With only a couple weeks to go until the new year, there’s one task that should be on your to-do list that has nothing to do with Christmas or shopping or wrapping or decorating or baking.
It’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2015.
I’m a big believer in goals. It’s a subject I’ve written about here more than a few times. I believe if you’re not taking time to set goals and write them down, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice, and it could be a big part of the reason why you’re not achieving your voice over dreams.
Setting Your Voice Over Goals For 2015
When it comes to setting your goals for the coming year, there are a few things I want you to keep in mind.
1) Write Them Down: This honestly is a big deal. It’s not enough to just think them or dream them or tell someone about them. You need to write them down and you need to revisit them. Often! Get a notebook exclusively for your goals and get them on paper.
2) Be Specific: It’s not enough to make general statements. “I want to make more money,” is not a goal. “I want to make $100,000 in 2015,” is. “I want to book more voice overs,” is not a goal. “I want to book a national commercial every month,” is. The more detail you write into your goals, that easier it will be for you to take the next step, which is…
3) Make A Plan: If your goal is to book more national commercials, what steps are you going to take to make it happen? Start breaking it down into smaller pieces. Those smaller pieces are what will drive you. Each time you achieve success in a smaller step, it will push you onto the next one.
4) Dream Big: If you’re making goals that are within your reach, you’re not setting big enough goals. Don’t settle for what you accomplished in 2014. Don’t try to raise the bar just a little bit higher. Start making goals that are bigger. That push you further. That stretch you. Goals that drive you.
5) Take A Step: Every single day you need to be taking at least one step towards each goal. Baby steps, small steps, big steps. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re moving. Don’t look at the big picture and be overwhelmed. You need to spend more time executing than talking about executing!