Do you often set goals for your event planning career and then give up on them days or weeks later?
By setting goals you’re going through a powerful process of thinking about what you want your future to look like. Your your (ideal) future.
So, even if you feel like an expert goal setter and your event planning career is on track, take a few minutes to learn a new way to reach your goals (no matter what time of year it is!).
Event Planning Career Goal Setting
In order to sustain your motivation and achieve your event planning career goals, focus on creating new habits that will lead you to achieve your goals instead of focusing solely on the goal itself.
For example, I set 12 yearly goals that include contribution and paying it forward, spirituality, travel and experiences, and personal and professional growth and education; then I focus on my habits that will get me to those goals.
It’s a much more effective and productive way to attain success.
For five years I worked with one of the best entrepreneurial coaches in the world, and he taught me incredibly useful tips for achieving my goals. I guarantee that if you follow these 4 simple habits then you’ll see a huge change in your event planning career and your personal life, too.
They are known as the ‘Referability Habits’– by Dan Sullivan:
- Always show up on time
- Do what you say
- Say please and thank you
- Finish what you start
What are your event planning career goals?
Do you want to start your event planning business, get your first event planning client or maybe your top-paying client?
Do you want to workout 3-5 times per week so you look and feel good?
Whatever you want to accomplish, first create the habit and your goal will follow.
It’s about the small daily changes that create our achievements over time.
Here are some examples that you can use:
- I’m going to show up 5 minutes early to every meeting.
- When I commit to something or someone I’m going to do exactly what I said I would do.
- I’ll say please and thank you to people who hold doors for me, give me advice, or whenever I order a meal at a restaurant I’ll thank the staff for their service.
5 Tips to Create a New Habit
Understanding how to create a new habit is vital to your personal and professional success and your event planning career. With a small amount of work, you can create a new habit that takes little effort to sustain. Here are 5 tips to create a new habit:
- Only change 1-2 habits at a time, never more because you’ll give up when things don’t go according to plan.
- Keep a 30-day journal of your new habit – do it at a specific time every day and write about it. Charting your progress will help you stay on track and celebrate your success.
- If you get off track one day, start again the next day. Don’t give up, keep going.
- You don’t have to start on Jan 1 or the 1st of the month or the beginning of the week. Start NOW! The earlier you start the more success you’ll see and the more positive habits you’ll create in a year.
- Reward yourself. This is my favourite! When I create a new habit, and I only tend to do one (maybe 2) per month, I love creating the rewards that I’ll “pay” myself. For example, when I get a new client I do a happy dance. Yes, I actually get up and dance, and sometimes I look like Elaine from Seinfeld!
We’d love to hear from you…
What’s the most important goal you’ve accomplished in the last three months and what habit did you change or use to achieve that goal?
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