3 Steps to a Profitable 2013 – Reflect, Plan, Grow!

As the year comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect back on what you’ve achieved, where you fell short and what you’re going to do about it.

This isn’t just a matter of how much income you’ve earned, although that’s part of it. One of the ways I measure my success is the results I help my clients achieve, and the caliber of people I attract to me.

One of my biggest goals this year was to create and launch (not in that order – always sell your program first, then create it:) my new program, Package Your Passion With Ease. My goal was to have 50 entrepreneurs in the program.

I ended up with over 60 people in the program (with more people joining it still) and it got rave reviews. We had a fantastic group of entrepreneurs who showed up, took action and got results!

My other big goal was to launch my membership program, TALI. It’s been a labor of love for me because I wanted to create a program that is very affordable and offers excellent training, support and community. We have an exceptional group of entrepreneurs who are supportive of one another and are really benefiting from the program.

What big goals did you have for the year? Which ones did you reach? Take time to celebrate your successes!

Which goals didn’t you reach? Are they still important to you? If they are, take an objective look back and identify what went wrong.

  • Did you not dedicate the time to it?
  • Did you lack the skills or resources to achieve that goal?
  • Did you make mistakes in your strategy or execution that led you to fall short of your goal?
  • What did you do when you hit a bump in the road?
  • Did you have the support you needed to succeed?

This isn’t the time to beat yourself up. What’s more important is what you do about it.

Your business is a living, breathing thing and you’re going to make mistakes along the way. I know I sure have and I don’t mind being brutally honest with you and sharing some of my mistakes.

One mistake I made this year was not being as organized as I would have liked with my marketing calendar, detailing the whole year in advance and exactly when I would be launching which programs. I also didn’t line up quite as many joint venture partners as I would have liked to. I’m addressing both those things this year – in fact, I already have a plan in place!

Am I beating myself up about those things? Absolutely not. It would be a waste of energy.

Instead, I’m working with my coach to help me put the plans in place that I need to continue to grow my business and reach my goals.

Now it’s your turn. Be really honest with yourself  and ask yourself:

  • Which goals didn’t you reach?
  • What are you going to do differently next year?
  • What are you going to do to stretch yourself in 2013?
  • How committed are you to really succeeding in 2013?

I’ve created a special assessment to help you take a look at what you achieved in 2012 and how you’re going to achieve your goals for 2013. To take this free assessment, click here.

Be sure to share your comments below. Share your successes and your goals for next year. There’s nothing like making a public declaration to help you stay accountable!

Warm wishes,

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