Going in to 2015, many people have income goals. You may have done this in the past and didn’t reach your goal, right? I believe income goals are great to have because it can mean a better life for us and our family.
A few things to keep in mind when setting these goals for 2015.
- If you set a goal for this year and didn’t reach it, think about any progress you did make.
- Think of your income goal in relation to a savings goal. Focus on how much of your income you can save instead of how you will be able to pay your bills.
- What “self-talk” helped you talk yourself out of your goals in the past?
- Break your annual income goal down to weekly goals. Look at the amount you will need to make each week in order to reach your goal. Have you made this much in a week before? Have you been close? A weekly goal helps to put your annual goal within reach.
- Think about your weekly income goal in terms of activity that will create that income per week. You then know what you will need to do each and every week.
- Write your goal down and share with an accountability partner.
- Create a list of resources (people, events, programs, tools) you can use to help you reach your goal. Make this list as long as possible and spend time with it every week.
Here is a fun exercise…Take your annual income goal, then divide it by 365 for your daily income goal. Then, write yourself an “imaginary” check every day for that amount. It becomes more believable and begins to work on your subconscious. Keep this up throughout the year and see what happens…
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