It’s that time of year when we assess client progress as well as our program successes and failures, and compile all of that into a quarterly report for the City of Chandler. You should have already received the email requests from Jody and our CRM IncuTrack to share your data with us. This step is an important one for us and for you. It keeps us all accountable to our biggest goals.
As kids, our parents, teachers and coaches kept us accountable. As employees, our bosses tended to take over this role. However, as entrepreneurs, there isn’t typically anyone demanding homework, providing progress reports or scheduling regular one-on-ones to keep us on track. This is something we need to learn to do for ourselves.
It can be hard to keep this level of focus. There’s always something demanding our time, and important tasks like updating our sales pipeline, reviewing our marketing data, and tracking our monthly revenue, falls to the wayside. However, measuring our successes and failures is essential if we expect to make any meaningful forward movement. After all, you wouldn’t try to lose weight without ever getting on the scale, would you? Of course not! So, here are three things you can do to be accountable on Take Action Tuesday:
Set goals and measure your progress
Weekly, monthly, quarterly. It’s great to set these goals, but it’s more important to check back to see how far you’ve come (or how much further you need to go). Capture the data in a regular report, assess your progress, and adjust your efforts accordingly.
Fill out CI’s quarterly economic impact survey
Whether you’re reviewing your data or not, you can use our quarterly reporting request as that urgent reason to pause and reflect on how far you’ve come. As you’re filling out the 5-10-minute survey, it will give you an opportunity to consider how you’re progressing toward your annual goals. Thank you to all of you who have already done this. To those who have not, here’s the link.
Join us for our quarterly connector event
Coming to our quarterly event is a great way to check your progress. Are you sharing the same stories, the same wins, each time you show up? Or do you have bigger and better news to share each quarter? You still have a few days, so act now, and come tell us all about it. We’ll be at the QuartHaus on Wednesday, July 25th (we changed our quarterly event to Wednesdays) from 5-7pm. RSVP today; we look forward to seeing you!
I look forward to seeing you over here at ASU Chandler Innovation Center soon!