In order to move forward, you need to look backwards first!
You need to look at what went well, what did not go so well and what you need to do different next time. We teach this to new teachers, however, I also do this in my business every 1/4.
You need to make sure that you are in alignment with your business goals that you first set out with when you first set up your business. Just like a plane heading for its destination, the wind can take it off track from time to time, and then the pilot needs to make checks and get the plane back on track, otherwise it will not reach its final destination, so you as a business owner needs to make these check to keep you on track so that you can reach your final destination, your goals.
I make sure that I set these 1/4 review days a year in advance when I am setting up my goals for the new year ahead, so, I put them in for January, April, July and October. I also schedule in my holidays for December, March, June and September the week ahead of my reviews, that way I come into my reviews with a nice clear head.
Success in business is not all by chance, you need to have a clear strategic plan, followed up by regular reviews.
Here is a list of what you need to have in place when you sit down to do you review
Long term goals
What didn’t work
What you are going to do differently next time.
Now brainstorm all the things that did not work over the last 3 months.
Then, brainstorm all the things that you are going to differently, these need to be SMART as what doesn’t not get measured can’t be improved upon.
Now, you need to make sure that you have a strategic plan that will you will move forward, then you can put in the tact ticks into your plan.
After 3 months, rinse and repeat! You will find by looking backwards, you can move forwards!
Would you like some hand holding on your next review?
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