Get Ready For An Epic 2022 Series
Part 3 – planning 2022
If you haven’t already, check out parts 1 & 2 of the Get Ready For An Epic 2022 series.
After clearing the plate and creating your vision for 2022, it’s finally time to start planning for 2022.
The following exercises are designed to help you plan your upcoming year and give you some tips on how to stay on track so that you actually achieve your goals.
Exercise 1: set better goals
5,000 followers on Instagram is not a good goal!
There’s no way for you to control if you actually reach 5,000 followers by the end of 2022. There are just too many external circumstances that are involved in this. Things you have no control over.
I’ve seen a couple of people lately who lost their account for no reason and had to start a new one. If their goal was a specific number of followers, they’re probably very pissed. Things like that happen.
Setting a goal where the actual achievement of the goal is not under your control (= output goal) is not a good idea.
What you should do instead is set input goals. Your input is always under your control.
For example, this could be: I’ll post on Instagram 3x/week. This is totally under your control.
Think about what you want to achieve and focus on setting up the systems to help you get there. These systems/your input should be the goal.
So when you set your goals for 2022, make sure that they are:
- about your input
- about creating systems
- realistic (posting on IG each day is probably not something you can keep up with for long)
Exercise 2: Knowing yourself is the best productivity strategy
There’s no one size fits all …
That’s why knowing yourself is the best thing you can do for your productivity.
- How do you work best?
- When do you work best?
- When are you the most creative?
- When do you have the most energy?
- When do you need to slow down and rest?
- What fills your cup?
Keep track of these things for a couple of weeks to get to know yourself.
I also track in which phase of my cycle I’m in.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that your energy levels are different in each phase of your cycle. So is your mood, endurance, …
Things that might be easy for you in one phase are a struggle in another.
So keeping track of your cycle will not only help you understand yourself better, but it’s also super helpful for your planning.
If you need help finding your own productivity setup, I invite you to reach out to me to see how we can work together. I’d love to help you!
Exercise 3: The Goal Setting & Planning Process
Based on the vision you’ve created for the 4 areas of your life, it’s now time to think about the goals and habits you need to implement to actually work towards this vision.
Start with a brain dump and write down everything you can think of that would get you closer to your vision.
Then turn this brain dump into tangible goals and habits.
Then break down the goals into projects and these projects into tasks.
Things to keep in mind:
- Don’t try to do it all at once. I know that the start of a new year is very exciting and motivating but don’t overwhelm yourself with changing too many things at once. Tackle your new habits one at a time.
- Make sure that you have at least one “active” habit or project in each area so that no area gets neglected.
- Regularly come back to your brain dump to pick the next thing to work on. You can also update it anytime something new comes to mind.
Exercise 4: how to stay on track
This is the last exercise of the “Get Ready For An Epic 2022” series.
You did an amazing job so far!
-> You’ve cleared the plate for 2022.
-> You got clear about your vision for 2022.
-> You’ve started to plan how you can get closer to that vision.
Now we have to make sure that you stay on track.
It’s easy to set goals and make plans, but often we get lost on the way and forget about them.
That’s why it’s important to set up routines to keep you on track.
1. Weekly Reset
Once a week, review your current projects.
- How are you doing?
- How is your progress?
- What will you work on next week?
2. Monthly/Quarterly Planning
Based on your goals for the year, what projects will you tackle this month/quarter to reach your goals? Break them down into action steps; put these action steps on your to-do list; schedule time for it in your calendar.
My free Monthly Planning Workbook will guide you through my 3 step process to help you plan an amazing and successful month.
Now you’re all set up and ready to crush your goals in 2022!
I believe in you! You can do this!
Monthly Planning Workbook
This FREE workbook will guide you through my 3 step planning process to help you plan an amazing and successful month.
GYST Day guide
This guide will help you get back on track with everything that's going on in your business and personal life.