So this is part two of our series where we’re talking about the Top 10 Things every Entrepreneur Needs to Do this Year because we’re starting off 2023 with a bang.
If you missed part one, you can go back to the previous article.
But today we are gonna be talking about “What you need to do and the biggest thing is clarity”
But we’re not just talking about clarity as it pertains to what is your business, but we want to walk through getting some clarity for your goals.
And we’re not just talking about the goals for the year, but we’re talking about three to five year goals.
I wanna explain why I mentioned this.
The main reason why I mentioned this is because I’ve been taking some time to really think through, “What have I been doing?”
Like I got started in my business back in 2016 and at the end of 2020 we decided to shift and focus on TikTok marketing and everything just exploded, which has been great.
I wouldn’t say that I lost my way. But sometimes I would think that everything was just moving so fast that I didn’t really have time to sit down and go, “Okay, is this a part of my 3-5 year plan?”
And the answer is, “Yes, it is” But actually having more clarity around what that looks like.
We offer this product and services and we know how we get paid, but how does this lead to my ultimate goals of working with women and helping people walk through healing as they’re building their business.
And so I’ve really been taking a lot of time, this latter part of 2022, of figuring that out.
And so even on my December vacation, I spend some time really thinking about what does this really look like for me?
Not according to my business coach or my friends, but what does this look like to me?
To me, for me and with God.
And as a result of doing that, it really just gave me some clarity in the way that I’m currently showing up, clarity in the people that I’m talking to and how I’m talking too.
And it really helps with my offerings and, and all the things.
And not only that, it helped with the content that I’m creating on social media to make sure that I’m going after my ultimate goal.
So here’s what I want you to do.
I want you to sit down with yourself and say, “Okay, five years from now, how much money do I want? How much money would I want to bring into my business?”
Second thing is, “Who would I want to be my ideal customer?”
But then more importantly, “Who am I in 2028? How am I being? Am I healed? Am I walking through new things? Am I more spiritual? Am I more grounded? Am I taking more vacations?”
What is going on with you and your calling and your purpose? How are you serving people?
Just what does all of that look like for you 5 years from now.
So I’ll give you an example. Back in 2022, I was at a retreat day and they said, “Okay, close your eyes. And it’s 2025, how much money are you making in your business? You get a phone call and it’s the greatest phone call ever. Who’s calling you?”
And I said, “Oprah”
And they said, “Well, why Oprah?”
And I was like, “Because Oprah got wind of me and found out that not only am I a successful woman, but I’m helping so many women become financially successful, but also healed and held women. So that way they’re not broken rich women, but they’re healed rich women”
And as I’m walking through this on my own, I said to myself, “Oh wow, that is the cry of my heart but how am I actually focused on that? How am I making that intentional?”
And my answer was I wasn’t. And that really plague me, not in a bad way, but it was kind of like, “Oh man, I want this but I’m actually not going in that direction”
So I took some time after that retreat and in December I really thought through that.
And so as I was thinking about updating my brand and my website, all that type of stuff. The message was I have to focus on what’s the cry of my heart.
And that gave me so much clarity in doing that exercise.
And so ask yourself, if you’re making all the money you wanna make in 2028. How are you helping people? How are you serving people?
If you have children, what are you doing with your kids? What does that look like to you?
If you’re married or you have a significant other, what does that look like? Are you happier? Are you doing body building competitions? Are you surfing?
What are you doing?
Because the more clarity you have in your purpose and calling in where you’re going, the easier it’s gonna be for you to be able to get there, starting here in 2023.
So I really want you to take some time right now at the beginning of this year and ask yourself the question of five years from now, what does this look like?
Yes, ask about your business, but also ask about your personal life.
Ask about your physical and spiritual life.
Ask yourself all these things.
And then once you have that, then you wanna build what it is you’re building in 2023.
Now you wanna start building that to go in that direction, otherwise, if you’re trying to get to 95 South, going to Florida, but you’re actually going 64 east, then you’re never gonna get to Florida because you’re actually going in the wrong direction.
So I want you to take some time to do that.
I’m still on the journey of making sure that I am going in the right direction, but this is part two of the 10 things every Entrepreneur needs to do for this year.
In addition, you may start thinking of your clear goals for different areas of your life, and one of your goals could be for your business to grow.
And so, if you are ready to use TikTok for your business, but need some guidance on getting started? Be sure to grab your FREE TikTok Video Idea Templates HERE so you don’t need to reinvent the Tok!