In the old days you'd spend New Year's Day transferring data from last year's paper diary to this year's one.
I'm a big fan of paper for business planning. For me it's just so hard to see the whole picture using an online calendar but then I know I'm a bit old-fashioned.
My daily diary is on my phone, meetings, birthdays, appointments, hair, dentist and work. That works brilliantly for me when I only need to look a week or two ahead.
When you're planning a business you need to see the bigger picture. Business planning, whether you're a solopreneur a side hustler, lifestyler, crafter, micro or SMEs business it isn't easy to plan on an Outlook or Google calendar. It just doesn't give you enough future vision.
My preferences is an A1, preferably bigger, wall planner for the whole year. One client has her calendar pinned to a board which slides under her bed at night. It's brought out each morning so she always has a clear view of what is coming up in the future.
It's all very well having a calendar but what should go on it?
Here my suggestions in priority order
With everything mapped out on the calendar can you deliver it? Do you have enough resources at the right time or are you trying to do too much at once?
Your team can also see everything that is coming up and get ahead too.
The best New Year present to yourself, in my opinion is a wall calendar. That way you'll stand a chance of keeping your business on track and getting ahead of the game and delivering everything your business needs.
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