“Your goal is your destination; your budget is your road map.”

Julie Domres – Small Scale Life

Do you have dreams and goals? Are you making progress towards achieving those goals? For some people, it is difficult to dream. Others have big plans and goals, but they do not execute and take steps towards making those dreams a future reality. In this podcast, Julie and I discuss How to Dream Big, Set Goals and Take Steps to Achieve Them.

Dreaming big and setting those goals are the “Secret Sauce” behind budgeting. You are developing powerful “whys” for those times when you are tempted to engage in retail therapy, splurge on meals or rack up massive credit card debt to impress people you don’t particularly like!

As we discuss in this podcast, you need to start with your powerful why. Before you begin budgeting, you need to do some deep thinking and dreaming about what you want your life to look like in 10 years, 3 years and 1 year. Once you have this vision set, you can focus on developing your budget that will set you up to achieve your dreams successfully!

We’ll share with you how to dream big, set goals and take the steps to achieve them in this podcast. How do we know they work? Because we are using this to achieve our goals too!

Topics for How to Dream, Big Set Goals and Take the Steps to Achieve Them

It has been a busy couple months here at the Small Scale Life Urban Homestead. Julie and I have been busy with yard and garden projects, and we have been taking an intense class. Why would we take a class? It is all part of how we starting to dream big, set goals and take steps to achieve them! Julie and I are getting better at what we are doing to better serve you, the listener and follower of Small Scale Life.

Julie and I covered the following topics in this week’s podcast:

Knowledge Business Blueprint Course

Budgeting – Start with the Why

Vision and Planning: Dream Big and Set Goals

  • Dare to Dream, even when it is hard to dream
  • Go to a place that you can dream (your happy place; a place that inspires you).
  • Tune out the noise and clutter in your life
  • Think about where you are in 10 years, 3 years and 1 year from now; what does it look like? Where are you?
  • Align your life and budget with why’s and the vision of your life
  • Budgeting is like running a marathon or driving on a long trip: the goal is the destination; the budget is the road map

Schedule a Vision Meeting with Your Partner

  • Get out of your house and your routine
  • Dress up an go to a place to talk to your partner (restaurant – a great date idea!)

Schedule Regular Check-In Meetings

  • Schedule regular check-in meetings with your partner. Julie and I are getting together each quarter
  • Check your progress
  • Adjust your plans and budgets as life happens and you achieve goals
  • Of course, celebrate the small and bigger wins together!

Your Assignments for This Week

Julie and I have some homework for you this week. Here is your assignment:

  • Dream and discover your whys.  Go to your “happy place” and dare yourself to dream.
  • Create a “vision board” that has pictures of what you are dreaming about.
  • Schedule a Vision Meeting with your Accountability Partner. Get out of your house and your routine. Make it special; make a date out of it. Enjoy the moments and get on the same page with your partner.
  • Schedule Regular “Check-In” Meetings – Celebrate progress and make adjustments as needed with your partner

Coming up in the Future

Julie and I have been working on a number of projects, podcasts and freebies for you in the future. We are looking forward to the following podcasts and posts coming up:

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