As you move forward in your business or employment it’s important to celebrate your successes.
For me, this week is about celebrating the second anniversary of my book launch of Your Business Your Numbers. Hard to believe it’s two years ago!
Hi, I’m Anna Goodwin – Author of five books, Director, Mentor and Trainer for Anna Goodwin Accountancy.
Basically, I take the stress out of finances – both business and personal. From running my own business and helping others to run theirs, I know it’s important to celebrate successes as you move forward.
I have noticed that when I write a celebration blog it doesn’t receive as much engagement as usual. This interested me and I wonder why that is? Why don’t we celebrate? Shouldn’t we boast? Don’t we have enough time to acknowledge our achievements?
It’s important to celebrate and give yourselves this time. The celebration itself will give you energy. Is it easier to praise other’s successes than your own?
The celebration itself doesn’t have to be anything grand. Even though the smallest things now seem more special as we were stopped from doing them for a few months!
- Meet with a friend,
- Go to the cinema,
- Take a walk in the park,
- Have a meal with friends.
Maybe sometimes you feel that things may go wrong, so you don’t want to tempt fate. I say go for it and celebrate!
Writing Your Business Your Numbers was important for me as I have seen time and time again people being stopped by their fear or lack of knowledge of finance. This could be an understanding of their business or personal finances. Writing the book was to help people feel less stuck and to be able to move forward and this helped my motivation to complete it. Even within the book I emphasise the importance of taking time to congratulate yourself on your progress. I celebrate, in particular, the action plans at the end of each chapter as they help you to take action rather than just think about it!
Your Business Your Numbers is about discovering how to run your business your way and encourages the reader to understand their personal strengths, weaknesses, passions and preferred way of working. Topics covered include:
- goal setting,
- time management,
- managing your business,
- personal finances, and
- understanding your accounts.
By doing all this, you provide yourself with a framework to track your achievement, and yes, even find time to celebrate them!
Here I am at my book launch with Suki Bassi and Annie Day. It makes me smile when I see this photo as there is so much joy!
So, take the time to think about what you have achieved over this year; either in your business or employment. Make a list of every success, big or small. You may surprise yourself! How are you going to celebrate?
Next week, I will be concentrating on perseverance.