Back in January, I was so impressed with my entire planning process. I mapped out all of 2020 – with goals, areas of focus for each month, and a full calendar of events to line up.
I was super excited and full of determination!
And I was confident!
Because rather than having to hustle, clients were getting in touch with me.
For the first time in a LONG time, everything felt like it was exactly where it needed to be.
my 2020 goals
Two days ago, I reviewed the 2020 goals that I’d written down at the start of the year.
To be completely honest with you, it was the first time I’d reviewed them properly since I wrote them.
I roughly remembered what they were, but I’d abruptly dismissed some of them in March when this pandemic hit (more on this mistake in a bit).
I only pulled them out so I could complete this mid-year review from Amy Porterfield.
here’s what they were
My top level professional 2020 goals were to:
- Double my salary by bringing in higher monthly revenues
- Build up the consultancy side of my business model
And my top level personal goals were to:
- Improve a few of my relationships, including the one I have with myself
- Create a more committed exercise routine by getting back into Muay Thai
- Place a greater importance on rest
here’s what happened
January and February were amazing!
I was hitting my revenue targets. I had a steady pipeline of clients. Things felt solid and I was progressing towards all of my goals.
But once the pandemic hit, I dropped both of my professional 2020 goals.
Instead of thinking about doubling my salary, I had to slash it by 75% in order to keep my business cashflow positive.
And instead of working on my second business model, I focused on my existing one – on all of you and what you said you most needed.
since the pandemic started
I’ve released a one-hour workshop to help you with money management, in life and in business.
I re-launched Storytelling School for instant enrollment, so you no longer have to wait for me to run it live.
I launched From the Ground Up, a 3-part workshop to kickstart your business and help you attract customers.
And I have a new program I’m working on, which I’ll be sharing with you very soon!
None of these things were in my original plan for this year. I couldn’t foresee them.
As business owners, we all have opportunities right now to support our customers in unexpected ways.
Listen to what they most need. And adapt, in whatever way you can.
and on the personal 2020 goals
In short, I am really rocking on my personal goals for this year!
I won’t go into too much detail on all of the personal relationship stuff. But believe me when I say I have made a TON of progress.
The most important relationship that has improved has been the one with myself. Again, this didn’t happen in the way that I had planned back in January. Instead, it’s been pretty remarkable.
For the past two months, I’ve followed a solid morning routine which has really transformed my days. I exercise from home 5 days a week. I’ve not touched any form of sugar or alcohol in 2 months. And I’ve dropped 9kg.
I’ve experienced incredible productivity along with deep periods of rest.
And I’ve confirmed that I really love my own company. It’s so important to love ourselves.
but I made a mistake
Remember I said how I abruplty dismissed my professional goals as soon as the pandemic hit?
When I was completing my mid-year review, I realised that this was a mistake.
I’ve been saying to myself “there’s no way you’ll be able to double your salary this year if you can’t even afford what you were paying yourself before”.
What I should have been saying is “you may not be able to double your salary right now, but you can still make progress towards that goal”.
i can reclaim my 2020 goals
This shift in how I talk to myself (i.e. with positive and kind words!) has completely changed my outlook on the second half of 2020.
I recalculated how many sales I need to make to hit my original revenue targets. My sales requirements are SO achieveable. I just need to put a proper plan in place on how to achieve them.
And I can also start to focus more on the consultancy side of my business by making better use of LinkedIn. I’ll be there more consistently from 1 August.
I’ve recommitted to my 2020 goals.
and you can, too!
It’s been easy for many of us to use the pandemic as a reason to drop all our plans, give up on our goals and write off this year.
It was only when I sat down with them properly this week that I realised that this year is not lost!
You may not hit your 2020 goals in the way you had imagined.
And maybe some of them truly aren’t feasible right now.
But most of them just need to be recalibrated.
Spend some time with yours and think through a new path towards success. Take consistent action and you will make progress!
over to you
What are your goals for the rest of 2020? What is the first step you’re going to take towards it? Share with us in the comments below.