In addition to looking at whether you accomplished your goals, assess the quality of your 2014 goal-making. Were your goals realistic for your business, or did you set standards that were too high? This is especially important if your performance numbers fell short.
When making goals for 2015, ensure that they’re realistic, based off of what you accomplished in 2014, and easily measurable.
Example: If you added 20 new leads (30% growth) to your email list in 2014, meeting your goal, shoot for adding a similar percentage to your list in 2015.
4. Make a resolution for personal development.
While you can begin a new productivity habit or attend a relevant conference any time throughout the year, committing to a resolution during the beginning of the year can help you start fresh just as your business does.
Whether it’s reading three relevant articles a week, learning how to use PhotoShop, or investing in a new degree, make 2015 the year you go above and beyond for yourself. Your business will thank you later!
5. Create a physical action plan and place it somewhere you can see it.
Placing your action plan somewhere in your environment makes it easier for you to be reminded of the intentions and goals you have for the new year. It can be a new desktop wallpaper for your laptop, a print-out on your fridge, or even a post-it note stuck to your desk.
It doesn’t have to be something that’s too drawn-out. Write your goals at the top and any action steps or reminders at the bottom. Remember to adjust it if your goals or steps change throughout the year, too!
We’d love to hear about your plans and goals for 2015. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment! And have a wonderful start to your new year!