Goal setting for the entrepreneur

Jan 2018

Goal setting and planning for early-stage entrepreneurs is very tricky, especially when you’re still trying to validate and de-risk your business model. You’re being told that you should have a plan but how’s that going to work when you still need to figure out where you’re heading? My advice is to think about your goals and plans in terms of granularity. You pretty much know what you’re going to do today and you can get quite granular in detail. The further out you go, however, the less granular you’re going to be. So try this: start with a set of three-month must-happen goals. Break those down by monthly objectives and then break those down into weekly tasks. Get the current week tasks into to daily schedules. Load everything on your calendar. Wash, rinse, repeat.