I don’t know how many of you will be reading a blog post at this time of the year – its mostly time to celebrate and holidays in most part of the world.
However I decided to write this post so that both you (if you read it) and me could benefit from it.
As the title says, this post is about wrapping up the current year, which is about to end, and prepare ourselves for a successful and prosperous New Year.
As entrepreneurs, bloggers and online marketers, every day is a challenge! We have dreams, goals and lots of things to accomplish. It is a tough road towards success.
Now that we have a brand New Year ahead, I wish all bloggers, and online marketers a very prosperous and successful New Year. But will my wish (or your friend’s wish) make the New Year really successful for you?
Wishes are to make you feel warm, to cheer you up and to give you some motivation – but that is not all. YOU need to be prepared to face the life in the New Year and make yourself some success.
I usually like this time of the year (the last week of the year) because it gives a unique feeling. It helps me look back, remember and analyze my performance over the year.
Here’s what I usually do to wrap up
I do spend some time quiet and look back. Now all that I am talking about in this post will apply not only for business, but also to your personal and spiritual life.
I think about how I started year – with/without a goal and a plan? If I had goals and plans what are they?
How many of those goals did I achieve? How many goals were attempted but failed? How many goals were not even attempted?
Now, on successes…..
It is time to give me a pat on the back. It is also the time to find out “why” did I succeed. There is surely no “luck”. Was it my great plan, was it my unbeatable motivation, was it my passion or was it my hard work?
I ask the same questions – why did I fail? What could I have done better? What if….?
The New Year
Now that I have a shiny New Year ahead, full of promises what am I up to? What do I want to achieve in the New Year.
I will make a list of my goals (I’ve already made them :)) and an action plan for each goal, because as I say in my ebook, having a goal is different from achieving it. You need to have an action plan to get moving towards your goal in the right direction.
And, even more one plan is not enough. It is always good to have a plan B.
So all this doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to sit down and do a mind map. Just take a pen and note book and jot down your past successes and failures and future goals and action plans.
That’s it. This simple thing you do in wrapping up this year could make a very big difference in kick starting the New Year with a bang. And you will have nice goals and plans to keep yourself busy and move towards achievements.
That’s when success comes, not just with a wish. Nevertheless, you have my wish 😉
Even if you’re reading this post in the New Year, its never too late to run this mini analyzer/planner on yourself and start rocking!
If you’re a blogger I have a nice opportunity for you to start the new blogging year with BANG (and give yourself and your blog a big facelift).
I am so proud of what I’ve done in my online business in 2011.
I’ve completely rebranded and moved my main blog findallanswers.com to probloggingsuccess.com, the one you’re reading. By the way, if you’re looking to do the same thing in future, here’s a step-by-step guide for you on moving a WordPress blog.
Given that I am not a full time blogger yet and I have a 1.5 year old kid, I find this to be a great achievement
Sure, I had two failed projects, but I’m glad that I’ve learned so much from those two failures.
Plans for the New Year
1. To bring my premium projects out of my hard drive.
2. Make more money, obviously! I have an exact figure to make from each stream.
3. To take some more risk on trying out new business models and learn whatever I get out of it.
4. Do more guest posts. I love doing them. I’ve done 210 guest posts in 2011 (here’s a list), but I want to write more posts as well as write in new blogs in which I haven’t written so far.
I’d love to hear about your goals and plans for the New Year I wish you a very prosperous and a successful New Year!
PS: This is my last post for this year. See you in the New Year