Entrepreneurial Leaderboard for Goal Setting

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A vision is the power of anticipating that which will come. 

I was looking forward to staying at home with our baby.  In fact, I had just quit my job two weeks prior.  Although excited, it felt a bit like being a hiker traveling into unknown territory.  Would I be fit enough to handle the journey?  Would I have the resources I needed to survive?  Would the trail be treacherous or would it be easy and sprinkled with breathtaking views? I needed a plan going forward.

I had heard of vision boards before, but I had never made one of my own until that day.  As I held the crisp, white paper in my hand, I was overwhelmed by the promise of the future - eager to see it fall into place.

Three years later, I have watched the vision unfold in ways I never imagined they would.  The path it has taken me on has been the most challenging of my life, yet also the most rewarding.

"There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it.  No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.  The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish.  Open-mindedness is essential for belief.  Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief."  

And so it was that I believed and am living that very life today.

Today, I use something much like a vision board for my business.  I like to call it "THE LEADERBOARD".  A leaderboard is a scoreboard that shows the scores of the leading competitors.  I like to think I'm in competition with myself, so the leaderboard was birthed, not only to keep track of my goals and accomplishments, but also to help keep myself focused in my business and on making sure my mind is in the right place to receive all those things coming my way.

Some ideas for a Leaderboard might be:

  • Short-term and Long-term Goals
  • Projects
  • Affirmations
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Followers
  • Advertisement Tracker
  • Short-term and/or Long-term Income Goal
  • Client List
  • Speaking Engagements/Workshops
  • Pictures of your Vision
  • and more!


What about you?  What are some other ideas of things you could put on your Leaderboard?

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Kelly Compton