Thank you!

Thank You!

Firstly, I would like to say a very big thank you!!

This year has been BespokeHR’s busiest year and we couldn’t have done it without our fabulous clients, supporters, family and friends.

Wishing you and your family a New Year filled with lots of love, happiness, success, laughter, good health and many wonderful moments.

If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to review your 2015 goals and set your sights for 2016…

Free worksheets to Review Last Year and Plan For Next Year

To celebrate the New Year, I’ve created this free set of worksheets to guide you through reviewing your year and aiming your sights for next year.

Assess your performance and results from last year in the areas of Personal Goals, Business Goals, Your Team, KPIs and Compliance. The answers to these questions will help you develop your people plan and set up for success:


Personal Planning

Need a place to start?

Here are some pre-thinking questions to get the gears moving…

  • What do you want more of?
  • What do you want less of?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What are 5 things you really like about your life at the moment?
  • What are 5 things you wish you could change?
  • For my life to be perfect in every way….it would look like ________
  • How do you define success?

Forget New Year’s resolutions (which are once off high level promises that tend not to be kept)…

Make your goals more attainable by setting well-defined goals that break down the precise steps you need to take.

Start with what you ultimately want first and then work backwards highlighting each step that would need to occur in order to be successful.

8 Tips To Setting Rock-Solid Goals

1. For each goal, write out your goal in detail: Make it clear, specific and measurable. It’s important that you actually commit this to writing.

2. Make sure your goals are achievable and controllable.

3. For each goal, write WHY the goal is important to you: How will it change your life? How will achieving it make you feel? Build the emotion and connectivity to your goal to raise it’s importance.

4. List the main obstacles and limitations that stand between you and your goals. If you have set this goal before, write down why you haven’t achieved this yet and what has stopped you.

5. List any additional knowledge / education / support / collaboration you need to achieve your goal.

6. Now drill down. For each goal, make a list of actions: Everything you can think of that you will have to do to achieve your goals.

7. Organise your list by priority (importance) and sequence (what must you do before something else).

8. Set deadlines on each action you are going to take.

Some things to remember when planning and goal setting:

  • Make goals a part of your regular lifestyle: Do something every day to achieve your goals to keep them front of mind
  • Write your goals down and have them somewhere accessible (if possible, displayed where you can see them regularly)
  • Tell someone else about your goals – the more the better
  • Set Review Points for your goals – calendar them now in your diary (to review at least bi-annually, plus calendar your action points)
  • Set up an Accountability Partner or appoint a coach / trainer to work with you to build accountability and frequency of talking about your goals and actions. What you focus on expands. Ask me about how we can help you with this!
  • Celebrate like crazy small wins! Make sure you congratulate yourself. Celebrations help us lock things in and motivate us to continue!

Business Planning

Reflection on 2015
Knowing what you know now, is there anything different you would have done?

It’s important to trap your business learnings around what you have done well and what you could have done better.

Develop a Wish list (Positive)
What’s possible for your business to achieve? What would it take to double your sales? To have a high performing, positive and innovative team? And what would you need to do to wow your clients further?

Develop a Wish list (Negative)
What things do you spend time on that are not productive and you wish that you didn’t? Could any of these areas be outsourced and/or delegated and/or stopped?

What if the thought of reviewing performance, goal setting and planning action points just adds to your stress levels?

If thinking about all of the above makes you feel a little more tighter, a little more restricted and a little more overwhelmed, here’s my suggestion to you:

Disregard all. 

This year is the first year that I’m recommending this strategy for some, as I’m seeing people planning themselves to the point of craziness.

You may already be overwhelmed by my lists, goals, action plans and projects.

So instead, develop a list of all the things you are NOT going to do next year and what’s NOT URGENT (i.e. doesn’t need to be done in the next quarter).

And enjoy the feeling of release instead.

Your business should be there to support you. To help to create the life and lifestyle you wish to enjoy.

If business is becoming a burden and detracting from your health and happiness, you may need the help of a professional support partner.

BespokeHR are here to help

The above checklists, tools and planning processes are only a very quick snapshot of what we cover in our HR Consulting Packages, Personal Coaching and Training Programs.

We have the experience, processes and tools to help remove the stress from your business, and give you the clarity, confidence and capability to make this year your best year yet.

We would love the opportunity to partner with you to give you all the support, tools and training to assist you in achieving all your business and personal goals.

Talk to me about what you want to achieve!

Any questions?

If you have questions on this topic or any others, feel free to reach me by email or set up a free one-on-one consultation session, or drop me a comment below.

Thanks for sharing!