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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Dec 5, 2022

Show Notes 


Ready for another coffee break, friends? I sure am!


My husband John and I have been self employed for 27 years now. For the last few years, we’ve been intentional about doing an annual weekend excursion to plan goals and intentions for our life and businesses. I was asked to share what we do in these goal planning sessions when I shared this with my Inner Circle group. 


I share a lot about paying attention to your revenue buckets, how we’re making money, but today I’m focusing on the life buckets. 


During our annual planning sessions, we bring some “pre work” questions about what we’re thinking, how we’re feeling, etc. We also individually look back over the highlights from the past year. The good and the bad. It’s a lot of fun, and so good to take the time to reflect. 


We then look at our Wheel of Life and figure out what life buckets are important to us. Health, environment, hobbies, etc. We also look at our Thrive List. What do we need to thrive? Then we can focus on our business goals because we looked at our life buckets first. Designing a business to fit around our life.


When annual planning, don’t just focus on the 20-30% revenue increase you’d like to see in your business. Your life buckets have to be part of the equation.

Full show note here