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Reaching Your Financial Goals In 5 Steps

Setting and reaching your financial goals probably seems like an overwhelming task. If you break down large financial goals into smaller, accessible goals, you’ll have an easier time achieving them. Follow these five simple steps to reaching your financial objectives. Step One: To set and achieve financial goals, you must understand your finances. This is the most significant piece of financial success. To comprehend your finances you must know your FICO score. This three digit number is your financial footprint that will affect car loans, home loans, and credit card applications. Go to www.myfico.com to obtain your score. After you understand your FICO score, you need to know how you spend your money. Take one week to jot down all of your purchases and look at the amount of money that is coming in as opposed to the amount that is being spent. Are you increasing or decreasing your amount of debt? Step Two: Write down your financial goals with a realistic amount of time it will take to...

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Reach Your Career Goals in Manageable Steps

Do you want to find a career that makes you happier or start your own business? Utilize the steps outlined below to take the path to achieving your career goals. Start today and see the rewards within months. You can make decisions to better yourself and your career today. The five steps detailed below will help you to gain the confidence and necessary skills to accomplish career goals. Personalize each step to fit your specific goal. Step One: Write down all of your career goals. Put them in a time line like the example below to get a better understanding of the order that your goals will take. First Goal: Save money to live off of for six months.Second Goal: Look into requirements for new career path.Third Goal: Quit current job and begin looking for a new employer.Fourth Goal: Find employment within five months of leaving last job. Step Two: If you know that you have to meet certain educational requirements, look into your options. You will probably need...

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Setting Professional Goals

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” –Benjamin Mays Working in the same position for ten years can become draining, tedious, and repetitive. Most people want to move up the ladder in their places of employment. They want new challenges in their career to keep them excited and stimulated. If you’ve become bored with your career and want to set new professional goals, then this article is for you. Start by listing each professional goal that you have whether they’re large or small goals. Pick the one that you’re the most motivated to achieve and follow the steps outlined below to accomplish your professional goal. Step One: Write down one specific goal. This means that the goal must be measurable and time specific. Changing job positions isn’t a measurable goal. However, getting promoted to a supervisor position in one year is time specific and measurable. If you can’t measure when you’ve reached your goal, then it...

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Obtain Your Business Goals

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” –Christopher Reeve Do you dream of starting your own business? Do you lie awake at night thinking about ways to increase your sales? Planning business goals on a regular basis is a necessity in the business world. To stay afloat, you must try to improve your business and yourself each year. Two main purposes of setting business goals are to evaluate the progress of your business and establish priorities for the business, management, and employees. Making a business goal public to your employees will increase the chance that it will be reached. If people don’t know that you’re working toward a goal, they won’t understand the steps to reach the goal. Think about the business’ mission statement to establish goals that coincide with the values of the business. If the mission of the business is to produce quality items at a discount, then a reasonable...

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How to Set Goals

“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.” –Anonymous People talk about their goals to lose weight, get a new job, increase happiness, and start a new business. However, they don’t have specific plans to accomplish those goals, so they never achieve them. If you have goals that you want to obtain, follow the goal setting tips below. 1. Choose a goal that you truly want to accomplish. Don’t set a goal to quit smoking, because it’s bad for your health even though you don’t really want to quit. If you aren’t willing to give your goal one-hundred percent, then your chances of accomplishing it decrease dramatically. You have to want to succeed. 2. Set specific goals. The goal to learn a new language is not specific and measurable. Setting a goal to learn conversational Spanish within one year is a reasonable, measurable goal. You have to set...

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