A new year sits ahead!
A blank page in front of you with the calendar empty. Or perhaps full of plans already? Either way if its looking a little intimidating take a moment to lay it out and feel good about the year to come.
First thing to do is pat yourself on the back for 2019; something often forgotten to do when planning the future is to look back at the past. It is all a learning experience; whether you had great success or a quiet year. Look through each of these areas from the past and make note.
FINANCES - Lots of you will be looking to them anyway in January but after a particularly busy period like Christmas its easy to let them pile up. Clear the backlog and do some estimates for the last part of the financial year. Then you have some almost certain goals for the next three months to keep you active in the quiet winter months. And also make a dent in the tax return sorting now and it won't be such a big job later.
SOCIAL MEDIA - All platforms have insights to look through, numbers aren't the only thing to look at. Rises in followers are great but who are they? Are they talking to you? Saying anything to take note of. Listen to your customers/clients as they should be helping to inform your decisions for the year to come.
DIARIES - If like me you keep an old school paper diary flip through its finished pages, taking the important dates and filling your new dairy with the essentials. If you keep a Bujo book too setting up new pages is one of my favourite mindful tasks. I have a planners shopping guide on my journal if your still without something.
Now look at the year as a whole, what went well? What was your biggest bringer of income? What was your largest expense? Is there a way to reduce or revisit this in the next year? I want to change up the ratio of my services next year to make the most of my time and to delegate the more time consuming tasks or improve the tools/systems I use to be more productive.
*There are other services I offer but these are the top 5 to give you a brief overview.
Certain services make more profit than others, whether its due to low expenses needed or how quickly I can now do the work due to skill or experience.