It’s that time of year again! If you’re busy shipping out orders and dealing with the holiday rush, today’s podcast will be a most welcome and productive distraction! Today, we’re talking all about how to set yourself up for success in the year ahead!
December is an extremely important time of the year to review the past 12 months and look forward. It’s also the perfect time to reevaluate your mission, your vision, and your core values (which we talked about in Episode #5!) Click ‘play’ below to learn the best ways to manifest your DREAM business in 2016!
Review Like Someone’s Watching
I completely understand the temptation to give into the holiday stress, bulldozing right into the new year without taking time to review and reflect on the year’s past. But as it turns out, we’ve learned that taking a day or two to review your past year will prove invaluable for the year ahead.
Ask yourself questions like, What worked?, What didn’t work?, What did I love?, What did I not like? Then review your sales figures of the past two years, or as far back as you can go. For most of you, last year’s numbers are the most important. Breakdown your sales month by month so you can, in turn, project the coming year’s monthly sales! Use everything you’ve learned from the past year to influence your 2016 calendar, and be as thorough as you would be with any other business planning activities!
Set an Intention
Setting a personal goal or intention for the upcoming year can help direct the path of your business. For instance, in 2015, my main intention was to feel supported in my business and in my life. I wanted to feel supported because when I feel supported, I am able to offer the best service to my clients and provide the most amount of value. Not only did I want to feel supported by my team members and clients, but also by my family and financially. And so, with every important decision I made in 2015, I asked myself, “will this make me feel supported?” My intention served as my gut, and acted as a compass in the midst of tough decisions.
If you’re having trouble coming up with an intention, try asking yourself, “What do I want out of my business?” Take a listen to the podcast to hear more examples of intentions, and how to set one yourself!
Make It Fun!
After the holiday rush, it is SO common to have anxiety about the upcoming year before it’s even begun! This year, try swapping your premeditated stress with some positive inspiration! For us creatives, artists, and designers, creating a vision board is one of the best ways to ramp up 2016 excitement. Whether you make a hidden Pinterest board or an old-school collage, use your vision board to inspire yourself and your goals for the upcoming year!
Don’t forget to check out the podcast above to hear more tips and to learn more about my favorite subject: DREAM business core values!
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Plan Now to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever!
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