It’s almost 2018! I just can’t believe how quickly time flies. What about you?
I love taking this time of year to reflect. I don’t necessarily make resolutions, I just like to look back at how much things have changed in that year.
This year was a really big year for me, both professionally and personally. I moved into my new home, finally graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in accounting, got engaged, and opened my virtual assistant business.
But, there are some things that I didn’t do that I really wanted to. I wanted to have all of my social media platforms up and running by year end. I am this close to that goal, but I still have some odds and ends to do. I also wanted to have my blog posts completely finished through the end of January.
Do you have anything that you wanted to do in 2017 that you just haven’t gotten around to doing or were just shy of?
Write them down! How are you going to correct this? I’m going to add time to my schedule to finish my Facebook and Pinterest accounts. I’m also going to schedule out time to create the graphics and upload/schedule my blog posts for the next month.
Are there any goals that you have for 2018 that weren’t on your 2017 list? Write them down!
Now, these goals are just sitting on your bulletin board so that you can see them every day, but now what? Well, you need to create an action plan! These goals won’t make themselves.
So, let’s first look at the goals that weren’t completed in 2017. Think about why they weren’t completed. Did you not share your product/services with enough people? Did you not go to networking events as you planned? Maybe you didn’t write enough blogs. Really think about this.
Now think about your new goals for 2018. How are you going to make these happen? What steps do you need to take throughout the year for you to achieve these goals?
Now you have this giant list of things you need to do! Take each goal, one by one, and list out exactly how you’re going to achieve it in your project management system!
For example, let’s say you want to increase your traffic to your website using Pinterest. Perhaps you can schedule and assign the following steps:
- Create your business Pinterest account
- Create several graphics for each of your blog posts that you already have
- Add “create graphics” to your blog post creation process for future posts
So, what type of goals are you going to create?
Amanda Leigh, with her business savvy tools and upbeat attitude, helps entrepreneurs develop systems that work for, not against them. By setting up project management systems and email management protocols curated specifically for each business, Amanda’s dedication to helping others thrive means making sure nothing is forgotten.
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