So here it is, 2014, a new year. It’s a great time to set goals, get organized and refocus on what you really want to accomplish, both personally and professionally. Do you make New Years resolutions? If you do, what resolutions do you have for your business or professional career this year?
I have never been as goal oriented as some. I admire goal setters. I do think they have a better chance at achieving their goals or at least making some changes than those who don’t. There are guidelines for setting goals like, make it reasonable, give it a time frame and even tell someone else so you become accountable. I have also heard that since it is your goal you can be the one to change or modify it. Oh, and don’t forget to reward yourself as you accomplish your goals! I think that is why organizations like Weight Watchers are so successful.
A goal, however, is not necessarily the same as a resolution. So, what sort of resolutions do I want to make for my business this year? Sometimes they tend to be the same each year, like, get organized (a goal) or be more organized (a resolution). Perhaps that is too general. Maybe if I outlined a plan for how I wanted to be organized and projected how it would make my life better, even to the point of visualizing it, that would help get me going.
I am going to start with my car. Some days I live in my car not only do I collect water bottles and coffee cups, client files and catalogues, but at any given time carpet, tile, cabinet doors, paint samples, fabrics etc find their way to my trunk. Does this sound at all familiar?