Happy New Year!
You’re likely sitting in one of two camps right now:
- eagerly looking forward to this new beginning, all sorts of plans and goals in place, ready to charge into the year
- overwhelmed with ALL.THE.THINGS you want to do and unsure of where to begin
At Be Sage Conference last month, we learned from Tonya Dalton that overwhelm is not knowing where to begin. As I look at my list of where I left off before the holidays, and add to it the list of things that I want do this month/year, I am feeling completely overwhelmed. Where did I leave off? Where do I begin?
The first place to begin is by getting yourself organized. It’s time to gather all of your loose ideas, thoughts, plans and put them all on paper. Spend a few hours doing this, if needed. Next organize your office and workspace. (Mine was a victim of the holiday onslaught and needs a major makeover.)
Once you’ve got yourself in order, take a look at your super long list of all your ideas, thoughts, plans, and pick no more than 3 things that you’d like to focus on for the next few weeks/month. Sketch out a plan for how you’re going to get them done.
A goal is only good if you create a plan to accomplish it. This is why I’m more interested in creating projects rather than goals. (Read up on why I don’t create goals.)
Does the list of things you want to do seem endless and unfocused? Check out the 2018 Action Plan to help you focus your business strategy for the New Year.