As we enter the new year, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about ways to transform your business for 2023. Whether you’re looking to increase revenue, expand your team, or launch a new product or service, the key to success is having a clear vision for where you want to go and a solid plan for how to get there.
One powerful tool for achieving this is creating a “business vision board.” By using the principles of SCRUM, a widely used method for managing projects, this roadmap will help you set SMARTer goals for your business and develop a plan to achieve them.
Identify SMARTer Goals.
What are SMART goals? They are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. To get started, narrow down the three most transformational goals for your business in the coming year. Be sure to make them specific, define how they will be measured, and put a deadline on them. We’ve created this free downloadable worksheet to help you get started.
Plan to Win.
Once you have your goals in place, it’s time to plan to win. The first step is to make the work visible by listing all the tasks needed to resolve the goal. Then, make the work manageable by breaking down each task into the smallest unit of work. Work backwards from the deadline and distribute the units of work evenly. Identify areas where backup and delegating is needed, and make arrangements to set yourself up for success. For example, book a production studio or workspace ahead of time and plan to make batch content to maximize time and budget.
Hold Yourself Accountable.
Holding yourself accountable is critical for achieving your goals. Encourage finding an accountability buddy at networking events, and schedule weekly or bi-weekly check-ins. During these check-ins, review what you set out to do during the last check-in, what you accomplished or did well, what you didn’t accomplish or will improve on, and set goals for the next check-in.
By following these steps, you’ll be on your way to achieving your business goals and transforming your company for 2023. Remember to stay focused, stay motivated, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. With a clear vision and a solid plan, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.