I love this question! Everything about it makes me want to jump up and down in my seat, it's such an open question that leads to so many more equally exciting questions!
Now I have never been one for doing things the 'normal' way, so for this question I decided to use my own method with good old Microsoft PowerPoint!
Lets begin with looking at where I want to be in one year.
The easiest way to look at long term goals is to split them in to sections and analyse them individually.
I know where I want to be... but how do I get there?
Lets split them again and have a look...
Above I have begun to address what I will need to be doing in order to reach my goal.
A good home/work balance is essential to keep your mind focused when it needs to be, so that you don't find yourself wandering into concerns about home life whilst you are at work.
In order to be a successful retail manager, you need to be willing to be very hands-on and you need to be consistently monitoring the store's KPI's and any concerns within the store.