Let’s talk goals. It’s not just about writing your goals down. It’s also about preparing your steps tasks to take action to crush that goal.
We’re going to talk about four tasks that you can make your own to help you crush your goals for next week. Like I shared on my post recently on my Instagram (you can find me at TheHandmadeBoss.com), I’m going to share four steps that are quite basic, but they allow you to make them your own to help you crush your goals for next week. I’ve jumped on this live because I want to share them with you guys once you’re ready and give you a bit more information and some context on how you can make them your own to help you crush your goals next week.
First of all, we know that you need to write your goals down. If you don’t write your goals down, they’re not going to get done, and you’ll have nothing to focus on or follow. Number two is, when you’ve written down your goal, you need to have some steps that keep you aligned and focused, so at the end of the week, you can test whether the actions you took helped you get the desired results. If it didn’t happen, you now have something to assess and tweak so that next week won’t be a repeat. If you do it this way, you’re always learning from your mistakes and won’t have to make them again, which is great because we’re all learning, and mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of – they’re lessons so that we don’t repeat them.
So, number one is to write down at least two to three tasks you will focus on to crush your goal next week. As an artist, you’re used to having a to-do list, which can be pretty long because, in our heads, we want to fill it all up. Thanks for the waves on Instagram – I really appreciate it. We tend to have a to-do list where we put everything, thinking that if we fill it up with everything we have to do, that’s the best option to get everything done. But in reality, it doesn’t happen that way. Either the list becomes so overwhelming that nothing gets done, or even if a few tasks are completed, they get overshadowed by the many undone tasks, leaving us deflated and demotivated. To avoid this, you should only put down between two and three tasks to help you reach your goal next week. By focusing on a small number of tasks, you can complete them, move on, and get closer to your weekly goal.
Number two is to write and schedule a message for your email list. I hope you have an email list and are regularly connecting with your subscribers at least once a week. On a Sunday, it’s a great time to write that email, giving your subscribers some backstory about your business activities and what’s coming up in the next week. You can schedule it to be sent at the time that suits your audience best, whether it’s 9 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, or 1 PM. By doing this, your subscribers can expect and look forward to receiving valuable information from you on Monday. They can check out the links you provide to your store or social networks, giving them a chance to engage with your content.
Number three is to take pictures of what you’re working on. If you have a product-based business, taking pictures of your work is essential. If the product won’t be ready for the next week, these images can be sneak peeks that create excitement and anticipation among your audience. You can share these images in the email you send to your list, on your social media, and in your stories. If the product will be ready for the upcoming week and you plan to list it in your shop, sharing images in advance with your email subscribers gives them exclusive access. Once you’ve shared the images with your email list, you can promote them on your social media platforms and create direct links to your store.
Number four is to look at your social media insights and analyze what content from the past week got saved, liked, and shared the most. This will help you identify what type of content resonates with your audience. Use these insights to inspire new content ideas for the week ahead. Rather than overthinking about what to post, you can take cues from the content that performed well before. By doing this, you’re not only saving time but also giving your audience more of what they want to see.
To sum it up, these are the four tasks you can adapt to your unique business to help you crush your goals for the next week. Let me provide an example of how you can apply these tasks to a specific goal. Imagine you have a new product, such as a ceramic jar, and your goal is to sell five of them by the end of the week. Here’s how you can integrate these tasks into your goal-setting process:
Write Down Your Tasks: Write down the specific tasks that will help you sell five ceramic jars by the end of the week. These tasks could include taking high-quality images of the jars, writing compelling product descriptions, and crafting engaging social media captions.
Schedule Email Messages: Schedule an email to your subscribers, announcing the upcoming release of the ceramic jars. Provide a sneak peek of the product and mention that they’ll get exclusive access before it goes public.
Capture Visuals: Capture images of the ceramic jars from various angles and stages of production. Share these images on your social media platforms, in your email, and on your blog. Use these visuals to create excitement and showcase the uniqueness of your product.
Analyze Insights: Review the insights from your social media platforms to see which types of content received the most engagement. Use this information to create similar content that resonates with your audience and drives interest in the ceramic jars.
By aligning your tasks with your goal of selling five ceramic jars, you create a focused and strategic approach that increases your chances of success. Keep adapting these tasks to your specific goals and products, and you’ll see how they can contribute to achieving your business objectives.”