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6 ways to work ON your business rather than IN it

Do you invest time working on your business? As the year-end approaches, now is the time to reconnect with your visions, goals and strategic big picture.

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It’s easy to get bogged down with working in your business on everyday tasks. However, investing time in a game plan for the year ahead saves you heartache down the road. It also builds the foundation for what all successful businesses thrive on. Vision and action.

Whether it’s business planning, strategising, goal setting, designing blueprints or action plans, it’s all part of working on your business. There are plenty of planning formats to choose from, just be sure to pick one that suits your work style.

Six strategies for working on your business

1. Reconnect with your business plan

Does it still reflect your business and where you want to go? If not it’s time to update it. It doesn’t have to be a novel – a few simple one-pagers can be just as effective.

2. Create or update your vision board

"Creating short-term goals allows opportunity for more wins. This keeps you motivated toward your bigger goals. It also makes your big, overall goal more achievable."

Use your vision board to inspire and guide you, to be your lighthouse. It will help haul you back from moments of overwhelm and doubt, and keep you focused.

3. Make short-term and long-term goals

Creating short-term goals allows opportunity for more wins. This keeps you motivated toward your bigger goals. It also makes your big, overall goal more achievable.

4. Celebrate the wins

Reward yourself when you achieve your goals, however big or small. Celebrate the wins on your journey and look at how far you’ve come! This keeps you energised and in high vibration on your path to success.

5. Delegate where possible

Stick to what you’re good at and get help with the rest. You can’t do it all on your own, so outsource where possible. Every successful entrepreneur has their own support team.

6. Set deadlines and stick to them

Highlight deadlines on your yearly wall planner and stick to them. Announcing these dates to your audience or in your groups and forums is a great way to create accountability. Nobody wants to break a promise.

And there you have it, some simple steps to kickstart your planning process and launch you into a successful year ahead.

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