HAPPY NEW YEAR! What are you going to make happen this year? What things are you going to achieve? What are you going to do? Which places are you going to visit? To help you on your way we’ve picked out 5 things for you to do this month to help you kick off the new year…
DEFINE WHAT EXPERIENCES YOU WANT THIS YEAR
I LOVE setting goals and I think it’s incredibly important, however, I’m sure you’ve already started setting your goals for 2019 (if you’re not then get cracking!!). Also get really clear about what kind of experiences you want to have this year – what kind of business experience do you want to have? How do you want to feel? I believe getting clear on how you want to feel is just as important as getting clear about your goals.
MAKE YOUR KICK ASS GAME PLAN FOR 2019
Take your goals, break them down & create your game plan for making it happen. Literally, map out your year. The more clarity you get, the more you want to achieve! So make sure you do it. To help you we have created The Salon Master Planning Workbook click here to download.
DEFINE YOUR WORD FOR THE YEAR
Think about the year ahead and ask yourself what one word would best represent your dreams and direction for 2019. This is a really powerful practice because no matter how busy or scattered we may get at various points in our 365-day journey, we’ll always have our word to hold onto and guide us through.
Here are some examples of words to consider (you can also think of them as themes for the year): MAGICAL, COURAGE, ABUNDANCE, PERSEVERANCE, LOVE, JOY and ACTION. Take some time and really reflect on which word holds the most meaning to you in the pursuit of your goals. Then take a piece of paper, write your word on it and hang it where you can see it every day. You’ll find that more and more, your thoughts, decisions, and actions in the new year will flow in harmony with your word.
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CREATE YOUR 2019 READING LIST
As salon owners, we know that reading great books for our personal and business development is essential if we really want to take things to a new level each year. However, if you’re like most salon owners, you may have a mountain of books that you are still intending to read and you know you have to be more selective about exactly which books you’re going to focus on (and take action!) in the year ahead. So in 2019, instead of getting overwhelmed by it all, get intentional and put together a reading plan.
CREATE AN INSPIRATION BOX
Create an inspiration box, like a goal box, however, this one may contain things you have already achieved, things you have gratitude for and are proud of. When you’re needing some inspiration or a pick me up, open it up and remind yourself of how far you’ve already come! It may include a magazine you’ve been featured in, excerpts from your journal, client feedback, anything that makes you happy & excited, fired up or proud! Have fun filling your box! It’s so great to look back to push forward!