I recently worked with a client with a small business, she has specific financial goals, but in addition to that, she wants to have and fulfill her purpose.
We spent two hours talking through (validating) her wants and needs, some hurdles that needed to be jumped over, some overcompensating she was doing when she didn't need to, and started the beginning of her 5-year plan.
Breaking it down into smaller pieces has made the big massive goal, a bit more achievable.
We also identified her purpose, how to weave this into the paid work, and what she needs to be doing next to elevate this purpose.
Here's 3 tips on how to get started by yourself
Make sure your goals are specific and attainable. Establish clear objectives and come up with a plan of action to make them happen.
Track your progress towards completing each goal. This will help you stay motivated and create a sense of accomplishment when you reach milestones. If you can create step by steps that you can tick off, you can not only see the progress, but also map out timelines on how you will do it.
Celebrate small successes along the way to keep yourself motivated and focused on the ultimate goal. This is going to keep you motivated to keep on attaining that goal.
All of this was heavy for a time for my client, but it is when you are on your own and it's in your head, it can feel too much. But using a sounding board, some paper, post it notes and coloured pens- you get a plan that is something to work with.
Have a look at this blog for 10 ways to strengthen your resilience .