My ex and I never had relationship goals. We worked on our individual goals. Now I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, but if you see yourself with this person for the long haul shouldn’t you have relationship goals as well?

In my opinion, I wish we did have relationship goals. It would have definitely gave us direction on where the relationship was going and it would have definitely brought hidden intentions and expectations to the table as well.

It’s January and if you are like me, you are busy thinking about your New Year’s resolution and 2015 goals. When you think of goal setting, it’s not a sexy topic. At first blush, you might not think about goals and your business relationship at the same time. However, unless you give attention to your business, it will stay the same. I just love this quote defining insanity:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

So ask yourself: has your business been “stuck?” Are you going insane? Maybe it’s time for you to start creating some goals.

Goals Setting Process Made Simple

1. Revise your individual goals for the new year. These individual goals include personal goals.

2. Next, write your business goals.

3. Begin the process of crafting mutually agreeable joint goals.  When they don’t meld, review them. Some become joint goals, and some get pitched.

Think Big, Plan Small

Think BIG about your goals so that they excite you. For example, a set of financial goals might include: payoff a credit card, obtain a vendor location and laugh more. However, once you agree on the big goal, plan the small steps necessary to achieve those goals. These small action steps are things that can be achieved in the current year. You’re love feeling successful and celebrate little wins. Make sure you celebrations are ridiculously fun!

“There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” ~Jim Rohn