I used to think this kind of ‘mind’ stuff was nonsense. I used to think that results were all about hard work.
And I’d worked really hard over the years to try and prove that hard work gets the best results! But now I know differently…..
Don’t get me wrong, results do require work – in the sense of taking action, taking steps, and moving things forward. My client didn’t exceed her goals and double her profit without working hard this year.
But I’ve learned that the mind can have a bigger impact than we think.
One of my mentors once said to me that business success was 1.8% about strategies and tactics and 98.2% about mindset (he was very precise…). I don’t know if those numbers are correct, but the longer I’m in business, the more I realise that the role played by the mind is greater than most of us care to acknowledge.
And this week’s conversation with my client reminded me again that the role played by the mind starts with setting goals.
If you don’t have a clear goal, the mind doesn’t know what to focus on.
This not only impacts any influence your mind can have on achieving your goal but also makes it hard for you to decide what steps and actions to take.
Why make life hard for yourself?
Whether you believe in the power of your mind and that setting intentions can help you achieve the results, not being clear about your goals is going to make it harder to take the right actions and steps.
What if you could double your profits this year too?
Do you have a clear plan to follow so you can achieve those goals in the shortest time with the least amount of effort?
Do a quick review of the goals you have for this year:
- Are they clear and specific (so that you’ll know when you’ve reached them)?
- Are they big enough to stretch you to achieve more than you thought you could?
- Are they detailed enough to be actionable?
If you’re ready to make changes to what you’re doing to grow your practice or firm, here’s 3 ways I can help you set the right goals for your practice or business and create and implement an effective plan to achieve those goals: