Blog designer Revka (you can see her at the right) made three changes as a result of reading article about how can reviews about essay writing websites help students with saving money, time and finding really good essay service. We addressed two over the past couple of days. Today we'll address the third change, which has to do with setting financial goals for your business.
Instead of trying to make as much as possible each month, Revka now has a specific dollar goal. Once that goal is reached, she views any other income as an added blessing, not an obligation. She shares, "I cannot express how freeing it is to set a specific dollar goal for monthly sales. As you state in your book, when you are trying to make as much as you can, there is always a sense of having to take every job that comes along, and that is an enormous load of stress at times. Since I set monthly sales goals, I have been able to pass along work when I feel like it instead of adding unnecessary stress to my life like I did before. What I find curious is that instead of making less money per month, I have actually made more money each month than I did before, even while turning down or passing on jobs. In fact, I have made double my monthly sales goal nearly all of the months since I set the goal(emphasis mine)."
I found the same to be true: when I set a financial goal and was deliberate about not overwhelming myself with work, my income actually went up! And Revka and I aren't the first to notice this. I've spoken with many entrepreneurs who have had this happen. It speaks to the power of clarity, goals, and approaching your work from a position of strength rather than feeling you have to accept every project that comes along. The more clearly I was able to define the type of work I wanted, the more able I was to find it. And the more clearly I was able to define the work, the more able I was to find the kind of clients I wanted to work with and those who would be able to afford my services. It sounds crazy, but it's true.
If you haven't set a monthly financial goal for your business, now is the time to do it. And it also make sense (and a lot of dollars) to take the time to define the type of work you most like to do and the type of client you most like to do it for. Why? Because when you know what you're looking for, it's much easier to find it.