June 14, 2007 4:13am CST
If you are like me and sometimes have trouble reaching your goals than maybe you need a "goal buddy"! This is someone that will keep you honest about your goal and where you stand. Here are some things to look for in a goal buddy. You need to seek a like-minded "buddy". They need to share the same type of interest and be in similar careers. Since you are reading this blog ,you are most likely a work at home mom or dad so your "goal buddy" needs to be a work at home mom or dad, too. You should "meet" every so often to share where you each are in your goals. This will keep you from procrastinating. Agree with each on what the rules are. Will you talk every week or month? Will you talk by phone or email? Make sure you are honest about what your goals are. Be open with all of your support and information with your "goal buddy". For example: You are a direct seller for a party plan company and you know someone in their area ,maybe you could get them in contact with that person so they could have a party! Report to each other your progress. This way you can keep track of what you want to improve on. For each goal your "buddy" has ask for a regualar progress report by email. You can share with other what goals you have reached or are close to reaching. A "goal buddy" can also help you get through all of the bad times too. By giving you support and advice on how to get over the slump in sales or whatever is slowing you down. You need to celebrate each others successes by sending congratulatory e-cards or sending a small gift. Whenever you reach a goal it is fun to recieve a reward - It helps you stay motivated. Take the time to find and have a great "goal buddy" and you both will be quickly onto reaching your goals.