Dreams, Goals and Strategies: making sure they align for success
"To achieve our dreams, we not only need to be clear on what we want from the start, but we also need to make sure that our strategies align with our goals."
Even after a lifetime of hard work, a vast majority of people end up short of where they want to be – particularly financially.
While there is more than one reason for this result, a common denominator is a misalignment. The strategies we employ are often not aligned with our goals.
An Expand Consulting client who made a very high income had believed she was working well towards her goal of financial freedom. With 10 -12 years left in her career, she wanted to make sure she was on track for achieving that goal.
However, as we delved into her situation, we found this was not the case. She had assumed that a good income assured financial freedom, yet her spending habits brought about the opposite effect.
While her lifestyle appeared to be wealthy, the strategy she was using was working against her goal of financial freedom.
I worked with her to get clarity on what she ultimately wanted to achieve. Then we ensured that she put the correct strategies in place that are consistent with achieving her goals.