Our home is full of Christmas! The tree is decorated with beautiful loving ornaments chosen with love from all our family and friends. As I place each ornament on the tree I remember the story behind the gift. The final two ornaments in hand and they are the most special of all. They are handmade and over 25 years old. My children made them for me when they were in kindergarten. They are the most simple and yet most precious gifts I have ever received.
Each year I reflect on what I have completed and where I want to go. I look back on my year on a business and personal level. I look at the great accomplishments of my year. I begin to analyze my business in all respects. The hardest part is being objective. Taking out the emotions is the most difficult part of being a business owner.
What is your business doing? Are you being successful? Are you actually making money?
Here are some ideas to ponder when looking at your business plan for the upcoming year:
- Take a look at all your revenue streams. Which have made you money? What are you going to do about those revenue streams that lost money?
- Take a look at your marketing/promotions and advertising. Which methods worked?
- Take a look at the sales targets you set for the previous year and even more importantly take a look at the actual data. Have you been successful??? Do you see a trend?
Setting the plan for the upcoming year is a great way to ensure your success. Take the time to see what has and has not worked and focus on the business plan you have revised.
On a personal note I want to thank you all for reading my notes. I hope that I have informed you or given you some reason to reflect.
Anna Ottaviani is a Board Certified NLP Master Practitioner & Master Coach, Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist,Creating Your Future® , Time Line® Therapist Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her methods are unique and tailored to each individual client. She can be reached at www.sucessfullyyou.ca or by phone at 289-221-5772. You can follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/successfullyyou?ref=ts&fref=ts