Let’s take a trip back down memory lane.
I’m willing to bet there were things you wanted to do over the last year – maybe even over the last week – that never got done, for whatever reason.
Maybe you find yourself saying things like, “Oh my gosh, I didn’t finish this and didn’t finish that. How will I ever get this all done? I can never seem to catch up.”
Yup, this is a trap. Swirling over gaps gets you nowhere fast, especially as an entrepreneur.
I’m willing to bet you’re naturally a “half glass full” thinker and often see things from a positive light.
Yet, I personally know how easy it is to get sucked into scarcity thinking. That’s what society teaches us, right? We learn to focus our precious energy on the gaps.
Here’s an exercise you can do every week to focus on the positive – what’s going well in your business – and focus your energy and next steps from THAT place. Here’s how it works:
- Think about your last week and write down your different achievements.
- Write down WHY each was an achievement. What’s the reason that achievement is an achievement? What’s the reason it was important to you? In a sense, this sells yourself on the fact this is was an achievement, that this was a good thing for you and here’s why.
- Then, for each achievement, write down what’s next – what further progress is needed for each one? This is where you can put down next steps, including any gaps that still need to be filled.
This article gives you a few more tips to plan your week in 30 minutes flat every week: http://nadinenicholson.com/strategy-goals/plan-week/.
I’d say this single weekly planning practice is one of the most important tools in my own entrepreneurial toolkit. It gives incredible clarity and focus from the useful place of what’s actually getting done in my business.
It helps me plan every year, every quarter and every week in between. Plus, it gives enough flexibility to adjust as opportunities arise.
Clarity brings focus.
Focus brings confidence.
And, confidence brings inner courage.
Inner courage is a fundamental building block for being successful at this thing called entrepreneurship.
Planning is one of the most under leveraged areas of business. It’s tricky to know where you’re going without a plan telling you where to go and how to get there.
I’d love to guide you through my five-step system to plan your next year and help set the foundation for solid quarterly and weekly planning in between.
My new virtual workshop – The Annual Planning System – is available on-demand 24/7 to you, right now.
You get immediate, downloadable access to seven audio lessons and program materials (plus, much more) to plan your year at the time and pace that works for you.
This program was created for busy entrepreneurs who want an easy and fast way to plan the year, anytime in the year.
If that sounds like you, this self-paced program could be exactly what you need. Come join me, ok?
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