Have you made any business-related New Year’s resolutions? Sticking to them might be hard. Here are a few ways to hold on to those resolutions through all of 2017. And Happy New Year from all of us at Safeguard!
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve likely made a New Year’s resolution to grow your business. But how can you ensure that you stick with this plan beyond the first few weeks of January?
To find out how others have found success, we asked 11 entrepreneurs from YEC the following:
Q. What is your best tip for sticking to your New Years’ plans for business growth?
1. Use Apps for Individual Growth
I’m a big fan of Coach.me (formerly “Lift”), the app that helps you make or break a habit. The best part about it is that it uses community support to encourage you to reach for your goals. I think this is huge, because once you have your team attempting their goals on an individual level, it trickles up the line and forms a force to be reckoned with on a company level. – Rob Fulton, Exponential Black
2. Form a Habit
Force yourself to do it for two to three weeks and it will start to become a habit. Habits don’t happen overnight. Studies show that a habit takes 20-30 consecutive days. Make certain parts of your businesses growth habit and it’ll help your business unlike anything you’ve tried in the past. – John Rampton, Host
3. Brook No Excuses
We all have great ideas and plans on January 1st — and then we get busy on January 2nd. We have to stop making excuses. Even when we get busy or our schedule changes, we have to hold ourselves to the goals we’ve set to foster growth and achieve our goals. We don’t want excuses from employees, vendors, or clients, so we shouldn’t make them to ourselves either. – Angela Harless, AcrobatAnt
4. Put Specific Things on Your Calendar
The only way we’ve been able to achieve the business growth we’ve had has been to put specific projects and tasks into our year-long calendar. We’ve even gone as far as planning our projects two years out, so we know exactly how one thing grows into the next. The big picture needs to be broken down into actionable, executable steps that the team can implement each month, week, and day. – Nathalie Lussier, Nathalie
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