First Step for Effective Goal Setting

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Goal setting: does the thought of this leave you feeling overwhelmed?

Fear and doubt can get in our way. You want something that pushes yourself, your business. However, what if you don’t achieve your goals?

Further, as you think of all of the possibilities for the year and a list of potential goals, well that just feels endless and, once again, unachievable.

So where do you even begin with goal setting?

Neyssa Lee a Seattle Photographer  and educator is standing holding a planner for goal setting

The first step for effective goal setting is to start with a brain dump.

Grab and pen and paper and set a timer for 5 minutes. Write down absolutely EVERYTHING that comes to mind. There is no judgement here. Do not overthink things, or think, that’s too easy, or too hard. Instead, just write it all down. You may even end up adding something you need at the store or something that’s more of a “to do” than a goal. That’s okay.

The point of the brain dump is to stop yourself from overthinking.

Later you can go ahead and critique your list, remove items, add to it, or move those random tasks to your to-do list. See what you wrote down, where did you go when you didn’t let your brain get in the way?

Now you’re ready to really nail down your goals!

If one of your goals this year is to streamline your business, I’m here to help. Check out Photographer Resources for freebies to help you get started.

Are you looking for a community of other women photographers to support you with your goals for the year?

I’ve built a group just for you over on Facebook. Come join me for a space to learn and share ways to grow your business, use your time more effectively and efficiently, celebrate wins, and more.