The other day I was on my way to a networking event contemplating what I wanted to share in my 30-second elevator pitch.
It’s something I recently added to my yearly planning that changed my approach to this year.
What is that thing?
Looking at what skills you need to improve or create.
Take a look at the goals you set for this year or quarter (later you can do this for your year, quarter, AND month goals, but for right now, just pick one time frame).
What are the skills that you need to achieve those goals?
If you’re planning on hosting a workshop some skills you might need are: speaking, selling from the stage, how to smoothly transition from content to selling, promoting, or marketing.
Beyond that, you might need skills around having a sales conversation, asking for a sale, or doing any of those things in a way that feels natural to you.
In your 2020 planning you might have missed looking at what skills you want to improve to reach the goals you’ve set with a bit more ease.
To identify those skills, look at your goals and think about what skills you need each step of the way.
Another way is to look at your goals for last year. Think about what goals you didn’t hit and which ones where the near misses or just barely hit.
What skills would have helped you achieve those goals or achieved them with more ease?
One last thing to look at is there a step in reaching goals or completing projects that you regularly find yourself avoiding, procrastinating, or just not doing?
What skills might you develop or practice that would make that step easier for you?
Knowing what skills you need to develop are gems of insight into your business that can make a huge difference in your results.