Last week we talked about setting goals and making plans for the first quarter of the new year. (If you missed that I posted it over here) This week I want to share a few end-of-year tasks that will help to set you up for success!
1 | Set up a project management system
In this year’s reader survey, SO many of you said you’re having trouble staying consistent. If you don’t already plan your week + month in a project management system, my friend, IT IS TIME! Asana is my go-to for this and I totally use the free version.
2 | Start an email list
Also judging from the reader survey results, lots of you are hoping to launch products or services in 2019. An email list is a BIG part of sales, so if you don’t already have a list, get on it! (Dare to Email has lots of tutorials #justsayin)
3 | Clean out your email list
If you already have a list, then it’s time to remove any subscribers that aren’t paying attention. ConvertKit has a cold subscriber option that automatically populates the people who aren’t opening your emails.
4 | Clean out + backup your files
Don’t keep old files that you’re not using in the folders you’re digging around in every day. Invest in an external hard drive and move all those old graphic files, photos, and documents off your computer. This is at the top of my to-do list because it’s starting to take too long to find the things I need.
5 | Track your stats
Which months were the best for sales or traffic? Which webinars or products brought in the most sales? What did you do on the good months that didn’t happen on the less good months? You can grab my free growth tracker template over here to help you figure it out.
6 | Review your accomplishments
Not only should you be high fiving yourself for everything you’ve done and learned this year, but it’s also helpful to have a record of your yearly accomplishments. If you’re not already in the habit of creating a year-long plan in a project management system (I create mine as a project in Asana) then simply making a list at the end of the year is a good alternative!
7 | Clean out social media
Social media can be such a trap for comparison and FOMO (lookin’ at you Instagram!). Take a few minutes today to scroll through your follow list or latest posts and unfollow (or at least mute) people who don’t leave you feeling excited and inspired.
8 | And lastly, finish all those courses you bought!
If you’ve got time off this year use a little bit of it to work through those courses that have been piling up. I’ve got two plane rides in December and two courses I’m planning to watch while I’m in the air.
Alright, I’m getting to work on this list, hope you are too!