Why You’re Not Getting The Traction You Want In Your Finances

Do you feel like no matter what you do you just always end up back where you started?  You may think “I’m good at so many things, except money.”  There are a couple specific reasons as to why and we are going to unlock this issue in this week’s Savvy Saturday.  If you’re tired of feeling that way watch the video above and read the post below!

1.  Start S.M.A.R.T

Often times we are wanting to reach goals but not realizing we aren’t even setting them and then wonder why we fail.  Be smart about it and use the S.M.A.R.T. goal method to set goals you actually reach!  Here’s an example…

S – Specific

Don’t start with a wish.  Make your goal specific.  “I want to lose weight” is a wish.  “I want to lose 30 pounds” is a goal!

M – Measurable

Now measure that sucker!  “I want to lose 30 pounds in a month (1 pound a day).

A – Actionable

Take ownership of it and give it an action verb!  “I will lose 30 pounds in a month.”

R – Realistic

Ensure your goal is actually realistic “I will lose 30 pounds in a month three months.”

T – Time Bound

Give it a deadline! “I will lose 30 pounds by December 31, 2017.”

 

2.  Don’t Skip the Steps to Success, Accelerate Them!

There are 4 destinations on the path to success.  Many times people are trying to skip a step, getting frustrated, and then giving up.  You can’t skip the steps but you can accelerate them by using S.M.A.R.T. goals!  The destinations are…

Survival

Stability

Success

Significance

Evaluate.  What mode of are you in with your finances?  Have you been spinning your wheels trying to get to Success mode from Survival mode?  Are you too busy dreaming of Significance that you aren’t finishing Stability mode?

This reflective process is great to followup with a free 30-minute consultation.  Learn more about and book it right here.

 

Question: Have you used the S.M.A.R.T. goals process before?  How has it helped you get traction?  Share in the comments below!