Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones
Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Trendy in Indy
Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Trendy in Indy
Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Trendy in Indy
Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Trendy in Indy
Tips for Setting Goals and Reaching Milestones featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Trendy in Indy

Do you know how it feels to set a goal and reach it? It's one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. These goals burn like a fire inside of us, making us push toward them no matter what.

On Saturday night, Trendy in Indy hit 10K on Instagram. Although maybe this seems petty or small to some, this was a huge milestone for me in my business as an influencer. I now have the swipe up feature to link directly to posts and products I am loving now which makes it easier for you guys to have access to my content. 

THE ULTIMATE TIPS FOR SETTING GOALS

I've always been a goal setter. As a student I always wanted straight A's. The only B i received was in college during a study abroad course about the French government that I just couldn't wrap my head around. As a dancer, I just wanted my triple turn. I worked diligently to spot, do abdominal exercises, and get up when I fell. Once I got that, then I was moving on to turns in second.

Goals allow us to grow in our businesses, in our lives, and as individuals. They don't even have to be monstrous long-term goals, they can be right now today-oriented goals. In fact, there are three kinds of goals that I set for myself.

  1. Daily goals. These are the small, daily wins that give us reason to celebrate. I set anywhere from 5-10 per day based on what's on the agenda. They can be anything from "I'm going to workout today" to "I'm going to stop working at 8pm and spend time with my husband."
  2. Short-term goals. These goals are generally accomplished in a year or less. Last September I said "Next year, I am going to NYFW, I'm not missing another one." So in February this year, I bought my plane ticket for September 2018.
  3. Long-term goals. Let's talk your five year plan. If you're cringing right now thinking you have no idea where you'll be in five years, well me either. But, I know I have certain goals in mind. For example in five years, Trendy in Indy is going to have at least 50K followers and traveling for business in cool places at least twice a year. 

I've also learned to form the goal in terms of making the action. In other words, instead of saying "I want to workout today," I say, "I'm going to work out at 7:30am today." Make the goal something you must do, will yourself to do it, and set a time frame. Goals should always be specific, measurable (to an extent), and attainable. In other words, I wouldn't set a goal like "I'm going to walk on the moon in ten years" because the likelihood of that is slim to none since a) I'm a little claustrophobic and b) I'm not an astronaut.  

The only real thing that gets in the way of us reaching our goals are ourselves. We put up mental blocks and we make excuses. But at the end of the day, we are in control of our choices and what we accomplish. We also often forget to celebrate our goals. Each goal you accomplish should be celebrated. Give yourself a reason to pat yourself on the back or pop a bottle of champagne. Celebrate it, no matter how big or small.

Lastly, sometimes it takes a team to help you reach your goals. I wouldn't have reached 10K without all the businesses that have trusted me to speak on behalf of their brands, without my intern Maddie, without my husband, or without all of you. So thank YOU. Thank you for following along on my journey, sending me ways in which I inspire you, and sharing what local purchases you've made based on my recommendations. You guys are the real rockstars. 

Cheers to setting goals and crushing them,

Steph 

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