New year…new opportunities!
With a new year comes all the usual commitments to making and keep resolutions. We all do it. We make them and they last for a few weeks if we are lucky. So, what happens? Why are we unable to maintain them? It’s simple. They are not reasonable. Here are some ideas for creating resolutions that you will keep:
- pick just one thing you want to do differently in 2017;
- break it into at least four parts;
- write it down – one part every few months; and,
- enjoy meeting your goals!
Here is an example:
- I want to improve my sales and earn more money in 2017;
- 1 – CRM, 2 – mobile office, 3 – holiday card list and 4 – re-assess;
- by April 1, I will utilize my CRM and schedule time every week to follow up with potential and current clients, by July 1, I will get my mobile office organized so I am always prepared to make a sale; by October 1, I will make my list for holiday cards and order them (great way to stay in touch and to re-connect with people); and by January 1, will re-assess my goals for 2017 and make similar goals for 2018.
By breaking up your goal like this, it makes it manageable and more likely you will achieve what you set out to do. Try it this year. If you have traditionally made resolutions that you have not kept, why not try something different this year? Let me know how it goes for you. I know you can do it!
Happy 2017 to you!