Want To Reach Your Online Marketing Goals This Year and Beyond

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Goals aren’t just for New Year’s resolutions anymore
.  In fact, if you want to reach your online marketing goals in 2012 and beyond, learning how to reach your goals (no matter what time of the year it may be!) is integral to your professional and personal success.

Not sure how to define, set and reach your ultimate goals?  Not to worry: whether you want to get started with online marketing or simply want to up the ante with your current business, my three success principles for reaching your goals will see you through:


Famous basketball player and coach John Wooden once said, “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.”  How many of us spend weeks planning and preparing for that next big online marketing move, but have yet to make a plan to actually put it in action?  To be successful, we must apply this same level of diligence and commitment to our professional and personal lives.

Here are some key points to remember when planning for a successful goal:

  • Make sure you plan for multiple outcomes.  It’s no exaggeration to say that life doesn’t
    always go according to plan.
  • Get clear about your intentions.  Once you’re clear about what you want from your goal
    – and what you’re willing to do to get there – then your attention will be laser-focused
    on reaching your successful outcome.
  • Mentally rehearse your plan over and over.


It may be an obvious part of successfully reaching your goals, but you’d be surprised how many clients refuse to take the “first step.”  Sometimes we tend to think too far ahead about what’s required for the journey towards our successful goal; thus, we paralyze ourselves into inaction due to fear or anxiety.  The key is to take the first step, no matter how long or complicated the journey may seem – the next steps are always much easier.


Experience is great, but unless we learn from it, we won’t get any closer towards what we want.  Take note of what your audience, visitors and clients are saying.  Reading their comments and understanding their problems keeps you focused on your goals for solutions and results.

No matter how simple or complicated your goal may be, these three success principles for reaching your online marketing goals will guide you straight towards that finish line in 2012 and beyond!

Your turn …. Are these principles you already have in place?  What other means will help you reach and achieve your goals for 2012?  Please share your comments below.

Wishing you and your business much success and prosperity,

Lynn Brown Signature Want To Reach Your Online Marketing Goals This Year and Beyond


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  9. Lynn Brown says:

    I hear you PeggyLee when it comes to taking the time to plan. It is something so many feel they can put off, but as you say, you can’t get from point A to reach point Z. Appreciate you adding your thoughts and helpful advice, thank you for stopping by today!

  10. It’s the PAF system ;-) and an easy one to remember. Breaking the larger steps into smaller tasks helps a great deal. First things first. Although, I must admit, planning is not one of my favorite steps… it takes time and sometimes feel I don’t have enough time to take time to make a plan ;-) Yet, I do know that without a plan you cannot begin at Point A and reach Point Z.

  11. Lynn Brown says:

    Samantha you are a true trooper! I know you have had many things to deal with over the past year, but you always amaze me as you stay current with your social groups, you stay positive and still share your inspiring thoughts. Intentions is a very good word to consider when planning your goals. And as you say, will help us ‘to keep us on track’. So I appreciate that you stopped by and sending you positive strength your way as you work you way through the changes coming your way.

  12. Thanks so much for simplifying this, Lynn! I really vibed with when you mentioned that we should plan for different outcomes. Life has been so unpredictable lately that this should have been common sense, but it wasn’t. =P I also really like focusing in on intentions — to me, this is the foundation and meaning behind each goal and is what we can use to keep ourselves on track when times get tough!

  13. Lynn Brown says:

    Yes I am with you Edyta, focus is key and when you can stick to your plan it certainly helps to maintain that focus. I appreciate your insight and sharing your comments. Thank you for stopping by today.

  14. Lynn Brown says:

    A reminder that can’t be said enough as planning and acting on our goals is important. So I appreciate your kind thoughts Hajra and thank you for stopping by today!

  15. Edyta says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for sharing the great tips about marketing goals.

    I agree that planning is very important. I plan every day and it helps me to avoid distraction and focus on my work.

  16. Hajra says:

    Hey Lynn,

    It is always wonderful reading your posts! I love how you keep reminding us to act upon our goals and keep a regular check. I really have nothing more to add… it comes as a good reminder! :)


  17. Lynn Brown says:

    Love that Lynda …. Plan – Do – Review! Thank you so much for sharing your comments and awesome insight. I agree about the plan will always be refined as we learn and become more clear about our market place and what our customers/clients are wanting. Appreciate you coming by and do hope you will visit again soon!

  18. Lynda Cromar says:

    The old tried and true, plan do and review! We will always get more if we go and do it with a plan, the plan will be refined as we go, based on the feedback we received after we actually take action on that plan!

  19. Lynn Brown says:

    Thank you Bonnie appreciate the thumbs up on this one. I too get muddled up but it seems each time I put myself out there, it seems to get a bit easier. And I really like your comments about ‘times up, time to launch”…. a good statement to remember each and every day.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience.

  20. Lynn Brown says:

    Well said Roberta, “keep your goals to your purpose to achieve them”…. Really appreciate your awesome insight and always great advice!

  21. Bonnie says:

    Hi Lynn,

    One of your best articles to date! I think so many people hit a wall when it comes to the taking actions. I know I do. I get stuck in my ‘what if’s’ and lately at some point I just tell myself that ‘times up…time to launch!’ Then I just let it go knowing I”ve done my best and I will learn.

    Terrific set up for getting moving here with these steps.

  22. PAF is FAB ooops FAP. So many people forget the action part of planning and therefore have nothing to get feedback on. One thing about planning, keep your goals to your purpose to achieve them

  23. Lynn Brown says:

    Sounds like a great plan Daphne! Reflection also reminds me of taking our time and really seeing how things are going along, taking it all in and also enjoying it. Thanks so much for adding your steps for success and glad that you stopped by today!

  24. Great article, Lynn.

    My own 3 step success plan for the new year is to reflect, plan and take action. I guess my reflection is your feedback. And as you say, it is not just for resolutions anymore.

    While you have feedback at the end, I have it at the beginning to start the cycle all over again. All year round!