Do you want brilliant business results next year? Yes!
Most of us want to keep getting better every year, personally and in our business. You won’t get better by wishing it so, however; you must do it intentionally. It’s tough to understand what “better” means if you haven’t assessed where you are now and what you accomplished this year. What can you do?
Do an annual business review.
An essential ingredient for an effective goal-setting process is assessing the past. Before looking forward, you have the opportunity to look back- for lessons, for inspiration, for ideas, and for clarity on your next steps.
Back when I was in my corporate job, assessing “lessons learned” was the norm at the end of big projects, and I find the idea to be transferable to both personal and entrepreneurial life. It is a powerful way to leverage the most from what you’ve done or experienced for the purpose of “taking it with you” into the year ahead- to be and do greater. Whether it’s a difficult lesson or amazing experience, you’ll want to take it forward with you so you can grow and benefit from it, and so your clients can too.
Even if your goals are already set for next year, ask yourself these key questions to make them even stronger, and perhaps highlight things that didn’t surface in your goal-setting process.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself now as you transition into a new year and recharge your batteries to explode your business results:
What didn’t work?
What would I do differently?
The lessons I learned this past year are…
If I could rewind time by 6-12 months I’d…
The goals I’ll set or action steps I’ll take as a result of this review are…
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If you take time to honestly reflect and write your responses to these questions and prompts, I guarantee that you’ll come away with tons of insight, wisdom and clarity on your next steps. If you want to be greater and achieve greater results, it requires being intentional. I challenge you to make an annual review part of your process so you can make your next year greater with intention, not wishes or guesses. If you have other questions to add to this review, please comment below.
If you would like to discuss your yearly review, or how you can take you and your business to the next level this coming year, contact me and tell me about what you’d like to do.