Ah… January. The time for starting over. Fresh starts, planning and goal setting.
Lots and LOTS of goal setting.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t done much in the way of formalising goals this year. Partly because I choose to run my business according to the UK Tax Year, so I’m still working on the goals I set in April. The other reason is because my only real plan for the coming year is to build upon the successes of last year and allow things to develop organically.
Business coaches everywhere will be hyperventilating at that one.
After starting The World of Suzy Homemaker, I’ve already completed loads of projects around OneandSeventy. I’ve also had the unexpected pleasure of working with some fabulous companies and I’m looking forward to doing more of the same in this and coming years.
As a multi-passionate business owner, I do a lot of juggling. So, while I may not have any stone-clad goals for this year, I do have a LOT of things that need doing.
I’m a prolific list writer and over the years, I’ve tried all manner of methods for keeping my lists under control – from formal apps (passed and present), as well as Apple Notes and Calendar entries (both of which I use ALL the time). Call me old-fashioned, but no matter how many ways I try to modernise my processes, I always come back to a good old-fashioned To Do list.
Apps and other techy methods are brilliant for recording long-term goals but for me, a To Do list is king when it comes to daily tasks.
It’s simple, effective and, as a tool that lives on my desk, it gives me something that’s constantly in my eye line, keeping me on track and accountable. More importantly, using a pen (remember one of those?) to physically tick off actions fills me with a sense of accomplishment.
There’s absolutely no truth whatsoever in the rumour that I add completed tasks to my list, just so I can tick them off.
None at all.
If you feel the same and want to start organising all those things that you want to do, I’ve created your very own A4 To Do list right here. This free printable is ready for you to start using right away. Simply download it to your computer, print it out and off you go!
If you’d prefer the Microsoft Word version, let me know – I’d be only too happy to e-mail it to you.
Happy list making!
A hui hou,