• Paloma Harrington-Griffin

Your Goals Come First

For some people, goals are like new year's resolutions and never leave the paper. However, when the topic shifts from "eating less chocolate"to "I need to start a successful business", you can't afford not to take it seriously and get your hands dirty.

Setting goals not only helps trigger new behaviors but also guides your focus and helps you sustain that momentum in life.

Goals will help you to get your focus aligned, and promote a sense of self-mastery, discipline and accomplishment. In the end, you can't manage what you don't measure and you can't improve upon something that you don't properly manage. Isn't that right?

Things are no different if you are looking to start your own business - your Home Staging business.

Whether you are flying solo or embarking on this exciting journey with a business partner or two: you need to understand where you want to get to, otherwise, no journey will take you there (and even if it does, you will never really know when you arrive!).

The most straightforward way to do this is to talk numbers: what is your financial goal? How much do you want to make from your business?

But before answering those questions, we need to understand what your needs are, personally speaking. Leave aside the business and its costs for just a second and ask yourself:

What are your needs?

Do you want to just have some extra money to set aside for trips, shopping, or to do a kitchen extension, for example?

Perhaps you need the money to replace your partner's income, or maybe you just want this to be your main source of income!

Gather as much information as you need, think about it, put some numbers together, take your time. However, please keep in mind you need to define that as soon as you can because that is a key step to move forward in the right direction.

Once you get to that magical number and after defining your own personal goals, you will be able to plan a great deal of what your business should be all about. Your personal goals will, at the end of the day, shape your business goals.

Which services should you provide? How many projects do you need to complete? Who should your clients be?

Until you understand what your own goals are, those questions will remain subject to so many external factors that would make it very difficult to stay on track,

So starting thinking of your goals and remember: there is no right or wrong answer. There is only YOUR answer.

And I will be waiting on the other side, ready to embark on your staging journey with you and looking forward to seeing that number become a reality. You have taken the first step, so I will see you there!

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