Reaching your goals faster and easier than ever before by only working on 90 days at a time.
Goals, we all have them.
They are especially important when you are a business owner because you are solely responsible for growing your own practice. But I often find people avoid setting goals because they become an overwhelming task that seems to drag you down, instead of moving you forward.
Which is why I wanted to share my strategy on how I help my clients achieve their goals; and it’s a method I practice myself. Goals are necessary in advancing us in our personal and professional lives, but they shouldn’t be this huge laundry list of things to do.
I believe one of the major stresses is that people confuse their to-do list with goals. To-do lists are the day to day tasks we need to get done. Goals are quantitative measurements to advance you and get you where you want to be. And the secret sauce that my clients (and myself) follow is we only set goals for 90 days at a time.
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You can still have yearly and 5 year goals. But by only focusing on 90 days at a time, you are more effective by taking your plans in 3 months chunks, they are easier to bite off. Time goes by so fast, 90 days is the right balance between giving you enough time to accomplish something but still keeping on you track and accountable. And they key to success with this method is you only have 3 goals during that 90 days with one central theme.
Say your current goals include increasing your production by 30%, retraining your staff to provide a better customer service experience, and build a fancy new website. These are all great things that you should strive for to advance your practice. The problem is they are all so diverse that if you were working on all of them at once you are going to be less effective with the results of each.
By having one central theme per 90 days, you are able to stay more focused and get more done (and more efficiently) because you aren’t always switching gears back and forth. Your efforts get more traction and you become less scattered and overwhelmed.
When you watch the video above I’ll explain how to determine if something is a goal or a task, and how to handle those bright shiny objects that come up during your 90 days that aren’t attached to your central theme. I always want to help my fellow dentists achieve the practice of their dreams and I know you can if you apply the 90 day goals method.
In this video, you’ll learn about:
- How to stay laser focused on achieving your goals
- How to avoid the shiny objects
- The difference between your to-do list and goals