Not counting wins is one of the top reasons most people fail in their new year's resolutions and attempts at achieving the goals they set. In order to help you get the year started off right, at the end of this post is a free download for my 12 Questions for the Year worksheet and video to walk you through the process.
During the last week of 2016, I found out I was pregnant. And while I showed up in my business every day, facilitated my clients’ strategic planning processes, and even hired a business coach to help me tackle some of my big goals for 2017, I never ended up with a plan for the year.
For the first time in my business I didn’t have a clue of what I was going to be focusing on three or six months out from any moment in time.
Did you do your planning before the year's end so you could be on and popping in the new year? Yeah, neither did I, but there's no time like the present!
When it comes down to it, we know we need to plan, and you know you need to sign up for workshops and accountability to get your life together in the new year, but sometimes it’s hard to just get started. So, I created a free download + video that shares the first step in my process to help you get the ball rolling.
While the party invitations and family gatherings are filling up our calendars, many of us entrepreneurs are working nonstop to get those last things crossed off our task lists before the year winds down. It’s the time of year that always seems to sneak up on us, and no matter how much we’ve actually accomplished--believe me, you’ve done a lot of awesome things this year, I promise—we never quite feel like we've gotten it all done.
Did you write the book? Did you solidify that strategic partnership? Did you finally get speaking gigs? Did you lose those 15 pounds? Did you finish the website? Did you take down your online dating profile? Did you spend more time with friends/family? Did you have more date nights? Did you pay down your debt? DID YOU REACH THE SIX FIGURE MARK?
January Overview in Pictures
One of the most important things about getting sh!t done is taking the time to sit down and assess what went well, what didn't go so well, and what needs to change. There have been so many times where I went through a whole year of not taking the time to count the wins and then feeling like I didn't even really accomplish much. It took having a conversation with a friend or colleague to help me recognize "Oh I *did* do that!" and "Oh yeah, I got that done too!"
Here's a little recap in photos to remind me of some things that were accomplished in the first month of the year.