For many people the start of the New Year means the potential to hit the REFRESH button in their lives and start again.

This could be in Health, Family, Business or even just in how much we acknowledge and respect ourselves.

Personally, I like the idea of using the start of a New Year to assess the following things;

  1. What worked last year.
  2. What didn’t work last year.
  3. What do I want to do more of in the New Year.
  4. What are the key numbers that I want to hit this year.

It’s basically a look at what worked, what didn’t work, and how do I want things to be better or different moving forward.

One of the things that I am very passionate about though is that when you do come back from holidays and decide it’s time to start working again then you need to get stuck back in boots and all.

If you want to be on holidays, be on holidays. If you want to be back at work, focus your energy on getting things rolling as fast as you can.

Why is this important?

I see it all too often people who just limp through January. Sure it’s school holidays and if you have kids it is important that family time plays a big part of your holidays but there has to be a time when the sunscreen and beach towel gets put away and is replaced with the notepad and the laptop.

Start your New Year with the same energy you would start your holidays. Full of excitement of the potential of what could be and focussed on what you need to do to make it happen.

The key word here is to FOCUS!

Once you are back in the office ask yourself the same 4 questions that I do;

  1. What worked last year.
  2. What didn’t work last year.
  3. What do I want to do more of in the New Year.
  4. What are the key numbers that I want to hit this year.

This gives you the ability to reflect on your previous year to see what worked and what didn’t. Then looking forward you can basically reverse engineer the upcoming year by looking at how you want things to be and then working back from there. Once you know where you want to get to you will have a much clearer idea of the steps you need to take to get there.

I hope that you find this useful and make sure you keep an eye out as we start to advertise for our next Breakthrough4Business Bootcamp that is coming up on the 23rd and 24th of February – we have a fantastic line up of Speakers who are all ready to blow your mind.

Till next time, take care and God Bless.