Hello, friends! Welcome to 2019. A new year means a renewed sense of purpose and motivation to accomplish our goals. How many of you would love to start up a business or other venture? The following are five steps that can help you reach your goals in the new year. Don’t have any goals? That’s alright. Sit down right now with a nice warm beverage and think about some of the things you want to accomplish in the new year ahead.
- Write out a business statement. Why do you want to start this business/blog/project/goal?
- Make a 1 year plan with three main points you’d like to reach by next year.
- List actionable tasks you can do to reach those goals.
- Make a to-do list from those tasks.
- Track your progress.
Write Out A Business Statement
This is the bones of your business plan. This will be the foundation that will hold up the structure of your business plan. Why do you want to start this business? If the only reason you can think of is “to make money”, try again. Everyone wants to make money. But why is this venture important to you? If you can’t figure out why you want to start, the chances of finishing are slim.
I want to start my own business so that I can sell my original artwork.
I want to connect with likeminded individuals.
I want to create a brand for myself.
I want to educate others about this topic, because I know a lot about it and want to share it with people.
Make A One Year Plan
What goals do you want to accomplish within the year for your business? This time next year, what do you want to have completed? Make sure these are reasonable and reachable goals or else you will get discouraged and throw the baby out with the bath water. Start small! You won’t have 100k views in your first month. Maybe not even in your first year.
I want to start my own business so that I can sell my original artwork
- Build a website
- Earn $5,000 in first year
- Book at least 1 commission per month
List Actionable Tasks For Those Goals
These will be the actual doing of your business. How can you make the goals you just listed into reality? What are some things you can do today in order to get you closer to your one year goal?
Build a website
- Research domain hosting sites
- Pick a domain hosting site
- Customize website
Earn $5,000 in first year
- Make good artwork! (Or content, writing, lecture…whatever it is you want to accomplish)
- Market your work on social media
- Get a paypal account
Book at least 1 commission per month
- Advertise your work
- Make free promotional giveaway
- Set up online booking
Make A To-Do List From Those Tasks
These will be the full list of things you need to do. Go through your goals and pick out everything you can do as soon as possible. Mesh these all together into one mega list. You can break this down to do certain tasks in certain months, or you can make one giant list and check items off as you complete them.
Paint that one picture
Create giveaway post
Buy items for giveaway
Make a pinterest account
Order a paypal chip reader
Join a facebook group for promotion/advertising
And there we have a breakdown from the largest umbrella goal of creating a business all the way down to the everyday to-do’s that you can begin tackling right away in order to reach that goal.
Bullet journals are great places to put these goals so they are easily accessible and neatly organized. For more information on how to start a bullet journal, check out Bullet Journaling For Beginners and Starting A New Bullet Journal For 2019.
Do you have any ventures you’d like to get underway in 2019? How do you prepare for a new project? Share your thoughts!
Thanks for reading!
Take care, and don’t forget to take your medications!