First, remember that these are your goals and no one else’s. There is no script you have to follow and no one has to approve them except you.
Start with the end.
I was able to work with a 30 year old this past week and we started with talking about what 40 would look like. I have found a lot of success with 10 years as a starting point.
In 10 years this person wants to have their business pretty much running on it’s own. We figured out what income would be required, how many employees would be necessary, how many clients, expenses, etc. etc.
From here we were able to create a map of where we would need to be in 1, 2.5, 5 and 7.5 year sub goals.
My favorite part is when I watched them go from thinking that a plan like retiring at 40 was a fantasy to the realization that it is in fact very achievable and that they now have a plan to actually make it happen. They now have a plan they can actually follow and track, a realistic and achievable plan. WAM!
Do you have a big 10 year goal? Want some help creating a plan in which to achieve it?