Defining Your GoalsWritten by Chuck and Sue DeFiore
Probably one of most important things we do with our Partnering For Your Success students is to help them define their goals. We discuss their need for both short and long term goals. This might sound trite to you, or you might say, Yeah, everyone says to define my short term and long term goals.
Well, this is said and emphasized for a very important reason. These short term and long term goals help define how you will run your business, how much time you will need to spend, and what you expect to accomplish. They are cornerstone of running your business.
Your long term goals are those 3-5 years down road. For example:
Work Lease Purchase Full time Accumulate $250-$500,000 in wealth Own 20 Lease Purchase Properties Do 12-15 deals a month Do 12-15 consultations a month
You get idea.
Now for short term goals - next 6 months to 2 years
Work Lease purchase business 5 to 10 hours per week Join 2 business groups Join Real Estate Group Do 1 deal every 6 weeks Do 4 consultations every 6 weeks - 2 for tenant/buyers; 2 for sellers
My Family Doesn't Take Me Seriously! Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore
I can't tell you how many times I hear from working mom's that people don't take their home based business seriously. Unfortunately, when I ask them how they react, they don't have real definitive answers for me.
Remember, unless you take your own business seriously, no one else will. You must establish working hours, rules that family members must follow, and rules you must follow.
I know, you started your business so you could be your own boss, work when you want, spend more time with your family, have more flex time.
Yes, you can have these things, but you also have to make decisions regarding your business. If your business is secondary to all of other things, then just like everyone else you are not taking your own business seriously, so why should anyone else. Your business has to be first priority, not your house, your yard, your cooking and cleaning, your kids and/or family. I am not saying your family is not important, they are; but you must make them realize that what you do as a business person is important, and that you need your time and space to do this.