Nailing Down Precise Goals

Episode 232 Nailing Down Precise Goals

Today I want to share an amazing experience I had in my recent Mastermind group.   I was challenged to really look at my goals for 2023 and truly take time to create and dig into what I want and how I can get to those goals.  I am so excited to share with you  and excited to hear what you plan to conquer in 2023.

In this episode we will cover:

    • Brainstorming and breaking down your goals.
    • Getting granular on the details.
    • Pushing yourself and stretching the limits.

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Episode 232: Nailing Down Precise Goals Transcript

Andrea: [00:00:03] Welcome to the Legalpreneur podcast. I’m your host, Andrea Sager, founder and CEO of Legalpreneur Inc. As a serial entrepreneur and someone that works exclusively with small business owners legally protecting their business, I’m dedicated to covering common legal issues faced by business owners, providing you with the business knowledge you need to catapult your businesses growth and showing you just how some of the world’s most elite entrepreneurs have handled these legal and business issues themselves. In true attorney fashion, the information in this episode is not legal advice. This is for informational purposes only, and you should always consult with your attorney before implementing any of the information in the show. Hello there.

Andrea: [00:00:48] Welcome back. I’m so excited. I kind of took an unexpected hiatus from the podcast for a couple of episodes. I’ve just been crazy traveling, getting back into the swing of things after Dream Bigger, which was absolutely phenomenal. I cannot believe how many people just came up to me and have since emailed me or contacted me somehow and just said This event absolutely changed my life and it just makes me so happy that all the hard work that we put in putting on this event finally just came to fruition and it paid off more than I could have ever imagined. Like I knew people would enjoy the event. I knew people would walk away with something new, something to really light them on fire. I had no idea that people were going to walk away, literally saying This event changed my life. So I’m really honored and just super excited that it was a hit. And so I don’t know. The date or location of the next event. However, we will have another event in 2023. If you want to get on the waitlist to be the first to hear about that. And of course just kind of tickets, just go to the intercom slash dream bigger and get on that waitlist. The link is there in the show notes. So today we’re going to be talking about goals. And I I’m so excited because it actually hit me last week. So after Dream Bigger, I went to Los Angeles for my last meetup of the year with Chris Harder’s elite mastermind, which you’ve heard me talk about masterminds before.

Andrea: [00:02:23] I love it. I’ve been in there for three years. I would not be where I am today without Chris and his mastermind. But we actually got to hear from Lewis Howes and he our speakers. This meetup were beyond phenomenal, but. Talking with Lewis or hearing from Lewis really hit me the most. And that’s why I want to talk about goals, because he actually challenged me on my goals. And so I was I realized, hey, if I’m having trouble with this, I know other people are as well. And so. We’re going to be talking about getting those precise goals. And Lewis Howes, if you haven’t heard of him, hopefully you have. He is the host of the show of the School of Greatness and he’s an author. He’s been in the online world forever. He’s just an incredible human being. And he came to us and he said, Hey, you know, my goal is to reach because he used to do a lot of teaching. And Chris Harder actually got the idea to start his mastermind because he was in Lewis Houses Mastermind. And Lewis has had other online programs. He did other things and he actually shut it all down in order to grow his media brand, his media company, which is essentially the school of greatness. Now, he has a ton on YouTube like he’s he’s doing a lot with his brand and which I’m a huge fan of.

Andrea: [00:03:45] Hopefully one day I’ll have him here on the show and hopefully one day I’ll be on the School of Greatness. I put that put that out into the universe last week in LA. So hopefully one day or not, hopefully one day I will be on the School of Greatness show anyways, so the goals. He. So his whole goal is he wants to reach 100,000 people a week. He wants to impact 100,000 people a week with his own media brand. Very defined. He and he talked about how he got to this number and where it came from and. I asked him because he has a new book coming out next year. And so I asked him about my book. So my book is coming out in January. Legalpreneur The Business Owners Guide to Legally Protecting Your Business. And I asked him like, Hey, what tips do you have for a first time author? And you know, like what you know, as a first time author, like, what were you doing to promote your book? And so he like, asked me what my goals were. And initially I actually did not have goals to sell the book. I wanted to write it. I wanted to get it out there, and I wanted it just as another marketing piece and just as something to just essentially like give to clients and let it be available as people need it.

Andrea: [00:05:07] But as I have gotten closer to the launch date, I’m like, No, actually I do want this to have a good launch and reach as many people as possible and as many entrepreneurs as possible. And so initially I was like, Oh, I want to sell 5000 copies. And of course, here comes Lewis. And he’s like, okay, we’ll buy Winn. Why not more? Why not 10,000? Why not this? Or y, you know, just challenging me on my goals? And he wasn’t pushing back to say like, Hey, you can do more, but why not have this goal? Like, do you have an actual reason of why you want this number? Why do you think you can hit this number? And I had said, Oh, I want to sell 5000 books by June. And he was like. Why not January? Why not? Why don’t you want to sell 10,000 in the first week? And so, of course, I have this imposter syndrome. I’m like, Well, you know, my fear. I have my own theory. I’m in my own way because. I’m writing about the legal stuff and my fear is, oh, not many people are going to want to buy a book about the legal stuff. He’s like, No, he’s like, Every entrepreneur needs this. He’s like, he’s like, Everybody needs this. He’s like, You should be selling many, many more copies than 5000. So he challenged me. And so I’ve been getting really, really clear on my own goals.

