Get ready, Get Set, Go… Do you feel ready for the new year? I didn’t. Maybe you’re like me and you really need to get to that business plan for 2011, but haven’t. I was completely inspired today when I came across this video by Brian Johnson.  I thought I would highlight today his very inspiring notes on creating an extraordinary year with a few simple questions.

It’s not too late. Whether you’re starting a new business or planning the next steps for your business growth, ask yourself these questions and really take the time to explore your answers like Brian did.

  1. What is your mission?
  2. Who is your customer?
  3. How do you best serve them?
  4. What is your customer value?
  5. What results are you trying to accomplish?
  6. What is your plan?
  7. What do you need to do to make it happen?
  8. What will be your top priority each month?

I also loved some of the things that he is implementing this year including an Affiliate system. I use KickStartCart (aka 1shoppingcart) it’s relatively easy to set up and get going. I especially like it because the system also works as a full fledged ecommerce and email marketing system complete with newsletter opt-in forms, newsletter templates, autoresponders, buy now buttons, digital product delivery, coupons.

If you’ve got content, get it into your newsletter. Here’s his creative idea, for an upcoming book launch… read a portion of your book on video and comment on it. Post a video a day and do a virtual book tour that way. Also, break your book up into a series of newsletters. Watch for yourself, you might get some great ideas.

I feel much more prepared after answering the questions above and putting some creative energy into thinking about what’s possible with my business this year. Great things are coming. Stay tuned. Share your plans with us too.