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Goal Setting How to Handle Missed Goals

Have you ever set a goal?

I’m sure that in your life you’ve set goals, or you at least know other people that have set goals.

Have you achieved all the goals you set?

I haven’t.

And the truth of it is you’re not going to accomplish every goal you set out in life. It’s just not humanly possible.  But what happens after you either achieve a goal or not, is critical to achieving the next goal you set.

Let me explain. Let’s say your goal is to make a million dollars.  Along the way you figure that the way you’re going to make a million dollars is to build a business of your own.  A year goes by, and the business doesn’t even come close to generating a million dollars.   You get down on yourself and begin thinking, “See, I set a goal for a million dollars but didn’t make it.  This isn’t worth it.”

But here’s the deal and the way you rehabilitate that disappointment. Consider this, the reason you didn’t get that goal is because somewhere along the way to making to the million dollars, you DID achieve something you wanted even more than the million dollars.


Maybe, when you established your business and people told you it was great and acknowledged what you were doing, you realize the business was working!  Yeah, it didn’t make the million, but on the way, the big win was that you built a business.  A solid business providing a product or service people love.

The problem is, you didn’t acknowledge that win.  Remember, you were going for the million dollars. But your spirit, the part of you that really wanted to be recognized and be able to play a bigger game accomplished the real goal. Even though it wasn’t a conscious one, that subconscious, spiritual goal was realized. Okay, you didn’t get the material goal that was written down on paper.  If you don’t acknowledge the real goal, if you don’t acknowledge the goals that you did achieve – finding the product, raising the capital, finding an awesome team, getting acknowledgements and testimonies from your customers, etc. If you don’t acknowledge those wins and those goals what’ll happen is not only did you not get the million, but when you go to set the next goal for next year, I’m gonna make a million dollars.

Do you know what’s going to happen?  It is going to be even harder. Why? Because you did not acknowledge the wins that you did accomplish along the way.

So anytime you set a goal for yourself, and you don’t meet the deadline or don’t make it happen, make a list of the things you did accomplish.  Say them out loud, do this with somebody else. And you will find, as you say them out loud, one or two of them will make you chuckle, make you smile. Maybe even bring tears to your eyes. That’s the goal your spirit really wanted. That’s probably why you didn’t get the other goals because you didn’t acknowledge the real one that was sitting deep inside.

See, you’re always winning. You’re always accomplishing. You need to acknowledge those wins. And as you do, and as you acknowledge the goals that you did achieve, even in face of the failed goals, the goals that you set can become bigger, more profitable to you and more rewarding.

Be awesome.

Adapted from YouTube video – https://youtu.be/mwd-n6Wsp3s

Discover the Real Issues

What is the biggest pain point of your customer?

Can you nail down that underlying issue that you can help them eliminate?

In reality, many businesses don’t understand what their market truly wants. They focus on the surface-level messages without digging deeper to identify the root problem.

I don’t want you to be like those businesses.

You need to learn how to identify the issues that even your customer might not see themselves.

Why?

Because when you do this, your marketing and sales effort will start to return much better results.

Think of it this way:

Nobody becomes overweight from eating one piece of cake. There’s got to be something about their eating patterns.

Similarly, a business doesn’t struggle for a lack of sales. There has to be something in the processes that isn’t performing up to par and affecting sales.


Do you see where I’m going with this?

You need to look beyond the obvious and find precisely what’s causing it.

This is how your audience will recognize that you understand their struggle. And when they realize that you know their real pain, they’re more likely to work with you on solving it.

But, how do you find those underlying issues?

The answer is in asking a lot of questions.

For example, we have a list of 50 questions that we ask our clients to shed light on their business processes. This allows us to know what works and what doesn’t in our clients’ business.

Let’s say that you’re in real estate. You’d need to know the investor’s needs, risk appetite, and all other crucial criteria in great detail.

Just because you have a lower-ticket offer (compared to real estate) doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t dig as much into your audience’s needs.

My advice is for you to start figuring out your audience’s underlying pain as soon as possible. I trust that you now know the benefits.

 

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Negotiate to a YES

I’ve covered the first four steps of the selling cycle.

The fifth step is how to handle objections and turning a no into a yes.

Somewhere during this negotiation, whether it’s online or offline, you’re going to find that someone is going to say no.

They might say that they don’t have any interest in what you’re offering. Or, they don’t have enough money.

People will say “no” because they don’t understand or because they have Little Voices going on all about it.

Your job is to have the skill to turn a no into a yes.

How do you do it?

Through acknowledgment and asking questions. Learn how to handle the psychology behind the objections, which is just say “thank you” to everything.

Somebody says it’s too expensive? Thank you.

Somebody says you’re an idiot? Thank you.

You have no idea what you’re talking about? Thank you.


And then, you ask questions.

Why do you feel that way? What are you comparing it to?

Many people can’t sell because they feel terrified of public speaking. Any kind of public speaking is greater than the fear of death for most people.

Why?

Because they feel exposed.

If they mess up, everyone will see it. And it’s not so much about messing up but the embarrassment that follows. That’s what people are afraid of.

When someone says no, just remember this formula:

When your emotion goes up your intelligence goes down.

That means you’ll want to keep your cool, say thank you, then ask questions that may make them change their mind.

You’ll be more than ready to handle someone saying no to you and you’re not going to allow your emotion to go up.

That’s all there is to step five – objection handling.

And you can use this formula to turn a no into a yes.

 

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