How to Reset & Prepare for the New Year with Renée Dalo

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How do you reset and prepare for the new year as an entrepreneur?

This blog post is based on an episode of the Unexpected Entrepreneur podcast, where we discuss all things entrepreneurship in business. In this episode, we have a special guest, Renée Dalo, owner of Moxie Bright Events and a wedding industry educator, public speaker, and podcast host.

Together, we dive into the importance of self-auditing and goal-setting to start the year off right. Let’s explore how to refresh, reset, and set goals for a successful 2024!

The Power of Self-Auditing

Self-auditing is the key to growth and progress. It involves taking a step back and evaluating your life and business as if you were a character in a movie. By examining your choices and reactions, you can gain valuable insights and learn from past experiences.

While it’s easy to dismiss an entire year as a dumpster fire, it’s important to dig deeper and uncover the lessons and nuances that can shape our future success.

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Embracing Nuance and Lessons

Rather than simply labeling a year as good or bad, it’s crucial to reflect on the specific moments and experiences that shaped it. In the podcast episode, Renée shares her own experience of an unexpected disappointment when she didn’t win an award she had worked hard for.

Through self-auditing, she realized that she had abandoned her habits and learned the importance of resilience and self-reflection. By embracing the nuances and lessons of each experience, we can grow and improve.

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The Art of Saying No

Saying no can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurs who want to seize every opportunity. However, it’s important to assess the value and impact of each opportunity before committing. Renee encourages entrepreneurs to create a list of things they say no to.

This helps prioritize time and energy, allowing for more focused and impactful work. Saying no to certain projects or commitments that don’t align with your goals can free up space for more fulfilling endeavors.

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Breaking Down Goals

Goal-setting is essential for progress, but it’s crucial to break down big goals into smaller, actionable steps. Renée recommends setting quarterly goals and breaking them down into monthly targets.

By doing so, you can stay motivated, track progress, and make adjustments along the way. It’s also important to consider external factors, such as busy seasons or personal commitments, when planning your goals.

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Releasing Ceremony and Vision Board

To release the past and embrace the future, Renée suggests a releasing ceremony. Write down the things you want to let go of or change in the coming year and burn them as a symbolic gesture.

Additionally, creating a vision board can help manifest your goals. Choose images and words that represent your aspirations and make it your lock screen or a visual reminder. By keeping your goals top of mind, you stay focused and motivated.

Balancing Big Goals and Manageable Steps

While setting big, audacious goals is important, it’s equally crucial to break them down into manageable steps. For example, if your goal is to earn a specific amount of money, break it down into monthly targets.

This allows you to assess your progress and make necessary adjustments. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and steady progress is more sustainable than a sudden leap.

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The Importance of Accountability

Accountability plays a significant role in goal achievement. Renée uses the Full Focus Planner, which helps her set daily and weekly goals, stay focused, and track progress.

By writing goals down, crossing off tasks, and reviewing achievements, you hold yourself accountable and stay motivated. Combine this with a digital calendar to ensure you stay on top of your schedule and commitments.

How to Prepare for the New Year

As we begin a new year, it’s crucial to refresh, reset, and set goals for ourselves and our businesses. Self-auditing allows us to learn from past experiences and make informed choices. Saying no to opportunities that don’t align with our goals frees up time and energy for more impactful work.

Breaking down big goals into manageable steps keeps us motivated and on track. By incorporating releasing ceremonies, vision boards, and accountability tools, we can stay focused and achieve our goals. Embrace the unexpected, try new things, and make 2024 a year of growth and success.

Remember, the journey to success is not a straight line but a series of intentional steps. So, take a moment to self-audit, set your goals, and embark on a fulfilling entrepreneurial journey in 2024.

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