Unlike many people I know, the stroke of midnight found me at home, enjoying time with family, watching movies and doing a 1000 piece puzzle! What a joy it was and such a refreshing uncluttered way to start 2012. The puzzle, a beautiful underwater scene, was finally completed four days later, with input from a total of 4 of us (some much more than others I might add!!!!
This weeks post, “Make Resolutions but Set Goals”, explores why setting goals alongside resolutions, is important.
We are already one week into 2012. By now, you have already set or are thinking about the resolutions you will set. Hopefully, you have also been thinking about or have already sit down and set some goals to make your resolutions happen!
How are the two things different you ask? I believe that one’s a hope or a wish while the other is a plan of action.
Don’t be like the millions of people who resolve to return to the gym but never plan how they will actually do it then walking away feeling like a failure, again!. Simply including a specific plan say to go every MWF, every day at 6am etc. can be a huge motivator.
You may resolve for example to never end your work day until you have reviewed all of the notifications on your Facebook Page or emails. However, you need to have a plan in place to make sure it actually happens. e.g your plan could include setting pop-up reminders in your email client like Outlook, that gives you a reminder around the same time every day.
Or, you might resolve to post at least one status update on your social media profiles every day. An accompanying plan would be to create a list of usable sentences, quotes etc. and a reminder to facilitate the resolution. (In a future edition we will review tools that can automate this and similar tasks).
So, this year, resolve to have plans that will help you reach the goals you set for yourself and your online business.
You might find some inspiration to get you started, in last weeks checklist.
Until next time, remember to keep pressing and stay focused, as we plunge into growing your online business in this exciting time!
To your online success!