Wow!! Where did the year go? Just a few days and it will be the start of another new year.

January has always been a time of new beginnings for my business. I don’t mean jumping into another company. I’m talking about looking at where you have been and making any changes necessary to keep moving forward. Make a business plan for the next year.

January, 14 years ago, I started with my current network marketing company. 13 years ago, also in January, I started writing my first newsletter. I still publish that newsletter to this day. It is the core of my business.

It’s that time of year again. A few days away from January 2011. Time to reassess business and make a plan for 2011. This year also has new things in store. I have a new Ebook coming out on “Emotional Freedom Technique for Network Marketers,” I also have a new email newsletter coming out in January. I am still thinking of a name for the newsletter but I am leaning toward, Esteem Power. It will be centered around building your self esteem and confidence with EFT and other related tools.

There will also be many new things in store for all who are involved with Home and Small Business Network. If you haven’t checked into Home and Small Business Network yet, I really encourage you to do so. The site will be unveiling more and more tools and training for business owners. Not only home business owners but any kind of business.

“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.” — Napoleon Hill

That is one of many great quotes from Napoleon Hill. If you haven’t read his book “Think and Grow Rich” I highly recommend you add that to your list of books to read in 2011. It’s a book that should be read multiple times.

A Few Ideas For Making A Plan for 2011

Evaluate the Past
First look at the past year or even several years but especially the past year. What have you accomplished already? What has worked and what has not?

Make a list of things that went well and some things that didn’t work out so well.

Spend a little time reflecting on the good things that happened. How could you expand on those in the new year. Make a few notes on things that you would like to expand on. Look at the things that didn’t work out so well. Are there things you should eliminate or can adjustments be made to make those things work out better?

Make A Plan for 2011
Now that you have analyzed the previous year, what will you do with 2011? Decide what you want to accomplish this year. What kind of training and personal development will you include in your plan?

What will you do to increase your business? How will you improve on your marketing skills and what will you do to implement. Think about where you want to be at the end of 2011. Write that down. Then make a list of all the things you plan to do to get there.

Writing all of this down is very important. It helps you have a direction for the year. Keep a copy of both the analyzing of the previous year and the plan for next year. It is really empowering to look back at the things you have accomplished in the past and how far you have come, especially when you have the notes for several years. You can see your growth over the years which is such a confidence booster.

There is a quote: “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” I don’t know who said it but it is true. Start thinking about your plan for the next year. Spend a little time with it and and enjoy the pricess.

Leave a comment and share your ideas for 2011.

Wishing you an Abundantly Successful 2011,