Goals to me are attainable wishes that can be achieved by following a proven goal-setting process. Whenever I was questioned by elders regarding my goals in future, the three situations at that point I faced were-
giving several different statements each time.
But the one statement that I decided to turn into a goal was setting up my own restaurant in the coming five years. I grew up idealizing the profession of my father due to many reasons and it wouldnt be wrong to say that professions of parents do influence a childs career path.
Being born and bought up in Oman as an Indian, I tried various cuisines and always tried to determine the specific cooking techniques each food category was prepared with. This not only developed a passion and desire in me for food but also turned up to be my goal. I want to tailor this desire of mine into a full-fledged business in Canada in the coming years.
To reach my five-year goal, I need to set the following short-term goals:
Finish my business-related diploma so that I can gain knowledge regarding business aspects
To gain experience, I will work for a restaurant so that in future I can tailor my experience into my future goal
Also, develop various communication skills required to deal with the customers
Currently, I am pursuing my part-time job at a restaurant serving both Asian and Italian food. This experience has been helping me in a very fruitful way as I have started to develop skills like how to deal with the customers, how to carry restaurant related business in a profitable manner and learn different business techniques.
I will know I have reached these goals when after a span of 3 years I will graduate with a business diploma from my college. Also, When I will gain enough experience to deal with the daily activities carried in a restaurant without any guidelines from the owner or the supervisor.
To reach my long-term goal by working on short-term goals, the last step would be to work on changing the outline of the whole plan into a reality. Following would be some of the steps that I will need to follow to formulate the business goal:
Create a concept- decide the location and type of food the restaurant will serve
Choose a creative name
Outline the business plan- roadmap to success
Estimate the financial or monetary needs and find financing
Check the legal characteristics and promotional techniques
My priorities for reaching my goals are to stay focused on the path I choose to be on so that I can develop a successful business and further expand it. Running a reputed business enables you to have a life-long following.