Meeting personal and professional goals will be difficult to achieve unless you carefully plan out a detailed action plan. While thinking so far ahead can be intimidating, you can break down your long-term goals into bite-sized steps to make them more manageable.
How do you want to grow and change?
You can use the nine life priorities as a guide to help you build abundance in your life and the lives of those around you. We all have different priorities in life, so concentrate on yours.
The goals you will set will be purposeful, empowering you to carry out those tasks and move forwards in achieving your goals and reaching your dream sooner.
When setting your goals, keep the following nine priorities in mind:
- Health (MBS) Mind, Body, and Spirit (Health & Fitness)
- Family Connection
- Business /Career
- Financial Competency
- True Wealth
- Fun & Refresh
- Time Leveraging
Here’s an overview of how to create the right priorities and get started on your five-year plan:
A five-year plan covers a wide range of topics, depending on who you are and what you want out of your Business LifeStyle. The first step is to imagine what you’ll be doing and where you’ll be living in five years. You may be content with your life and want your five-year plan to reflect that. If that’s the case, consider what you’ll need to keep living that same life.
Be truthful: Think about what makes you truly happy, not what is expected of you. This is your plan, not anyone else’s, and it is distinct from what your spouse, friends, or family want for you.
Personal Goals: These are the plans you have for improving your personal life. Are you content with who you are and what you do? How do you want to improve yourself? Over the course of five years, they may include watching less television, quitting smoking, becoming more active, learning a new language, or engaging in more hobbies.
Financial Goals: What can you do in the next five years to increase your financial security? Consider the steps that will bring you closer to the career or business you desire. Even if you’re young and unemployed, considering what you want from a job now will help you figure out what your next step is. Financial goals may include saving more money, obtaining a degree, being promoted, starting or growing your art business, or finding a new job or licensing your art.
Fun and Happy Goals: These are goals that relate to having more fun in your life, such as travelling more, skydiving, going on a blind date, attending a music festival, volunteering for a charity, learning to cook, and making more time for art and craft.
Family Goals: If you’ve started a family, what are your goals and what do you hope to achieve? What are your plans if you haven’t already created one? Having a child, saving money for your child’s education, adding to your home, moving to a larger house, or going on a family vacation are all examples of goals.
Map out Your Plan
Be specific and focused on the purpose of the goals you can achieve in real-time or research the steps to complete them. Your plan will have a better chance of success if you do this.
Identify essential tasks: For each priority, select a few of the most important goals as you need to narrow your focus and consider those sub-goals for each item. Identify each item on your list as #1, #2, or #3.
A #1 goal is important to you and one you want or need the most, whereas a #3 goal is something you want but don’t need. If a goal is in between the two, label it ‘#2’.
Alternatively, organise your list by how long it will take you to complete each item. If you listed “learn Photoshop” and “declutter your studio,” you can start working on one within the next week, while the other may take longer.
Maintain your three commitments: The three types of Commitment Goals to consider when developing your 5-year plan:
“IN”- your business – Goals to create your art
“ON” – your business – Goals to Promote your art
“ABOVE” – your business – Goal to Refresh yourself & Plan for the future YOU
We have concluded that to succeed in building your Business LifeStyle, you must set goals in three core areas regularly:
The goal is to rejuvenate yourself and plan for the future YOU.
We have concluded that in order to succeed in developing your Business Lifestyle, you must set goals in three key areas on a regular basis:
Create, and keep on creating. Without creating, you are not living your passion and are not earning an income. Working IN your Art & Design practice requires you to “Create.”
Promote “Promote” is equally important. No one knows what you do unless you promote your art and design, and no one will buy your creations unless you promote them. “Promote” is an important aspect of working ON your Art & Design practice.
REFRESH – We are all humans. We are unique individuals, not robots or computers. We, unlike computers or machines, do not have the ability to perform at high speeds indefinitely. Even machines and computers require maintenance or service to function properly. We are no exception. So take some time off. You completely deserve it. If you cannot take a long break, some short breaks throughout the year or during the day are also beneficial if they allow you to be refreshed.
Make a separate list for each item/task: Begin a new piece of paper after you’ve organised your list. It’s critical to approach each goal separately, especially if it’s complicated and requires your full attention.
Concentrate your efforts. Make each list specific, and then divide it into tasks. The level of detail you receive is determined by how much you have to add to each item on the list and how much guidance you require.
Timelines that are realistic. Set a time frame for achieving your goals and be honest about it. Remember to think long-term and keep breaking down those big goals into small, manageable steps.
Don’t forget to cross things off your list as a visual reminder that you’re getting closer to your goals. Keep your plan handy and check off each item as it is completed. This will serve as a visual reminder for you. Also, take a moment to celebrate each time you complete one that brings you closer to achieving a life goal. Give yourself a special treat, such as dinner or a spa day. It is critical to recognise and appreciate your accomplishments.
Pay attention to new objectives: Aiming for five-year plans is a good place to start. Your business industry is constantly changing, and the more you adapt, the more you’ll learn about what it takes. Make changes to your list on a regular basis. It is not a failure to revise your plan; rather, it is a sign that you are learning more and getting closer to your goals.
Don’t get sidetracked: We are frequently sidetracked by new ideas that appear more interesting than our current goals. This is common, but if you keep chasing new shiny goals, you will lose sight of your long-term objectives. To be clear, understand what it takes to achieve your goals and stick to your plan.
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