Mid-Year Review: Why You May Need to Trash Your Yearly Goals + Tool

Mid-Year Review: Why You May Need to Trash Your Yearly Goals + Tool

Summer is here and for me that means the end of school, pool days and assessing my business.

Yes, June is month six and my calendar tells me that this year is almost outta here.  The sixth month of the year is the time of year when I reflect on my numbers, client load and all of the plans I carefully laid out for the new year.

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You see, most of us have lofty goals in December and January, but then life happens.

Perhaps we had a personal setback or lost our fizz so we didn’t take action. Or maybe we realized the tasks we had planned involved way more time/prep than we initially thought.

To be honest, what you didn’t do by now doesn’t matter. I mean you can’t do anything about the past, but you can sure as heck fix your future.  And there’s still time to end your year with a bang!

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1.  Pull out your big ‘ole New Year plan so you can see what you still have on task for the year.

2.  Consider why you are/aren’t on task. Are things going ahead/behind schedule or not going at all and why?

3.  Decide if your goals are still in alignment with your business and cross off anything you just aren’t feeling anymore or that you can’t realistically complete within the next six months.

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4.  Set new goals if necessary.  Don’t forget to consider how many days/weeks months you need to plan and launch any new products or programs,  this way your new goals can have a realistic timeline.

5.  Decide how much money you want to make by the end of the year and price your services/products accordingly. How many do you need to sell by….How many clients do you need by, etc.

6.  Don’t be discouraged, even if you are way off of your initial big year plan you are still on your own schedule. If you don’t think your business is where it needs to be, change directions.

7.  Take action!  If you haven’t met your goals there is a pretty good chance that this is one of your issues.

Sounds simple right?  So your next step is to put it into action.

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Let’s Discuss –> Are you on task with your end of year goals?

10 Ways to Prepare Your Business For the New Year

10 Ways to Prepare Your Business For the New Year

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2016 is just about outta here and if you haven’t begun already it’s time to do some end of year and start of year preparations.

Before you get started take a moment to reflect on what happened for you in 2016.  Grab your free 2017 Reflection and Vision Planner.

Here are your top ten ways to prepare your business for the new year:

1. Prep your posts in advance. If you are taking some time off for the holiday create your newsletter, blog posts and social media posts in advance. Use tools like Hootsuite to automatically post for you so it doesn’t look like you abandoned your business.

2. Clean up your email. Dedicate some time to go through your inbox and delete, delete, delete. Save any important messages in folders.

3. Create your marketing plan for 2017.  Remember, a failure to plan is a plan to fail. Plan your next 12 months out, so that you have an idea of where you are going. Your vacations, upcoming promotions and blog post topics should be planned out.

4. Update your website. Change your copyright date from 2016 to 2017.

5. Layout the plans for your next product/program. You should have at least one planned for the first quarter, right?  So get the skeleton of that baby completed.

free planner for new year6. Get your receipts in order. Update any W-9 forms you may with affiliate and vendors and get prepared for tax season.

7.  Review your website.  If you are taking some time off this is the perfect time to make some tweaks and give your site a freshen up. You may even consider updating your personal website photos.

8.  Remove and update low to no traffic items. If you have an opt-in offer that just isn’t getting sign ups or a service/product that has cob webs, fix it. Consider getting rid of it all together or change the layout and/or title.

9.  Set new money goals – raise your rates. If this makes you uncomfortable, stretch yourself. Your business should be growing each year and as you grow and become more seasoned and skilled at your craft your rates should increase.

10. Update your schedule. Every year our dynamics change.  Take your current household demands into account and update your new home/work schedule. Set new work hours if necessary.

free planner for new yearDo you have an end of the year routine I haven’t mentioned? Share it with me in the comments below.

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SP13: Passion vs. Purpose with Develda Edgington

Develda Edgington, MA, MFT-I “The Purpose Profitizer™” helps you build the life you desire and deserve by extracting and monetizing the gifts, passions, and talents lying dormant within you! She is a Transformational Speaker, Master Trainer, Consultant, and Chief Executive Officer of DLE Consulting & Training.

Develda’s ability to overcome her obstacles and defy the odds has been a inspiration and source of strength for those she serves. Her life gives them permission to dream a bigger dream, never be comfortable with settling for less, and to discover their own untapped talents and unlimited possibilities.

In this episode, Develda explains the difference between purpose vs. passion and reveals her own inspiring story of discovering her purpose.

You can find Develda on Facebook and Twitter

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Life of Pix

5 Ridiculous Business Mistakes

The Power of Vulnerability (Brene Brown)

Relentless: From Good to Great To Unstoppable (Tim Grover)

Spark & Profit Lounge (my free community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for The Spark and Profit Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and very much appreciated! They really matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

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Until next time!

SP12: How to Create a Business That Makes Money While You Sleep

lisa picI am always excited when I see an email in my inbox that says money was just deposited in my account or a notification that a sale was made.

The funny thing about is, it happens while I’m away from my desk, asleep and not paying attention.

This is what I call mailbox money and there are only two ways I know of to generate it.

On this episode of the podcast I share how to create a business that makes you money while you sleep.

You’ll also learn how to come up with an thirty second elevator pitch.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Elevator Pitch Guide

Spark & Profit Lounge (my free community)

LeadPages

ClickFunnels

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for The Spark and Profit Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and very much appreciated! They really matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates,.

Until next time!

SP11: How to Turn Tragedy to Clarity With Rosie Anipare

DSC_1158-smallRosie Anipare is a Systems & Automation Strategist.

She helps authors, coaches and spiritual entrepreneurs save time and become more productive by creating and implementing individually designed systems that put their business on autopilot.

This allows them to help more people, increase their income and still have time to spend with their loved ones.

In this episode Rosie shares her story of tragedy to clarity and how it inspired her to not only look at life differently but to clarify her purpose and create a business she loves.

You can find Rosie on Facebook and Twitter

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

7 Steps to Build & Automate Your Coaching Business (Rosie’s Free Challenge)

Out of this world – Neville Goddard

The Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Spark & Profit Lounge (my free community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for The Spark and Profit Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and very much appreciated! They really matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates,.

Until next time!

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