January 5, 2016
It’s the beginning of a new year, and you’re super fired up about it. This is THE YEAR you’re going to grow your business like never before. Nothing will stand in your way. But before you know it, you’re back to the same day-to-day routine, and the chance of doing anything new is about as likely as the Titans reaching the Super Bowl this year.
If this sounds like you, take heart. You’re not alone. According to a study by the University of Scranton, 60% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Nearly one-third of them won’t make it to Valentine’s Day.
So how do you keep the momentum going? Here are a few quick or easy-to-accomplish tasks that will build the foundation to help you keep that promise to yourself.
2. Set Your GoalsIf you haven’t yet set your goals, now is the time to do it. In fact, this is your first goal of the year. And no, being “too busy” is not an excuse. Get it done by the end of this week. For goals to work, they must be:
Remember, too, that goals are not all about business. You need them for every areas of your life. At Dave’s, we use what Zig Ziglar called the Wheel of Life. Each area of your life is represented by a spoke. You have to set goals in every area. The spokes include:
3. Create a CalendarWant to keep that Wheel of Life from having a flat tire? Then you have to put absolutely everything on a calendar, or you’ll never find enough time. Dave and his wife, Sharon, live and die by the calendar, he says. They are careful and intentional about rest, recreation, exercise, marriage time and kid time.
4. Get Out of the OfficeSchedule a full day on that calendar with key leaders or team members to come up with a game plan to achieve your new goals. And don’t do it at work. Getting away keeps distractions to a minimum and allows creativity to flow. What would be even better? No phones or email allowed.
5. Plan for New HiresNow that you have your goals in place and you’ve come up with a game plan, ask yourself if your staffing is adequate to turn them into a reality. If not, what strategic hires do you need to make and who should come on board first?
The reason to start now, even though a project or goal may not begin for many, many months, is that hiring should never be a fast, take-anyone-who-walks-in-the-door process. At Dave’s company, it takes several months with multiple interviews before a candidate joins the team. The result? He employs a building full of thoroughbreds who are passionate, loyal and super talented.
6. Join All AccessAs a member of All Access, the online coaching program taught by our EntreLeadership team, you’ll have all the tools needed to keep your momentum and your success going throughout the year.
All Access offers all 19 EntreLeadership Master Series lessons available 24/7, weekly eCoaching with on-demand playback, expert interviews, video coaching tips and mastermind groups as well as premium content and monthly expert interviews from some of the brightest minds in business.
If you follow these quick tips, you’ll be munching on chocolate this February instead of eating your words.
- See more at: https://www.entreleadership.com/articles/6-simple-hacks-to-start-the-new-year-rig?et_cid=4979413&et_rid=1eb705085d6359a0a2ef4e501907bdfc&linkid=6+Hacks-Btn-Link#sthash.lUqDnWcy.dpuf
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