With the New Year comes a clean slate and a time to contemplate.
In the quiet of these early winter months, I like to carve out some time to reflect on how things went with my business for the year behind, and how I see things evolving, diverging or expanding in the year ahead. I also try to take a good hard look at HOW I spent my time during the year – how much time was devoted to my business, my blog, my home, my volunteer commitments, my family and friends…and myself.
Do things seem off balance? Or just right?
Where is there room for improvement?
What brings me most joy?
Where and how can I do my best work for my clients and my community?
These are questions I will let marinate internally over the next few weeks so that by late January, I can make better decisions about how to allocate my time for the year ahead.
As a result, perhaps I’ll explore a new layer to my business. Reconnect with old friends and acquaintances I haven’t seen in years. Reignite my blog with a fresh look and more regular, updated content.
There was a time when the doldrums of winter would make me sullen but these days, I’ve learned to embrace the quiet and stillness of the season to further invigorate my plans for the rest of the year ahead.
How do you feel about the early winter months? And how do you use them to plan for your year ahead?
Wishing you an inspiring Winter!
Lisa Pisano is the President of Groupe a la Mode, LLC, a boutique Public Relations and Social Marketing firm based in Bergen County. She blogs at http://momalamode.net Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org