I always find this time of year to be one of reflection. To look back over the past year and review what worked, what didn’t, what I want to do less of, what I want to do more of, how I stacked up to my goals and the list of questions goes on!
Take some time to answer these questions:
- What are 3 things you will stop doing? Do you have commitments you are resentful of? Do you have habits that are not serving you? Are there time wasters that are keeping you from doing what you love.
- What are 3 things you will start doing? How will you stretch out of your comfort zone? What new practices will you implement?
- What are 3 things you will continue doing? What is working well and you want to keep doing?
In order to move forward it is necessary to look back.
In order to move forward we need to analyze, question and tweak.
If we are in business as an artist (or otherwise) we need to take a step back and look from the outside in.
We need to work on our business not in our business. The last week of the year is my planning time. Where I look at the big picture! Where I map out the year.
This isn’t written in stone but is a guideline. The plan gets tweaked many times along the way.
The most important thing is to have a plan. Without a plan closer to our dreams or goals.
Taking action on our plan is the next step.