Can you believe it? We’re cruising into the last month of the year, and I’ve got a question for you… how’s your 2023 been?
If you’re buzzing with excitement for what’s to come, fantastic! But if you’re looking back and feeling a bit off-track, no worries—this episode is your guide for reflection and preparation. Join me as we dive into the why and how of assessing the past year, setting achievable goals, and steering toward success in the shiny new year. Many people skip the reflection piece and jump straight into goal setting and I think this is a disservice to so many! I walk you through questions and journaling exercises you can do to help you in this process!
So are you ready for self-reflection and make 2024 your year? Let’s get into it!
Reflecting on the Journey
So, we’re often in a race towards the new year, setting goals and intentions. But wait, rewind a bit! Let’s not skip the essential step: reflecting on your previous year. What went well? What were your struggles? Any obstacles? Goals met or missed? This isn’t just a checklist – it’s a roadmap to understanding where you are now and paving the way for where you want to go!
Let’s address the elephant in the room—goal-setting. Ever set ambitious goals only to feel a bit defeated? We’ve all been there! I share my experience of sometimes setting the bar too high. The secret? Reflect on why previous goals weren’t met. Were they realistic in the given time frame? Unpack this, and you’ll see the magic of setting achievable goals!
Celebrate the Wins
Before you dive into the deep end of setting new goals, let’s celebrate your victories! What were your most significant achievements? They don’t have to be huge accomplishments – even the small wins count. Acknowledge them, revel in them, because they’re stepping stones to the bigger picture!
Facing Challenges Head-On
Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, and your freelancing journey is no exception. What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them? These setbacks are often gateways to growth! Analyze them, learn from them, and chart a course to avoid similar hurdles in the future.
Crafting Smart Goals
Let’s talk about SMART goals—specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. These aren’t just buzzwords, they’re your keys to unlocking success. As you set new goals, keep these principles in mind. Let’s not just dream big, let’s dream smart!
The end of the year isn’t just a countdown – it’s your chance for reflection and preparation. I’ve thrown questions your way, stories from my own journey, and a roadmap for setting realistic, SMART goals.
Ready to make 2024 your year? Dive into this podcast episode, grab your pen and paper, and let’s craft a vision for your success. Your journey from freelancer to CEO is just getting started—let’s make it epic!
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Remember, your journey is unique, and success is a personal story. Let’s make 2024 the chapter where you shine brightest!
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