A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.“ – Richard M. DeVos
There are two ways you can look at the year that was…
- With a negative mind: Where you had no control, everything bad that could happen did and you didn’t reach your projections and goals.
- A positive mindset: Where you look at what you did achieve, the wins you had and the projections and goals you did meet.
Yes, it may not have been the best year for some – and 2020 and 2021 may not go down in the history books as the best years on record, there have been a lot of challenges and obstacles, however, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit and focus on positives and not the negatives.
If you’re finding it difficult, look at it this way … what can you do to celebrate the year that was? What’s one personal and one business win you had this year that you can focus positively on?
Because it’s at Christmas time that many businesses reflect on the year that was and realise that they don’t want to have another year like the one they have just had.
If this is you right now, you’re in the right place. Read our latest blog and discover the three areas you need to change for a bumper year in 2022.
- Reflect on the past year
How was your year? What did you want to achieve at the beginning or the year and what did you actually achieve? Did you reach your goals both personally and professionally?
If you are truly honest with yourself – would you do this year again in the same way? Or would you make changes?
Look at all areas of your business and question everything!
- What do you really want?
Now is the perfect time to be completely honest with yourself and ask yourself, what do YOU want to do and where do YOU want to be at the end of 2022?
When you look back on the past year, do you feel as if something was holding you back?
Try the Now > Where > How framework.
Now: Where are you now? What is your current situation, how many hours are you working, what is your role and what is your profit and cashflow like?
Where: Where do you want to be? What is your vision, future financial situation, hours and profit?
How: How will you get there? What projects, actions, reporting and accountability will you take?
- Set your SMART goals now!
As you go into the new year, it’s time to set new SMART goals.
What are SMART goals? The SMART acronym gives a framework to reach any goal you have. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and anchored within a Time Frame.
Before you do this, check back on the goals you set this year, did you achieve what you set out to and were your goals actually realistic and attainable?
Hot tip: Set your goals for 2022 now! You don’t want to be doing this in January when you get back from your break.
Start 2022 on the right foot
If 2021 wasn’t the year you expected, there’s one thing you can do right now to kick off the new year in the direction you truly want.
Get a coach and some strategic accountability!
Let’s make 2022 the year you should have had this year and work together. If you’d like to write your wins list this time next year and tick off all your goals, get in touch about how Vibrant Business can help you.