How To Create Your Best Year Yet In 2023 - Starting Now
While it may only be the start of November, I’d like to invite you to begin shaping your 2023 to be your happiest and most successful year yet, right now.
Now is the perfect time to go inward and align yourself with everything you’re hoping to achieve in life and business for next year, before the busyness of the holidays and end of year festivities dominate your days.
After all, if you wait to start planning your 2023 until January, you’ll already be starting off behind.
In today’s new post, I’m sharing the dynamic end of year process that I use to lead myself and my clients through wrapping up the current year mindfully, and preparing to launch into the new year with intention + direction.
Read on to walk through the exercise with me and ensure you start your 2023 full of fresh energy to achieve your biggest + brightest goals in life and business.
How you can create your most successful and blissful year yet
What does that look like for you? Those things - success and bliss - are different for everyone. For some people, success is money-related. For others, it’s more time-related. For many, it’s both, but the rewards of each are highly individualized. Creating a business and lifestyle that works best for you means you first need to get clear on the outcomes you’re seeking.
In this exercise that I’m going to share with you, you’re going to dig deep into what’s meaningful for you and what you really want to achieve in 2023 so you can enter into the new year with the intention you need to make your dreams come to fruition.
I use this exact exercise each year myself. I check myself into a spa to set the high vibrational tone for my day. Most spas don’t allow electronics, which allows me to disconnect and go inward. The peaceful environment - from the smells, to the music, to the energy - calms my nervous system and allows me to connect with my true feelings as I reflect and plan. I bring a journal and get to work.
Step 1: Set goals + intentions for the new year
Determine what your goals and/or intentions are for next year.
What goals are you wanting to achieve in 2023? Are you trying to scale an offer so that you can work less and create a bigger impact? Are you trying to create multiple offers?
You can separate out your business and personal goals, too. Often, they aren’t always the same. We get so ingrained as entrepreneurs when we hear the word goal that we automatically think it must be business oriented. But you can also incorporate personal goals in your planning. Do you have health or wellness goals? Family-centric or relationship goals?
Begin to think through what your goals are and write them down.
Step 2: Audit this past year
Review what worked well and what didn't work well this year.
After you’re looked ahead by setting goals, it’s time to reflect on this past year. Afterall, in order to best get ahead, you need to look at your history.
In this step, do an audit of the programs you have now, and determine what's working for you and what's not.
Note: When I say “working for you” I don’t just mean what’s been bringing in profit. “Working for you” means it's something that’s utilizing your energy in the best way possible. For example, if you have a program that's bringing in a shit ton of money, but every time you have to do something for that program, you feel like it's draining you, then that program is in some way not working for you; it is actually working against you. Your energy is everything. You get a certain amount of energy a day, and if you use it and lose it in ways that don't create significant acceleration for your business, then you lose the opportunity to maximize the rest of your time.
As you assess your programs, if you find something that no longer feels aligned, ask yourself, Is it something I need to either get rid of? Or can I tweak it in some way?
I have a program that I've run all year that I already know, in my heart, I'll be tweaking for next year. I don't know how I'll be tweaking it or what that looks like because I haven't done this exercise yet for myself. But when I go journal and go deep, I fully plan to assess what’s working, what’s not (for me and my customers), and seek out ways I can tweak it where it feels good for everyone.
Step 3: Innovate on your existing programs for the new year
This step is all about determining what you need to innovate, freshen up, give more life into, and expand on in terms of your current offerings.
What could use some tweaks to better serve you, your clients, and your goals in 2023?
Is there something that's bringing in good money for you? I like to look at where my revenue streams are. Then I think about if it’s worth an investment in my time and energy to freshen it up and make it even better. If you make an existing offering even better, you will be sold on it even more, and you will then be able to transfer that energy into even greater opportunities to sell even more of it.
This step is a great place to tune into your gut feelings. What could you sell more of if it was improved and updated?
Step 4: Let go of what’s no longer serving you
Determine which programs you need to retire or let go of.
Look at your current programs and figure out what needs to go. What's no longer serving you? Maybe there's an offer that it's time to retire, or perhaps roll it in as a bonus, or as an add on/upsell to a different program, rather than being a full program in and of itself.
Step 5: Embrace the space for new opportunities
Look for opportunities to offer something new.
In this step, I want you to think about not just how you can innovate what you currently have, but how you can add in something fresh. In the preview step, when you determined what you were ready to get rid of, you also opened up space for new things.
What else do your customers need that you can provide? Think about where the gaps are between where they are now and where you can help them get to. And based on that, what are the new offers, if any, that you'd like to create for next year that will help them close that gap.
Step 6: Look at your circle
Determine who are the meaningful people in your circle and find ways you can grow together.
In this step, think about your circle. How can you proactively help the other people you love in life + business grow with you? What can you do to support them? What can they do to support you?
Brainstorm ways that you can all grow together in the coming year from collaborative promotions, to knowledge sharing, and more. Find ways you can all reach that next level together.
I would love to hear how and when you take yourself through this exercise. DM me over on Instagram and let me know what you’re most excited about in 2023.
You don’t have to check into a spa like I do. That's my happy place; I suggest you conduct this in your happy place - whether that’s a room in your house, in a park, in a cafe, or on a mountain. You do you - go where your energy is open and at peace to conduct this session for yourself.
And don’t forget to have fun in the process! Embrace the energy of excitement as you create a year you’re looking forward to. Because when you have more fun, you make more money. I'm a big fan of the more you play, the more you profit.
I hope you activate your success frequency - cheers to your 2023!