This one’s from Keith Ellis and if you have problems setting SMART goals, this one is for you.

The rationale for this is simple cause and effect.  You can jump off the roof of a tall building (the cause) and the effect will not be pretty (I’m not recommending this, by the way).

This is what Ellis calls the l.a.m.p. method:

The L stands for Lock On: What is it that you really want out of your business?  This is where you must start to be successful.  If you don’t have a clear idea of your goals and objectives your business will not be set on a firm foundation.  You probably know the saying, aim at nothing and you’ll hit it every time.  Lock on to a clear goal and you’re ready to grow your business.

The A stands for Act: After you know what it is you want, then you can break things down into simple action steps and complete them, thus setting in motion the causes to get your desired results, which is the effect of cause and effect.

The M stands for Manage Your Progress: Are you producing your desired results now? You won’t know unless you’re tracking! If you’re not, this is the point where you’ll need to adjust and repeat step two.  Tracking is how we know whether or not we need to make adjustments to our actions.  It is also where we see whether are adjustments have had the effect on our results that we wanted.  This is the M in SMART goals – we need to be able to measure the effect of our actions.

The P stands for Persist: Finish what you start. Most people give up way too fast. Don’t let that be you. Keep at it and you WILL find your way!  Starting an internet business and getting it profitable takes time.  Be patient, but keep working, keep tweaking, keep on it and you can be successful!

That’s the l.a.m.p., and I hope that you can use it to light your way!

As always, I invite your comments and questions, and your likes and shares.

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