Mastering Your Goals

Mastering your goals

The Art of Breaking Down Large Objectives into Bite-Sized Projects


When it comes to achieving your goals, it can be overwhelming to think about all the tasks involved. But there’s an effective way to make progress towards your goals: break them down into smaller projects, each with its own set of action steps.

How to break down your main goals into manageable projects:

1- Define your main goal: Start by clearly defining your main goal. Be specific and make sure it is measurable and attainable. For example, instead of saying “I want to increase my income,” you might say, “I want to increase my income by 25% within the next six months.”

2- Identify the main components: Break your goal down into 3 main subgoals. For example, if your main goal is to ”increase your income by 25%”, you might identify “getting 1000 new subscribers”, “raising your rates”, and “finding 2 new revenue streams” as the 3 subgoals.

3- Create projects: Create a project for each of the 3 subgoals you identified in step 2. For example, one project for the sub goal of “getting 1000 new subscribers” might be “find 5 new joint venture partners,” and another might be “create a new signature talk.”

4- Define action steps: For each project, define a set of action steps that will help you achieve it. These action steps should be specific, measurable, and have a deadline. For example, an action step for the project “find 5 new joint venture partners” might be “research and join three networking groups within the next two weeks.”

5- Prioritize: Now prioritize the projects and action steps based on their importance and urgency. This will help you to focus on the most important tasks first, second,  etc., and let you know what to do next. Divide the action steps into monthly tasks and then distribute those into weekly and daily tasks, in order of priority.

6- Establish Routines & Habits: There may be some activities that you need to do on a regular basis, that you don’t want to put on your to-do list every day. So, those things can be established as routines or habits.  Examples of routines could be “sending out connection invites to 3 LinkedIn contacts daily”, or “contacting one new potential affiliate or joint venture partner weekly”.

7- Establish Milestones: Define monthly milestones, so you can keep track of your progress on the projects and action steps. This will help you to stay motivated and make adjustments as needed.  A milestone for month one might be: “Get results from survey and decide on a topic and outline for a new signature talk”. 

In conclusion: Breaking down your main goals into smaller projects with action steps helps you focus on specific tasks, and see the progress you are making. By following these 7 steps, you can create a plan of action that will help you achieve goals, and grow your business.

Should you want a good tool for organizing your goals, projects, and action steps, check out the “Bold Goals Marketing Map: A Workbook for Creating a Marketing Plan for the Coming Year.”

With this workbook, you’ll be able to create a marketing plan that will help you reach your target audience and grow your business. It’s perfect for all solopreneurs who want to achieve their goals and make progress in the coming year.

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