Two years ago I read a blog about writing a bragging list at the end of the year. So for the last two years I have written my bragging list and you know what, it is a great cathartic thing to do. It will make you feel great! Particularly if you are a small business owner like myself.
All you do is go through the past year and write down all your achievements. They can be big, medium or small but they are ALL something that has happened because of you. Because of something you did!
Being British we are not particularly good at bragging, at showing off (I did get the idea from an Australian) or boasting about our achievements. But if you do this list, I promise that you will get a lot from it. You don’t need to show it to anybody and you’ll be able to give yourself a big pat on the back.
Starter for 10..
If you are struggling for ideas. Here’s your starter for 10… a list of things you could include in your bragging list…
You can obviously expand this list and include what you have done and what works for you. The main thing is to write YOUR list.
So start writing your list now. Its a great activity to do between Christmas and New Year when you are all relaxed.
And don’t forget to give yourself a bit pat on the back and reward yourself for all your hard work and achievements.
Word of caution! - if you write your bragging list and feel you haven’t got much to brag about, please please don’t get too disheartened. It is a bit of fun and there are still lots of positives: you still have your own business, you are still aiming for those goals and you are NOT your business. There is much more to your life than your business.
Bragging List for 2018 - Starter for 10!
If you want to start your 2018 bragging list early. I have a freebie on the ‘Project Complete’ website called ‘Quarterly Checklist’ https://www.project-complete.com/free-quarterly-checklist.html, which my ‘Monthly Accountability’ clients use.
It makes you look at what you are doing in your business. Recording numbers, like for turnover, clients, social media etc. Each month you fill it in and after a full year you know where you started from and where you got to. If you are not writing things down, how to you know what your goals are and if you have achieved them? The Quarterly Checklist is a good place to start for writing your bragging list.
If you are a small business based in Cheshire, I would love to hear from you. I always work 1-1 and face to face to help local small businesses get to the next level, get more clients and/or get more profit. I am a Business Mentor with over 25 years of experience. To find out more visit my website at www.project-complete.com.
All blogs are written by Karen @ Project Complete.