If you’re a creative, chances are you have big visions and dreams for the year ahead. But how can you make sure that those visions come to fruition? The key is in taking actionable steps and planning strategically so that your goals come closer and closer each day. In this blog post, I am going to share with you 6 easy-to-follow steps on how to plan your year. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Business Check-In
Before you dive into goal setting, take a moment to look back at the last year and reflect on what worked well in business, what didn’t work so well, and what was your personal highlight. This will help give you insight into what areas need improvement and where your strengths lie.
Step 2: Money Matters
Identify which projects or tasks will bring in the most money for your business this year so that you can focus on those first.
Step 3: Personal Check-In
Reflect on the six areas of life – health, business, relationships, mind, living, finance – and rate yourself between 1-10 in each area. What went well? Where do you need improvement?
Step 4: Vision Board
Create a vision board with pictures or words that represent your desired outcome for each area of life this year. Place it somewhere visible where it will serve as a reminder of why you are working hard every day toward achieving your goals.
Step 5: Set Goals
Think about what direction you want to go this year in each area of life. What are two or three priority goals that will help move the needle for that area?
Step 6: Break It Down
Break down your goals into monthly action steps—one for every month of the year—so that it’s easy to stay on track with your progress throughout the entire year.
Planning out your year doesn’t have to be daunting if you break it down into manageable chunks! By following these six simple steps, creatives can easily create an actionable strategy for achieving their goals and visions this upcoming year. By breaking down goals into monthly tasks and creating a vision board as a reminder of why they are working hard towards their goals each day, creatives can ensure success throughout 2021! So if 2021 is looking like the year of big dreams for you – start planning now!