5 Steps To Actually Make 2016 Your Biggest, Boldest, & Best Year YetSo, half of the year is over.
I like to take some time at the beginning of every June and reflect.
What goals did I set, what were my hopes and dreams for this year?
Where am I at in regards to those goals.
Do you remember back in January? Did you pick a word for your year? Have you stayed the course?
Goal setting serves an important role for us as coaches and as business owners.
But if you don’t have a plan of action to go alongside your goals, it doesn’t matter how strong of a “manifester” you are.
You need to take action.
To paraphrase Andy Andrews:
“You can’t wait around for the things you want to show up in your life, you need to show up for them.”
In other words, once you set your goals – goals you feel strongly about achieving – it’s now time to take action.
Which is why I’ve put together the 5 simple steps I take in my business to help me achieve bigger and bolder goals each and every year.
Take a moment to reflect back over the last 6 months.
What were your top 5 big successes, your “wins”, and any good fortune that came your way? Did you sign up more clients than you ever have before? Did you generate more revenue or income? Did you do something new that you’d never done before?
Great! Now, where could you have done better? Were there projects you let slip through the cracks? Emails you didn’t respond to? What had you hoped you’d accomplish, but didn’t? Be open and honest with yourself here.
Allow room for improvement.
Now, for the big question…
What are you going to do in the second half of 2016 to blow the lid off last year?
*** How to make 2016 your best year yet ***
Here are 5 things I do every year and what I recommend for you to make 2016 the Biggest, Boldest, and Best Year Yet in your business and in your life:
Step 1: Spend some time thinking about what you want your 2016 to look like.
Do you want to have some passive income…?
Do you want to buy a rental house or apartment…?
Do you want to have an online presence…?
How many vacations do you want to take?
How many days a week to you want to work?
Write it all down.
However you choose to get your goals down will be perfect.
Do what feels right for you.
Step 2: Have a passive income goal
Set a passive income goal now.
Write it down.
The more specific you can be the better you can plan to get there.
It’s like that old saying…
“If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”
Note: when choosing a passive goal for 2016, pick a number that you can see happening, but that is a stretch for you. One of my friends is a business owner that makes about $45K/year and his goal each year is to make $10 million, but he never gets there or even further ahead. If I was coaching him I would say “choose a target amount that you can make this year… maybe $100K or $200K. You can still set an intention to be a millionaire, but aiming to the next target amount makes it more within your control… not just wishful thinking”.
Step 3: Get clear on the skills you need to acquire this year to grow your business and achieve your desired results faster and easier.
Do you need to know how to sign up Investors for your projects? Do you need to know how to do a webinar or teleseminar? Do you need to know how to plan and fill live events or how to be a truly effective presenter?
Write all the skills you’ll need to achieve your goals down now.
Step 4: Get support.
Even the highest achieving athletes have coaches and in most cases, have many coaches. The more support you have, the bigger results you can achieve. That’s why it’s important to get the support you need right now.
Take a look at the skills you just wrote down. What kind of support do you need to acquire those skills?
You can hire a VA, join a high-end mastermind, hire a business coach, invest in a product or program that will help you achieve your goals faster and easier. Whatever it is…
Take a moment to think about the kind of support you need this year to help you achieve your goals. Again be open here. It does not pay to think “I can figure it out on my own”. In fact, that kind of thinking holds many coaches back.
Write down all the different kinds of support you need this year now.
Step 5: Create a “mini plan”.
Too often we get caught up in “how” to make it happen. Let go of all the little details and simply create a rough sketch outline of where the money is going to come from this year and the important milestones for driving your revenue. What do you need to accomplish so that you achieve your goals?
Break it down in 6 month chunks, 90-day chunks, 30-day chunks, all the way to 1-week.
Write it down.
With specific goals, support, and an action plan…
Schedule some time with yourself and figure this out now, before summer takes over and you realize in October that you are nowhere near where you wanted to be!
I just know that 2016 is going to be your best year yet!
Get help if you need. Don’t have a repeat of last year.