For me measuring success is all about how I go about creating a business and life I love. This means I plan and create goals around all that matters to me. Plans and goals around relationships, finances, spirituality, self care and how I run my business.
I ask questions about what worked and what didn’t not to beat myself up but to see if A) I set the right goal to begin with and B) to figure out how I might improve. My business mentor Marie Forleo says, “Everything is figuroutable.” I live by this.
How did I do for 2016? Not to bad, progress was made, a few things that didn’t work, some that stayed the same but over all I can be proud as my top priorities showed me I want to keep those in the forefront for this year as well especially around no business Saturdays. –Meaning if the family can break away together on Saturdays we go for it.
Instead of boring you with all of the details of every area I’ve picked the top 4 questions I asked myself in reflection of 2016.
- What was my biggest lesson for 2016:
Everything doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful
- What was my biggest accomplishment for 2016
My flower farm made a profit this year.
- What is my favorite memory that brings a smile to my face in 2016?
Receiving the letter from Karen Smith of RV Concierge that our farm tour offer greatly helped her package “Go Glamping with RV Concierge” sell for $7500.00 in the 2016 Mayors Charity Ball. It was the highest grossing item of the night!
- What is one thing I want to let go of from 2016?
My habit of thinking I have to do it all by myself.
My year in review….I got to write my beloved son’s name on the beach in Maui. Had two “sold out farm tours. My baby sister surprised me with a visit from Michigan. Went camping in Hope and Seward. Spent time with family and friends. Spent time with hubby and daughter and grew AMAZING Dahlias, Sunflowers and Sweet Peas! And successful published 10 months of our flower farm Newsletter Magazine. Here are some highlights you might enjoy 😉
So how do you measure success? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a FANTASTIC FLOWER FILLED NEW YEAR !!
P.S. This week was the very first time I sat down and mapped out my entire year. I’ve only planned a few months at a time. What is wonderful is I am more relaxed for whats to come because its in the planner so I wont forget important details. And whats even better is as new things pop up I can go add them in. Highly recommended! If you try it let me know how it works out for you.