It’s already mid-November. Can you believe it? That means that 2021 is just around the corner. So here’s the big question:
What are you going to accomplish next year?
Michael and I finished our annual planning meeting last month, and man, are we feeling jazzed about next year. Our planning meeting where we plot out the coming year and everything we want to accomplish. We look forward to this two-day planning session every year because it provides us with an immense amount of clarity and direction as well as allowing us to rally the troops and get our entire team on the same page.
But know this, doing this exercise gives us so much more than just an annual plan. It’s a plan on steroids.
Ask the ladies who attended our Roadmap to Profitability VIP day at the symposium! And Kacy Smith touched on how impactful this exercise was for her in our video interview too.
People always ask me how we get so much done in a year, and this planning guide and our annual planning session is how we do it.
It all comes down to looking at the year in advance in a realistic and complete way. This guide allows us to see the coming year in a way that your average calendar cannot. We look at not only 365 days, we examine each quarter, all possibilities and all ideas. There are no bad ones at this stage. And then we order and sort and whittle our list down to the things we love that will help our clients and that excite us.
This planning session doesn’t mean everything in the coming year falls into place exactly as we planned it. Things don’t go perfectly, but this guide allows us to see patterns and more easily recognize our busy season from the times we can be in growth or creation mode. We also can spot when we can take time off and step away from all things business for a bit. We consider time off as non-negotiable so scheduling it out in advance means burnout is less likely.
If you want to learn the intricate details of our planning process so you can replicate it year after year for yourself, sign up below to receive our planning guide.
We’ll email you a step-by-step guide of how to use our plan, how to create the perfect planning day, and how much time you need to block off to create your annual plan. It’s so important to envision the future you want to create in order to get you to where you want to be. We hope this guide gets you a step or twenty closer to it.