In order to create an abundant new year for your business, you can do some new things.

1. Start a free monthly teleclass.
2. Join a year-long program for entrepreneurs.
3. Focus every day on inner and outer goals.

What do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to expand your business or your personal life? That's a question. You may be happy with your current situation, in which case you can stop reading right here.

If you want to expand, don't start by creating a list of goals. There's another step that has to come first.

I recommend that you start by envisioning your way into your bigger game.

When you create and then consistently maintain a vision of how you want to feel and what you want to do, be and have … when you imagine yourself enjoying your new accomplishments and what they bring to your life … that creates a tremendous source of energy to help pull you forward, out of your normal routine and into something new and better.

Envisioning your bigger game is the first step toward manifesting what you want.

I recommend you start off by imagining the life you want to inhabit, in as much detail as possible. What kind of life/business do you want? How does the person living that life act? What do they think about? How do they feel? Who do they hang out with? What actions do they take on their business?

Creating your vision of what's ideal for you gives you the energy, the juice, to move forward boldly. And it takes energy to change anything. No energy equals no change. Most of the time, traditional goals don't have any energy.

Once you've created an energetic foundation through your vision of what you want, then you can go on to the practical goals about how to get there. These goals support the bigger you and thus become important. On their own without a vision, they typically don't have much energy.

Below are some of my favorite questions about goal-setting that I hope will help you create a more meaningful and abundant year.

Create a theme for the year and measure everything against that. Then determine your monthly priority projects. They need to support your theme.
(from Sarah Robinson)

What are the 3 actions you could take in 2010, that will have the biggest impact on your business? Do you want to undertake them? What would that involve?
(from Kathy Paauw)

How will you know you've had a great year? (from Milana Leshinsky)

Call to Action

Start writing down your vision for the life you want, in the following areas.
• Your business or job
• Money
• Relationships: family and friends
Fitness and health
• Fun and recreation
• Personal, including spiritual and education
• Philanthropy: making a difference in your community

Clip out photos or illustrations you see in magazines or papers that show that kind of life. Start putting them on poster board, and voila - there's your vision board!

Once you've got your vision and then your goals, the next step is to create the actions that will bring your goal to fruition.

Author's Bio: 

Marcy Stahl’s passion is helping women direct sellers and solopreneurs achieve the successful lifestyle they want. She knows that the top entrepreneurs have the top mindsets. Her mission is to help every entrepreneur develop a profitable and abundant mindset.

Marcy is a serial entrepreneur. Previously, she co-founded and managed a government contracting firm that earned over $1M in annual revenues. She holds a B.S. with honors and M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University. Prior to coaching, she spent 21 years in the corporate world in technology.

She is the co-author of Direct Selling Power. Marcy is an Area Chapter Coordinator with the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) and a member of the Direct Selling Women’s Speaker Bureau. She’s currently in coaching school for direct sellers.