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The biggest mistake people make with goal setting
Episode 26921st November 2022 • Your Dream Business • Teresa Heath-Wareing
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Today’s episode of the podcast is a solo episode all about goal setting.There is a simple mistake that I see so many business owners make when they do this, tune in now to find out what it is!


  • Why goal setting is so important

  • Where people go wrong with goal setting

  • Why you need to align your goals with your values


Goal setting isn’t about beating yourself up about things that you don’t achieve, it’s about giving you direction of where you want to go.


  • My experience of not goal setting for my own business this year

  • Why you need to plan your goals for next year, now

  • How I can help you goal set for 2023


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Hello and welcome to this week's episode of the podcast. How are you doing? So, we are getting towards the end of the year terrifying as that thought might be cuz actually it has gone really fast this year. It's time to start thinking about next year. And a little while back, I did an episode on the Science Behind the Woo, and you might wanna go back and re-listen to that in terms of why we goal set, why we plan, why we have vision boards, why we think to the future, why we imagine what our future could be like.

There is real science behind those things, which is one of the reasons why I do it every single year. Now I say this, and last year I didn't do it. I normally head out to Nashville and work with Mary. We do some kind of group mastermind thing, and I'm very lucky that we have Michael there and Megan there and, and they talk us through different exercises to plan our following year.

And I didn't do it last year cause I missed the date when I, when I was out there, I'd already missed it, which was a real shame. But I thought to myself, Oh, I'll use some time and I'll definitely do it and I didn't. And the first quarter and a bit of last year, not last year, sorry, this year for me, was not all that. From a so many points of view not just from an income point of view, but from a, I didn't know where I was going. I didn't know what direction I was doing. And it's like, you know, they always like saying, it's like having a map of somewhere that you don't wanna go to. Yeah, you can follow up, but you're gonna end up in the wrong place.

So we need to know where we're trying to get to. We need to know what is it we want for our business. What are our goals? What do we wanna achieve? And not just one business personally, what do we wanna in the following year. And it's not so that we can beat ourselves up about it, when we get to the end of the year and we haven't done it or might not have done it, it's so that we've got a direction.

It's so that we are working towards something. And I think this is often where people go wrong with goal setting because they don't do it the way I do it. They do it a kind of, Okay, these are your goals, this is what you're going for done. And you just set these goals and they just sit there kind of hovering over you for the whole year.

And you don't necessarily think about, Well, how am I gonna actually make them happen? What actions am I gonna do and how am I gonna take that massive annual goal and bring it down into a quarter and bring it down into a month and bring it down into a week and bring it down into a day? And that's the difference, that's what I do. But the other thing that I do, when I do goal setting is we look at what is in an alignment with you and your values, because you can't set goals.

You can't think about what you want for the world or what you want for your world without making sure it aligns with your values. So for instance, one of your values can be that you like ethical selling. And actually, one of your goals could be that you wanna make a million and you're gonna do it by getting loads of numbers.

It's just not gonna add up. You've gotta make sure that whatever your values are, match with your alignment, match with your goals. So that's what I do and that's what I'm gonna be doing with you hopefully on November the 30th. I have a session that's going to be about three, three and a half hours long that you can join me for where we can review your 2022 and we can set up and think about what do we want for 2023.

Now, like I said, the reason I didn't do this this year, Or the beginning of the year, it's cause I didn't have someone to do it with, you need someone to do it. We tell ourselves, I'm gonna take that time out, I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna go through the motions. We don't, I don't, and I teach this stuff. So, if I teach this stuff and I don't do it, then I promise you it's really, really hard to do on your own.

So what we're gonna do on that day, on November the 30th, is we're gonna review your 2022. We're going to look at what our values are, what we want from the world, and we're going to create goals based on those values. Now, if you're not sure what your values are, that's fine. I'm gonna help you with the really cool exercise. We're gonna work through them. I'm gonna look at how those values sit in with what goals you've got for the year.

We're not only gonna look at your goals, but we're also gonna look at each parts of your world. You know, what is your true north? What, where are you truly aligned with every kind of major aspect of your life and business. So home life, financially, relationships, business wise, you know, personal development or spiritual wise. We're gonna look at those different areas as well.

And then we're going to look at some strategic planning. Okay? We're going to look. So we're gonna do the kind of the coaching side and the more practice side in terms of the goal setting and the values and the what do we want from the world.

