There are long-term goals and short-term goals , but how do we get there? According to Bob Bishop, author of "How To Use Strategic Goal Setting to Transform Your Business", having benchmark goals along the way to achieving a long-term or short-term goal can help you stay focused and achieve your goals faster. You can read Mr Bishop's article here:
We currently have a short-term goal to move into a larger facility. We have been at out current location for almost 2 years and we have outgrown it. Even after using creative solutions to fit everything in, we have to admit that more space is simply necessary. Because we do not believe in going into debt, we have made it a goal to save the money needed for moving. This includes the security deposit, the rent, the cost of adding fixtures, the cost of renovating the space to suit our needs, setting up additional utility services, the actual moving costs, etc,. We brought our team together and laid out our needs and, with the help of the team, we were able to identify ways to cut back on certain expenses to save the necessary money to move. We set a date for the completion of the goal and then went about setting smaller, more strategic goals, to help keep us on track. Even though our Leadership team is responsible for steering our ship in the right direction, it takes everyone to achieve our goals. As one of or team members likes to say, "Teamwork makes the dream work."
What are some of your goals? How have you divided them up to make them more attainable?
Richard and Peter (right) talk about ways we can save money to move (they came up with some really creative solutions). Seth, Haley, Chris, and Ashlee (left) work together to problem solve how to fit what we have in our current space. Working together as team is the only way to get this goal met!