Owning your own business is a huge accomplishment.
Creating services or products which your customers love gives you a sense of satisfaction.
Having autonomy over your day and how you work gives you a sense of relief.
You can make room for more life to happen every day because you’re in charge of your schedule.
You can work when you want and take a break to recharge without worrying about PTO and whether your supervisor will approve.
Owning a business can also feel overwhelming at times, especially at the start of a new year.
Gazing out into the horizon on uncharted territory of a new year can leave you feeling some angst.
Thoughts of how what will I do this year? Will I be successful? What challenges will I face and will I be ready for them?
Your future is outside of your control which can leave you feeling anxious.
You do have control over how you frame your thinking and how you plan for the year.
So many ideas floating around in your mind, put them down on paper by creating a vision board.
When you start seeing what ideas and interests you want to bring forward, you can then start mapping out a plan to achieve them.
As you identify your visions, then start setting some achievable goals from 3, 6, 9 and 12 months out.
One vision may be that you want your pet parents to build more empathy with their companion animals.
Within those quarterly goals, build in milestones which you can measure how you are meeting your goal.
A goal can be I want to build an 8 week program and have a launch by x month which teaches pet parents about the importance of meeting their companion animal’s needs.
Now, you can break down the action steps in creating a x week program.
The action steps are the bones of your program which include deliverables.
Some deliverables are setting aside on your work calendar when you work on creating your program.
Choosing the content and structure of your program and setting timelines.
Making choices how you are going to effectively and efficiently reach your clients and putting this into your workflow?
These deliverables are tangible ways of how you can exert control over how you will show up for your business daily, weekly, monthly and for the year.
It also gives you a way of reviewing how your goals are being met and what changes, if any need to happen along the way, so you can be proactive in changing course as necessary.
If you’re looking to gain more confidence with goal setting, schedule a Uniting Call with me so you can feel more aligned with your vision for 2022!