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Become a Top Wedding Planner – 4 Steps to Achieving Your 2012 Goals

By Sharonhill @sharonhill

Become a Top Wedding Planner – 4 Steps to Achieving Your 2012 Goals

Did you spend the last week of 2011 thinking about goals for your wedding planning business and for your personal life? Goals can keep you focused and help you achieve what you want in life.

But many times when I work with new wedding planners, I’ve found that they have too many goals they are trying to accomplish at the same time. Their attention is scattered, they feel overwhelmed, and they end up not moving forward with any of the goals they set out to accomplish.

It’s not until we select two or three to focus on at one time do they start seeing success and, with it, gain the confidence and energy needed to move forward quickly.

Don’t let yourself get bogged down by trying to accomplish all of your goals at the same time, select two or three to start with first then move on as you beginning seeing results.

Here are 4 steps for selecting and accomplishing your first goals:

1) Start with the goals that excite you the most

If you start with goals that you feel you “have to do” or, worse, someone else wants you to accomplish, you will procrastinate and not get anything done. But when you start with something that excites you and makes a big difference in your life, you will quickly reach your goals.

2) Write them down, in detail with due dates

I’m frequently surprised by the number of wedding planners who keep their goals in their heads. Writing them down will help you clarify what you want and putting goals onto paper can make you feel more committed to getting them accomplished.

3) Schedule your tasks

Determine the tasks you need to perform to get your goals accomplished and schedule them on your calendar. Since you are starting with two to three goals, your list of tasks should not be overwhelming and your calendar should not be overbooked before you even start each day, which can happen if you are trying to do too much at one time.

4) Review your accomplishments

At the end of each day, review what you have done towards your goals and adjust your schedule for the next day, if necessary.

When you focus all of your attention on just a few goals at a time, you are able to have more clarity about them and will find them easier to accomplish in a shorter period of time.

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