In part 1 of Preparing for the New Year, I discussed the first 5 tips. The tips in part 1 and these in part 2 are designed to increase your success in the coming year, allowing you to have the opportunity to enjoy the success you’ve achieved and help you transition from one year to another.
These last 5 tips are designed for the employedpreneur and the entrepreneur who desire to start the New Year successfully:
6) Give something back to your community. There are all kinds of worthy organizations that make a difference in your community. Make a New Year’s resolution to find a cause that matters to you, and give what you can.
Make this year the year whereby you serve on a committee, become a mentor, volunteer, or make regular donations to various groups in your community that make your community a better place.
Community involvement is one of the best ways to get known.
7) Put time for you on your calendar. In my book: Fit, Fine & Fabulous in Career, Business & Life.
I point out how important it is to take the time to recharge and refresh yourself. All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster.
So if you are having trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write ‘me time’ into your schedule on a regular basis (weekly).
Secondly, write in time to ‘meet with yourself’. If you won’t invest in yourself, who will?
8) Set realistic intentions. Setting intentions is a valuable habit – especially when the intention (goal) leads to success rather than distress. Make a New Year’s resolution that the goals you set will be goals that are achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are so far out of reach they only lead to frustration.
If you have trouble setting realistic goals the key is Goal + Action = Success.
9) Stop making do; get a new one. Is there a piece of equipment in your office that’s interfering with your success or something that you lack that’s making your working life harder? Make it a New Year’s resolution to get what you need to succeed.
The irritation of making do just isn’t worth it.
10) Drop what’s not working for you and move on. All products aren’t going to be super sellers, all sales methods aren’t going to work for everyone, and all suppliers or contractors aren’t going to be ideally suited to your business.
If a technique or a product or a business relationship isn’t working for you, stop using it immediately. Don’t invest a lot of energy into trying to make the unworkable workable. Move on. Something better will turn up.
Achieving a healthy work-life blend is like maintaining a good relationship; you have to keep working on it. But if you apply these New Year’s resolutions throughout the year, your success is guaranteed!
Click here for part 1 of Preparing for the New Year.
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