What’s the goal?
In order to have a successful New Year, you need to set goals. Goals are the key to success, but they must be specific and measurable.
- Define the problem before starting on a solution. Consider whether you want your business goals for the New Year to be more focused on improving your sales or attracting more customers, or something else entirely.
- Look at how much time is left until January 1st and make sure that you give yourself enough time for each goal. If it’s going to take longer than three months (e.g., if you’re planning on losing 20 pounds), then divide up those months into smaller chunks with smaller milestones along the way (e.g., losing 2 pounds per month). Think about when each milestone needs to happen so that it lines up with upcoming events (like vacations) or other reasons why it would be difficult for others in your life not able to see progress early enough before starting their own journeys towards similar goals (like when kids go back after summer break).
What’s the mission?
The first step to getting your business on track is to identify its mission. What is the purpose of your business? Why do you want to start this business? What are the benefits of your business, and how can you communicate those to potential customers in an effective way?
Define the core values of your company.
You should define the core values of your business. They are the beliefs that you hold dear and they should be clear and concise, so they can be used to guide decision-making. A company with strong core values will have employees who believe in them and do what’s best for the company. Those employees will then hire people who share those same values, which creates a virtuous cycle where new hires are excited about joining an organization with a strong sense of purpose. To ensure that this happens at your company, take some time to think about what you want its identity to represent going forward into 2019: does it value creativity over stability? Do people need to be autonomous problem solvers or collaborative team players? Whatever those things may be for you, make sure they become part of how people identify themselves within your workplace culture—and don’t forget that these things are something you’ll want from potential employees too!
Brainstorm ways to achieve goals.
- Think about what you want to achieve, and write down your ideas.
- Prioritize them in terms of importance and feasibility, then pick one or two ideas that are most likely to help you reach your goals.
Create a vision board.
A vision board is a collage of images, words, and ideas that represent what you aspire to in your life. It can be made from magazines or cut out of a newspaper. The idea is to create something that displays what you want for yourself, rather than trying to predict the future or figure out how it will happen.
For example, if your goal is to increase revenue by 20% over the next 12 months then it might be wise not to include this on your vision board since there’s no guarantee that will happen (and even if it did happen then there’s no way of knowing when). However, if you want more revenue then why not paint a picture in someone else’s mind about what could happen? For example: “By 2020 we’ll be generating $3 million per annum.” This may not be realistic but at least now someone else knows what’s possible! In addition, having such an aim written down makes it more real – which helps drive motivation and focus toward achieving those ambitious goals.
You don’t need any fancy tools or technology; just grab some scissors and glue sticks from home and start creating!
A new year means a fresh vision for your business.
A new year means a fresh vision for your business. A vision is a picture of what you want your business to look like in the future, and it’s a plan for how you will get there. It includes goals that will help you achieve your vision.
A good vision should be realistic and achievable, but also stretch your limits as an entrepreneur: don’t aim too low! You don’t want anyone to call this “aspirational.”
If you are just starting out with a new business or looking at ways to improve an existing one, then here are some questions for reflection:
Hopefully, this article has helped you create a vision board for your business. If you have any questions or comments about it, feel free to leave them below. I’m always happy to help others in need!