We all begin each year saying, this year is going to be my best year. For some people 2020 looked back at you and laughed in your face… and for others 2020 really was one of the best years on record for you and your business. There was an immense amount of volatility in 2020 and for some people that volatility took a lot from people. Others saw the opportunity and capitalized on it. There really wasn’t a right way or wrong way to take on 2020, unless you just did nothing.
Now we have made it to 2021…
When you looked at social media everyone was just waiting for 2021, like all of a sudden, the clock was going to strike midnight and a magic wand was going to reset everything back to pre-2020. That’s not how it works. We have started 2021 at an all-time high of COVID-19 Cases with cities and countries re-entering lockdown status, and a super-spreader version of the virus now spreading outside of the U.K. Positively we have a vaccine rolling out, but the roll out doesn’t seem to be going as quickly as most people would like it to. So how are you going to make 2021 work for you?
First thing we have to do is reset, readjust, and realign yourself and your business. You can’t wait for the magic wand to waive over you, you have to take that challenge on yourself. Your results are going to be the product of your thoughts, so what are you thinking and telling yourself? Are you telling yourself that you are going to have a great year, that your business will grow, that profits will increase… or are you doing the opposite? You have to take yourself back to zero and set the goals and objectives and how you are going to get there. If you don’t know the destination you want to get to how are you going to map the route, there? Define where you want to go first, then you can move on.
What are the obstacles in your way? Now that you know where you want to go it’s time to take a look at what potential things might be in your way, or the roadblocks that you need to plan for. Make sure the goals you have are realistic or achievable for this year. Are you trying to go from $100,000 in sales to $10,000,000 because that’s not a realistic plan for growth in 1 year, unless you know you have a product launching, and investment coming to scale or some crazy injection of clients or funds into your business to make a large jump happen? Roadblocks might be your own self-doubt or focus and time that you are spending on your business to get it where you want it to go. It could also be people you need to add to your team, systems you need to put in place or software that needs to be upgraded. Anything that can hold you back… maybe it’s even COVID-19 that is an obstacle.
Now how are you going to overcome those challenges? Is COVID-19 the biggest roadblock in your way, then you need a plan to overcome it and adapt and adjust because COVID is still here. Do you need to retrain your brain, do you need to build a new skill? You have to be able to overcome the things standing in your way otherwise you are going to be stuck in the same place and not be able to go anywhere.
Start to eliminate fear! Fear tends to be the thing that stops most people. You become so afraid of all the things that could go wrong that you never actually start anything. Removing fear is something that you have to conquer and do it quickly. You cannot let fear become a limiting belief that stops you from achieving your success, so you have to train your brain to remove fear. The more knowledge, the more coaching, and the more support you have the easier it is to remove fear. When you have a coach to help you make decisions it helps you gain more confidence in your decision making.
Have your benchmarks, KPIs, and measurements that keep you on track and keep you moving forward. You can look at what you want to accomplish in the year and break those down to monthly and quarterly goals that will help you build to your annual goals. This gives you a lot of smaller goals to accomplish along the way and help you track progress. If you are hitting the monthly and quarterly goals, why aren’t you and what can you change? If you don’t track anything you won’t get to your big goals and you won’t know what to adjust or change along the way.
Keep yourself accountable! Take your goals, set a day every month to go over the prior month’s goals. Did you hit them or not? If not, what went wrong, and how can you fit it so the issue doesn’t compound over the next year. Work with your coach on what your goals are and where you landed. They can help you figure out how to do more of what is working and less of what isn’t working.
Bottom line, reset, refocus, set the goals, remove the problems, and check in on your progress!
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