Finish the Year Strong and get set for 2017
How is your year going? Have you accomplished all of what you set out to do? Are you where you had hoped to be?
Last January, I did what any good business owner should do and made plans for 2016. I drafted great dreams and wonderful goals. I broke them down into actionable items and set off for the year.
Some of them happened. Some of them didn’t. Unexpected things came up, as is to be expected. Sometimes I was busier than I thought I’d be. Sometimes new priorities pushed aside my original plans.
A few weeks ago, I took some time to assess where I was compared to where I’d wanted to be. I’ve done well on somethings and not so great on others. But that was then and this is now. I realized that just because I haven’t done them doesn’t necessarily mean that I can’t. And in the process, I came up with a guide to make things easier. I’m sharing it for those who aren’t ready to give up on 2016.
What was on your list? Send out a newsletter? Get going on Instagram? Figure out how to update your website?
There are still a few weeks left in this year. That’s plenty of time to get a few more things done. And, it’s the perfect amount of time to set things up for next year.
This quick planning guide will make it easier. Just download it and fill in the blanks. It doesn’t need to take hours and hours, although it helps to set aside a block of time. Put it on your calendar. Turn off your cell phone. Ignore the email for a bit. Think of it as a gift to yourself and your business. Free shipping.
Build on what you’ve done well, figure out what you can accomplish and get ready for the coming year.
My goals include: blogging weekly and setting up an easy to use planning guide to kick off 2017. I’d love to hear yours.