It's that time of year where we start thinking about 2014 and what we want to accomplish during the 365 days that make up 2014. But before you get to that, start with the "What I'm NOT Doing in 2014" list.
Why, you ask? Try this 10 minute exercise and you'll see why this could be the breakthrough to your productivity and happiness in 2014.
The 4 Steps to Creating a Better 2014
Your Q1 Action Plan
If you really want 2014 to be a transformational year for you, try this approach.
ACTION #1: Spend 60% of your time in January & February delegating/outsourcing all of the items in #4 above. Once those are delegated/outsourced move to the next step.
ACTION #2: Spend 50% of your time in February & March transitioning items from #3 above. Once those are delegated/outsourced move to the next step.
ACTION #3: Spend one day in March (typically in the 3rd week) completely away from the office and away from all distractions to plan your activities for Q2 of 2014 focusing on nothing but your strengths identified in step #2 above.
Watch for more posts on this Q2 planning session and how to make 2014 enormously successful for you and your executive team!
Amy Riccardi is the Chief People Officer and Founder of HCM2020. She's a guest lecturer at Georgetown and George Washington Universities and works with executive teams and CEOs to help scale and grow their business.