Blog by Stormy Bradley
Like every business owner, I like to stay busy. Between meetings, family, and personal endeavors, my calendar is always packed! With so much going on around me, it’s sometimes easy to get overwhelmed in the day-to-day tasks and lose sight of the larger goals. I’m sure that I’m not alone here, every person with a business knows this feeling. But even if you aren’t necessarily a business owner, but just someone who tends to juggle a lot, I want to tell you the key to continued growth; goal setting. Let me explain why setting proper goals can allow us to do it all AND see growth this year, both personally and professionally.
The first step to achieving your business new year’s resolutions is to set clear intentions and brainstorm your goals by evaluating your past year. What worked? What didn’t? From there, spend some time dreaming about 2022. What do you want to accomplish? Or better yet, what do you NEED to accomplish in order to achieve your vision of success.
Setting goals for your business MUST be more detailed than saying “I want to close more deals” or “I want to expand”. You need to address the ‘how’ in each of your dreams in order for them to be effective. I have mentioned this before but personally, I recommend following Michael Hyatt’s ideology when it comes to goals. He stresses the need for SMARTER goals which stands for specific, measurable, actionable, risky, time-keyed, exciting, and relevant. Crafting goals that check all of these boxes is the best way to start achieving.
Further than that, you might need to do more to motivate yourself to reach these goals other than just thinking about them. Write them down, tell a friend, tell your employees, put it in a blog. Achieving challenging goals as a business owner takes willpower, grit, and a lot of motivation. Speak your goals into existence so others can help you or remind you of what you want to accomplish.
I won’t bore you with the details of timelines and numbers but I have BIG plans this year for Bulldog Steel. I have plans to implement new technology processes because I know it will help my employees perform their jobs. I have plans to launch an eCommerce portal for my customers so they can purchase products easily online. And I am planning to start a video education series called ‘Steel School’ to help my customers with their own projects.
I am so excited to enter another year as Bulldog Steel president and I am really looking forward to sharing all of these new initiatives with you soon. I am so thankful for our wonderful team of employees and customers like you. It brings me so much joy to be a part of and serve the Permian Basin. I hope this blog has inspired you to take action on whatever goals you have for 2022 in an exciting and realistic way. Whether you are building a business or building a building, let’s make 2022 a successful year.