Friends, let’s have a little honesty hour here. We’re right at the beginning of a bright and beautiful new year, but I’m willing to bet you’re already starting to feel a bit discouraged when it comes to making progress on your goals. Many of you might be wondering how to get started on your big audacious dreams and others might look at your action steps listed in your journal and feel overwhelmed at the year ahead.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There’s so many of us who find ourselves in a similar situation and there’s a very common reason why you aren’t seeing the traction you want to see on those 2021 goals.
Curious about what I’m talking about. Scroll below to get the full scoop.
The Real Reason you’re NOT Seeing Progress on your Goals
Reason #1: YOU DON’T HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY
The first reason you’re not seeing progress on your goals is because you don’t have accountability.
Accountability is the key to ensuring you have the resources and the community in place to hit your goals.
Accountability gives you:
- Grace and a shoulder to lean on when you’re not making the kind of progress on your goals you thought you would when problems pop up.
- Someone to celebrate both big and small wins with.
- A sounding board when you need someone to bounce ideas off of or to help you figure out a situation.
Through it all, accountability is there for you.
You were not made to do business or live life in an isolated vacuum.
If you’re especially chasing after big beautiful goals—the kinds of goals that take your business to that next level—and you don’t have accountability, friend, that is a dangerously lonely journey to be on.
Inside my group coaching program, the Heartfelt Brand Society, accountability is one of the biggest gifts we give each other.
It’s one of the key pillars I’ve built this program around because I’ve seen what happens when you have a handful of like-minded entrepreneurs cheering you on towards your definition of success—whatever success looks like to you.
Reason #2: YOU’RE NOT PRIORITIZING EFFECTIVELY
The second reason you’re not hitting your goals is because you’re NOT prioritizing effectively when pursuing a big, beautiful dream that’s close to your heart. It’s difficult for you to be brutally honest with yourself about what needs to happen and when it needs to happen.
If I’m being honest, you’re self sabotaging yourself if you’re ineffectively prioritizing and chasing steps that are not the best sequence in order to bring your goal to life.
When effectively prioritizing something beautiful happens. As you cross one project off your list and move onto the next each one builds off the other. You stack one win on top of the other propelling you towards crossing that big picture goal of your to-do list altogether.
And that’s because you’re accomplishing those projects in level of priority.
This is something I’m honored to coach my group coaching students through inside the Heartfelt Brand Society. I walk alongside them over the course of six months, helping them to not only set clear, attainable goals—but also how to prioritize a clear plan of attack to accomplish those goals ordered in a way that will help them see the kind of progress they’re dreaming of seeing.
A big reason this is so challenging to do for ourselves is because we care so deeply and are so close to the outcome of a specific goal.
Having a coach, mentor, or an industry friend offer you strategic insight, but who doesn’t have the emotional investment in that outcome can be game changing.
Reason #3: YOU’RE FOCUSING ON TRIAL + ERROR
The third and final reason you’re not seeing progress on your goals is because you’re focusing on trial and error. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a place in business for some good old trial and error.
You know what I’m talking about. Take one step, see what happens. Try one method, see if it works and regroup as needed.
But if we’re being honest, if you’re an established entrepreneur who is ready to take that next step in your business—who’s ready to scale and pursue a bold new dream—trial and error isn’t going to cut it anymore.
Trial and error is great when you’re first getting started and you’re giving yourself the time to learn the ropes, but when you are an established business owner who’s taking that next step in growth, trial and error wastes precious time that you simply don’t have.
If you’re going the DIY route and Googling all the answers, you’re wasting time you could instead be using to actually achieve the outcome you want to see.
So friend, no, trial and error isn’t gonna cut it as you pursue that next step in your business.
HOW TO SEE PROGRESS ON YOUR GOALS
I always recommend—no matter what your goals are—to align yourself with a coach, a mentor, or a mastermind group that can help you learn the method that works to hit the kind of goals you’re wanting to achieve.
Inside the Heartfelt Brand Society, I’m a completely open book to every strategy and every method I’ve used to hit my definition of success and grow two successful businesses over the last eight years.
I share because I want my group coaching students to save the time I spent doing things the hard way.
I want my students to learn the wisdom I’ve learned from my own mentors and my own coaches. I’m passionate about sharing the successful strategies I’ve implemented over the years so they can swipe those strategies and immediately implement them to start seeing the results they want to see.
So friend, if that’s the kind of growth you’re looking for in 2021 and if that’s the kind of intentionality you want to supercharge your goals, then I’ve got good news for you. Doors for the Heartfelt Brand Society are reopening in just a few weeks, and I want you to be the first to apply when they do.
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