By Dean Marinac, Chief Performance Officer i-Generation Pty Ltd

Start Stop ContinueThis simple exercise that I do every year for myself and for my business will give you focus and purpose as you start thinking about the financial year ahead.

I spend an hour on it at the end of each year, but you can spend as much or as little time as you like. The value is in doing it!

You may have done the exercise before, and if so you’ll appreciate the value and clarity it can provide. Now is a great time to do it again. If you haven’t done it before, it’s all about answering these five key questions:

  • What are you going to start doing in the new year?
  • What are you going to stop doing in the new year?
  • What are you going to continue doing in the new year?
  • What are you going to do more of?
  • What are you going to do less of?

I always throw another one in around doing something new that I haven’t done before! So the question is:

  • What new experiences will you aim for in the new year?

Take an hour out when you have a moment or while it’s quiet to answer these questions. Do it from two perspectives – personally and in your business (if you have one). Just record anything that comes to mind for 10 minutes on each question. Let yourself go and think about the year just gone.

When you’re done, prioritise your responses from most important to least (there is no right or wrong answer here) and pick one item from each question. Now you have an action plan to focus your attention on in the financial year ahead!

All you need to do now is get on with it!

Good luck and remember that you always have the team at Camtech Financial Services to help you achieve your financial goals!