Written by Rachel Allan, marketing consultant, author and mum.

You can get a headstart on everyone else by starting to plan out 2018, today. Imagine going on holidays over the summer knowing you are going to be stepping back into a business that is ready to be the best in 2018!

We may still have about 8 weeks until the end of the year, and that is plenty of time to still achieve our 2017 goals, it will also give you breathing space to plan out what you would like to achieve next year.

Take this time to reflect on what you have achieved this year, go back to the goals you set at the start of the year. See the goals you completed or those you may have forgot about. Celebrate what you have achieved. Also consider the plans you do have, are they consistent or out of date – do you need to update them.

Then brainstorm, with yourself or a trusted ‘advisor’, ‘mentor’ or ‘coach’ all of your ideas. Just brain dump. This is not the time to think about how you will achieve it or the money that is needed or the finer details. It is the time to dream.

Finally write these goals down. Don’t create too many, because you will most likely only set yourself up to fail. Also don’t make them to easy they don’t stretch you and take you a little out of your comfort zone. Lets face it that is where you will find success! 

It is important that you write them down. Make sure they are measurable, how will you know when you have achieved the goal otherwise. Put a timeframe on the achievement. Then pull out your planner and create your quarterly goals, weekly goals and daily tasks. So that every day in your business you are working towards the end goal. 

The start of 2017 is not too far away, and I know in January I want my business on auto-pilot so I can enjoy the sunshine, my family, friends and fit in as much camping as possible.

And if you need help sign up to my 5 day Planning Challenge today. 


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Rachel Allan has been a business owner for 12 years, and a mum for 5½ years. On her business-and-baby journey she has learned a lot about life, business and herself. While it has not always been an easy ride, it has definitely been fulfilling. She feels a strong calling to share her discoveries (and the wisdom of other parents and experts) with you in this new book, When Business Meets Baby.

Rachel’s inspiration is vibrant 5½-year-old daughter Sophie, who has her own busy little life with school, dancing and swimming. Rachel is honoured to be Sophie’s mum, and she is also an author, integrated marketer, entrepreneur and property investor. From 2007 she has shared her journey with her business and life partner Craig.

Be the strong, empowered woman who grew and birthed a baby. Be the brave woman who took a leap of faith and started a business. Allow balance into your life. Allow joy and happiness. See how success will follow.

 If you would like to discover more about Rachel and the services she offers, visit her at www.rachelallan.com.au.

Rachel Allan