Last January, I set some goals for my business for this year. I choose goals that felt like a little stretch for me, but not so much that I they seemed out of reach — what I call achievable goals.
- Bringing my Alexa ranking below 1,000,000
- 100+ domains linking to my website
- 2,000 Twitter followers
- Monthly income that equaled my highest monthly income from any J-O-B
I thought it would take me all year to reach these goals. It didn’t.
And the income goal in April. In fact, last month (June), I earned 45% more than my single highest month ever!
It feels great to set a goal and reach it successfully. It feels even better to reach it earlier than expected.
I set a financial goal for my business, but I didn’t focus any effort on reaching it. Instead, I focused on my audience and connecting with them and creating programs to support them. The money just took care of itself.
I believe that what made this process actually work was focusing on the activities that I could control. I can’t control whether or not someone follows me on Twitter. Or whether or not they sign up with me. But I can control how I show up in my life, how much effort I put into my business, and the attitude I embrace when dealing with people.