So, we are bang in the middle of October peeps, and what better time to start planning for 2018 than right now?
Yes, that’s right, right now. So stop whatever it is you’re doing and focus on reading this post.
If you haven’t started to think about your goals, objectives, or where you want your blog or online business to be in the next 12 months, then now is the time to start thinking about all of those things, as well as start planning.
I appreciate that there are some of you out there who would prefer to wait until December or even January to start planning, but, you have to know that there are some huge benefits to be gained just by being a little bit more organized and planning early.
In this post, I want to share with you just a couple of those benefits.
So, what I like to do is plan my blogging and online business goals, objectives and strategies around October time, so that’s now, at the time of publishing this post.
I usually spend a whole day thinking about and planning for the following year.
The benefits of planning early means two things –
- You have time to reflect on your previous year’s progress, goals, objectives, milestones reached, as well as the things you didn’t accomplish.
- You save time and position yourself where you can go straight to work on your goals when January comes around.
Both of those things will also lift your motivation up and help you stay laser-focused on reaching your goals next year, which of course, will help you make progress much quicker.
The problem with waiting until later to start planning your blog
If you decide that you’re going to wait until the end of December or early January of 2018 to start planning your blogging or online business goals and strategies, you run the risk of putting yourself in a ‘static’ or ‘stationary’ frame of mind.
What I mean by this is, because you haven’t thought about your plans, goals, objectives until December or January. Or, thought about reflecting on the last 12 months or so with regards to your progress, you put yourself in what I call a ‘static’, or ‘stationary’ state of mind.
You simply won’t know where you’re going next with your blog or online business.
This can affect several things –
Your motivation and your focus.
My Ultimate Blog Planner
If you’re a blogger, or even if you incorporate blogging into your online business strategy, I have just the thing for you – My Ultimate Blog Planner workbook.
This is PDF template guide with 20+ full-sized printable templates that you can use to manage and grow your blog next year.
If you want to learn more or grab yourself a copy, just click here.
Start your planning now
OK, so I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this short post. I wanted to post this out to remind you that the new year is fast approaching, and to share with you some of the benefits of doing your blog or online business strategy planning early.
The very best of luck.