Plan Now for an Amazing 2020
How was your 2019? Did you get everything done that you planned? How many goals did you set and achieve? As 2020 approaches are you setting new goals? There are many ways to decide on goals and setting your focus for the coming year. What works for one person, may not work for another so we’re sharing a variety of options so you can choose what works best for you.
SMART is defined as: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Sensitive. Setting SMART goals clearly defines what and when you expect to achieve the goal. This is not a quick process, but is very thorough, which helps you ensure that you are clear on what you want to accomplish. Dave Ramsey, a big proponent of SMART goals, makes the point that “trying to accomplish someone else’s goals for you never works out. The goals you set must be your goals. When push comes to shove, you’re the one who has to fight to make them a reality.”
If you decide that SMART goals are the approach you want to take, start with writing down what you want to do and then identify timing, any roadblocks that you need to work around, and finalize your list with a clearly stated goal that identifies the five building blocks of SMART goals.
20 for 2020 List
This type of list is a different take on goal setting. If you aren’t a New Year Resolution type person, this option may appeal to you more. According to Planning Mindfully, “20 goals for 2020 is a goal-setting strategy exercise for you to select activities and behaviors you’d like to implement in the next year. The intention is to get you out, trying new activities, and pushing you out of your comfort zone for the upcoming year.”
The idea is to spread throughout the year things that you want to do. The 20 for 2020 list can be things you want to accomplish like adding 2% to your customer list or something you want to try like rock climbing. There’s no right or wrong thing for this list. Start by brainstorming a list of items, then eliminate those that aren’t priorities, and then whittle it down to the 20 key things you want to keep. You could also start with categories like family, business, spiritual, etc. and define your lists by category. Planning Mindfully also mentions to include a few fun things in your list.
Word of the Year
Whether you use just a Word of the Year or combine it with other goal setting, the word you select can help set your focus and intention for the year. And the best part, there are tons of word lists to help you get started. The Goal Chaser discusses how to select your word as well as providing a list to jumpstart your brain. The Goal Chaser suggests reviewing these statements and questions to help you decide on your word.
- Considering how this past year has been, what is something that you could improve on, do differently or keep working on?
- Think of something that isn’t going so well in your life right now. What’s a word that is the opposite or more positive alternative to this? For example, if fear keeps holding you back, then the alternative could be fearless or brave?
- What do you want MORE of in your life?
- What do you want LESS of? Be sure to turn it into a positive word though!
- What would be a game-changer for you?
Once you decide on your word, find a way to keep it front and center. Write it on a white board in your office. Get it engraved on a ring or keyring. Find and display a quote or definition for your word.
Track Goals with YoungevityGo2 App
For most, tracking a goal is the best way to make sure you meet your goal. For your Youngevity business goals, the YoungevityGo2 app is the tool for you. The desktop version includes a 5X a day section that tracks business building task, which is a great reminder. Also, you can create To-Do lists that identifies tasks to complete with specific deadlines.
The best part about the YoungevityGo2 app are the wide variety of resources you can share with your customers and team. Videos about Youngevity products, interviews with leaders, business building ideas, and more. Social squares that you can email or text for an easy way to contact customers. Most have pre-written text that you can use as is or adjust to your needs. These are just two of the items included in the app to help you build your business. And you can access these items from your phone as well, which means you can work from any location.
There are tons of other ways to do goal setting so don’t feel like you need to use one of these ideas. A quick internet search for goal setting returns plenty of forms you can use, ideas for getting started, and more. Make 2020 the best year ever by having a plan or focus for the year.