Short Term vs Long Term Goals

Short Term vs Long Term Goals

When people think of goal setting, they often think of long term goals such as making $1 million dollars or buying their dream home. Long terms goals are very important, but so are short term goals. Short term goals can help you stay motivated as you are working towards those long term goals. They are the little pats on the back along the way. 

Short term goals can be especially gratifying in network marketing. They allow you to see that you are making progress in the bigger goal of having a successful business. A short term goal should be something that you can accomplish in about three months and something that you would not normally be able to do if it weren’t for your business. Here are some examples of short term goals:

  • A new summer wardrobe
  • A weekend getaway with your partner
  • Pay off a credit card
  • Have a debt free Christmas
  • Remodel your kids room
  • Buy a treadmill

Long term goals are those that keep you in your business for the long haul. Your short term goals are great and keep you motivated, but the long term goal is what it’s all about. It’s a great idea to have a visual board for your long term goals so that you see it as much as possible. Also, make a measurement stick – and mark off how much closer you’re getting. Even if it’s only 5% your first year, you are that much closer!

Although we’ve identified what short term vs long term goals are, what most people get stuck with is the most important part…HOW to actually set their goals. Here’s a quick step by step guide on how to set both your long term and short term goals:

1. Set aside time. It has to be quiet and uninterrupted time. I find it’s best if you do this away from your house or business. Find a place that is inspiring for you. Go to the beach, go for a hike, or another favorite stop. Take a pad of paper, pencil and 2 different colored highlighters with you.

2. Start with a free flowing list of things you’d like to accomplish. Ask yourself these questions, and write down any answer that come to mind:

a. What do I want to do?

b. What do I want to have?

c. Where do I want to go?

d. Where do I want to live?

e. How many homes do I want to have? Where?

f. What contributions do I want to make to my community or the world?

g. How much do I want to earn?

h. How much do I want to invest?

i. How much do I want to save?

j. What do I want to do for my children?

k. What do I want to do for my parents?

l. What will I do for fun?

3. You should have a pretty long list!! Probably a couple of pages. Now go back through and split between your long term and your short term goals. Remember, short term goals are things that you can accomplish in a 3 month period. Long term goals would take much longer than that. Highlight short terms goals one color and long term goals another.

4. Starting with short term goals: Take a new sheet of paper and write down your TOP TEN short term goals. Those you feel the most attachment to. (But keep your big list…you can use the rest later.)

5. Schedule those short term goals into appropriate quarters of your upcoming year. Three or so a quarter (one will have 4). You have now set your short term goals for the year!

6. Now let’s turn to your long term goals. This is a little harder, and often takes the buy in of your partner/spouse as well. But this is a good place to start. I believe in taking the opposite approach with long term goals. Start cutting your list 5 at a time. Line through your LEAST important 5 long term goals. Next 5. Do this until you CANNOT compromise OR you are down to 5-8 long term goals.

7. When you get home, talk to your spouse about what the MOST IMPORTANT FIVE long term goals are for you to work towards. Now you have your long term goals.

Both short term goals and long term goals are important. Take some time to set your short term goals and long term goals this week. Share them with your family – you’ll find they are much more patient with your business when they know what your goals really are!

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How to Use Google Reverse Image Search

How to Use Google Reverse Image Search

There are millions of people using the internet today but, surprisingly very few know about Google reverse image search.

Google reverse image search is a free feature just like Google, except it’s for images. Search by image allows you to do a reverse image search and discover all sorts of content that’s related to a specific image. This is not search for images… it is search by images. For example, try searching a picture of your favorite band and see search results that might include similar images, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.

If you work with a lot of royalty free photos as I do, in some cases the locations or description of the photos are attached, but often times they are not. I use Google reverse image search to find the location or the original photographer as I like to give attribution for the shot.

If you’re looking for the original artist for a picture you find online then Google reverse image search is the perfect tool. You should always give attribution for a picture when known, and by using Google reverse image you have an excellent chance of finding that original photographer.

How to Use Google Reverse Image Search

There are a few options to choose from when using Google reverse image search. You can upload an image from your PC, drag and drop an image, or you can choose to enter the URL.

This is how to search by image:

Go to Google reverse image search click on the camera and you can choose (i) Paste image URL  or (ii) Upload an image,  then click search.

google reverse image search

How to enter an image URL – On any webpage, right-click an image and select the option to copy it. In most browsers, this option’s name starts with “Copy image,” except with Internet Explorer; you will select “Properties” and then copy the URL that’s displayed.

Paste the copied URL into the Google reverse image search box, then click ‘Search’

How to upload an image – Click on ‘Upload an image’ in the search box, click the browse button and select the image from your computer.

You can also drag and drop an image to initiate a search in Chrome or Firefox 3.0+. Simply click on an image, hold down the mouse, and begin dragging it toward the search box. You should see a blue box appear, and then you can drop the image into that box.

Alternatively, you can download a browser extension for Google Chrome or Firefox to search with any image on the web, simply by right-clicking on the image. After downloading your desired browser extension, you can change the extension setting so that the camera icon appears when you hover over an image. Then you will be able to simply click on the camera icon and search by the image.

Search by image works best when the content is likely to show up in other places on the web. For this reason, you will likely get more relevant results for famous landmarks or paintings than you will for more personal images, like your favorite pet sleeping.

The results page – When you search by image, your results will look different from your normal images or web results page. The biggest difference is that your results can include non-image results like webpages that seem relevant to the image that you searched for.

Elements You Might See:

Preview image – a small version of the image that you searched with. (note that if you return to that results page after a certain time, you may not see this image anymore.)

Best guess – if Google reverse image search can find a text description for your image, you’ll see it appear as a link to further search results. You might also see a few top web results for that text query. To change your search, edit or add to the best guess by typing in the search bar.

Visually similar images – see a set of images that are close matches to the image that you searched with. Click the link to see additional images that are similar.

Pages that include matching images – web pages that show your image on their site.

Other searches related to this image – if the search system finds more than one “best guess” description, you’ll see them as links at the bottom of the page. Click one to see full search results for that query.

By using Google reverse image search you can find unauthorized copies of your photos all over the internet, including copies of those you use on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

There are a number of fake profiles all over the social networks that try to friend you. Since most of these use stock photos or random pictures from the internet, finding fake profiles is much easier with Google reverse image search.

I personally discovered someone using my photos for a fake Facebook personal profile by using Google reverse image search. I notified Facebook immediately and the account was taken down. But, apparently this same person had several “identities” using photos he had found all over the internet.

Google reverse image search is also an excellent feature if you are trying to find the name of something or someone, whether  it’s the name of a band, a plant, a bird, or a weird-looking bug your kids brought home. Just enter in the photo and it will give you the best results.

Image shows Best guess results for image searched >>




Source: Some information from Google reverse image search was obtained for this article.

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