Andrea: [00:06:23] And so I’m happy to announce that my goal is to sell 10,000 copies of the book the first month that it’s out. So by the end of February, the goal is to have 10,000. Honestly, I would love to sell 10,000 that first week. I need to change my I know I’m like I’m coaching myself right now because I need to, like, feel confident in saying I am going to sell 10,000. The first week that it comes out. So I’m still working on that. I’m getting there. We do have the presales available. We announce it on the podcast, but we’re changing, not changing a few things. We’re just kind of revamping how we’re launching this. But I want to talk about your goals, so. My goal, my big thing for next year is the book. And it’s not just selling the book, but I want to get more speaking opportunities and I believe that is going to happen because of the book. And that was a big reason of why I wanted to get the book out there. So on top of the book, I have speaking goals and. What I encourage you to do is really figure out and brain dump, like literally sit for a few minutes and think about 2023. What are your goals for 2023? Just brain dump for 5 minutes. Give yourself 510 minutes to just brain dump. Right? As much as possible. What are your goals for 2023? And then I want you to identify like your top 3 to 5, like OC at the end of 2023, Christmas 2023.

Andrea: [00:08:03] If these 3 to 5 things have happened, it’ll be my best year ever. Encircle those. And once you have those identified, then think about how can I get more granular with these goals? How can I actually get more precise? How can I define these goals even more and maybe just break them down? Because at first I was like 5000 bucks. By June, I was really just pulling it out of my butt and I didn’t really have a plan to even get there. And then after Lewis was challenging me and this was in front of the whole group, and even afterwards we were like, That was amazing that he was just pushing back and pushing back. And I was like, I know, like he really got me in checked there. And so this is what I’ve been doing for all of my goals for 2023 is. You know, getting the overall big goals and then breaking them down. If I want to sell 10,000 books, really in January, by the end of January, then I need to start reaching out to this many people. I need to get on this many podcasts. I need to do this. I need to do this and start doing that because then it really got my button gear. I’m like, Oh shit, we’re in October, so I need to start doing this.

Andrea: [00:09:19] I need to start doing this. And so when you have those goals, those 3 to 5 really overarching goals. Define them even more. Get more precise on those goals and challenge yourself. Like, okay, is this a safe goal? Can I actually can I actually stretch that? Because I was talking I was actually doing a podcast interview yesterday to be on somebody else’s podcast, and she was talking about how much money I had made in my law firm and talking about how I had hit big numbers pretty quickly. And I said, you know, actually, like, these are great numbers. I’m very, very proud of them. But what’s funny is that I’ve actually never hit a revenue goal of my own. So my first year in the law firm, I brought in 430,000. My goal that year was to actually bring in 500,000. My second year, I my goal was a million. And between my two businesses I brought in a million. But with my law firm specifically, I had brought in like 960,000. And basically a million. But I was like, I actually have never hit a revenue goal of mine because I really make myself stretch. And I am really proud of though, like with the numbers that I have hit, like don’t don’t take me, don’t take this the wrong way, that I’m not proud of it. I am very, very proud of those. But. I still haven’t hit the goals at the same time, though.

Andrea: [00:10:48] If I didn’t have those huge, outlandish goals that I truly believed I could hit. I wouldn’t have been that close to them in the first place. So don’t be afraid to set these huge, outlandish goals unless if there’s just something in you and you’re like, I don’t even believe that can happen. I don’t see how that can happen. And that’s not a goal that really may push you or really light you up because you just don’t believe it can happen. But if you have a stretch goal and you’re like, okay, this is a stretch, but I know I can make this happen. I see. Like, I see the path I can. I know how I can make it happen then. Have that stretch goal and if you come short. You wouldn’t have got that close anyway unless you had that stretch goal. So we’re we’re in the end of October heading into the last couple of months of the year. Take the time to really, really get granular with your goals, challenge yourself, make sure that. You’re not just setting arbitrary goals. Like why do you actually want this? Is this actually going to fulfill you? Is this actually going to if you’re at Christmas 2023? Are you going to feel like? Yeah, I actually like this has been the best year ever. Are you going to feel like that if you hit these goals? If not, then maybe you need to redefine or figure out your why.

Andrea: [00:12:10] There’s a lot of things you can dig into, but take the time now. Get clear on those goals. Challenge yourself, get precise, and please reach out on Instagram. I want to hear what your goals are. I am just I’m fired up for 2023. Luckily, like, every time I’m with Chris Herder and his mastermind, I’m always fired up after. But I am very, very fired up now for the book. And I do have a goal of selling 10,000 copies and. I want to sell 10,000 copies in January. And one of the ways I want to do that is through speaking opportunities and podcasts. So if you know somebody that I would be, I could be a great guest on the podcast, please let me know. Or if you have a community that needs legal education, please let me know. I would come to love and educate your community and just reach more people. But please reach out on Instagram. Let me know what your goals are because I want to see, Hey, can we help each other? Let’s figure out how we can help each other reach our own goals. So I’ll be sharing. You know what? If you are cool with me sharing on my Instagram stories, I’ll be sharing your own goals and we can all see how can we help each other together. All right, I’m out. I will see you all on Monday.

Andrea: [00:13:30] And don’t forget to reach out on the ground. I want you to get here at Legalpreneur. We’re committed to providing a supportive legal community for all business owners. I know how scary the legal stuff can be. If you found this information helpful, I would be so grateful if you could share it with the fellow business owner. And quite frankly, it doesn’t cost anything to rate, review or subscribe to the show. Your support helps me reach more listeners, which allows me to support more business owners in their entrepreneurial journey. Have any questions or comments about the show? Feel free to drop me a line on Instagram. I promise. I read all of the messages and comments, and if you want to be a guest on the show or know someone that would make a great guest, simply fill out our application form and a team member will reach out if we think it’s a good fit. I’ll see you in the next episode.

Episode 232 Nailing Down Precise Goals