Your 2019 Focus

The beginning of a new business year! Have you determined what your 2019 focus will be? It’s been on my mind all week since I have chosen this as the topic for discussion in this week’s Being Your Own CEO Success Circle. Participants will share what theirs will be.

Why is this an important question for solopreneurs who have been in business for a while? We have our usual weekly processes set by now and it’s so easy to just carry on – same old-same old. But surely we would like to take it up a notch. Will it be an expansion? An improvement? A new market? A new project?

One New Focus

So, as a business coach, I recommend deciding on one specific new focus and putting it into a format that will provide some clarity moving forward:

  1. My main focus for 2019 is _____________________.
  2. What do I need to be doing? Specific actions.
  3. What do I need to learn?
  4. What do I hope to accomplish with this?

Avoid Distractions

There so many distractions especially if you work in the online world. Our inboxes and Social Media sites are filled with invitations to take new courses, use new platforms, subscribe to new lists. All are attractive and interesting so we must keep this new focus on centre stage so that we don’t lose this important focus.

Keep The Focus

On Monday morning, while reviewing the usual ToDo list for the week, choose one specific activity to achieve toward this new focus. Put it on the top of the list so that above all else it is completed.

At month-end, take a moment to reflect on this one main focus. What has been achieved thus far? What next steps are needed? How does it feel thus far?

Setting reminders in your Calendar or Keep will ensure that you don’t overlook these important items.

Maintaining your accountability to this focus can sometimes be difficult, so of course, I recommend the services of a Business Coach. Let me know if you need some help by contacting me here.


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This Mindset Monday post is presented by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach, especially for solopreneurs.

In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. Here’s a great place to begin:

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