For most of us, the start of a new year stirs up a sense of momentum. In life and in work, we find ourselves imagining everything we’d like to do differently in the many months ahead, and setting a plan in motion. This year’s no different. Though, with all the disruption of 2020, the need to reset and move forward may feel bigger, more intense—and maybe more stressful. If you’re like many other business owners, you’re still managing complex challenges in your business brought by the pandemic. The new year may not feel like a milestone, but you can draw a metaphorical line in the sand. How? By bringing some order into your business.
Start by asking yourself, “What do I need to organize myself and my business for success in 2021?” To help, here are our top five organizational goals for any business owner and five free guides to support you through each step.
Set your big goals for the year
In order to create a business that really works, you have to be able to envision it. Our guide to annual planning will walk you through the process of assessing where you want to be at the end of 2021, and help you chart out the steps to get there. It’s not too late to get this process started. This year, don’t let it slide.
Get more time
One of the most fervent wishes we hear from business owners is the desire for more time. As much as we’d love to wave a magic wand and add four more hours to your day, we also know that wouldn’t really help. Because if you’re not managing your time well now, more hours aren’t going to make a difference. The Time Management Handbook includes all our life-changing tips for managing the time you do have so that you can make the most of it. Let 2021 be the year of no more distractions, please?
Create an organizational structure that frees you
Most business owners we know wish they had a team that did things the way they want them done. One of the most important steps in creating this kind of team is identifying everything you do for your business, and then creating roles for others who can take on those responsibilities. This guide will help you do just that through the process of creating an organizational chart. Maybe your roles have changed since going remote or returning to the office; If you already have one, take this opportunity to make sure it still fits. If you don’t have an org chart, you need one.
Develop the right supports for a productive team
Once you have an organizational chart, you need to build and develop the team that fills it. We’ve designed countless tools and processes that help our clients create the high-performing teams they’ve been dreaming of, and we’ve packed them all into this free guide. It’s time to get your Management System firing on all cylinders.
The ability to systematize is one of the most transformative skills that our EMyth Program Clients walk away with. It’s our expertise, and the hill upon which we’ve built our Business Coaching Program. If you can’t create consistent and replicable systems, you can’t free yourself from your businesses’ dependency on you—and you can’t grow it. I’d venture to guess you’d like to do both those things this year. So, start systematizing. This guide will walk you through the process.
What are your big goals for 2021? Did we capture them here? Let us know in the comments below.