Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to make waves in 2019! In terms of planning and goal setting, I want to share with you one the most important business activities I do for the entire year, which is to Reflect and Reassess on the previous year.
Take some time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t work in 2018 then reassess your goals and create a plan to put your answers to work for you. This can apply to your business marketing, social media, client retention, you name it!
Reflection - Inspiration
Ponder this question,.. Are you inspired? Your work means so much more than just taking taking care of your personal financial responsibilities and family. Ask yourself, “does my work actually inspire me?”
What you should ask yourself:
Do your day to day tasks inspire you? If yes, why? (Then build on that, talk about it, share the JOY it has created for you.)
If your answer is no, then try to define why? (Then set goals to make changes to improve.)
For me personally, I would answer yes to that question if the project fits into my mission and goes along with my core values as a company. For example I might consider:
Does this project allow me to best serve the clients needs?
Is this project going to help my client gain success?
Does this project help the greater good?
New Year, New You
While others focus on creating new year’s resolutions that probably won’t stick, you can successfully set obtainable goals for the year to come if you reflect on your personal activity and success from the previous year or years. Then (and this is important) have an honest conversation with yourself (and your team) about what has worked, and what has not worked and where you want to go from here.
Create obtainable goals, then be sure to create specific, tasks that you and your team can achieve this year!
Here’s what some of my professional goals look like:
Touch base with 3 new potential clients per week (3)
Write 1 blog post per week (1)
Plan social media one week in advance (1)
Create new artwork at least 1 time per month (2)
Think about your goals across different categories for example mine are:
(3) Business Development
See, it can be simple and its not overwhelming if you just break it down. I Hope this helps you start the year off right. Here’s wishing you an incredible year friend!