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Business Bucket list

Next to health and love, we wish you personal growth and business success for the year to come! To help you move forward we are offering a beautiful downloadable and printable Business Bucket list, including examples for what you can add to it and tips for helping you achieve these goals.

Download it here:

Freelance Forward Business Bucket List
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Here is some inspiration for things you can add to your bucket list:

  • Invoice x amount per month/year

  • Learn x (skill, technology, language)

  • Speak in public

  • Take time off

  • Expand network

  • Implement habits to achieve improved health and/or productivity

  • Give a training

  • Write a book

  • Create a physical product

  • Start a blog/podcast/newsletter

  • Get a business coach

  • Pimp up your office

  • Publish or update website

  • Save money

  • Hire a virtual assistant

  • Have a healthy work-life balance

How can I achieve my goals?

We asked Transformational Coach, Andy Nijs, for tips on achieving goals. Here is his advice:

Start with why.

The most important question you need to ask yourself when setting goals is not what, when or how but why?

Take your goals through the following questions:

  • Why is it so important for you to achieve this goal? Is this really what you want?

  • How will you feel when you get there? Is there a different way to achieve this feeling?

These questions will make sure that you are setting goals that you are intrinsically motivated.

📕Would you like to go a bit deeper, I suggest the book ‘start with why’ by Simon Sinek.

Create a system of powerful habits. Then reflect and track.

Whatever you want to achieve, the foundation is identifying, integrating and sticking to powerful habits. Ultimately, your habits are no longer something you do, they are part of who you are.

Plan your day the night before. When you plan your day the night before, you’ll start your day with clarity and commitment.

Measure your progress and track your habits to hold yourself accountable because it requires you to check-in with yourself daily.

At the end of the week, schedule an intentional reflection moment about how your week has been and where you can make corrections going into the next week.

📕A great book I can recommend is, ‘Atomic habits’ by James Clear.

Holding yourself accountable.

Creating true commitment requires two things.

Make a decision that you will do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. Setting goals is very different from making a decision. A decision makes achieving your goal inevitable.

You decide who you need to be to achieve your new reality. Let me explain: When you commit to an enormous goal that far exceeds your current capability, willpower won’t cut it, you need a new reality that organically promotes your goals — a context that forces you to become more than you currently are.

After you have decided your goal and created the context, you determine the roles or characters you will play to achieve your goals. Your most authentic self is who you intend to become.

You can start with the following questions:

  • Who do you need to be to create your new reality and achieve your goals?

  • What will your voice be? What will be your different states of being?

Create measures to hold yourself accountable. No matter how motivated you are at the beginning of the year, you will encounter days where you don’t feel like working on your goals. A great way to create accountability and be responsible for your actions is to hire a coach. A great coach helps you to uncover limiting beliefs and fears you have to let go of to create this new reality and identity.

Remember the purpose of your reptilian brain is to keep you in comfort. It loathes change and innovation. Exactly what you require to move forward and achieve your plan. That brings me to my last point…

You are your company.

Your identity is the essence of all achievements and you are both the salvation and endangerment of achieving your goals. That is why it is so important to invest in developing yourself.

Invest in truly understanding who you are, what drives you and why you do what you do

Implement systems and habits to support your identity. Decide on who you want to be and commit to getting there

You are the key to your success and who you decide to be in any given moment, situation and experience. So let’s end with a great question to reflect upon, who are you really?

You can learn more about Andy Nijs here or if you like to connect, you can schedule a moment with him here.