Six steps to get your goal setting started

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Have you already completed your goal setting? Do you have your annual business plan documented, your revenue goals up in lights and sales hit list ready to go?

If not, and you’re taking a little more time to find your flow this year, how about taking a step back to reflect on the year just passed and the lessons and achievements you want to take into 2023?
Here are 6 steps you’ll want to complete before landing on your goals for this new year:​​​​

1. Reflect on your progress and achievements​​​​​​​​ from the year just passed. This might look like revisiting the goals you set 12 months ago, flicking through your original business plan or scrolling through your Instagram highlights reel and writing down all of your achievements, big and small.


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2. Measure what worked well, what you want to bring with you into the new year and what you will leave behind​​​​​​​​.

3. Celebrate the wins – as Cherie Canning of Luminate Leadership says, “it’s half the joy!”​​​​​​​​ Make a plan for celebrating your wins – make a restaurant reservation, open a nice bottle of wine, or better yet, book yourself a night away.

4. Reset with a break to give your mind time to dream, think big and wander – which has been proven to promote creativity, focus and problem-solving.

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5. Brain dump – Entrepreneur and author Marie Forleo suggests purging all of the goals swimming around in your head by writing them all down. And be specific. What are your career goals, relationship goals, health and wellness goals, and financial goals?​​​​​​​​

6. Refine – once you have your list, Marie then suggests pruning it down to the key, critical goals that will make the most impact.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

With your goal setting well underway, the next question to ask yourself is how are you showing up in 2023 and what will you do differently to make it a year to remember? Here at Freelancing Gems, we’re setting goals and intentions and making moves that matter this year, starting with our new series of national networking events and member meetups. Find an event near you and register here.

And if you’re looking for more support in your business, our new Mastermind Group Mentoring sessions are for you. From goal setting to accountability support and expert speakers, join the waitlist for our first session commencing March 2023.

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