This time next year you can be celebrating the fact that you’ve achieved your biggest goals of the year…
Or… if you don’t plan right, you can be vowing that you will not do the same thing and that next year will be different.
To avoid spending next New Year’s Eve wishing you’d achieved more, here are five things you can do to get ready for 2014.
1) Make a list of big goals you want to achieve. Take no more than ten minutes to list the biggest things you want to achieve in 2014. Write these in the simplest terms and make it personal, positive and in the present tense. For example, “I will earn (insert target income goal) by December 31, 2014.”
2) Take time to define your “why.” In Dan Kennedy’s recent article, THE Single Biggest Difference Between Successful People And ‘The Mediocre Majority,’ Dan points out that youhave to find your real purpose for doing what you do. This is the big emotional reason that you continue to persevere. Your sense of purpose. The “why” behind what you do that goes beyond money. For example, a business owner might want to automate his business to save time and make more money, but his emotional “why” may be that his parents are getting older and he wants to make sure he has the time and availability to care for them should they need his help.
3) Review your marketing successes and failures from 2013. It’s easier to develop a better, more successful marketing plan when you can build on your successes and learn from your failures. Use Dave Dee’s quick and easy guide for reviewing your marketing in his article 8 Steps To Making More Money in 2013.
4) Mark time in your calendar to work on your business. It’s easy to get so caught up in our day to day responsibilities of running our business, that our marketing suffers. Block out time on your calendar now for the entire year that will be devoted to working on your business. (Tweet this!) One of your GKIC Member benefits is our FREE Fast Implementation Bootcamp which offers you a chance to do just that—along with coaching and feedback from Dave Dee and me at the event. We offer this event four times a year. Mark one down on your calendar now.
You’ll also want to schedule regular time each week when you can review your marketing results, plan for upcoming campaigns and develop your marketing.
5) Enlist the help of an experienced mentor and/or coach. In Dave Dee’s article, Why Outliers: Story of Success, Got It Wrong, several success experts including psychologist Anders Ericsson, author of Psycho-Cybernetics Dr. Maltz and Dan Kennedy all agree that you need “corrective feedback” to eliminate “expensive experience” that is causing you to repeat mistakes. An experienced mentor will help you identify where you can improve, refine your process and help you focus on correctly doing what you need to do to succeed. Plus they will hold you accountable, keeping you on track and moving forward.
Today’s list will help you set yourself up for success in the New Year. Check out Dave Dee’s post that gives you five things you can do that are specifically focused on helping you increase your income in 2014.
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