As a digital marketing consultant, Arshad Madhani has more than ten years of experience within the industry. He attended Texas A&M International University and received his MBA. Currently, Arshad lives in Atlanta, Georgia and when he is not working, he spends his time listening to a podcast, reading, or relishing an afternoon run.
With 2019 just around the corner, it’s time to start setting new goals. Arshad recently sat down with us and chatted more about how he sets goals and his goals for 2019.
First Things First, Tell Us a Little More about Your Marketing Background
As a kid, I realized that everything in the world basically revolved around some type of marketing and that inspired me to get into marketing. Whether it was reading a magazine and seeing ads for new gadgets or watching television commercials for a toy, I recognized this was something I wanted to be a part of. I knew marketing was my calling when I started creating things and successfully persuading family members and friends to buy or invest in my projects.
What is Your Process for Setting Goals?
I ensure that I am SMART when setting my goals. This means my goals are always Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-based. Even after setting my goal, I make sure that I remain open to any new opportunity and insight that becomes apparent as I work through my plans.
What Are Some of Your Goals Both Personally and Professionally for 2019?
There is still so much that I have yet to accomplish in my life. Therefore, in 2019, I definitely want to continue growing my business and setting myself up among the most distinguished digital marketing consultants across the world. I would also enjoy continuing to work in my field far into the future. I do not expect the digital marketing industry to scale back anytime soon; as such I am optimistic that plenty of opportunities will be there for me to keep growing in the digital marketing space both personally and professionally.
I do have specific goals that I have set, but I’m not yet to the point where I want to share them openly. I feel that by openly sharing them it could potentially create a mindset where people will bet on your failure.
What are Some Tips You Would Give Other Entrepreneurs on Setting Goals?
Goals provide focus and direction and help us to remain motivated for the long haul. As such, when setting goals, it is important to set achievable ones. Additionally, it is important to be specific about your goals and find realistic ways to achieve them as quickly as possible. You should also do weekly check ins to determine the progress that has been made. It is important to wake up early and get after your goals. It should come as no surprise that most accomplished business people are early risers.
How Do You Go About Achieving Your Goals?
One of the simple yet important things I do to make sure that I achieve my goals is write them down in a personal journal. This allows me to see a clear picture of what I want to accomplish. I also spend a lot of time strategizing about what I need to do achieve my goals.
How Can Readers Stay in Touch with You?
To stay in touch, readers can read my blog at http://arshadmadhani.com/. They can also follow me on my social media platforms to get tips and tricks on marketing and entrepreneurship:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arshadmadhani/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArshadMadhani
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arshad-madhani-71a2904/