Don’t let the year-end festivities keep you from achieving MORE! Here are ways to finish out the year strong with your business.
Every time the year comes to a close, it’s hard not to look back at all the fantastic things you have accomplished in your business months before! There could be some things that you wish you could’ve done differently and milestones that you could proudly look back on.
2020 has been… interesting, to say the least, and just like anyone, you survived it and adapted to the new business landscape. You’ve overcome what experts call the “holiday slump,” and it’s time to hustle before the year ends! Set yourself up for a productive year by finishing out the year strong with your business! Here are some tips to try:
What have you accomplished this year? How far have you come with all the goals that you’ve achieved in the past several months? Reflect on the 12 months in your business, see what strategies worked and what didn’t work. Think about the things that stressed you out the most and how you overcome these roadblocks. What were your finances then and now? Overall, do you feel like you did your best this year?
List down all the things that went well this year, the significant challenges you overcome, and your motivations to achieving your goals. By listing down your achievements for the year, you will be in the right headspace to end the year with a bang!
For most of us, aspiring entrepreneurs, setting goals is easy. We have our dreams; we know what we want. But what about achieving the said goals? How do you do it? Most of us think about the goal without thinking much about the process of achieving it. So, in the end, a dream becomes just that, a dream. Don’t just list down your goals; plan ways to achieve them one by one. Focus on making your goals a reality, accomplishing every task to elevate your business. Work with purpose. If you can dream it, you can achieve it — it’s just a matter of planning the best strategy to achieve the said goal!
The year is about to end; make sure that any last-minute tasks are done before the holiday rush takes over. Strategize with your team, prepare new tasks for next year, touch base with people you need to talk to or set up a meeting before the holiday season starts. Don’t wait until January to begin ticking tasks off your list so you won’t end up worrying about what’s in store for you at work next year.
Do not let the holiday slump keep you from making progress towards your goals! You have plenty of time to finish all of your tasks and end the year strong. By making the most out of your time before the holidays, work won’t pile up next year. Also, you’ll achieve more goals at the last minute!
If you think that you could’ve accomplished more tasks if you were organized, now’s a good time to plan a better workflow to greet the new year on the right track. Organize your work calendar so all the important dates are in line with your deadlines or goals. Review your schedule and see what needs to be changed, what could be improved, etc. Adjust your tasks on days or times when you’re most productive so you can accomplish more tasks.
For example, if you feel like you work best in the mornings, schedule your important projects at the best time for you. You can also schedule specific times of the day to check and answer emails. This way, you don’t end up ruining your momentum by going back and forth between responding to emails and working on your important projects.
Businesses and companies slow down during the holiday season, and even if you work from home or managing an independent business, do not deprive yourself of much-needed rest. Take some time off if you can.
Taking a break is just as important as accomplishing a goal. You can’t work properly if you’re not in the right headspace. If you’re too burned out from work, you won’t get anything done. It may be hard to take a break when you’re busy, but do it and don’t feel guilty about it. Taking care of you IS taking care of business!
The last days of the year are the best time to reflect, tie up some loose ends, and reorganize your workflow so that you’re starting the year with purpose. But! Don’t work too hard that you’re not giving yourself a break. There’s no need to cram all tasks in a month; prioritize your mental health and wellbeing too!