I used to take great pride in being a multi-tasker. Juggling my ever present caramel coffee (mostly without spilling it) and jumping from thing to thing. So many ideas. I was BUSY, because I was always thinking, writing out ideas, or making a plan.
Often starting but rarely finishing, because I wasn’t implementing the thought, idea or plan. (A car can’t drive itself ya know).
Finally, I really leaned in and asked God for wisdom on how to not just implement, but to FINISH what I started, He gave me 3 principles that I live by to this day in life and business:
- Start Small
- Keep it Simple
- Make it Scaleable
Those 3 principles were a game-changer for me! I went from 5 years of struggling to create my first online course (talk about idea overload) to actually finishing and launching it! It was something that I had started to doubt if it would ever really happen, but it did!
As I kept going I started learning even more about how to be a “finisher” and implement those ideas. So today I’m sharing them with you, in case you can use some help to get going.
5 Simple Steps to Implement and Reach your Goals
#1 Pick ONE goal not ten
If you consider yourself to be the multi-tasking queen like I used to, here’s some info that might surprise you. Multi-tasking makes us way LESS efficient. So, by focusing on ONE goal (you can even do one for business and one for your lifestyle), you are far MORE likely to actually make it happen.
If it’s a big goal, break it down into steps and then break that down from there. Bite size pieces (like bite-size brownies) are much easier to devour!
#2 Plan and track
If you want to get from here to there you’ve got to know what you need to do, and also track your progress. Creating an actionable checklist of tasks that you need to do in order to achieve your goal is key. Take time to think it through – write down the steps that you need to take, and put them in the order they need to go.
After that, make a checklist of tasks necessary to achieve that step. For example, if you want to start a blog, your first task might be to decide on the name. Once you’ve done that you can purchase your domain name and hosting.
#3 Schedule it
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy for a few days to slip by when you haven’t worked on your goal. The best way to be consistent is to review your checklist at the end of each day, and write down in your schedule the task you need to do the following day. That way you keep the momentum going and make progress.
#4 Don’t go it alone
Did you know that if you have a weight loss goal, having a workout buddy increases the odds of you reaching your goal by around 80%? The same principle applies to your business (and life).
Having someone or even a group of people that keep you accountable (and talk you off the ledge sometimes) is so powerful. If you don’t have a group or community like that, check this out.
#5 Check the alignment
If you’re putting off implementing something, it’s a good idea to check your alignment. What do you want for your business and life? Is this thing you’re thinking of doing in alignment with it?
Sometimes we put things off because there is static in our soul about it. It just doesn’t feel right. Deep down, we know it’s something we don’t want, or don’t want anymore. So make sure your path is aligned to take you where you really want to go in your biz (and life).
#6 Bonus tip: Measure your know-how level
If you’re struggling to implement something you really want to do, ask yourself “am I just lacking the know-how to do it?”.
Often times you can get stuck because you don’t know either where to start or what to do next.
If you’re lacking wisdom and it’s keeping you held back or spinning your wheels, get help. The caveat here is to make sure this isn’t just a way to justify putting things off longer. Many times people believe they need this or that before they can start, and most of the time it’s not true at all. Use what’s in your hand.
For example, If you want to start making videos, you don’t need a fancy new camera. Use what’s in your hand – is it a cell phone? Great. Start there.
Start with what you have in your hand right now, and get the “things” (if you really need them) as you grow.
So I’m curious which tip was most helpful for you to get implementing today? Let me know in the comments below!
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