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.
A New Year can be a new beginning… and I have 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 success 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:
Revamping and re-organizing my website and continue to create fresh content at least once a week.
Consistent Social Media posts (at least 5 times a week) across all of my accounts; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.
Schedule revenue generating activities at least 3 times a week and follow through.
- Deliver 2 newsletters (to my contact list) each month with online marketing techniques and discussion on actions or habits that are holding you back.
After writing my New Year’s Resolutions for this year, and while thinking back to early last year, I realized that I wrote 59 of the 111 articles written during January and February. 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 the year – yes and no.
One year, 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.
Another year, I 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 continues to grow…
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 this year, think in terms of:
Increasing the number of prospects that you reach out to (in person and online)
Increasing either the number of monthly clients, or sales
Increasing the average dollar amount of your monthly billings, or 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, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns… firstname.lastname@example.org