo only do this once a year.
This process is easier if you did set some goals at the start of the year as this will help you look back and see if what you’ve achieved has been in alignment with your original plan or not, but if you didn’t do worry you can still review the last six months.
It’s easy as business owners to constantly be looking towards the next goal without ever appreciating how far you’ve come or the things you’ve actually already achieved, and I think this is an important part of staying positive!
You could include hitting income goals, something you’ve launched, or perhaps trying something new that you were scared to do.
Another way to pinpoint your achievements is to kook at the data. Your business data can reveal so much. Spend time to gather data from the last year and record it.
Once you’ve done this big picture review, get in to some of the detail around your money and your marketing and really review and record what went down.
Did you launch a new offer or freebie?
How many sales did you make?
How many people signed up?
Did you run ads online? How did that work?
Now, take a look at your achievements again and look into exactly what you had to do to achieve these goals. What actions, habits and steps did you take that helped you achieve those things?
Listing these point is a great way of exposing what activities you’re doing in your business that are WORKING and getting results!
These are the actions that you’re doing day to day that are helong you to get resuls?
For example, perhaps your new content repuporsing system has allowed you to create new content every week and share it across multiple channels, bringing in more students into your course. Perhaps connecting each week other leaders in your space and that has led to new partnreships.
Take a note of all the daily actions that has helped you to achieve your goals.
Think of it as a way to get you into gear for the next 6 months! Perhaps these are things that were on your annual goals list that have slipped through the net and you’ve forgotten about, or perhaps you’ve been procrastinating on doing something.
For example, maybe you are repeating tasks that take up alot of your time even though it can be automated or maybe you haven’t launched something you said you would because you’re scared that no one will sign up.
Once you’ve identified the scenarios, as yourself how differently would you have done it? How differently would you have showed up? Then take note.
Lastly for the review, see if there is anything that you would drop, something that you have realized isn’t working well for you or your business model.
Obviously don’t scrap things that you could maybe give a second chance, because not everything will work within 6 months – you may have to stick at it to see results!
But if you do see that some actions are clearly a waste of your time, drop those actions today.
Now that you have a clear idea as to how the last 6 months have panned out, now it’s time to start looking into the future.
Is there anything that you’ve been meaning to start doing this year that you haven’t got round to yet, or ideas for things you need to try over the next 6 months? What will be your goals for the rest of the year – what will you focus on now that you’ve reviewed the last six months?
First of all, take a look back to see what you actually wanted to achieve in January 2022 and then see if these goals are still relevant to you.
Then, take a look at the things you actually have achieved, and fill in the gaps.
Then start to look into how the rest of 2022 will look like for you and your business.
If you have followed this process up to now, know that you are already ahead of 97% of the population that doesn’t take the time to plan out their goals, especially mid year.
But you have already done the work up-front and that will help to you stay focused and less overwhelmed throughout the rest of the year because now you have a clear action plan.
However, it’s important to realize that setting goals doesn’t automatically mean that you will achieve them According to science only around 8% of people actually achieve their yearly goals.
Goal setting allows you to get specific and helps you to drive actions in your business but here is where most people go wrong.
People only set outcome goals (eg: I want to grow my email list to 500 subscribers) and forget about setting process goals.
Outcome goals are goals that you could be using measure your progress, but that you can’t really control 100%. However, what they actually need to do is set process goals.
Process goals are milestones that you can completely control. A process goal is based on specific actions and tasks that you complete. Setting a process goal means you have to identify what you actually have to do achieve an outcome goal.
It’s really important to understand the difference between process goals and outcome goals. So many people miss this difference, and end up just rewriting the same goals again and again, year after year becaue they haven’t focused on the process to reach the outcome goal.
The problem comes when we become obsessed with the results we want and forget about the process that will get us there.
Process goals are all about the process.
A process is entirely under your control. When you focus on the things you can control that will set you up for long-term success. The challenge is to stick with the process.
So you need both in order to successfully set goals. You need outcome goals but you also need process goals that will guide you to reach your outcome goals.
Outcome goal: Add 1,000 new email list subscribers
Process goal: Pitch yourself to 25 podcast shows
As you can see, the process goal is a lot more controllable and we can have a lot more influence over its outcome. This is a “check-off-able” goal and makes it easy to understand what you need to do to achieve it.
So when you create your 90-day plan make sure your goals are process goals so that you can have more control over them. The clearer you can get about this, the more successful you will become.
Not many people take the time to plan what they want to make happen in the year ahead… which is why not that many people are living the lives they want.
What many people don’t realize is that success is not an accident. It’s something you create on purpose and a big part of that is getting clarity on where you want to go.
If you want to make massive progress each year and achieve all of your business goals you need know exactly what they’re trying to achieve. If you want to have your best year ever, you have to decide what you want, write it down and then focus on making it happen.
So many Yogipreneurs waste time in their business because they’re constantly trying to figure out what to do next instead of taking the time to set goals and create a clear action plan.
It’s normal to feel some resistance to doing so, especially if you haven’t done it before, but we encourage you to take time out of your day to review the past 6 months and set clear outcome and process goals for the next 6 months.
We promise that doing this work up-front will help you to stay focused and less overwhelmed throughout the rest of the year.
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