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Achieving 2020 business goals

MBF Meeting 7 February 2020

About 30 small business owners attended the first MBF meeting of 2020. Vice-President, Veronica Lind opened the meeting by welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, a year of new beginnings and summarised the upcoming events. The Rat Year reminded her of "Who moved my cheese" and stressed that change happens all the time and it is important for us to anticipate change, monitor change and adapt to change very quickly.

Here are some important links Veronica shared.

Subsidised online program for women entrepreneurs by NSW Government -

NSW Business Resilience Information. Download "Guide to recovering from disaster".

To achieve your goals, Andrew Campbell, an Australian Small Business Advisory Service Agent, Business Broker and Coach shared:

9 steps to creating the right mindset and goals for 2020.

Andrew stressed the importance of having a growth mindset and explained how the brain works to set you up for success. Andrew shared these 9 steps to creating the right mindset so you can achieve your 2020 goals.

1. The WHY question.

Ask yourself at least five times why do you want to do this?

2. Setting your goals the right way.

Setting goals is not creating a to-do list. Andrew suggested learning from The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington.

3. Create your morning ritual.

Create a positive frame of mind so it builds confidence that leads to success. Ask these questions before you start your day.

- 3 things that I am grateful for

- 3 wins that I had yesterday

- 3 things to achieve today

4. Abundance vs Scarcity Mindset.

Visualise abundance and strive to earn more rather than penny pitch.

5. Take the offense and not the defence.

This is about taking charge and work on the important things that drive your business forward.

6. Seek help to achieve your goals.

You cannot do everything alone. Seek new skills and help to keep you motivated so you can move forward.