Want Results – Write it down!3 min read

We are now closing in on the end of the first full month of the New Year! We recently discussed in the prior week’s blog some areas on which you can focus to create 2022 as your Best Year Yet. 

I thought about how I can add to that with one simple piece of advice in getting off to a good start in this new year. The advice consists of three simple words; “Write it down!” Yes, actually the three words are specifically, “Write it down!”    

I can’t share enough on how many business owners I speak with that after I ask several questions about their business. They usually reply with a yes of certainty on knowing the answers to those questions. However, when I take the process one step further by asking them if they have that written down. Their reply is, no, it’s all in my head. 

I will share that if that is your strategy, good luck. Business is not a vehicle to keep all the knowledge, numbers, systems, and plans in your head. It simply doesn’t work effectively.  

Why is it so important to write it down? One good reason is of a study was done years past at the Dominican University in California that concluded by writing your goals down you can increase your chances of accomplishment by 42%. Hmm, that sounds like pretty good odds. In addition, by writing down all that’s important about the structure and future plans of your business. You simply create more room in your brain to be open to any additional creative ideas and/or opportunities. 

Learning to write is learning to think. Thinking is one of the most valuable resources that we can tap into, however, and unfortunately, many simply avoid the process. By doing so, you are leaving so much in the way of expanding your view on the table that it is actually slowing your potential growth. You simply don’t understand anything clearly unless you can state it in writing. 

The value of writing it down simply gets your thinking brain working. Once written you will begin to analyze and create more specificity in what’s actually written. You’ll begin to mentally slow down and ask yourself questions. You’ll begin to think of certain action steps that you can take. Once you have specific action steps written, you’ll begin to think of certain people that may be able to assist you in those different steps. You can also send what’s written to an accountability partner or your coach to brainstorm even further. 

Simply by taking on the action step of writing it down begins a process of creating clarity of what, how, where, when, who, and why. As you venture into this new year on the journey of creating your best year and future. Remember, if what your 2022 Best Year Yet looks like isn’t written down. It’s then simply “all in your head!” 

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com