Now that April is here, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the first quarter of the year and see how those goals you set in January are coming along. As a business owner, it’s so important to check in to see how your business is doing. Through goal setting, you’re setting mindful milestones for you and your business to reach and through the act of writing it out, you’re affirming to the universe your intention to accomplish them.
No matter if you’re a small business owner or not, goal setting and checking in on those goals is an important part of self-growth. It could be as vague as “Going on a vacation a year,” or “Make my business profitable.” By starting with these vague goals, you can break down the steps on how you’ll get there. These steps become mini-goals, making your lofty, vague goals more defined and easier to achieve.
With quarter two getting underway, I’m taking a moment to check in on the goals that I wrote out in January and set my goals for quarter two with the help of my goal planning worksheets. I reflected on my yearly goals and adjusted them slightly since my business model has changed since I wrote them out. As my favorite ladies at Think Creative Collective always say, it’s all about “tweak and repeat.” Take a critical look at what worked and see how you can capitalize (repeat) to make that growth continue, and see what didn’t work and adjust (tweak) to make it work for your business, and even your life.
As I reflected on my quarter one goals, I realized that while I didn’t accomplish everything in the three areas of my life (work, self-growth, and at home), I did make huge strides towards my yearly goals. When I had initially set these goals at the beginning of the year, I was still planning on incorporating paper goods in my products. Since then I have totally shifted towards client based work through my custom wedding stationery and business branding, and have had to adjust my plans for wholesale and product launches.
Do you want to take a closer look at my quarter one goals and what I have planned for quarter two? Keep reading and download your own goal setting worksheets to plan out your quarter two and beyond.
Here we are, friends. Getting ready to say goodbye to 2016. As the year is coming to a close, a lot of us are reflecting on what a year it’s been and what a new year has in store for us. I do the same thing. Every year I reflect on what has happened, what […]