The beginning of every new year is a popular time for resolutions and goals. Whether you are the planning-type or not — you are likely looking ahead to the new year with ideas for improvement. To turn those dreams into reality, there is one key characteristic that will separate those that are successful from others that are not. That secret is one’s ability to take action.
Successful people don’t just dream — they take ACTION! Consider this your reminder to keep yourself accountable and pushing forward in your business.
Just like anything else, awareness is key. Here are my favorite tips for keeping yourself accountable to take action in your business.
1 | Stay Organized with a System
If you are like me, inspiration and ideas happen when you least expect it. It could be driving to a session or falling asleep at night – ideas strike at the least opportune times to be easily recorded.
The key to turning those lightbulb moments into action is having a great system for capturing and recording them so they are available when needed.
Create a system that will work for you. It could be emailing yourself, texting yourself on a delay or capturing ideas in a digital workspace. Whatever it is that works for you – just make sure it is accessible from anywhere and easy to retrieve when needed.
2 | Set Goals to Guide You
Goal setting should be a critical part of your business if you want to see growth in your business. When you have goals for your business, they will be the compass for guiding your decisions. When ideas strike, you can easily measure their alignment the goals in your business to see if you should take action.
Need help setting your goals? Check this out: How to Set Achievable Photography Business Goals in 2022
3 | Schedule a Weekly Planning Session
You need to plan for success and schedule it! Once you have an idea that aligns with goals in your business, plan to get it done. You should be doing some form of weekly planning. This is an important part of the process as it operates as a milestone or checker to make sure you are
4 | Hold Yourself Accountable
Ultimately, the biggest factor of your success is you. You have to be your biggest fan and biggest motivator when it comes to your business. If you want a profitable and sustainable business, you need to make sure you are investing in the actions that will get you there. Don’t let yourself down.
This is your year to stop dreaming and begin doing. This starts with your ability to take action in your business. I can’t tell you how many ideas flood my thoughts any time I take a new course, read a new blog or listen to a podcast. It’s exciting to feel inspired and motivated by others but it all means nothing if you don’t act on it.
Do yourself a favor in this new year. Get clear on the goals you want for your business and find a way to act on the ideas that will help move the needle in your business. The future you will thank yourself!
Feeling inspired with anything? I’d love to hear what areas you need to work on in your business and where you will be taking action in the comments below!