It’s the last month of the year! In just a few short weeks we will be saying goodbye 2016, hello 2017! With every changing of the calendar year, it's a good time for reflecting on what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months, and our intentions to accomplish in the coming 12.
This is a crucial time of honesty in the life of an entrepreneur, professional, author and coaches.
In my attempt and effort to help you with your New Year’s planning, I am sharing with you a short list of tips to propel you into a greater New Year.
So, my top five list of tips to help get your New Year Success planning process started:
1. PULL OUT YOUR GOAL LIST FOR 2016
Reviewing your past goals is a great way to assess where you are in relation to what you intended – look at the goals that you set for 2016. Did you achieve them all? If so, maybe they weren’t challenging enough? If not, what were the reasons?
2. THUMB THROUGH YOUR 2016 CALENDAR
Review your calendar – look through your 2016 calendar to see what events and milestones took place. It’s easy to forget what you did 12 months ago, so looking at your calendar or planner may help to remind you of important occasions.
3. KNOW (AND NO) YOUR LIMITATIONS
Now is the time to set your priorities. Once you've determined your priorities for the next year will help you set better boundaries and stay on target. Keep in mind these can be short-term priorities; they do not have to set the tone for the rest of your life. As well, don't feel obligated to commit to things that aren't a priority for you. Saying no still applies in the year to come.
4. NOW, IT’S 2017 - GET OUT THE CALENDAR
Start a new calendar – start your 2017 calendar. Go ahead and put important dates, reminders, and events in place. This will help remind you of commitments and allow for better time management and planning. This should include both your professional and personal calendars.
5. GO BIG OR GO HOME
Finally, Think BIGGER – start with your large, long-term goals, and then break them down into smaller attainable pieces. For example, if your goal is to grow your business or write a book, try deciding what action you will take to meet the goal. It could be that for your business you plan to join a MeetUp group or for your book commit to one chapter a month.
Hopefully these tips help you plan for a productive and successful New Year! You only have one life, plan it well.
To your Success,