Was 2019 your best year ever?

As the New Year approaches, people say; this is will be their best year ever’. I’ve seen organizing products and calendars that say ‘best year ever’. Just got a newsletter that says we hope you have the best year ever. What does that mean? To be effective, it’s helpful to define what your best year will look like. And a best year might include slowing down. It might mean cutting back. It might mean ramping up. The start to knowing what your best year looks like is knowing what your best year looks like. It might start with making today awesome. Awesome days lead to an awesome year. Your best year ever seems passive, that your waiting for your best year to ‘happen’.

When I hear ‘best year ever’, I think busy rush and a buzz of activity. What I’ve been finding in client sessions is the opposite of that. In the process of getting organized and productive you sometimes need to take a step back. Taking that step back is helpful in understanding the way you work. The perfect time to do that is in the transition from one year to the next.

Create a routine-It can be helpful in creating a routine morning and end of day. There may be certain aspects of your business you need to check on. A client of mine calls it their daily compass-they check their calendar, tasks for the day, bank account, and skim emails for emergencies. After that, it’s a full on focus with work projects.

Create boundaries-What do you need to say no to? No is a complete sentence. You may need to look at your relationships and create boundaries. You may need to look at the activities that cause stress and eliminate them.

Create a vision-Create a vision of what you want in your future. Make it clear. If it’s to increase revenue, define how much, by when, with who and how.

Your best year ever really boils down to goal setting. Setting goals isn’t easy. Achieving those goals isn’t easy either. Not having goals in place and the actions behind them makes your best year ever virtually impossible.

If you are interested in creating the best year ever by setting goals and staying on track, join me for Goal Setting 2020. This four week webinar goes over the basics of goal setting and beyond to make sure you are successful in the New Year.

 

Margo Crawford is a Productivity Coach and Professional Organizer with Wave Productivity. Call 602-677-8275 or email margo@waveproductivity.com for a consultation. Margo works with entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals to help them get more focused, organized and productive in their workplace. She coaches by phone nationally and in person in Phoenix, Providence and Boston.