Most unknown entrepreneurs are winging it when it comes to goal setting in their business. In today’s episode, Alon shares his minimalistic approach to goal setting so that you can stay focused and into action.
Most unknown entrepreneurs are winging it when it comes to goal setting in their business.
In today’s episode, Alon shares his minimalistic approach to goal setting so that you can stay focused and into action.
Alon David, founder, and CEO of 90X®, arrived in America in 1995 without any business leads connections. He had no university network or promising internships to fall back on; he didn’t even have a solid business idea. But he did have ambition, drive, and the dream to make something of his life. After several years of trial and error, trying other people’s planners and systems, and ultimately deciding that he knew that he could create the ultimate goal-setting system, the 90X® Goal System was born!
Alon created the very first 90X® Goal Planner to help other entrepreneurs and business owners effectively set and achieve goals. Today, the 90X® Planner System is sold in over 100 countries around the world, and ALoN helps entrepreneurs everywhere achieve their highest goals!
So if you’re winging it in your business when it comes to goal setting, make sure to listen to this episode as Alon shares his proprietary approach to goal setting so that you can stay focused and get into action.
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[KATHRYN]: I'm super excited to have Alon on the podcast today to share with us his success tips for goal setting. He is the founder of the 90x business planner, and I can’t wait for him to share with you his wisdom.
[ALON]: My name is Alon. I'm the creator and founder of 90x. We help entrepreneurs and business owners grow their businesses using our 90x goal-setting system. We believe that if you want to read something, you got to have a goal.
[KATHRYN]: I know you have a philosophy around why the 90 days for goal getting, right? Can you share that with us?
[ALON]: SO many people ask what's your one or five-year goal? That’s fine when it comes to goal setting, but the 90 days helps you stay focused. It’s why so many people don’t achieve the success they want. So you can still have your five-year goal but adjusting, it's a lot better to focus a quarter at each time. So this way you can learn and grow, learn and grow rather than just try one year and lose the momentum.
[KATHRYN]: When I stumbled across your 90x goal setting business planner, it was the only planner that I could actually use. Because you’ve simplified the process for me.
[ALON]: I think that's important to talk about when it comes to goal setting. I wanted to create a system that was very minimalistic, where there are not 28 different questions every day to ask you and how you are feeling. I don’t think that has anything to do with goal setting. It’s more about why do you want to achieve this? That’s what the 90x system is all about.
[KATHRYN]: Do you think the minimalist approach to goal setting helps with procrastination?
[ALON]: I think the minimalistic approach is a lot better. If you're using the 90x goal setting system and using our business planner, and spending more than five to seven minutes a day on it, you're doing it wrong. Because the idea is to get you into action quickly. Not spending all this time filling it out.
[KATHRYN]: So can you talk a little bit about the difference between action steps and a running to-do list?
[ALON]: If you're doing the 90x goal setting business planner, but the idea is to focus on delegating. Your mission as a visionary leader is to focus on revenue-generating activities, not doing all the tasks in your business. And that takes learning to delegate as a CEO. Learning how to communicate this to your team so they can execute it.
[KATHRYN]: So how do you know for yourself as a business owner, what things to let go of and to delegate as part of the goal setting process?
[ALON]: I create a list of all the things that I love to do and all the things that I hate to do. That is why the 90x goal setting business planner is so powerful because it helps you get clarity on what you need to do to achieve your goals. And then the things that you don’t want to do or shouldn’t be doing you can delegate it. Those are my success tips for delegating. This will depend too on how you see yourself. Are you an aspiring 6 or 7 figure entrepreneur? If so, would that CEO do photoshop or canva graphics?
[KATHRYN]: When I first opened my brick-and-mortar, I struggled to release, or even asking for help and getting help. Do you think that doing is one of the most important components of being productive? Or do you think there are other things that play a factor in productivity and achieving goals?
[ALON]: I believe that you know, as far as productivity and goal setting. I used to be that guy that worked 14 to 16 hours a day. I used to be that guy. But now I’m spending about 20 hours a week. But it’s changing that mindset to believe that you don't have to work hard, you don't have to work a lot to get more done. That’s why we created the 90x goal-setting business planner. So that you can do less but achieve more.
[KATHRYN]: Was there a specific point where you knew that shift had changed in your mindset?
[ALON]: Understanding that the more work doesn't mean the more money. And if you believe that that is likely why you are busy in your business. Really it’s about the mindset that gives me focus. And I stick with that focus. When most people use goal setting completely differently. They pick a goal and then they change it along the way. But you don’t change your goal. You change the plan.
[KATHRYN]: Yeah, and I love that you say that, because I think that there's a bunch of different avenues to get to the same place, right? And it’s keeping the big picture place in sight but evolving how you might achieve it. That’s why I think the 90x goal setting business planner has really helped me. So how do entrepreneurs know the things they should be doing to reach that goal?
[ALON]: You're going to know, by actually doing actions. Our goal setting business planner is something we’ve packaged differently so many times already. I don’t reinvent the wheel each time. I just make it better and better each time. The iPhone follows the same model. They don’t build an entirely new phone each time they launch, they just improve it. You’ve got to approach your goal setting the same way.
[KATHRYN]: What are your thoughts about overthinking when it comes to goal setting?
[ALON]: You need to act, think and be that person you want to be right now. So if you want to be a seven-figure entrepreneur, you gotta act, think and be like that person, right now. That means asking the questions of would a seven figure entrepreneur do this task when it comes to goal setting and achieving success. If the answer is no, then don’t do it. But so many entrepreneurs get stuck with that.
[KATHRYN]: It's such a pleasure chatting with you, is there anything else that you want to share with our audience about goal setting?
[ALON]: Give yourself that opportunity to fail for the next 90 days. If you’re scared of failing you’ve already failed.
[KATHRYN]: Where can people connect with you if they want to buy your 90x goal setting business planner?
[ALON]: I'm on Instagram, it's 90x goal planner. So definitely follow me over there. Send me a DM if you have any questions if you need some help when it comes to goal setting. Our website is 90 x.co.