Samantha Cusick’s top tips for goal setting

by | Dec 26, 2023 | Business, Self Employment

Looking ahead to the new year? If you’re planning for 2024 check out these tips for goal setting from salon owner Samantha Cusick

2023 is all but a distant memory, so many of us are turning our attention to the year ahead. As the concepts of vision boards and manifestation grows in momentum, the notion of goal setting has become a mindful habit many of us are incorporating into our planning. However, while there is no set way to approach this, there are certain pointers to ensure it’s as successful as it can be. Here are some top tips from Samantha Cusick on goal setting the right way…

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  1. Start with a vision board

Create a visual representation of your goals by making a vision board. Collect images, quotes, and symbols that represent your aspirations for the new year. Display this board in a prominent place where you can see it regularly to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind.

  1. Break down big goals into smaller steps

Instead of overwhelming yourself with lofty goals, break them down into smaller, manageable steps. This makes the process more achievable and allows you to celebrate small victories along the way. For instance, if your goal is to enhance your hairstyling skills, break it down into specific techniques you want to master each month.

  1. Set SMART goals

Ensure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART). Define exactly what you want to achieve, how you’ll measure your progress, and set realistic deadlines. For example, if your goal is to boost your clientele, specify the number of new clients you aim to attract by a certain date.

  1. Regularly review and adjust

Goals aren’t set in stone. Regularly review your progress and be open to adjusting your goals based on changing circumstances. Life is dynamic, and your goals may need tweaking along the way. Use these reviews as opportunities to celebrate achievements, learn from challenges, and realign your focus.

  1. Establish a support system

Setting goals isn’t just a checkbox, it’s like having your personal source of motivation and inspiration. Share your goals with friends, family, or colleagues who can provide support and encouragement. Having a support system can help keep you accountable and motivated. Whether you’re aiming to launch your own salon or improve your work-life balance, having people to share your journey with makes the process more enjoyable and less daunting.

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