Normally January of each year is a time for goal setting and planning for the future as entrepreneurs. Then by week three the goals gave gone out the window as life gets back to the day to day jungle of family and business life. That’s why I don’t do any goal setting in January, that’s a time for execution of the plan. I prefer to think of goal setting as strategy planning where you aren’t making big goals, but tweaking previous goals to focus them better for the year ahead.
Creating a growth strategy is all about you. It’s not about what other people want you to learn or what other people are doing, it’s about you. Take the areas of personal growth, business, or inspiration, and find what works for you. Where do you need or want to develop in those areas? Join a book club and read books to make you better. Get inspired by people who have gone where you want to go. Learn a new skill or technique for 2021 that will help your business improve. A strategy is ongoing so it needs to be done on an ongoing basis. Once you’ve mastered or accomplished a goal start a new one, don’t stop or you won’t grow.
Most people get all excited and try to do everything all at once which is why they usually burn out and don’t accomplish anything. What you want to do is work at a steady pace that fits your lifestyle with tasks that become habit. That is how you grow and improve for the long term. An example of how to create your strategy is write down on a paper all the things that you want to improve on, decide how you would like to take that information in, and add the task to your calendar. This way it will pop up each day or week forcing you to complete it. Then take in the information in the form that best suits your lifestyle and match your action plan to your strategy.
If interested in improving your personal growth and businesses then the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast is a great place to start. I am excited about the new direction and talk about the direction more on the current episode of the podcast. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss an episode or you can watch it on our YouTube channel if you prefer video over audio. I wish you all the best with your strategy and goals for 2021.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a media entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is a professional artist and cartoonist, podcast / radio producer and host, media consultant, and professional speaker. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com and his companies at www.outridgeenterprises.ca You can subscribe to the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast at www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com