No matter how successful you already are in your business, there are always new goals to strive after.

Maybe you want to grow your business, write your (first) book or double your income.

Or maybe you long for a total transformation of your business.

(This was exactly what I personally desired – and accomplished – for 2011.)

Whatever it is you want to change or accomplish next year, there are some basic steps you need to take to make this happen.

This week I’ll take you through the first part of your preparations for 2012: assess how you did this year.

The following steps help you reflect on this in a positive way:

Step 1: Write down your 3 biggest accomplishments.

First make a list of all the things you’ve accomplished this year.

Write down every accomplishment you can think of, both small (grew your list of ezine subscribers with 5 people) and big (organized and sold out your event).

When there’s absolutely nothing more to think of, choose your top 3 accomplishments of 2011.

(My personal top 3:

I wrote my second book;

I wrote it in English;

I totally transformed my business)


Step 2: Write down the 3 most important things you have learned this year.

  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • What did you learn about your business?
  • What new knowledge did you acquire?

Write down everything you can think of, and then choose your top 3.

(My personal top 3:

I followed an intensive training program on easily and effortlessly transforming beliefs once and for all – not just my own beliefs, but my client’s beliefs as well;

I got crystal clear on the new direction of my business;

I learned I was able to write in English as well as in Dutch)


Step 3: Make a list of everything you’re grateful for.

Write down everything you can think of in every area of your life.

This is especially useful to do when your year has been difficult for you and you can’t wait for the new year to start.

If you look closely enough, there are always things to be grateful for. Write them all down. Don’t take anything for granted.

Making these 3 lists helps you reflect on 2011 in a positive way.

It’s often easier to dwell on the negative aspects of something instead of looking at the things that went well.

I invite you to look at the positive aspects of this year, and to take your time to enjoy it!

This week’s Transformational Action


First, make the time to think about these lists and to actually write them down.

Then plan a moment to celebrate your successes. You can do this during Christmas dinner or on New Years Eve for example.

Ask your friends and family to prepare their own lists, and share your successes with each other.

Tip: don’t be modest – allow yourself to be proud of everything you have learned and accomplished!


And if you feel like sharing your successes, you are more than welcome to post them below 🙂 


Next week, I’ll take you through the second part of preparing for 2012:

getting crystal clear on what it is you EXACTLY want to accomplish next year.






Would you like to share your biggest accomplishments and / or the things your most proud of?

Please post them below!




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