planning for business in 2021

How to use reflections from 2020 to plan for a successful 2021

Posted on 1 December, 2020 by Lyndsey Segal in Business Coaching

Wowsers…what a year 2020 has been and I’m sure one we will never forget! 

None of us could have predicted COVID-19 and the huge impact it has had on our personal and professional lives.

It has forced us to change the way we work, communicate, learn and operate our businesses. It has most definitely made us flex our resilience and resourcefulness!  

In spite of adversity, it is important to take stock of the achievements and challenges we have experienced and their learning opportunities. This will help make the view looking forward clearer and better plan for our businesses in 2021.

Here are 6 questions to help you. You may find it helpful to write your answers down.

1.What goals did I set and what were their outcomes?

These may have changed as the year unfolded! You may have re-evaluated your goals and set new ones in response to the pandemic.

What goals did I achieve? 

How have the outcomes impacted on my business?

What goals are outstanding? Are they still relevant? 

How will the outcomes from my 2020 goals help goal setting for 2021?

2. What changes have I made to my business?

Has COVID-19 forced me to adapt, pivot, redefine or change how I run my business? 

Is my business offering going to be the same or different in 2021?  

3.What have been my greatest achievements? 

What am I most proud of?

Remember to celebrate your achievements and milestones and the stepping-stones you took to achieve them. 

How can I build on my achievements as I plan for my business in 2021?

4.What have been my biggest lessons? 

How can you use these experiences and learning opportunities to plan more effectively for your business in 2021? What will you do differently as a result?

5.Who or what am I grateful for? 

Expressing gratitude encourages a positive mindset and resilience and helps us feel more supported, especially if working alone. 

How can you utilise this gratitude as you plan for your business next year? 

6.Am I ready for 2021? 

What changes do I want or need to make? 

Which business goals do I want to set? 

What support do I need?

How I can help you

‘Business planning and development’ business coaching module

Following a personalised end of year review of your business, I will help you to set motivating business goals for 2021 and create a structured action plan for the next steps of your business.

Find out more about business planning and development for your business

Take a look at my other business coaching modules

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Business coaching to keep you on track and accountable to achieve your business goals.

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Business coaching & networking event:

Goal setting for your business in 2021

Learn how to set motivating and meaningful business goals for 2021 and create an action plan to achieve them, as well as networking with other local businesses.

Thursday, 10th December, 10am-12pm via Zoom. 

£30 Book your ticket today