It doesn’t matter if you are creating a new offer, designing a lead magnet, crafting an email nurturing sequence, consistently posting content, and going live on social, delivering a workshop, or working with clients, growing your business online takes commitment and determination.
Time is just like anything else – you have enough of it for the things that matter to you. If you feel as though you don’t have enough time to do the things you want to do, take a look at what you’re prioritizing in your life. We all get the same amount of time each day. If you feel like you don’t have enough of it, then it’s time to look at what you’re prioritizing in your life. Ask yourself this question today, and every day: “What am I giving my time to that isn’t really important to me?”
It’s time to get better results with far less mental drama and confusion. This means it’s the perfect time to create your success plan for the business and life you desire…
With everything business owners juggle, it’s easy to stay “planning” and never get to the “doing” stage.
It’s easy to stockpile planners and map out different scenarios and give up on their plan too soon only to hop onto the next “shiny object.” Or fail to plan and therefore plan to fail as they aimlessly spin with zero direction. These mistakes are costly. They lead to not getting clients, not making a difference, and not making more money.
I don’t know about you, but I am guessing you don’t want that, do you?
If you’re feeling unsure or unclear about how to make this your breakthrough year. The year you said, “I did it!” Then…
It’s time to put pen to paper and DESIGN your next 90-days!
With so much advice around goal setting, I’ll stress this above all else – find one thing to zero in on. Not 10. Not 5. Just 1 thing that’s a non-negotiable for you this year. And then get laser-focused on how you’re going to make it happen over the next three months.
Answering the following three questions will help you do just that.
Question 1: What are your three most important achievements or accomplishments in the last 90 days?
Gay Hendrix, author of The Big Leap talks about working in your zone of genius. He says, “In this zone, you capitalize on your natural abilities which are innate, rather than learned. This is the state in which you get into “flow,” find ceaseless inspiration, and seem to not only come up with work that is distinguished and unique, but also do so in a way that excels far and beyond what anyone else is doing.” As you’re thinking about your achievements, are these what you are passionate about and skills and interests that you are naturally gifted with too? When you can identify what comes most naturally to you, and then capitalize on that, you will strike gold.
Question 2: What three things did you learn from the last 90 days?
Reflect on the last three months (and even the last year if you want to go a little deeper). What worked + and what didn’t? Can you identify any places where you were scattered trying to do too many things? Reflecting on the past before you automatically jump into the future will give you a good idea of what you want to repeat and help you recognize what you’re ready to step away from so you can make space for something new. Vision what that looks like for a minute.
Question 3: Where can you be more focused in the next 90 days?
Now it’s time to zero in on 1 thing that feels really important to you. Just like Curly in the movie, City Slickers, talked about the 1 thing – what one thing would move the needle closer to your goals? More importantly, can you commit to that every day?
According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. This means that if you want to make a change, it is not enough to aim for one big transformation. Instead, focus on building one new habit at a time.
Breaking the 1 thing (big goal) down into smaller habits will help build momentum and make success feel more attainable each day instead of like an impossible mountain to climb. The habit should be easy enough that you don’t need the motivation to do it. By mastering your behaviors you will be much more likely to succeed this year.
Now it’s time to put pen to paper and DESIGN your year.
These three questions are just the beginning…
Remember… It’s important to go all-in on one goal rather than only halfway commit to a ton of little goals because this will help you build momentum to make your other goals possible.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you were made for this hour.
Embrace it. And… Show up. And know that I can’t wait to support you throughout the rest of the year as you make it happen.
P.S. For additional tips to help you make an impact with your brand, your offers, and the funnel you need to close the gap to get more clients online, join me in the Online Collective Facebook group.