Posts tagged Goal
029 Opening a Brick and Mortar Business in 5 Months with Alyssa Cairns

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Alyssa Cairns, co-founder and all around badass of momHIVE, a community and coworking space for moms and entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids, MI.

She shares with us her story of big life changes, and the challenges that come with being a mom and an entrepreneur.

The idea for momHIVE began in February when Alyssa voiced her desire to have a space to do focused work outside of her home, and she was met with a massive amount of interest from other moms needing the same sort of space.

Between that post in February and opening day of the momHIVE space was just 5 short months - a time in which Alyssa got a crash course in what it really takes to open a brick & mortar business, how to listen to what the community really needs, and being able to deliver on it all while (mostly) keeping her sanity.

Alyssa is JUST the type of Rebel I wanted to have on to show you that even your biggest wildest goals can happen when you lean into your natural tendencies, listen to your audience, and trust your inner voice.

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028 3 Things Perceivers Do REALLY Well In Goal Setting

Perceivers are SO intuitive, enviably so by the rest of us! If you’re a Perceiver, you just always seem to know what your next move should be. 

If you ask them what their next project is, they’ve got it all mapped out in their minds. They’ve got all the ideas, and what is perhaps so intimidating to others is that they seem so SURE of them all.

When it comes to goals, that superpower helps Perceivers make sure they’re setting the right goals.

But if you aren’t a Perceiver...how do you know if you’re setting the right goals?

Entrepreneurship gives SO many of us that shiny object syndrome. Everywhere you turn it seems like there’s a new trend - batching, A/B scheduling, courses, digital products, YouTube channels...when you are still trying to get your business feet underneath you it can be hard to figure out what your next goals should be to help you grow and profit in a way that you can feel aligned with and good about. 

Because the only thing worse than setting the wrong goal in business, is setting the wrong goal AND not feeling like you’re able to show up and put in our best effort because it’s so not you.

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027 Setting Goals That Actually Feel Good

Feelers are more likely to be people pleasers than Strategists or Perceivers, which means a few things. First, it’s hard for Feelers to put themselves first, and their goals are often based on how they can provide and care for the people that mean most to them.

This means for Feelers, your best goal setting strategies are going to include selfish self care, setting and enforcing boundaries, and regularly checking in with your needs along the way.s

Let’s talk about what I mean when I say selfish self care.

If you’re a Feeler, incorporating self care into your everyday routine might feel impossible. Because in your mind, every minute is spoken for from the moment you open your eyes in the morning to the moment your head hits the pillow at night.

Your plate feels full AF. And it is full. I won’t deny that. Between your kids, your partner, your work, keeping up the house, running errands, trying to be a stand up human being and hopefully getting sleep somewhere in there, it’s tough to figure out when you could feasibly fit anything else in.

If you tuned in to last week’s episode, I talked a lot about simple self care, meaning simplifying your self care routines so you’re not necessarily taking up more time, just using it differently and enlisting some extra help to make it happen.

For you as a Feeler, that’s only part of the equation.

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026 Forget Everything You Think You Know About Goal Setting

Strategists are notorious overcomplicators, perfectionists, and control-freaks. Which means when it comes to goals, your best bet is going to be focused around simple self care activities, setting fewer goals, and building in simplicity reminders for yourself along the way.

If you’re a Strategist, incorporating self care into your everyday routines might feel super overwhelming. Because in your mind, you’re going from zero to a two hour morning routine that you can’t feasibly execute - meditation, morning pages, exercise, oil pulling, reading, coffee, showering, doing your hair, doing some household work, all at your leisure before the kids wake up and the daily chaos begins.

And so what you do you? You just don’t do any of it. You’re an all in or an all out type of a person if you’re a Strategist.

That’s why the emphasis on SIMPLE self care.

See by simplifying the routines, you’re able to go all in on it, the way you are naturally wired to do.

Goal setting feels hard and big *that’s what she said* but honestly, they’re only as hard and big as you make them. Simplicity goes a long way for you strategists out there and the three month goal planner is going to help you execute on that simplicity in a way that feels natural to you.

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025 Goals Don't Follow a Timetable and Neither Should You

So look, I've seen a lot of folks talking about goals recently, but I mean, none of them are The Goal Designer #justsaying⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

There's a lot of fear mongering, intentionally or not that you probably wasted the first half of 2019 and how the hell are you going to make the last six months count.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

To that I say, FUCK. THAT.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Every day counts whether you're working toward your goals or not. Every day is valid. Every day has meaning. ⠀⠀

That's why my goal setting process is different.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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