MWH 163 : How To Set Goals That Will Transform Your Business with Fiona Killackey of My Daily Business Coach

How To Set Goals That Will Transform Your Business

We are mothers with ambition and untapped potential that we need to use to drive success into our lives as entrepreneurs. The best way to access this untapped potential is to actually set some goals for what we want to achieve!

I'm very excited to get into this week's episode because it's going to help set you up for success in 2019 by teaching you how to set goals!


Today's guest is Fiona Killackey! Fiona is a business consultant and coach and the founder of My Daily Business Coach a consultancy that provides business consulting, 1:1 coaching, branding + marketing workshops and creative ideation. Her clients include Audible, Etsy, Australia Post, L’Oreal, AMEB, and various government departments, as well as a host of creative small business owners.


During this episode, Fiona is going to help you learn how to set goals for your business in the New Year, so you achieve your best business year yet!

Make sure you grab your pen and paper because this episode has a TON of noteworthy tips and advice.

1. Introducing Fiona!

Fiona is so incredible and a total wealth of knowledge. I loved having her on the podcast, and I know you're going to love her too.

Key Points We Discussed:

Who is Fiona Killackey?
What is Fiona's biz journey?
How did Fiona found her biz?

2. Achieve Your Best Business Year Yet

If you want to achieve your best business year yet, then you must get SUPER clear on the three main goals you want to hit in the next 12 months.

Key Points We Discussed:

How does inaction stem from having too many things on your to-do list?
Why should you invest time into creating a solid business plan?
What goes into a business plan?

  • Vision
  • Your Why
  • USP
  • Business Model
  • Resource Requirements
  • A long-term plan for your business (e.g. building an empire, staying intentionally lean, setting it up to be bought in X years, etc.)

How will a basic marketing plan help you achieve your vision?
What are somethings to keep in mind when creating your marketing plan?

  • Who is your audience?
  • How will you connect with your audience?
  • Where is your audience in the buyer cycle? (e.g. are they simply aware of your brand but have never purchased? Are they a previous client you want to engage through retention/post-purchase marketing?, etc.).

Why does Fiona recommend having a supportive network or crew?

3. Setting Goals

Setting goals is truly a process that you should spend time thinking about! In this section, Fiona is sharing her top recommendations for mums in business on how to get super clear with their goals.

Key Points We Discussed:

Why you should create goals through visualisation?

  • Think about where you want to be in 12 months time.
  • You could even write an email to yourself from your future self!

What is Fiona's best process for setting goals?

  • Write out all the goals you’d love to hit in the next year!
  • Next consider what are actually just tactics and what are you not TRULY connecting with.
  • Then ask yourself: How would I feel if X or Y didn’t happen?

How do goals tend to stretch us personally and professionally?

4. Business and Marketing Plans

If you have mapped out your goals for the year, it's time to get organised! In this section, Fiona is going to discuss creating your business and marketing plan.

Key Points We Discussed:

Why should you break your goals into quarterly, monthly and weekly goals?
What three stages should you be moving people through via good marketing?

  • Knowing about you
  • Liking you
  • Trusting you enough to transact

What are the five stages of the Buyer Cycle?

  • Awareness
  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Purchase
  • Post-Purchase / Advocacy

In what ways will a marketing strategy connect people at each stage of the Buyer Cycle?
How should a basic marketing plan be broken down?

  • Weekly!

5. Cultivating A Supportive Crew

I really loved how Fiona mentioned cultivating a supportive crew, so in this section Fiona is sharing her best recommendations to creating and founding this crew.

Key Points We Discussed:

How does Fiona recommend entrepreneurs start an emotional support system outside of their family?
Where and what should you be looking for these people?


Fiona is offering Mums With Hustle Podcast listeners 30% off her eBook “Get It Done: Your Guide To An Awesome Year In Business” which walks you through how to set biz goals for the coming year and more importantly, how to actually hit them!

Use Code: MWH30 at checkout.

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Special thanks to Fiona for being a Mums With Hustle Podcast guest!


Fiona is super excited to get stuck into 2019! She has had a massive year speaking at so many events for brands like Etsy and Shopify, and she's excited to be doing more of that in 2019.

If you want more of Fiona, make sure you jump onto for a load of free tools and insights OR sign up to her weekly Sunday email which deep dives into one area of business and usually has some free tools and worksheets to help you.

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About Tracy

As the founder and CEO of Mums With Hustle, I have the best day job in the world: teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their beautiful businesses online. When I started the business, that was everything I wanted, but since then, it has grown into something much bigger. Now, I get my joy from helping women find their zones of genius within a community that truly celebrates their success. I truly believe that when women choose to band together, we can do anything - and if you feel the same, there’s a place in the MWH community for you.

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