Are you thinking about the first quarter of 2016 yet? Whether you rocked your 2015 plan or you’re looking forward to finally HAVING a plan for 2016, the process of planning as well as the end result are both incredibly beneficial and deeply rewarding.
Here are some of my favorite helpful tools for planning an amazing 2016.
Create your Vision Affirmation Statement.
Once you’ve done that, you can create your vision board (or vision shelf!)
I also have a Personal Development Pinterest board with lots of great tools!
Here are some things I’ve been working on.
Maybe these are things you’ve been meaning to do, too.
- I used Lara Casey’s Power Sheets to narrow my focus and zero in on the changes I need to make.
- I named my #1 priority. Like having a Personal Purpose Statement, it acts as your guide for everything else. Mine is I’m publishing a book in 2016!
- In creating my vision board, I selected the three things I want to focus on in 2016: UTILIZE my gifts and resources, DEEPEN relationships and INSPIRE others to action.
- I determined my business non-negotiables. These are blogging at least once/week, sending out a monthly email newsletter and placing a Mary Kay order once/month. I added in personal non-negotiables, too, like yoga, church and housework. I’m also going to be hosting a monthly gathering! Find out more on my events page.
- I updated my weekly schedule. Monday is working ON my business; Tuesday is Life Group, time with my mom and running errands; Wednesday is appointments in my office; Thursday is appointments in my office; Friday is #Fridayfriendday.
- I referred back to my 2015 calendar to make sure I wasn’t missing any obligations or set-in-stone events like annual fundraisers, church events, school breaks, conferences, etc.
- I looked ahead at my 2016 calendar to see which months are going to be hectic vs. quiet–which will help me decide when to plan product launches, special events, taking a vacation, etc.
As a whole-istic Image and Influence Strategist, I recommend having your business AND personal commitments in front of you at all times.
I’ve found that if I don’t have it all down, I get too wrapped up in work and my housework suffers…or I get on a home organizing spree and my work suffers.
Do you have a plan for 2016 yet? Do you know what you’re doing during the first week of January?
If you plan to use any of these tool for planning an amazing 2016, I’d love to hear from you over on the Facebook page!
I wish you all the best in 2016!