Most of you know that I have a (beyond) full time job running my own esthetics business. If you are new to Just Peachy, you can read about my work life here. I spend the majority of my day making my clients feel beautiful one service at a time. It’s the most rewarding career I could have ever asked for.
Not having a boss means I can set my own work hours, take a 3 hour lunch break, stay up late, sleep in as much as I want, take off as many days as I’d like, and basically do whatever I want. Sounds amazing, right? While all of these things sound desirable, it’s important to remember what is needed to truly be successful. Regardless of what your definition of success is, the best way to get there is to have goals. I want to share with you my tips on how to set a goal to reach your version of success.
- Be passionate and ask yourself why you’re doing this. Are you saving money to travel to Southeast Asia? Are you going to the gym to live a healthy lifestyle? What is your why? It’s simple, if you don’t care about what you’re doing you won’t have motivation to do it.
- Set a schedule and hold yourself accountable. Buy an agenda/calendar and make weekly goals. If you’re saving money for Asia, budget your money and figure out how much you need to save per pay check. Is it $50/biweekly or $200/monthly? Maybe you need a second job to meet those needs. If you’re wanting to live a healthy lifestyle, do you go to the gym twice a week or 5 days a week? Whatever your goal is, write it down and stick to that schedule. If you’re looking for an agenda to get you started, I did the work for you. Shop agendas below!
- Make realistic goals. If your goals are unattainable, you will set yourself up for failure. If you can only get to the gym twice a week, don’t schedule yourself to be there 5 days a week. It’s better to start small and successfully cross things off your list, as opposed to only crossing off 50% of it. Be realistic.
- Reward yourself. This can help keep you motivated to reach your goals. If you’ve successfully put money away for your trip after 2 months (set a reasonable time frame), then buy yourself something you can use for your vacation. Maybe a new backpack or luggage? If you’ve gone to the gym consistently and stuck to your schedule, then buy yourself new workout gear! These little rewards will keep you excited and motivated to keep moving forward.
Now, remember how I said being my own boss means I can do whatever I want? While this is all true, I don’t allow myself to take advantage of my position. Why? I strive to always keep my business alive and growing. Not only to pay my bills, but because I love my job. I am so lucky to have the life I have, but it would not be possible if I slept in everyday, or only worked 2-3 days a week. I work extremely hard every single day.
My aunt called me a “goal digger” once and she couldn’t have been more right. It’s especially hilarious because I’ve been called a “gold digger” numerous times because of who my boyfriend is. Pretty funny, right? If you’re a #goaldigger, you need one of these adorable mugs. Shop them below. You go, girl (or boy)!
I’ve always been focused, organized, determined, and have had a willingness to work hard. My life is all about balance and it would not be the same if I wasn’t such a firm believer in having goals to achieve my version of success. What can I say, I’m a true goal digger =)!
Now get out there, work your ass off, and do the damn thing! What goals are you working towards?
I just noticed my tan lines in my photo above lol. Ayyye, shoutout to tan lines.
Such a great post Chia! I would love to see more posts like this, you’re such an inspiration love you!
Hi Joiya! Thank you so much for leaving me such a great comment (I love feedback!) . I’m glad you enjoyed a post like this. I wanted to try something a little bit different than what I’ve been doing.
Hey Chia..question..how did you start your business? I’m about to start school for a career I’m really interested in..just wanted to know tge steps you took to get started.
Thanks for reaching out! Well, it might be different because of where I live, but you’ll need to set up a business account and make sure you get yourself an accountant. I had to register my business name and get a number for taxes. You’ll invest quite some money into start up costs because you’ll building a company. Business cards, websites, logos, debit machines, equipment, furniture, etc.
I’m sure your school will be able to help you more specifically for your area. It’s a little different city to city. Good luck with everything!! Let me know if you have more questions! Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com !
Hey Chia! I’m currently working towards getting into physical therapy school and sometimes it can feel like its going at a glacial speed. When you were working towards creating your own business, did you ever feel like things were moving too slowly and how did you move passed this?
Good for you! Absolutely, things felt slow. It can in the beginning of most careers. It took me years to finally develop a steadiness in mine. Any job that is clientele based will always be slower in the beginning. You have to stick with it, be passionate, and work your butt off! It will all pay off in the end if you want it to.
You can do it Rebecca! Slow and steady.
Hey Chia, How did you discover your passion? I am 25 years old and I just feel like am stuck.
Great posts. I really enjoyed this.
Hello! Thank you for your message. I always just knew what I wanted to do. Sometimes it can be hard when figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s a big decision! What makes you happy? Do you have any talents or hobbies that you really love?
This is definitely helpful and already somewhat applies to how I look at how I set my own goals and asking myself and knowing why I choose to do certain things such as exercise.
Thanks for the post!
Amazing! I’m glad to hear you are a goal oriented person, it truly is motivating! Thank you for reading, I am happy I could be of some help =).
I love this post!! I work my ass off to live the life I want. Sometimes I do feel it would be easier to stop and goof off but I refocus and keep on truckin! Thank you for this post gives me a name to call myself when people have smart comments to say; “yes I do work hard you can just say I’m a goal digger ;)” love it!!
Say it proud and say it loud girl! You deserve it all <3!!