Welcome to the first part of our 21 Day Planning Program.
When I decided to run this I thought I’d get 15 or 20 trainers signing up. I am totally flabbergasted and honoured that 220 of you have decided to join us for this course! Our tribe is forming quickly.
Before I get into today’s assignment (yes, there will be homework for the weekend) I want to give you an outline of what you can expect over the next 3 weeks.
New assignments and lessons will come out every 2-3 days. I’ve tried to time the more introspective tasks with the weekends so, if you can, take some time out to really think about these.
I’ll update this page with links as the course unfolds so keep this one bookmarked if you want a reference during the week.
Day 6 – Project selection for this year.
Day 8 – How to decide what to do first.
Day 15 – Revisit day 11 and repeat the process for the rest of your top 5 projects.
Day 21 – Using these systems going forward.
I’ve tried to break down the homework into manageable chunks so you don’t get overwhelmed with too much at once. Or if you fall behind you can catch up easily.
While it’s not a great idea to spend a lot of time dwelling on the past, it is useful in small doses.
So before we kick things off with planning out 2015, I want to to go back and look at 2014.
Specifically I want you to look at what went well and what didn’t go so well?
Starting with what went well (so we can be in a positive attitude for when we hit what didn’t go so well) have a look across the entire spectrum of your life. It may have been a crappy year business wise but you did have a child so that’s a pretty big win there.
Also, I bet you will be amazed at all the things you did achieve this year. Sometimes a bad week or even just a bad day can make us feel lose perspective and feel like we are spinning our wheels. Use this weekend to take a step back, and remember all the things you did do.
After you have done this, it’s time to look at things that didn’t go well. By this I mean things that you quit, projects that fizzled out or failed, disasters, illness and even heartbreak.
For now just take some time over the weekend to make a list. Next week we’ll go further.
You might have done part of this already if you read my wrap up of 2014 on Bootcamp Ideas. If so, just skip to the Once You Are Done part.
In something like Google Docs or Evernote make two lists.
For list 1 answer this question:
What successes and things to celebrate happened in your business in 2014?
Repeat the question thinking about your personal life too.
Small wins should be included as well as the completion of any long term goals. Lucky situations are allowed too. Write it all down.
For list 2 answer this question:
What failures did you have in your business in 2014?
Again turn this question to your personal life – go as deep as you can. You aren’t sharing this part with anyone so be honest with yourself.
Don’t forget about resolutions you had from last New Years, or things you tried to start but couldn’t get going.
This entire task of writing the two lists should take about 20-30 minutes. If it takes longer then that you’re overthinking it.
Useful tools: Evernote
Once you are done
Come back here and share with us all in the comments one thing your business what was a success last year and one thing that was a failure.
It doesn’t matter how big or small it is. I’m looking forward to reading them!
Original image: Susanne Nilsson