5 Simple Strategies For Accomplishing Business Goals In 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! How was your time off, my friend? I watched movies and ate a lot of food and sat around because what a year, right?!?! 2017 can't come soon enough. Let’s just get straight to it, shall we? How do you make plans for 2017 so that big things ACTUALLY happen vs. just spending all your time planning and never making a dent in your big business goals? After many years of business having and helping, these are my tips:

Don’t bother planning for the whole year

Seriously, this is a WASTE of time, friend. Planning feels sexy and all that but all bets are off when you get into things and life starts to happen, right? I always have my clients do QUARTERLY planning because it’s easier to plan for a few months vs. ALL of the months. This also keeps you from overloading your year with a ton of crap that you’ll never get around to. It's really easy to make lots of plans for your business and overload because of the white space. Think small. Be focused. Your business is built one day at a time.

Get Real

The worst thing you can do is make plans for a version of yourself that does not exist. This is the thing most people do when it comes time to make a plan for the new year. Instead of planning based off of who they are, they think MAGICALLY, the new year will provide them with more time, less kids, more willpower and less baggage to make space for the business you want to make happen. Nope. Most likely, you will be the same person you are right now that you are in the new year. This is okay, btw because you are awesome.

The key to making your business happen despite all of those things that get in the way. Knowing yourself and the things going on in your life, what is a realistic goal or vision for the next step in your business? What should you build/create next?

This industry spends a lot of time telling you to change but really, business success isn’t about personal change, it’s about resilience. Who is the most committed? Who wants this the most? Who really has a vision for their business?

Be specific.

The next step is to make sure you are touching the 4 parts of business, essential for seeing actual tangible growth. Marketing Branding Offers Growth

This is what I call the GRID o’ business. Whenever I work with a client or do a class or course or anything else, my focus is on these 4 specific areas.

Branding: How am I growing my reputation, showing people I am an expert? Marketing: What am I doing to make money? Growth: What things do I have to do to grow? Offer: What am I offering? What am I working on?

 

Break it down

Once you figure out what you are going to do, DON’T STOP THERE. This is the problem with all new years resolutions. It feels good to state that thing you are going to do but it’s way less sexy to break it down into actual steps that will help you make sure things happen. Under each of your goals you should have steps and a timeline to get it done. Otherwise, your plan will most likely never get out of the “planning stage.”

And finally......

Don’t get off on planning

Planning is not meant to be a big event, it’s a process that is designed to get you a very specific result, which is taking action. I’ve noticed that there is so much hype around the planning part of the new year and I believe it’s that buzz and excitement that ultimately makes it hard for people to actually commit to making their goals happen. Set your intentions and figure out what you are going to do in the new year and MOVE on into starting the process of actually doing it.

I repeat, set your business intentions and goals and START MOVING ON THEM, friend.

I want to know, what are you up to this year? What do you want to accomplish?

I actually have a few slots open in January for 1-on-1 work and I wanted to do something a little different so I’m offering 2017 Business Clarity Sessions.

Basically, I’ll be doing everything above FOR YOU.

In 1 supersized session (60-90 minutes) I’ll be…

Co-creating a big business vision for the new year. What type of brand do you want to have? What do you want to be known for? How do you want to feel? What do you want to have accomplished? I'll help you get clear.

Helping you get clear on what is and isn’t possible for your brand in 2016 based off of your life, commitments and to-dos ---- if you’ve ever struggled to make goals you can actually stick to, I’ll help you figure it out

Give you clarity on what you should be doing for your business in the 4 business areas above. I’ll tell you specifically where you should be putting your energy and what you gotta do based off your overall business goals so you won’t enter this new year feeling confused about what your business will be

Design an ACTION plan for you -- that not only includes your goals for the quarter but also includes the actual steps you should take -- step-by-step (and customized for you) to make sure everything gets done this quarter.

You’ll also get access to Woo Boss Collective this JANUARY, I’ll be teaching launching and we will be doing a half-day retreat where we will be writing all the emails and communication needed for your next launch.

It’s $400 and you can sign up here. I only have 6 spots available and I’m only offering it for a week before it goes away because if you want in on Woo Boss Collective January, we need to get you in now!

You can sign up here AND because I believe in you and want to help you make 2017 the best year evah, I even have a little payment plan option here. This link will most likely only be active for the next 48 hours so if you want it!

Things my clients have said to me in just the last 2 weeks:

"I've worked with a lot of people but this is the best I've felt about my business ever."

"I love working with you because you know what you are talking about and get my business like no one else."

"See, I know working with you was a good idea. You just get it."

"You are the GOAT. Seriously." I won't be offering single sessions again for the foreseeable future so if you want my brain on your brand but can't commit to the bigger mentorship, this is your chance.

Sign up here!

Get It DoneShenee Howard