Can you believe that it’s already November? Yea me either. I have been envisioning some great things that I wanna see through for the new year. I want to expand my reach and build my tribe. I want to travel more and be seen as the force I know that I am, and all of this comes with planning for 2019.
More and more I am understanding that as a blogger, creative, and overall an entrepreneur, planning is the key to success. From the most smallest project to the biggest endeavor you will put your all into, planning is what sets apart everyone in the industry, and the time is now for 2019 planning.
WHY PLAN FOR 2019 NOW?
♡ helps identify what your primary focus for the year will be
♡ helps clearly outline goals, whether big or small
♡ gives you a sense of organization and a tentative schedule
♡ makes you reflect on your progress
I’m easily seeing that the next 2 months are going to be crucial for my success in 2019. My goal is to expand, in my content, in my following, and in my influence, and I can’t be able to do that if i don’t plan now.
HOW TO PLAN FOR 2019
♡ start with a “vision” of a mood board
I love vision boards. I say I want to do so much, like I make promises to myself everyday on new business ideas, or new things I want to implement on the blog. What I fail to do is visualize them in order to get them in the works. Vision boards are a great starting point to give yourself an idea, and a constant reminder of what you’re working towards.
my personal travel vision board
♡ narrow down to a few big goals, wishes, or aspirations to achieve for 2019
You’re not going to be able to do everything, sorry to say. From your vision board, prioritize and pick a few goals that you know you can and will give your time and energy towards. For example, one of my goals is to speak at 4 conferences, doubling 2018’s quota. Realistic and I am prepping my media kit and reaching out to secure those spots right now.
♡ list how or what you need to do to accomplish each goal
This may require you to do some research, which is good. Every goal needs steps to take to reach your goal. Let’s take my goal for example. I want to speak at more conferences right? Ok, so what do I need to do? Some steps would include: have a media kit, research conferences in 2019, contact those conferences or event planners, prepare follow up. The point is, you should execute your goal with purpose and having purpose means knowing the steps to take to implement in the most effective way.
Perfect for 2019 Planning
Another reason why I love creating steps for goals is because it makes you reflect on your progress, depending on what that goal is. Say if you wanted to increase your social media following by 35%, but you had a similar goal for 2018 and you weren’t successful in that goal. Setting that goal for 2019 will force you to look at what you did before that didn’t work and what you can do in the future to ensure that you don’t make those same mistakes again.
♡ prep yourself to implement come January 1st, 2019
Now look. You did all this to hype yourself up on how you’re going to KILL 2019, do not fuck it up!!! Yes I said it, do not FUCK IT UP! The first of the year sets the mood for your success for the rest of the year. On top of that, if you did everything else to prep yourself, why wouldn’t you be ready to get the ball rolling? If it’s easier for you, set timers, alarms, or a notification on when it’s time to focus on each goal. Don’t make excuses for yourself.
Don’t hold yourself back and jeopardize your brand’s success because you’re to o lazy to plan and gear up for 2019. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to CRUSH this next year!!!
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Pin it for later babe!