Celebrate and Focus the New Year in 6-Step Process

As we start the New Year, not only is it a time to recommit to what this next year will bring, but it is also a time to reflect and CELEBRATE the accomplishments we have achieved over the past months, both the small and the bigger ones! Of course sometimes it is only those bigger ones that we focus on, and remembering the smaller moments (that build and create the bigger moments) can be forgotten.


Writing a noteEach year my family keeps a round vase in the middle of the table with slips of colored paper next to it. Throughout the year we write memories, accomplishments, funny incidents, etc. on the papers and put them in the jar. Then on New Years day, with a full jar of colored paper memories, we sit together and read them all aloud! It is so amazing and a wonderful way to capture a whole year.


It also teaches us how to celebrate the little things and the importance of taking time to reflect. I’m sure if we didn’t keep the jar and just had a conversation about our year, so many of the smaller, building block experiences would be forgotten or not mentioned at the least. We so enjoy the conversations and celebration (and smiles) these memories bring and they are a great lead in to setting intentions for the New Year!


It is these little moments and accomplishments that are so important to CELEBRATE. They are the BUILDING BLOCKS to all the things we create in our lives.


It is so easy to get black and white about things, especially in our careers and business. But what if you took a moment to celebrate what you learned in each moment—not necessarily whether it was “successful” or a “win”? Perhaps the “win” and piece to celebrate is the learning experience itself, or the fact that you tried something new or took a step out of needing to be perfect?


I have learned so many lessons personally about Celebration over the years. For every moment I find myself feeling like I didn’t accomplish something to my “desire”, I often come back with a “what I am learning is…..” which gives me the permission to keep going and keep trying new things rather than staying stuck or in inaction. Plus, in all honesty, it’s just a nicer way to live my life!


Here is 6-Step Strategy to FOCUS AND CELEBRATE to start off your New Year:


  1. Write down a list of things you accomplished in this past year. Take a moment to Celebrate your growth and recognize all the steps you have taken. To make this easier, break this down into different areas of your life: relationships/family, business, health, etc.
  2. Now for the New Year, pick a goal you have in each of the following areas (Business/career, Life/Relationships, Health) and write it down.
  3. Post these 3 goals on your wall or a bulletin board to help you stay focused.
  4. Have a weekly meeting with yourself to assess progress in each area. Find something to CELEBRATE each week as growth to help you move forward into the next week. (If you get stuck one week, then focus on the “what I learned” celebration statement! For example: I have learned I still need help with xxxx; I have learned I’m really good at xxxx; I have learned this is an area that is a weak spot for me with this particular goal; I have learned how good it feels to stay focused and I’m committed to doing this again next week,etc). Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again! So let’s just keep things moving for you!
  5. At the end of your weekly meeting, Recommit to your focus and create a plan to help you move into the next week. Write it down!
  6. At the end of each month, assess and celebrate if you want to keep the goals in each topic area or set new ones.


Try this method to help you Focus and Celebrate yourself ongoing in 2015.


What will your 3 specific goals be for this month?


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6 Strategies Successful Business Owners Use To Achieve Success and Growth

Knowing all of your successful moments throughout your business, how many other times can you recall a period that you played small or didn’t step into your best plan? Or perhaps you retreated because you didn’t have the support you needed, felt overwhelmed and uncertain or just couldn’t find the time to take action?


Ultimately this pattern leaves business opportunities and money on the table. And any momentum forward is greatly challenged. This getting stuck and overwhelm feeling is a place all too familiar to many business owners.


But you do not have to stay here. Using simple strategies to focus and implement action with clarity will help you take your business to the next level!


Make a list of your goalsHere are a few STRATEGIES to support your GROWTH in BUSINESS:


  1. DECIDE and write down exactly what strategy and action you plan to take. Be super clear about what your goal is for this strategy.


  1. GET CLEAR about your deeper WHY (you want to have this success and growth) as it will serve to keep you focused and driven.


  1. COMMIT and stick to it– this is where the fears/doubts can really throw you off track but since you created a clear why and solid plan to begin with, don’t get detoured! Stay on track and cross the finish line.


  1. FOCUS on your plan. Do not get distracted by some new shiny object. This is a good time to seek support from a mentor or coach. Most successful business owners that I know have coaches. Professional athletes have coaches. It works.


  1. CREATE new solutions for managing those noises in your head and doubts when they come up. Learn what you need to push through and when you need to take a time out or listen and readjust something in your plan.


  1. RELAX! People that run marathons pace themselves. You cannot always be in a sprint. Growing your business is like a marathon. Take breaks, be active and be creative in whatever ways work for you to release tension and refuel yourself and your energy.


What is one thing you are willing to do today to grow your business? Please leave your comment below!


If you are interested and want to make the last few months of this year a success, contact me HERE for a FREE Strategy Call to discuss your personal coaching options available. I want to support you towards achieving even greater success!


Take Steps to Achieve More In 2014!

So I want this to inspire you to get clear and focused for the remainder of the year! You know, July is over and there are 5 months remaining in 2014. I’m not writing this to scare you that the clock is ticking, but rather it’s time to stop wishing and to start taking action to MAKE something happen!


So take a moment and ask yourself, what are the top 6-7 things I’d like to see happen in my life AND business?


Make a schedule and stick to it!Next, circle your top 2 for your business and 1 for your personal life –whatever really stands out and gets you excited! Now CREATE a plan of action to put these into play in the next 30-60 days. This means take out a calendar and map out a plan of action with a deadline at the end for your success!


But wait, are these items income producing for your business? Make sure if your goal is to increase your business income (which was one of the overwhelming areas of need identified in a recent survey I posted), that you FOCUS on steps that generate income for your business! That’s right, often this is what business owners inadvertently miss as they get distracted in the busy work and things that you can spend hours on but don’t really have a direct impact on your end game of making money in your business.


So now, get really focused, take a look at the list you just made, and DECIDE what you want to laser in on in your business and life right now and do it!   Remember, deciding is the most important step here.


Decide, commit and make a plan of action.


I honestly see a lot of people at this point drift off, not make a plan and then of course, they don’t get the results they want. No excuses today, and if you are having trouble at this point, send me a message and I’m happy to hop on a call with you.


Finally, I want you to plan out how you can spend a little time every day working on this specific goal. Use a calendar and schedule time daily. And, if you really want to hold yourself to these next steps, post your plan publicly or in a group, ask a friend to be an accountability partner and post your goals up in several places in your home and office. I always find when we speak up about what we are doing, then we create energy to help us fall in line with and really commit to our next steps!


I’d love to hear what awesome action you have in store for the rest of 2014. Send me a message with your next steps!