But we're also going to look at the strategic side. So we're gonna sit down and we're going to look the year. I've already started planning my year for next year. When are we going to sell things? When are we going to promote things? Where are we gonna put our focus in different things? So for me, we're going to look at the kind of real strategic and practical side of our business.

Because it's both. It can't just be the, let's put a goal out there and let's go I really want that goal. We need to look at how we're going to work towards making this goal happen. And then what we're gonna do is we're going to look at how we break down the goal into the actions. Okay? Because that's the key thing.

Now, with the goals, and I've said this many, many times, we can't always guarantee we're gonna get it. So if I set myself a huge growth goal for the podcast, well, I can't guarantee that that goal is going to happen. I certainly can't guarantee that goal's gonna happen if I take no action. So what actions can I take in order to start me getting towards that goal?

Now, these actions can be, the thing that we target ourselves by at the end of the quarter or the week or the year or whatever timeframe we're talking. So at the end of the year, if I have taken all the actions I wanted to take, I can high five myself and tell myself, brilliant! You've done amazingly. Even if the goal hasn't quite come to fruition, that's okay.

So it's about kind of like I said, taking two sides. It's about taking the practice side, the mindfulness, the mindset side of goal setting and looking at who we are and what we want from the world, but it's also the practical side. And after the three and a half hours that you're gonna spend with me, you're gonna come away with a plan, okay?

A very clear plan in terms of what you want from your business. You're gonna come away from a plan in the fact of what you are going to do when in the following year. And how that looks broken down quarterly and maybe monthly. So you're going to come away with your plan and you're going to have your overarching view of 2023.

And you're gonna be motivated and you're gonna be inspired, and you're gonna be ready to set those things in action. And we need to do that before the end of the year. We need to think about where we're gonna go. We don't wanna go into 2023, not knowing what we have planned for that year. We want to go into 2023, fired up, excited, ready to achieve the things that you wanna achieve, and I want to help you do that.

So not only can you join me for these three and a half hours, but also following on from that. In January, we're going to have a check in. So we're going to have a group, our call check in to see how you're going. And this might be the little bit of a motivation you need because you've had Christmas, you've got your plan, it's probably on your desk somewhere, and now you need a kind of, you know, revival of that plan.

A bit of a wake up call, a bit of a motivation. And these are the things I do with the executive club members. So this is how I've had members have their best ever year. In fact, one of my executive members this year has already hit her financial goal. And I'm recording this in October, so that's what I want for you.

That's what I wanna help you with. I want to work with you to help you look at what you've done this year, identify where some of those blocks are, and what is stopping you from getting to that next goal. How can I help you move to that next goal? How can we set those goals and what actions can be put in place?

So, If you want to join me for this day and then get this hour in January with me, the cost is 111 pounds. 1 1 1 You know I'm loving all these numbers. If you are a member of the club now, if you're a member of executive club, you don't need to pay to do this. You can come along for free. Because we do this work anyway, and if you wanna join us for an extra day, that's fine.

You will have your own day. If you are a member of the club, we won't go into this in this detail, so you will need to sign up for this. If you want to do it in the detail, we're gonna do it. Now, if you're a member of the club, you know we have saw, which is our online event in December. I think it's a week after this, but we'll be covering different things, but members get a discount, so members get 20% off, so they will get it for 88 pounds and 80 pence. And if you're a non-member, you get it for 111 pounds.

So I'm really hoping you'll join me. I really hope you are investing in yourself. And this is the thing I've invested in myself years after years after years in order to make sure that I achieve the goals I want. And I have, I have been especially very lucky. I've not been very lucky. I've been strategic, I've been mindful and I've worked hard at it, and I'm helping you to do the same. So we're gonna put a link in the bio, in the show notes, but, and you'll find it on my social media. But if you head to ie 2023.

You can come and join me on that day for that session, and let me help you plan out next year. Okay? That's all I wanted to say. Today, we're back next week with a interview. We've got the lovely Sigrun, and if you don't know who she is, you will wanna come and check her out. She, she's really good in terms of business strategy and getting your goals and that sort of thing.

So it's kind of act based on what I've just talked about. But it's a really, really good episode and like I said, we've only got a handful of interviews left. In fact, I think it's probably gonna take up, take us up to the end of the year, which is kind of cool. And then we will be starting all solos next year, which is Ace.

Okay? Have a lovely week. Hopefully you can sign up and join me on that planning session. Like said, go to and I will see you there. Have a great week and I'll see you next week.




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