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The first quarter of 2021 is behind us and what next?

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The first quarter of 2021 is behind us and what next?

I love the 12-week year book. According to it, we should make plans divided into quarters, not 12 months. And the beginning of the next quarter is the perfect moment for what we managed to implement and make plans for the next months.

How does it look like with you? Here are some ideas to reflect on your first quarter and plan for your second quarter:

REFLECTION:

Take some time this weekend to reflect on how your year has gone so far. Take out your notebook and answer these questions honestly:

  1. What’s your big vision? If you think about this day in 1 year – where would you like to be (in business, health, life, family, etc.), it is impossible to get anywhere or achieve anything if we do not know where we are going
  2. What are you most proud of in the past quarter?
  3. What could you have done better?
  4. How much money did you earn in the first quarter?
  5. Have you achieved your income goals?
  6. Have you realized the projects and goals you set for yourself?
  7. Have you provided value and developed your community through content, social media or other means?

PROJECTION

The next step is to think about the coming quarter and answer the following questions:

  1. Why is your vision important? Who will it affect? What does that mean to you?
  2. What are you most excited about? The more you enjoy what you want to achieve, the more motivated you are to go in that direction. Get up in the morning, work and follow the plan.
  3. How many projects do you want to complete this quarter (no more than 3-5 because you will get overwhelmed)
  4. What revenue target do you want to achieve in the quarter?
  5. What actions will you take to build your community and generate new leads for your business (e.g. Content / Social Media Marketing is an example of this)

ACTION

Vision alone is not enough if we do not turn it into action. Therefore, the last step is to draw up an action plan. Here’s how:

  1. Break down your projects into practical tasks and mini-projects.
  2. Assign them an estimated time frame for completion (eg Hourly Tasks, Daily Tasks, Weekly Tasks) and assign them to your calendar depending on when you will complete them. If they’re not on the calendar, they won’t be ready!
  3. Break down your income goals by the number of clients you need to work with to achieve that goal. For example, if your target revenue for the second quarter is 50,000 and a typical project is 5,000, you need to work with 10 customers for that quarter. That’s about 3-4 each month, or about one a week.
  4. You know how much you need to find each week so you can clearly focus on what you are doing.
  5. Schedule your content and social media calendars for the entire quarter. This way you will attract new customers to your company to always have a constant stream of new customers and not to start looking for them only after finishing work

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