Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It).

Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It).

January 1, 2020

Written by: Jennifer Jimbere | Productivity & Profitability Coach for Business Leaders

I’ve partnered over thousand times to write business plans and help professionals set goals. 

Did you know there was a study that shared there is a significant difference between S.M.A.R.T. goals and H.A.R.D. goals? 

Hard goals are heartfelt, they matter and are not just an exercise that you need to complete. 

I used to set too many goals too. When we have more than 3 goals a year, the likelihood of achieving them with excellence is drastically reduced. 

This year, I have one main goal; 

I am leading 100 Business Owners inside their Customized Business Advisory Membership to improved Productivity & Profitability by December 2020. 

My goal is set, my lead measures are created, my scorecard is ready and I have a cadence of accountability set. 

Achieve your goals faster and easier than before.

First, decide exactly what you want in each area of your life. Be specific!

Second, write it down, clearly and in detail;

Third, set a specific deadline. If it is a large goal, break it down into sub-deadlines and write them down in order;

Fourth, make a list of everything you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal. As you think of new items, add them to your list;

Fifth, organize the items on your list into a plan by placing them in the proper sequence and priority;

Sixth, take action immediately on the most important thing you can do on your plan. This is very important!

Seventh, do something every day that moves you toward the attainment of one or more of your important goals. 

Maintain the momentum and celebrate the little wins along the way. 

A few years ago, I would set goals for myself that would ensure the “HOW” was clear to me. It provided a sense of control. 

I am now choosing to own my Power and know that I am having a positive global impact. The WHAT and WHO is clearer to me more so than the HOW. 

I took the leap into Entrepreneurship 4.5 years ago when I left my Corporate role and have achieved more than I thought possible in that short time; I’ve been a co-author in two International Best Selling books; Featured in several national publications including a regular feature inside The Six-Figure Coach Magazine; We moved in order to start the business and moved back into the same area we left within 4 years; Our son has been involved in an Elite level athletic program for 2 years; I have subscribers for my Plan to Profit Brief from 17 different Countries around the world; I provide business coaching and profit consulting virtually using Zoom and reach many different industries. 

Here’s what I’ve learned about setting goals and working daily to achieve them:


Where belief in yourself and bold moves meet, magic happens. 


The goal needs to be heartfelt and it needs to matter to you.


Consistency pays dividends, keep going, even when you do not want to and your mind chatter gets loud. 


It isn’t helping you and is actually hurting your productivity. Choose to focus on one thing, remove the noise and only task-switch when you absolutely need to. Use a priority matriculates grid if you are not sure how to prioritize this. 


What gets measured, get done. Use a scorecard and know if you are winning.  


Create a little gratitude jar and have sticky notes handy to capture the mistakes that you will not make again and to capture every single WIN, small or large. Have it close by to reach in and grab inspiration when you do not feel like taking action. Gratitude for what you have already achieved and learned will help keep you moving forward. Share with your close circle, being a business owner can be isolating, let others in to support your success. 

Make a decision, visualize the outcome, believe you can and partner with someone who can hold you accountable to the desired outcome. 

Get started today. 

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The most useful reflection involves the conscious consideration and analysis of beliefs and actions for the purpose of learning. Reflection gives the brain an opportunity to pause amidst the chaos, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning. This meaning becomes learning, which can then inform future mindsets and actions. For leaders, this “meaning making” is crucial to their ongoing growth and development.

Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It).

Coaching is NEVER an expense. It’s one of the smartest investments any small business owner will ever make when it comes to building a successful business. Gain access to improved self-awareness and become a more effective leader. 

The time is now to start strong. We recently launched the 2.0 version of my brand-new Profit Acceleration Software™

Partner with a proven professional in business. 

Jennifer Jimbere is the President of Jimbere Coaching and Consulting, Founder of Jimbere Business Academy (private level access) and Co-Founder at Radical Joy Seeking Women’s Club. 

Jennifer Jimbere is an entrepreneur, International best-selling co-author in the Dream Boldly I Dare You Series. World-Class Coach and Business Consultant. A recognized authority on change management, profitability, and organizational turnaround, I have served as an advisor to thousands of individuals and organizations around the world for more than 20 years. I’ve been named Influence Magazine 100 Authority. Strategic Learning Alliance recognized me as Certified Professional Coach of the Month for April 2019. My proven strategies have been featured in The Six-Figure Coach, Simply Women, Bella Mia magazines and more.

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