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Now choose your short-term goals - daily and weekly ones. Make up a "to-do today" list and a "to-do tomorrow" list. Check yourself regularly to make sure items on these lists get attention they need and are completed each day. At end of week, check off your weekly goals.
Okay, now you've met your goals, so what? Well, meeting your goals should make you feel very good, and you should highlight that with some kind of reward system.
We all know we can't spend profits of our work before we even make them. It is indeed possible and appropriate to meet goals before we make money. However, what profits we do make need to go right back into business as advertising, new software, web hosting, and like.
But we can reward ourselves when we meet certain goals. Short- term and mid-term goals can be rewarded non-monetarily.
For completing a short-term task that's been haunting you lately, don't go out to eat. Rather, have a nutritious snack, watch a TV show, or read your favorite section of newspaper.
For mid-range goals met, go to Ebay and price a set of golf clubs, let's say, or look at car ads. Perhaps you could get out photos from a recent vacation and dream of your return to spot. Use photos instead of notes posted as reminders of meeting your goals.
Long-term rewards can be monetary, but don't break bank. Hold off on making any major purchases out of your profits until later. Instead, take family out to eat at a moderately priced restaurant, go to a football or hockey game, or have friends over for cards and snacks.
Keep your tunnel vision active by chipping away at your goals. Remember, short-term, mid-term, long-term goals are avenue to success.
Brian Moore publishes 'BizOps Secrets', a complete ezine resource for online success. AllPro BizOps, Proven Business Secrets That Work Online. http://www.allprobizops.com