Opinion | Keys to setting new year goals

Have you ever wondered why your business isn't delivering what you intended? Why you aren’t where you want to be?

The key to getting what you want out of life is setting goals.

Unfortunately, most people don’t set, don’t record or share their goals. When they actually do so, they are generally what we call ‘society goals’; general in nature and conform to the values and beliefs we have been raised with, like the desire to be debt free. The problem is that these goals are rarely specific or measurable. It is almost impossible to track how you’re progressing towards achieving them and difficult to be held accountable.

READY: It's time to rethink where you want to be.

READY: It's time to rethink where you want to be.

Having quantifiable goals also means that you can relay your goals to your adviser, who can then take them into account. Your business is ultimately there to serve your family, so if your adviser is not aware of your goals, you’re not getting the right advice.

Andrew Beattie is Director | Business Advisory Services PKF Sydney and Newcastle