Smash Your 90 Day Goals! [7FMS Ep. #111]

by Daniel Patterson


At the end of 2023, we hosted a workshop on how to set strategic objectives for your “annual plan.”

We had hundreds register for this workshop…

And we’ve had a lot of people follow up with us and let us know that they actually followed the advice we gave in that free training!

NOTE: You can still access that in our FREE community. Click here to get that training + our free Facebook Ads for music schools training!

Here’s the thing…

How do you stay on track with your annual goals during the year?

That’s the subject of today’s podcast episode… where Nate and I talk about how to set and achieve short-term goals each quarter.

These are not brand new goals…

This is not a different kind of planning..

These are short-term objectives that help you achieve your annual plan!

Click below to listen to the episode.



Or, check out the video version of the podcast:



Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Quarterly planning for your studio in 2024
  • How quarterly planning works… and what to do if it’s “not” working
  • How to hit your annual goals every year
  • Productivity tools and strategies we use for quarterly planning
  • Breakdown of a quarterly planning meeting with your team
  • Real-life examples & outcomes of a quarterly planning meeting
  • Long-term impact of quarterly planning on your school
  • Things to keep in mind – flexibility, communication, and more
  • How do I make this process work for me and my team?

Show Notes

Here are the resources we mentioned in the episode…

Annual Planning Workshop | This workshop highlights annual planning and goal-setting for a successful year, using the SMART framework for clear, achievable goals. It explores the nuances of building a team, the significance of trust in team dynamics, and the importance of feedback in planning. Join our free community to access the training (under “Classroom”).

We have talked about annual planning before! You can check that out in these episodes… Where we give a different perspective than what you heard in these episodes. Enjoy this free training!

Create an Annual Growth Plan for Your School | 7FMS Ep 10 | Would you like to wake up every morning and know what your most important task is? Would you like a greater sense of purpose when it comes to your school? In this episode, we go deep on how to create an annual plan for your music school… and give a specific frameworks that both Nate and I use to create strong successful businesses.

How to Predict Your School’s Results a Year in Advance | 7FMS Ep 52 | What if you could predict next year’s results now? How many new students you’ll get, what your expenses will be… even how much revenue your school will make! In this episode, we talk about how Nate has been predicting his school’s future with eerie accuracy… And we’ll show you how to do it, too!

One more thing…

Check out this free training I did on how to get more students in your school!

Also… Daniel has been posting short video tutorials on his Instagram.

Give us a follow if you’d like to see short inspiring clips in your feed during the week.


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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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