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“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight” Jim Rohn

As an Entrepreneur and Business Owner, it’s important to plan properly, to create action steps and set deadlines. If you own your own business you know that these are just a few of the important steps you need to complete when trying to get a business off the ground and run it successfully. Business owners know this because they understand that to make a success of a new venture you have to know how you’re going to turn the dream into a reality.

When you’re working towards a big goal, one that’s a game changer, treating it like a business and becoming really structured with it can pay off massively, potentially knocking weeks, months or even years of your achievement date. Why? Because you’re approaching it from a position of great strength.

So here are my 3 simple ways to treat your goals like a business and rocket to success.

Get a Plan

When an entrepreneur starts a new business or sets up a new venture, they get a plan. They work on a concrete business plan that gets them thinking about every aspect of the business, allowing them to really get clear and focused.

By writing down the goals they want to achieve within their business, entrepreneurs tap into their subconscious mind and set it to work on their dream. By writing down YOUR goals and creating a plan of attack you to can tap into this powerful resource.

If you haven’t got a plan yet, get one. Get a sheet of paper, write your goal down and make it clear how you want to achieve it, potential pitfalls that might get in the way and how you’ll overcome them. Think from the start what help you might need along the way and who can help you. Once you have your plan and it’s written down, get going.

Get Organised

Business owners aren’t sloppy (well successful ones aren’t at any rate.) One of the keys to business success is organisation. A really successful entrepreneur will be organised beyond that of your average worker. They’ll know what needs to be done and by when. Now some write it all down, others use software to record it all while some simply store it up in their heads.

You need to do whatever works for you. Personally for me, that means writing it all down and using software to help me.

When you can become organised in your goals you can wade through the slow stuff that most people give up on.

Set Deadlines

One of the main reasons that people don’t achieve a goal in life is that they don’t give it a deadline. They drift along with no sense of urgency or momentum and this can kill a goal outright.

If you want to achieve your goals effectively you need to set yourself some deadlines to work to. Otherwise, the part of you that is scared still of putting yourself out there and achieving it will reign you back in and make you give up.

Set a deadline, stick to it and get to work.

Treating your goals like a business and thinking about them in a formal and professional way can make a world of difference to the results you get. Try it today!

Ben Lumley is a Success Coach and Speaker from the UK who writes about self development at his blog Why not connect with him on Twitter @6aliens or if you liked this article then why not subscribe to his RSS Feed?

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