Where Do You Want To Be in 5 Years?

By admin | 7th October | Marketing Skills, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Training

If you know where you’re trying to get to, it will keep you focused and help you prioritise projects and opportunities that may either keep you on, or knock you off, track.  I can’t over-emphasise the importance of having goals, but suffice it to say that all the leading business owners and successful millionaires stretching back decades recommend having written goals – and, if it’s good enough for them…

The majority of business owners we meet have never asked themselves what it is they really want, or why they’re in business in the first place.  But, once you have a purpose and a focus, you can have anything you want.

A great exercise  to help with your long-term planning is to brainstorm ideas – and just write down the first things that come to mind.  Jim Rohn has a framework to help you, which is just there to get you started (I’ve added one of my own, which I’m hopeful Jim would agree with, as it matches his own business philosophy.)  Just keep writing – you don’t only have to have one idea in each box – the more you have the better.  Perhaps just set yourself a time limit of 10 minutes and see what you come up with…

I Want To Have
I Want to See
I Want to Go
I Want to Be
I Want to Do
I Want to Give

Once you’ve created a list of goals, you then need to make a plan to achieve them.  But first, we’ll take a look at how badly you want the things you’ve written down tomorrow – it’s a great way to prioritise them.

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