When your business is planning short and long term goals, it’s important to blend in personal goals as well. Personal goals help you as a business owner develop more as a person which not only improves yourself but business productivity as well. 

With a strategy that promotes personal goals that blend in its long term business model, there is more potential for growth. Personal and professional achievements you want to accomplish should not only be for yourself but for other employees as well. Setting the expectation helps everyone understand the level of performance that is expected. There are five questions you can ask yourself when choosing what to accomplish. 

How much time do I spend at work? 

Time is a major factor that plays into where your efforts are most efficient and least efficient. Analyzing how your day is spent at work allows you to see where your time goes and delegate anything necessary that takes up too much of your time to someone else. 

What do I want out of this?

If you want to envision your ideal work environment, what steps are necessary in order to achieve this? Is this a possibility or a dream? Take the necessary steps to make the dream you have a possibility. 

What are my SWOT’s? 

One of the most important factors when it comes to analyzing a business plan and personal goals is a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis. You should play to your own strengths as a business owner, but also recognize there are weaknesses as well. Your team is able to help you overcome your weaknesses but also help you realize the external opportunities and threats that can dampen or strengthen your business. 

Am I to blame for my stagnation?

Taking a step back from the business, look at things with the perspective of an outsider to see if you are hurting your business in any way. Realizing you have things that are obstructing your progress and an approach to correcting those issues make a strong, effective leader. 

What motivates me to have peak performance? 

Think about what makes you get up in the morning happy to go to work. Is it motivating your employees to perform at their best? Is it doing a certain task that gives you satisfaction? Figuring out what motivates you allows you to have more drive to complete your professional and personal goals, increasing your life at home and at work.