A New Year can be a new beginning and a time to take advantage of a 'motivation high'. Go ahead, get started on business and marketing goals for 2014.
A New Year can be a new beginning… and I am having so much fun setting new goals and looking forward to a fresh new start.
Over the years I have been blessed to get ‘up close and personal’ with successful people. Over and over again I have witnessed the following habits:
They research options and plan for succcess by setting goals
They show up for work consistently, at least 40 hrs a week
They tweek their plans and switch directions when necessary
Along those lines I’ve been moving forward on 4 focus projects for 2014:
Revamping and re-organizing my website and continue to create fresh content at least once a week.
Deliver 8 modules of ‘Road-map to Internet Marketing Success’ during January and February, provide once-a-week hangouts for questions and concerns, and set up a private community for the people involved in this project
Deliver 2 newsletters each month with simple online marketing techniques and discussion on actions or habits that are holding you back.
Provide a new virtual training each month using Google+ Hangouts. The first training – Planning for Success, Understanding Keywords and Knowing your Target Market is set for January 20th, 2014.
After writing How to stick to your New Years Resolutions at the end of December 2013, and thinking back to January and February of 2013, I realized that I wrote 59 of the 111 articles written during the year. I guess that is what is meant when they say you are likely to experience a ‘motivation high’ at the beginning of the new year.
Finally, towards the middle of the year I committed to 4 new articles a month, and even that wasn’t always ‘do-able’.
Did I feel like I was failing – absolutely!
Did I give up and abandon the goals I set out to accomplish at the end of 2012 – yes and no.
The goal was to identify and write content about 365 Internet Marketing Tips… which I did, I just didn’t do that in 365 articles.
I also promised to provide virtual training on 12 Internet Marketing Habits – one for each month, and I finished that, just under the wire, on December 30th.
And, in the final analysis, my contact list grew from 300 to 597… I was shooting for 1000, however I just moved that goal to the end of 2014.
Okay, so I am over-ambitious! What can I say, it’s in my DNA.
I want to encourage all of you spend some time researching successful people in your industry. If you don’t know anyone personally, just ‘google it’:
Identify their road to success, what steps did they take
What made them unique, what did they different than their competition
Think about how you can mimic their success, using your own unique skills and background.
If you haven’t already, write down your goals for 2014. Think in terms of:
Increasing the number of prospects that you reach out to (in person and online)
Increasing either the number of sales
Increasing the average dollar amount of those sales
Take some time to make a list of new skills or tools you need to accomplish your goals; new laptop or tablet, new software and or apps, new website, etc.
Break your goals down into do-able monthly tasks. Keep in mind that you are going to be gung-ho early on and life is likely to get in the way during the coming months.
All that being said, have a great week and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns…