Scale Up Your Business Podcast
How to Set Goals! PART 1 (The Categories& Creative Process)
Is doing New Year’s Resolution or yearly goal-setting an overrated thing to do?
Welcome to the Scale Up Your Business Podcast! Learn today from your host Nick how to set goals, no matter what your timeline is. For Nick, he likes setting his goals yearly. But, the first thing he does is he finds a quiet place for himself for at least an hour and reflect on his life. He made reflecting and assessing very easy with the use of 5 categories. After this, it’s important to go back and establish your WHY so you know why you strive hard to achieve your goals. There are many great tips on how to set your goals effectively so start tuning in.
This episode is part of a two-part special so watch out for the next one if you want to know more about goal-setting!
Nick sets his goals at every end of the year. Allow some time for yourself. Try to look back at every significant thing that happened to him for the entire year. Then, brainstorm on what you want to happen to you in the next period of your life.
Things can fall on any of Nick’s categories. Spend at least 5 minutes what’s happening in your life with respect to each category.
Things & Stuff
Career & Business
Ask yourself: What goals can I accomplish in a year? What will take longer than 3 years? Why do you have to achieve your goals in the next 12 months?
It’s important to write down all your answers. The WHY is the most important. It’s easier to set and achieve your goals when you understand your WHY.
You can share your list to other people who could help you achieve it with you or help you be accountable with your goals.
Once you’ve seen your list of goals, think about what kind of person can do everything and achieve your goals. Nick suggests you also take note of your personal and professional developments. This could include your mindset, your belief systems, your focus, etc.
“Financial freedom is actually aligned to time freedom.”
“What are you gonna give back? Where are you gonna spend your time doing which is not just about your own personal goals or business goals”
“If you don’t have strong enough WHY you’re just not gonna get out of bed and do stuff.”
“It’s great to have these things written down. It’s great to understand what you want to achieve. But it’s what you do every single day to make progress against these goals.”
Start With WHY by Simon Sinek
ABOUT THE HOST
Nick Bradley is an international business leader, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the Co-Founder and Director of The Fielding Group, which helps businesses scale up especially at the middle of competitive and unpredictable markets. He is also the Chief Executive Officer in Adviser Plus, a leading UK provider of Human Capital Management solutions.
Through the Scale Up Your Business Podcast, Nick will show you how to start your entrepreneur journey, how to develop the right mindset, how to raise funding, how to leverage to enjoy your life, and many more!
“In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up”.