As the New Year approaches, the holiday season offers a perfect opportunity to engage with your intuition and envision what you desire for your business in the coming year. Taking a break from your daily business routine to recharge is not just beneficial but essential. In this relaxed state, you’re likely to find your intuition sharpening, allowing creative thoughts and ideas to emerge more freely. Always keep a pen and paper handy to capture these insights as they come to you.
To effectively connect with your New Year goals, find a comfortable spot that brings you joy and tranquility. For instance, I find a special kind of magic in sitting in my sun chair on the deck. There’s something about feeling the fresh air, hearing the birds, and letting my shoulders relax in this environment. I make it a point to ground myself, feeling the earth and grass beneath my feet. The crucial step here is to breathe deeply, close your eyes, clear your mind, and simply soak in the sounds and sensations around you. In this state of relaxation, invite guidance on what the New Year may hold for you. Just breathe and stay open to the experience.
As thoughts and ideas surface, jot them down without overanalysing. If specific questions about programs, opportunities, or ideas arise, relax and allow the answers to flow to you from your guiding forces
After capturing your thoughts, set your notes aside for a day or two. You might find additional insights emerging during this period, which should also be recorded.
When you’re ready, revisit your notes to review what you’ve written. As you read through them, new thoughts will likely start flowing, helping you further shape your plans for the New Year. This process often ignites creativity and excitement.
Now, it’s time to transform these ideas into achievable goals:
Identify the Top Three Ideas:
Start by selecting the first three ideas that resonate with you the most.
Connect With Your Motivation:
Reflect on why these three ideas stand out. Understanding your connection to these ideas is crucial as it fuels your motivation to succeed.
Develop an Action Plan:
– Set Launch or Completion Dates: Establish timelines for your goals.
– Reverse Engineering: Work backwards from your launch date to identify the steps needed for realization. Create a detailed action list.
– Delegate and Collaborate: Determine what you can do independently and what requires assistance. Identify who can help and how.
– Tracking Progress: Utilize tools like ASANA for project management, allowing for collaborative and efficient progress tracking.
– Regular Check-Ins: Set dates for reviewing progress on your goals, with intervals tailored to the project’s duration.
– Budgeting and Planning: Define budgets, actions, and check-in frequencies (weekly, monthly, quarterly) and plan celebrations for milestones.
For those seeking accountability, consider partnering with a coach or a peer. Accountability partnerships can significantly enhance your commitment and progress. You can learn more about that here.
Additionally, I’ve prepared a business goal template for your convenience, available for download.
Remember to celebrate every milestone, no matter its size, and regularly reflect on the progress you’ve made. Weekly and monthly check-ins on each project are crucial for monitoring progress and addressing any challenges that arise. Should obstacles occur, stay solution-focused, always seeking alternative paths.
I eagerly anticipate hearing about your successes and the goals you’ve achieved by the end of the year.