Empire builders, are you struggling to set or achieve your dropshipping goals for 2021? Finding a balance between your personal and professional life can be a struggle regardless of what industry you’re in. However, entrepreneurs especially struggle with finding a good work-life balance. With over thirteen years of online entrepreneurial experience, I have learned some tips and tricks along the way. Over the last five years, I have generated over $5 million in sales through my ecommerce endeavors. A critical piece to my success has come from accountability and goal setting in my daily routine. Read on to learn how to kickstart your ecommerce journey by creating, recreating, and attacking your dropshipping goals for 2021.
Start Attacking Your Dropshipping Goals for 2021
Each year, I like to give myself a new set of goals to help me stay focused on growing my entrepreneurial endeavors, and 2021 is no different! Goal setting and accountability have been a critical part of my success in generating over $5 million in sales over the last five years. Over the course of these five years, I have been using the At-A-Glance planners to help me structure my days, create accountability checks, and ruthlessly attack the goals I make for myself. The goal-setting system that I have found to work best for me is the Build System coupled with the Daily Six.
The Build System, coupled with the Daily Six, has allowed me to see quantum leaps in my ecommerce revenue. I have been following this system and keeping my notebooks for five years now. Keep in mind that these notebooks aren’t for my deep thoughts. Instead, they provide me with a means to hold myself accountable and structure my days to get the most out of them. Going back over my notebook from five years ago has allowed me to see just how far I have progressed, both with my business and my mindset. If you want to achieve great things in your ecommerce endeavors, following the Build System and Daily Six might just be what you need in your life.
The Build System + Daily Six
The Build System is simply an acronym I have used to help me better structure my days and hold myself more accountable to my goals. Each letter in BUILD corresponds to a different element that I feel is essential to obtaining a successful entrepreneurial career and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
B — Body
U — You
I — Income
L — Relationships
D — Development
Now, I know not all letters in the BUILD acronym correspond perfectly. However, this is how I like to structure the Build System, and I have found that this way makes the most sense for me. So follow along if you would like to get organized. Remember, the goal is to have as many of these letters circled at the end of the day as possible. If you don’t quite hit your goal, that’s okay, but put an x through that letter and try to hit that goal the next day.
I rarely hit all of my goals each day, but I view this as a good thing. If I was hitting all my goals each day, it would prove to me that I wasn’t pushing myself hard enough to be better and grow my business more. Overall, the Build System coupled with the Daily Six has a lot to offer aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out what the Build System and Daily Six are all about (and how they can keep you on course for achieving your dropshipping goals for 2021) down below.
The first letter in BUILD corresponds with Body. The goal you make under Body should be all about health and fitness. Ask yourself the question, “How did I take care of my body today?” Think about creating a goal that has to do with either moving your body or fueling properly. Set an initial goal of drinking a green smoothie every day or getting a 45-minute walk in. Whatever your goal is, just start off with one small daily task. Once you have made it into a solid habit, then you can start building upon it.
The second letter in BUILD corresponds with You. This goal is about setting time aside for yourself each day. This includes listening to music, getting a massage, learning a new hobby, and playing video games. Hitting the You goal is often the hardest for an entrepreneur. However, taking time for yourself is essential to avoid burnout and fatigue later on in your entrepreneurial journey. Give yourself permission to take 45-60 minutes a day for yourself. The payoff will be well worth it.
Income + Daily Six
The third letter in BUILD corresponds with Income. As entrepreneurs, our main focus will always fall within this element of the BUILD system. That’s also why this element is the most complex in the Build System with two parts. The Income element is also coupled with the Daily Six.
The first step in this element is to ask yourself the question, “What can I do today to grow my business?” After asking yourself this question, make yourself six business goals for the day. These six goals can include things like creating ads, reaching out to influencers, launching new ads, designing landing pages, or launching funnels. The goal can be anything that will help take your business further, but they should all connect to your main dropshipping goals for 2021. When setting these goals, make sure you have everything planned out the night before. This will ensure that you have your day’s structure laid out as soon as you get up in the morning.
The fourth letter in BUILD corresponds with Relationships. When looking at relationships, I’m not just talking about friends or romantic partners. These relationship goals include business relationships, too. I make relationship goals for myself in two areas: personal and business. So make a goal of calling home to your parents or taking your partner out on a date, but don’t forget to set business relationship goals, too. Business relationship goals can be anything from going to a conference to connecting with other people in your niche. Your goal is whatever you make it, but remember that growing a business is easier when you have a community and connections within your niche.
The fifth and final letter in BUILD corresponds with Development. Your development should always be centered around the question, “What did I learn today that I didn’t know yesterday?” Every day you should be setting goals to build upon your personal development. My biggest daily development goal revolves around reading. I like to read 45-60 minutes a day. There is something so cool about consuming knowledge in just a couple of days that authors have spent a lifetime learning. I especially enjoy reading biographies of people who were able to achieve great things during their lives.
Along with reading, online courses are another great way to build upon your personal development. The avenues are truly endless. Just make sure you are setting aside time to learn, grow, and develop your mindset. Mindset is a vital part of becoming a successful ecommerce entrepreneur.
Consult With the Pros to Achieve Your Dropshipping Goals for 2021
I hope following the Build System will help you get the most out of your days and push you further ahead in your ecommerce endeavors. Remember, these goals are supposed to be challenging. I don’t hit all five BUILD goals every day, and I don’t expect you to either. If I were hitting every goal each day, it would illustrate that my goals aren’t challenging enough, and I would need to reevaluate and give myself some more challenging goals to attack. Keep this in mind when setting your own dropshipping goals for 2021.
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