Professional Speaker and Business Coach Mark LeBlanc says treat every new month like you’re starting from zero. So whether you’ve had a bad month or a good month with reaching your numbers – today is a new month – so it’s time to start with a clean slate.
Think about it this way: you get to celebrate New Year’s all over again!
Remember that zeal and enthusiasm you had for your new goals on January 1st?
Well now is the time to recapture that energy and start afresh for February.
In fact, Mark says every 30 days take 30 minutes to look over your numbers (good or bad) but then be ready to start up again for a new 30 days.
You have the amazing privilege of another month ahead of you to reach your business development goals (or whatever you want to get done). How exciting!
Just think back to 30 days ago this time. What were the new and amazing things you were going to set out to do for 2015?
Here were my micro goals for January 2015:
- Lose 5 lbs.
- Start blogging more consistently (1x/week).
- Build my speaking and training business.
- Write 15 minutes a day on my new book.
If your goals are too long (1 year, 3 years, 5…) – then there’s no urgency or accountability to get anything done in the next week or so.
But if your goals are only for the next 30 days. You know you’ve got to make some progress on your goals today.
Did I reach all my goals? Not exactly.
- I lost 3 lbs.
- I did start blogging more consistently (1x/week).
- I am going through a certified sales training program right now to build my speaking and training business.
- I wrote 15 minutes a day, but very little of that went towards my new book.
Still, I’ve probably had a more productive January than any other recent years past. And, I’m motivated to start again today.
So thanks to Mark LeBlanc and his 30 day rule – we get to start fresh this February 2015!
Here’s another resource that I love about goal setting and taking the 30-day challenge (TED Talk by Matt Cutts):
So what are your micro goals for the next 30 days?
A series of small wins lead to great results.