Quarter-by-Quarter Planning to Reach Your Goals This Year | POP 837

Quarter-by-Quarter Planning to Reach Your Goals This Year | POP 837

What’s the best way to break down big goals into actionable steps? Are you committed to developing your private practice in 2023? How do you measure success when you’re working toward your goals?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about quarter-by-quarter planning to reach your goals this year.

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In This Podcast

  • Important numbers to know
  • The three tenets of good business!
  • Identify your building blocks

Important numbers to know

As you dive into the planning process, it’s a lot more helpful and workable to plan for the best-case (and worst-case) scenarios when you know how much money you have to work with.

Therefore, some important numbers to have on hand when you start your planning process include:

  • The average number of client intakes that are coming into the practice every month
  • The average amount that each client pays for their sessions
  • The lifetime value of your clients

We want to make sure that some of those core operating things are understood and are being worked on and … that [you] have a clear assessment.

Joe Sanok

The three tenets of good business!

For your quarter-by-quarter planning, you want to know where your:

1 – Problems,

2 – Opportunities, and

3 – Successes are!

Therefore, to get a good sense of how everything currently stands within your business, consider gathering some firsthand data and experience through a questionnaire.

I would do some sort of survey with your employees or contractors. This may be a digital survey, but having you – or someone else – go through an interview with every single staff member to get an idea of it and bring it together as a macro-report is a great way to bring it all together.

Joe Sanok

Identify your building blocks

After your internal survey to understand the ins and outs of your practice, brainstorm the three core building blocks that you want to commit to working toward in 2023.

For a solo practice, it could be:

  • Signing new clients
  • Quality assuring new clients
  • Optimizing systems

You can say, “You know, I think by June, I’m going to want to have a virtual or executive assistant. Someone that’s answering the phone and scheduling, things like that … for quarter 3, I’m going to put that as a goal.”

Joe Sanok

So, once you have identified your three goals, you can break them down into actionable tasks and assign them to different months or quarters throughout the year to work on. Make it easy for yourself to do the work that you have to do.

Set some time aside for each task, and identify a basic measuring system to track your successes. Remember to recognize and celebrate the small wins because they add up.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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