Right now, we’re coming in to my favourite time of the year, as a business owner. It’s planning season! The special time of the year when we have the great opportunity to reflect on the year that’s been and plan for the year ahead.
This week, I want to share with you the process Rob and I use at the end of every financial year (We also use the same process at the end of every calendar year – so if you’ve been reading along for a while now, hopefully this will feel quite familiar ).
There are two parts to this process.
Part one is to REFLECT. Part two is to PLAN.
One thing I’ve learned over decades of personal development and running businesses, is the best precursor to any kind of planning is acknowledging what we have achieved and expressing gratitude for those things.
“Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes.”Lawrence Bossidy, Author and Businessman
Truth be told, reflection is the biggest part of my process.
It is only by truthfully acknowledging my triumphs and challenges, my wins and my learnings, I can then plan forward towards my goals from a place of reality.
Here are the 10 reflection questions I ask.
These reflection questions help me to see that even the “worst” things I’ve experienced are actually a blessing and therefore an opportunity for me to be exceedingly grateful.
I invite you to pause here and answer these 10 questions before you read on.
Hasn’t the 2021 FY been a great year!
Now you’ve reflected, let’s look at the questions you need to ask yourself so that the 2022 financial year is even better, with the hindsight of your reflection.
The 5 questions are:
On behalf of the team at Kaibizzen, I wish for you an amazing 2022 financial year. I trust it is your best ever.
If you’d like to know how Rob and I could work with you to ensure you make the 2021FY the year you achieve your goals, get in touch. We’re here to support you achieving the business and the life you and your family deserve.
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