The beginnings of a new year and a new decade bring many resolutions and goals to set with it.

Problem is that those resolutions and goals tend to take a back seat when three months into your business you feel overwhelmed, under appreciated, and generally just stuck!

How do you avoid those common traits?  It doesn’t appear to be an easy task.  But there is an old cliché that somewhat addresses that – “Poor planning on your part does not necessitate an emergency on mine.” (attributed to Bob Carter).  Those words can’t be any truer.

So, where do you start?

  • Pre-plan ahead for a minimum of three months. Even if you don’t have a subject for that webinar you are hoping to offer, start building interest in it.
  • Write it down!! This is an integral part of everything you do!  No matter how smart that brain is of yours, we just can’t maintain everything in our brains without them leaking a little bit to make room for me.
  • Unless it is top secret, share it with like minded people. Not only will they offer support and suggestions,    but it makes you accountable to others.
  • Stay focused on the task at hand. Create it, make plans, set deadlines and see it through.  It is so easy to go down that rabbit hole rather rapidly, and before you know it, your ideas have taken a second shelf to whatever else grabs your fancy.
  • When you have completed your project, share it with others. Whether you mention it in your newsletter, a blog post, a Facebook group, Instagram post, and perhaps as an article on LinkedIn, you may soon find project being discussed by others who may want further information.  A great way for lead generation.
  • Remember the KISS principle – Keep It Simple, Stupid (although I like to exchange the word Stupid for Silly). Don’t make the project so difficult you just lose interest and let it rot in a planner somewhere.  Make it easy for you and others to comprehend. That way, it makes the transition to the next project much easier to deal with.
  • When all is done and completed (no matter what the project), pat yourself (and your team if you used one) for a job well done.

Planning and organization are huge skill sets you need to keep your business running smoothly and profitably.  Just remember some of these simple rules and I guarantee you will find your business easy and more enjoyable to run.