Get the business you really want
Diligent planning for the 12 months ahead is essential. Ever since the start of January I’ve been thinking about what it is I really want to achieve in my business this year. Every great coach has a coach, this has helped give me the space and time to talk through and plan what it is I really, really want.
It’s important to think about why you’re doing a piece of work or involved in a certain project – is it fulfilling you, and/or providing you with financial gain? Neither...? If you’re busy doing the above then you’re not open and available to the really good stuff. To quote an expert marketing contact of mine ‘Don’t be a busy fool’.
Selecting just 3 things (to keep this post succinct) that will shape your business; 1) networking, find a group very local to your business and attend. Get involved. Go along with an objective in mind – this could be: to meet 1 like-minded individual, get a 1-1 with someone who could mutually be of benefit to your business, gain a contact in an organisation that could help grow your business, learn a new business skill. Going armed with an objective means you will always come away with something of benefit.
2) Create a vision board of all the stuff you want to achieve in the next 12 months. Cut out pictures, words, Google images of everything you want to achieve in your business. This forms the central part of your board. Once you’ve done this cut out/Google images of all the stuff you want to achieve personally; places you want to travel, things you want to do and buy, places you want to eat, drink etc. You’ll be amazed at how quickly these opportunities start presenting themselves directly to you.
Thirdly, take action; diligently and tenaciously follow up on your goals, opportunities and planning. Share your goals with like-minded people and people who can help get you there.
So, what is it that you’re going to achieve in the next 12 months...?