Use this goal-setting spreadsheet to organize your work and meet deadlines — it had a 95% success rate among 80 Miami entrepreneurs

  • Maghan Morin and Jeanine Suah own a coworking and event space in Miami, created by and for women and people of color. 
  • The two founders shared the spreadsheet they use to set and track their goals.
  • They also used the spreadsheet for a program they designed to help 80 entrepreneurs complete their goals, with a 95% success rate.
  • We've included their spreadsheet for readers to download and print below. 
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When it comes to setting goals for their business, Maghan Morin and Jeanine Suah are determined, intentional, and abounding in positivity. 

Though the founders had to close their vibrant coworking, event, and retail pop-up space in Miami, they're using the extra time at home to plan ahead and help other entrepreneurs do the same. 

Morin and Suah started Thynk Global to be a place that would inspire people to produce their best work. They especially wanted to provide more career and business opportunities for women and people of color, for whom they'd seen a huge economic gap in accessing work space. It was important for them to offer an affordable membership option — their lowest rate starts at $87 a month. 

"The most rewarding thing to see is people who are going after what they want and actually seeing results within a measurable period of time," Suah told Business Insider. 

Morin said that they live by a goal-setting spreadsheet they created, whether it was to start their business or work toward new goals during the pandemic. And they require anyone who joins Thynk Global to fill it out when they officially become a member, or "Thynker." 

They shared their spreadsheet with Business Insider and explained how to use it to track your goals. 

How to use their goal-setting spreadsheet

Maghan Morin and Jeanine Suah founded Thynk Global to create a space that would inspire people to produce their best work.Courtesy of Thynk Global

The founders have used this spreadsheet throughout their entrepreneurial journey, like opening up their Miami space with a "by any means necessary" mentality. They also used it to help 80 entrepreneurs in a program they called Accountabilibuddy, and said they saw a 95% success rate in people completing their goals. 

Step 1: Set a timeline for your goal

The first page of the spreadsheet can be used to track progress, organize tasks, and check-in with accountability partners. Each goal starts with a time range: Immediate goals are three to six months out, short-term goals are six to 12 months, and long-term goals are one to three years.

Step 2: Write necessary tasks beneath the goal

Underneath the goal, there are five rows to write the tasks you need to do to complete the goal. "If you don't break it down mentally into those tangible steps and objectives, then it's going to be hard for you to accomplish it," Suah said. 

For example, if your goal is to start a website, your first tasks might be to buy a domain, create your branding, choose a color scheme and fonts, and write copy.   

Step 3: Get an accountability partner

Morin and Suah said an important part of the spreadsheet is having an accountability partner who checks in with you and makes sure you're on track to meet your deadlines. This can be anyone you trust to help you navigate your goals and be honest with you if you're falling behind. 

"It helps to have somebody who understands what you're going through and who wants to accomplish something similar," Suah said. 

In addition to bi-weekly check-ins with the startups in their program, the cofounders are each other's accountability partners.

"If I didn't have a business partner, it would be very difficult to get this far," Morin said.

Step 4: Document your accomplishments

The second page is where you document your achievements and the process that helped you reach them. Beside each completed goal or task, there's space to comment on how you accomplished it, how much time you spent, and if you learned any useful habits from the experience. 

This can be helpful to inform future projects and goals, so you understand common pitfalls, what worked, and if you discovered any efficient systems.

Download and print Thynk Global's goal-setting spreadsheet below.

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