The end of one year and the beginning of another is a great time to take stock of your business. It’s a good idea to reflect on where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going.

If you are unsure where to start, consider the following strategies:

Cut what isn’t working

Find more hours in 2023 by investigating the tasks and processes that do not help your business or aren’t worth the time you’re spending on them. Do you really need that time-intensive activity? If so, could it be automated or made more efficient? Could you delegate it or pay someone to handle it?

Clean up

Take a look at your documents and systems. Can you remove any prospects from your CRM? Could you whittle down your inbox or better organize your files?

Look ahead

Don’t stop at sales and performance goals. Set a variety of goals for yourself. Think about training, networking, community involvement, and other aspects of your business. Imagine where you’d like to be this time next year and chart a course to get there.

Make ‘someday’ today

Wishlist projects and low-priority tasks never get done unless you make time for them. What activities have you been putting off? Consider scheduling time to complete them so you do not carry them into the new year.

Rest and regroup

You are your business’s most valuable asset. Take care of yourself. Carve out time for you and your loved ones. Relax and try not to think about work. Afterward, you can return to your business refreshed and ready for a great year.