2015 is coming to a close and that means it is time to make a plan for your business and your life for 2016. While you don’t need a new year to make a new plan its a great time to do so. For me, this year has been a year of growth and what an exciting year it has been. As I look forward to 2016, I see so much potential and I see so many businesses I want to touch to help them succeed. I have spent the last few weeks ironing out my 2016 plans and getting myself organized to succeed.
Creating a plan starts with understanding your goals for the year and what it is that you want for yourself and your business. Start by writing it down and not on a computer. Grab a sheet a paper, find a quiet space where you can work without disruptions and think. This quiet time, along with putting pen to paper will force you to contemplate what it is that you want.
Understand your Goals and what you want to accomplish and work backward from that. If you have a monetary or client goal determine how many you need to bring on each month to hit your goals. If you have a goal to hit a certain number of events or webinars. Determine when and where you want to hold them and get working.
Determine your strategy and understand who your ideal client is. To hit your goals and successfully implement your plan you will need to determine how you want to do, where those people are in the marketing and digital world and then successful market to those people.
Get organized. Find a content calendar and get to work filling it out. Everything you want to accomplish should go in this calendar. Social postings, blog postings, webinars, class launches and giveaways. Get them all down in the calendar, even if you simply get yourself setup for success by creating a theme each month. I recommend getting ahead by 1 month at minimum.
Creating your plan means getting committed. Some people find that it is helpful to have an accountability coach to work with. This could be a friend that meets with you weekly and you hold one another accountable or you hire a coach help keep you on track.
Most importantly and I see this with so many entrepreneurs and small business I work with don’t forget to block time to work on your business instead of in your business. If you want to hit your goals in 2016 block time, it could be 1 hour a day or 1 full day a week but make time to work on your business. Business growth won’t happen unless you do this.
Here’s to a successful 2016.