As this year comes to an end, I can't help but evaluate how this last year went for me in every aspect of my life ... including my career/business. Then I started to think about how YOU can do the same with your Vessel business.
When I attended the Go Pro Convention just last month I had the opportunity to hear Eric Worre, author and networking expert. He suggests that you look at your business as if it were a publicly-traded company, one in which you have accountability to your investors. This means knowing exactly what's going on, what's working, and what's not and needs to change. You really need to be aware of every detail of your business.
I was thinking of a few points to consider when you sit down to evaluate this past year and begin planning your 2016:
1. How much did your business grow in 2015?
In 2016, "Stop playing business, Start doing business." You need to think as a business person. You need to know your numbers. You need to start tracking your business data, growth, sales, etc.
2. Did you write and follow a business-building strategy in 2015? How did it go?
In 2016, you need to create strategies that line up with your goals. Re-write your goals on paper and in detail.
3. How much did you grow personally in 2015?
My suggestion is that you take a deep look at your habits and your daily methods of operation (DMO's). As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Make a list of habits that are not helping you. Change them. Create an accountability strategy to make those habits hold.
4. What is your Vessel business worth?
What value can you add to your business in 2016 that will make your business worth more?
These are just four aspects of your business that you should really take the time to evaluate. Design a plan to improve in each area. Follow through and evaluate every couple of months. I can assure you that if you do this, and then evaluate again a year from now, you will see a big change in your business and in your life. After all, as I heard Anthony Robbins say recently, "You're not looking for the ultimate business, you're looking of the ultimate life."