If you’re looking to achieve your business goals for 2022, you need to start by gaining clarity over them. Before you take action, you need to know where you’re headed and why you want it. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself running around in circles, getting nowhere.
But if you’ve been wondering how on earth you gain clarity over your business goals, you’re not alone! Many business owners struggle with this, and it’s the one thing that can keep them stuck.
So here are our top five tips for getting clarity on your business goals for 2022.
#1: Know what business goals you want to achieve
It starts with setting clear goals for your business. What is it you want to achieve? There are so many different goals you can set for your business – from financial goals to time-related goals. So get clear on what goals you’re setting your sights on for 2022. Do you want to focus on growing your mailing list or social media followers? How about automating your systems and processes? Or are you hoping to create a new course or membership?
Regardless of your goals, ensure you’re also focusing on the right things in your business. Don’t get sidetracked by focusing on vanity metrics only or achieving a level of growth that will burn you out. Get smart with your goals. Focus on setting goals that will genuinely help your business scale and grow – such as hiring a team member or implementing website improvements to enhance your customer experience.
#2: Get clear on your why
Next up, get clear on why you want those goals. It’s your why that will help you keep going when things get tough. Your why is often the emotional attachment to your goals. For instance, you may want to hire a new team member, so you can reduce your working day and spend more time with your family. You may want to reach a financial goal, so you can afford to go on holiday or buy something special.
#3: Reduce distractions
If you want clarity over anything, you need to reduce distractions. And it’s no different with your business goals. You want to keep your focus on your goals rather than getting sidetracked by the next shiny thing that comes along. So work on filtering out distractions. Do you need to change your working pattern to reduce the distraction of working whilst everyone is home? Is social media a big distraction for you? If so, would it help to have a clearer plan of action when you’re on there, or do you need to go all in and hire someone else to handle social media for you?
#4: Clear your work area
Your work area can also be a distraction too, so ensure you’re always working from a clear space. It’s no surprise that you need to get organised in order to get stuff done as a business owner. So ensure your workspace is an inspiring place to work, but also one that allows you to focus on the task at hand. Have a dedicated planner and notebook for work, make use of project management tools and shut off your mobile phone, when working. Because a clear workspace isn’t just about keeping your desk tidy, it’s also about keeping your head clear, so you can stay focused too.
If you don’t have a dedicated workspace, is there a way you can create one? Or do you need to implement a clear desk policy and make use of clever storage solutions, if you’re sharing your workspace with others?
#5: Get in the right headspace to achieve your business goals
And finally, get in the right headspace for achieving your goals. If you find vision boards and visualisation works for you, implement them into your working routine. Use whatever tools help keep you positive and productive – tools such as mediation and affirmations, as well as working on your limiting beliefs and thoughts.
Brain dumping your thoughts and tasks can also help. But you may also need to invest in suitable solutions to help get you in the right headspace too – such as hiring a business coach or administrative support.
If you’re looking to get clarity on your business goals for 2022, the above five tips will help.
But clarity isn’t a one-time-done solution. You also need to dedicate time throughout your year, to ensure you’re still focused on where you’re headed and clear on your reasons why. So come back and work through these five tips as needed, because when things inevitably get tough, that’s when you’re going to need to ramp up your clarity and your determination, so you can achieve those goals you’ve set.
If you need a little help and accountability in getting everything organised and under control, we have a programme that will help. The Getting Organised Programme covers everything you need to put you in control of the critical areas of your business, so you’re running your business (and not the other way around!). It helps you to create the business you love on the solid foundations it needs. You can find more about the Getting Organised Programme here.