As an entrepreneur, especially if you are a solo entrepreneur, it is often easy to lose sight of your visions and goals for your business. You get hung up on the day to day running of your business and it is easy to become complacent or static.
One of the best investments you can make in your success is a simple whiteboard. Hang it where you will see it on a daily basis. The wall by your desk is a perfect place. Use the whiteboard to map out your goals and your vision for your business. Chart out both your long-term and short-term goals. Add to that your daily tasks that you will update every day.
By keeping your daily goals on the same whiteboard as your long-term goals, you are forced to visit those goals every day. You would be surprised at just how focused this can keep you on the “big picture”. It will also help you map out your tasks so that you are always moving forward.
When you are planning your daily tasks, you are more likely to include one step per day that will take you closer to your larger goals if it is there in front of you as a reminder. This also has an amazing way of helping you eliminate the unimportant tasks that sometimes clutter up your day.
Keep your visions visual and you will achieve your goals at a much more rapid pace than you ever imagined. Make an appointment with yourself once per month to update your longer-term goals and track your progress.