Are you ready for the holidays? Next question, is your business ready for the holidays? Depending on the nature of your business, the holiday season can be the perfect time to rest as well as plan and get yourself organized for the upcoming year. If you’re wondering how you can prepare your business for the holiday or down-time this season, keep reading.
- Reflect back on the year
- Audit your systems and make changes
- Set goals for the new year
- Recharge and reward yourself for a great year spent
Reflect back on the year
Every year I feel like it’s hard to believe that almost 12 months have gone by. The end of the year is the perfect time for you to look back, celebrate your accomplishments and recognize your short comings. Take the time to really evaluate what were your highlights and lowlights within your business. When it comes to the things that didn’t go so well, what lessons did you learn? What do you wish you did differently? Understanding how this year went can help you look forward into the New Year.
Audit your systems and make changes
The end of the year is the perfect time for you to look back at your systems your packages and make the necessary changes. For me, I know that I will be spending the holidays mapping out my new packages, working on my new email sequence, and updating my Notion workspace so that it can be better optimized for more productivity.
Set goals for the New Year
Now that we’ve reflected and made some changes, the next thing that you need to do is set goals for the upcoming year. These goals don’t have to just be focused on your business; they can be goals focused on strengthening your relationships, growing yourself personally, or even goals that are just for fun. The best method that I like to do when it comes to setting goals for the New Year is:
- Ask yourself how you want to feel for the New Year
- Outline your overarching goals for the year
- Outline 3-5 key indicators that will show you that you are successful in achieving your goals
- Make an action list of what you need to do to get to the next step in the New Year.
Be sure to break down your goals into quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily tasks. Remember that every day makes a difference and each day as you get better you will be able to get to the next result.
Take a break and relax
Don’t forget to take the time to enjoy your time with your loved ones and also reward yourself for the hard work that you put in this year. Running a business is not easy and you deserve to take the time to reward yourself for a job well done! Celebrate yourself for an amazing year ahead before the New Year starts so that you’re not clouded by the outcome that has yet to come. This next year is going to be your best year yet.
I hope you have a safe and healthy holiday season with your friends and family. Take this time to reflect, recharge, and take action so that you can make your next year in business better. Reach out to me on Twitter on Instagram to let me know how you plan on preparing your business this year.