2020 is fast approaching and with the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions. For entrepreneurs, the New Year is a time of reflection and planning for success. This week, I had the opportunity to review Just Be Confident’s Dream Cultivation Workbook as I prepare for 2020.
Just Be Confident’s mission is to be “a social enterprise to help women get to their next level in life and business” which is why I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share this workbook with all the Stay At Home Mompreneurs out there to help you get to your goals.
Why You Should Plan For Success
Winston Churchill once said “He who fails to plan is planning to fail”. I will be first to admit- I am not a planner. I’m definitely one of those people who prefer to just see where life takes me. But here’s why this doesn’t work in business- in whatever business you’re in you need to be setting goals for yourself. What kind of goals should you set? It depends on your business- but you need to set markers on what you are going to do to ensure your success.
Ruthann in the first part of the workbook asks you to identify your Bold Dream for 2020. For me, that is to take this blog to the next level and create a community of moms and entrepreneurs encouraging and empowering each other to meet their goals and change their lives. But your dreams can be anything related to any aspect of your life. We all could stand to be more well-rounded, right?
Ruthann does a great job in the next stages of breaking down your goals into setting them into real, forward motion. I’m not going to delve too much into her process on this- because I want you to go check out her blog to see if this is something that might fit your needs.
Giving It Forward
One thing I LOVE about this workbook is that giving is included as an area to define goals! As an aspiring entrepreneur, providing value and helping people out is such a huge key to success. If you are a fan of the law of attraction, giving positive things into the world will bring positive things back to you. For me, planning out my giving and where I want to go with my giving is a huge part of what drives me to work everyday.
For me, I struggled for a long time with feeling like I had anything to give back. But one day, I realized no matter your financial situation you do have things to give. Remember when you were a new mom? Perhaps someone gave you an encouraging word or piece of advice- or perhaps someone just smiled at you when you were having a rough day. There are so many free ways to give to people and who knows your story might just inspire someone else!
Planning Out Your Day
Planning your day can be super challenging especially when you’re at home with the kids (for my tips on how to work at home check out How To Work From Home (Without Losing Your Mind)). The workbook focuses on planning out your day and gives some great tips on how to achieve your goals. She walks you through considerations from all areas of your life and ties it together with an excellent step by step guide on what you need to do to make progress now.
I think my favorite part of the workbook was the end- there are some great success tips such as planning out a vision board. A vision board is where you plan out and visualize your dream life. If you are not artistically inclined like me- you can do yours on Pinterest like I did. It is great if you can to do one to post in your office so as you work- you see what you are working towards.
Ruthann closes the workbook with a set of affirmations to help you as you move forward with your new action plan. If you are new to the idea of affirmations- they are statements you say to help get your mind thinking like you have success or are meeting your goals. They generally begin with “I am” but can vary depending on your situation.
If you are struggling and feeling like you need a gameplan- I highly recommend this workbook. It is a great start to get you brainstorming and thinking about what you want to do. The book is direct and asks you to consider your goals and how to get there from all angles. It also helps you identify things that might be holding you back. What I really appreciate about the workbook the most is that it is cohesive. She brings you through big goal planning to action steps to analysis and then gives you some great tools to keep meeting the goals you have set.
Ruthann McKenzie blogs at Just Be Confident. If you would like more information on how you can bring your own dreams to life in 2020 – join the Dream Cultivation Mastermind Class (it launches on December 1).
Tell me in the comments- what are your goals for 2020? Have you tried any of these strategies listed above?