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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 


The indispensable first step
to getting the things you want out of life is this:
decide what you want.

You must first establish your objectives if you're to accomplish anything in a big way.
Goals give you a starting place and a destination.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Determine what you want.
Decide on your major objectives,
targets, aims, and destination.
If you don't know where you're going,
how can you expect to get there?

Plant your dreams, nourish and begin to live them.
The most important thing about a goal is having one.

©2006 by Max Steingart

Madalyn's Note:

I love how it says “if you don’t know where you’re going, how can you expect to get there?” We must have a plan to succeed. We need a path to where we are going.

There was an interesting article in Sunday's business section of the Houston Chronicle. It was about a young husband and wife team. They started their own business and were not succeeding as they hoped. Turns out they did not have a business plan. Basically they did not write down their goals and their plan to grow their business. It made me think about us and our music careers. We HAVE to have a plan. We must write out our goals. We have to figure out what we want then plan out how to get there.

Makes you think, huh?

Please feel free to post your comments and share your thoughts on this.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

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