I love planning and getting everything organized for a fresh start. The end of the year and the start of the new year, always gets me in the mood to declutter, organize, and get my business ready for a fresh year.
I’m that kid that had all my notebooks, backpack, and clothes for the start of school ready like a month in advance.
Below are some of the tools and resources I use to be all set for a fresh start, so let’s dive into my planning
Create A Clean Slate
I’m really inspired by a “clean slate”, this is the start of something fresh, the feeling of starting anew. I’m always super motivated to get my business operations organized and reset to start fresh in the new year.
It feels SO good to clean off my computer, clean out my inbox, and feel like I’m starting the year off right.
You can get that same feeling by following the exact checklist I use to clean up my business operations. Grab the End Of Year Reset Checklist here!
This is the time to let your brain run wild and dream what’s possible. Don’t be too worried about the action yet, let yourself be free and flowing when thinking about what’s next for you and your business.
I’ve listed a few books that help me get out of my own headspace, review the books, podcasts, songs, whatever that allows you to get out of your own head and feel inspired. Then write it all down, get it out of your head.
AND THEN take all that brainstorming and format it into what is possible for the next year. Get it organized and ready for action. When you are ready to format your plan, then you can start editing and considering the “limitations” but start messy.
A few books to reset my mindset!
I I recommend this book to spark inspiration on how you tackle your planning yearly or otherwise.
I love to re-read this book each year to reset and make sure I’m purposeful with my time. This book reminds me to examine how I’m spending my time, and ask myself is this making me happy, is this how I want my days, weeks, years to look.
It’s easy for me to get very business focused in my planning and Better Than Before helps reminds me to think beyond my business day. 😁
This book is the best book to get me into the heck yay I can do this headspace. I find when coming to dreaming big, and getting into the I can do this headspace, this book helps. So if you need a little make this happen pep talk, this book might deliver for you too. I bought it as an audio book so I can listen when I need a little pick up!
Take a break
Sure, this might seem like either very obvious or not really a tool, but hear me out. It’s SO easy for us to get caught up in the what’s next with our business and with life.
Schedule a day or two to dedicate to planning. Giving your brain a break and providing yourself mental space to set your year up with intention is SO important.
Stepping out of your day-to-day allows you to be able to have space to ask yourself what is serving you in your business and life, not just going through the motion of getting a plan together.
Take the time to question where your time is going, how you structure your day, and what is serving you in your business. Don’t just make yearly planning another task to “get through.”
Read this post about planning a solo retreat to reset.
And that brings me to….
Evaluate, Set Goals, and Plan For Your Business
Which brings to my goal setting, business evaluating, planning, and tracking guide, Guide Your Growth. This course, guides you through setting goals, evaluating your business operations, setting a goal to keep you on track all year long, plan out your year, and keep track of what matters to YOU.
This is all the questions I use to help me keep my business supporting my vision, and operating smoothly. It helps remind me why I’m running my business in the first place and makes sure I’m running the kind of business I want to be running.
Make sure you running your business YOUR way. Get the guide, follow my process, and then customize it to best fit how you like to set goals, plan and evaluate your business YOUR way.
I would love to hear how you plan your year and what tips you have!.
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