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Table of content

  1. Introduction
  2. 7 steps to achieve your business goals
    • Set SMART goals
    • Create a clear plan of action
    • Suppress distractions
    • Manage time efficiently
    • Use the “Eat that Frog” technique
    • Apply the Pareto principle
    • Always track progress
  3. Conclusion


Creating long term and short term business goals that aligns well with your vision and mission is important. But penning down these business goals isn’t a simple task as it needs brainstorming. Reaching these business goals is even more difficult as it needs physical execution.

This 7 steps guide will help you reach your goals productively and in a matter of time. This is because these steps will help you be organized.

Are you ready to achieve your business goals and make profit? Yes, right? Then let’s begin!

7 steps to achieve your business goals

1. Set SMART business goals

Here S.M.A.R.T stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based.

Don’t you think all these traits are the fundamental traits of any goal?

It doesn’t matter if you are  aligning your goals with this technique for business work or personal use, it will work just as well. This technique will quickly show results provided that the strategy to achieve this “S.M.A.R.T goal” was laid out perfectly.

2. Create a Plan Of Action for your business goals

To reach a goal you need a plan of action. The plan of action needs to be cleverly planned by someone with updated and appropriate market knowledge. When drafting the plan of action the leader should take inputs from as many experts and colleagues as possible to get a 360 degree perspective and remove all the loop-holes.

Remember! A perfect plan is the one that changes with time and situation.

So be flexible!

3. Suppress distractions

Distractions should be avoided at any cost. They can come in many forms, for example; Having too many unnecessary meetings amidst work time, scrolling social media, and using phones.

Employees tend to spend an average of 56 minutes using their phones at work everyday. 

That’s why you should politely ask your employees to use their phones during the break. You must cancel those meetings that could’ve been an email. Your team’s focus is a valuable but limited resource.

4. Manage time efficiently

Time tops the list of the most valuable resources. It doesn’t matter if it’s your business or personal life, you will have limited time to do anything. Learning to manage time efficiently is a valuable skill to master.

Poor time management tends to increase your employees’ stress levels. Introduce time management strategies and conduct time-management training programs and activities that helps you and your team keep track of time. 

Here after, employee productivity will increase and a reduction in stress levels will be indicated. This will let the team reach their goal as effectively and on time. 

5. Use the “Eat that Frog” technique

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The “Eat that Frog” is a well known technique and unlike its name it is quite interesting. 

The “Frog” means the task that you’re dreading the most. If you start your day with this task you will not have any worse task to handle for the day.  Makes sense right?

Once this dreadful task is finished you will have a sense of accomplishment and confidence to fulfill all other easier tasks.

This is an extremely powerful technique which helps you get your work done and a lot of successful entrepreneurs are already using this simple technique.

6. Apply the Pareto principle

The Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20 rule. It means that 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort. This principle will help you prioritize all your tasks and be productive.

7. Always track progress

Monitoring your team’s progress helps you make sure everyone is adequately approaching their goals. You can use task management software to track your team’s progress on their assigned responsibilities.

With these programs, employees can see how their work is directly contributing to your company’s goals. Your teams can also more easily see their assignments and deadlines. With that, achieving company goals and objectives becomes much more within reach!


Follow these steps and you will be on the right track until you reach your goal. Most of these steps (tips) are proven to have achieved tremendous results and are followed by thousands of entrepreneurs and leaders across the globe.

Difficult goals cannot be achieved overnight and without hard work. You have to work on it step-by-step and with utmost perseverance and intelligence.

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