For most business owners, going into the last quarter of the year is a flurry of activity to make the year and hit your numbers. Some succeed, but many do not and the toll of going into the next year doing the same old can be daunting and downright scary!
Why is it that some businesses in the same sectors, the same locale, serving the same market, in the same economic environment, selling similar products, more successful than others?
The answer is simple. They are dedicated to constantly setting and routinely achieving challenging goals! Successful business owners know that achieving goals is the absolute lifeline of every single business. So, to state the obvious, achieving goals is the difference between those who lead and those who follow. Unfortunately this fact is not universally understood or applied.
Here are a few intuitive insights business owners routinely share:
- Business challenges are magnified in todays financial, time-constrained and competitive environments.
- Fact: Over 93% of all business units miss their GOALS every year. Why?
- Insight: Business Owners, regardless of their size, level of success or time in business, tell us that todays underachieved GOALS cost thousands, even tens-of-thousands of dollars each month!
- Opportunity: People who write out their goals AND create a plan to achieve them AND share them with someone are 90% more likely to meet or exceed their targets.
If you would like to get more details on how to get a big head start on 2018, FocalPoint Business Coaching has an event on November 28th that you may want to check out. It is called Making 2018 Your Best Year Ever and it is being held at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce offices from 9:30-11:30 am. During this 2 hour session we will discuss setting your goals for 2018, how to manage and track your progress and what to do to stay focussed on the REALLY important goals. It will be a very interactive session and completely focussed on ensuring you get the best results ever.
Seating is limited sign up on line at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/make-2018-your-best-year-ever-tickets-39478015808.
Ted Creighton, P.Eng, MBA
Strategic Business Coach