Every year, I pick a them for my business that year. I usually don’t have to work too hard to figure it out, it just seems obvious at the time. In this post, I’ll share my theme for 2014 and give you some tips for how to pick yours.
My theme for 2014:
What does this mean? I’m committing this year to getting many small projects done instead of a few big ones. I made this choice for a few reasons:
- It’s something different than I’ve done in the past
- I have loads of ideas for small projects that haven’t gotten done, so this theme will help clear the backlog
- It’s exciting and energizing to finish something and launch it and I want to feel that sense of excitement more this year
- It will shake things up regularly for me
- It will make me more likely to spot opportunities for quick projects
I first got started with this idea when I launched my first Kindle book. It came together pretty quickly and I was thrilled when it was done. Late last year, my peer mastermind switched to meeting every 3 weeks from every 4. It started simply because of schedules, but we realized we got a lot done with a 3 week focus and were forced to come up with commitments that we could complete in the shorter time frame. As it continued, I started to enjoy completing things more often and decided to make this the way I do business in 2014.
So what’s on tap for these small projects? Look for more books, more free downloads, and more training events on focused topics.
How can you pick your theme for 2014? Here are a few tips:
- It should be something that excites you
- Your theme should move your business ahead
- Your theme for the year should fill a hole in your business or add a missing element
- Pick something that will be a stretch for you so that you can grow as a person as well as grow your business
- I generally pick a new theme each year, but it’s your theme so if you want to repeat it feel free to do it
- Make sure you pick something that is good for you and your business, and not just what someone else says
So, we are well into January and it’s time to pick your theme for the year. What’s yours? Tell me in the comments.