The Non-Resolution, Resolution
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?
If you answer yes: Awesome. I know you’re going to kick ass and knock it out the park. And you can stop reading, because this post is not for you.
If you answer no: I have to admit something. I don’t either. Instead, I have decided to check back in on some of the goals I set for myself.
When I started my business, I also enlisted the help of the talented executive coach, Jen Spencer. A constant mentor, counselor and champion, having a coach pushed my business further and faster than I could have done on my own.
A huge part of our early work was setting goals for my business. Prospect lists, offerings I wanted to roll out right away, future offerings, and a vision of where I wanted to be 1, 5, and 10 years down the road.
My suggestion? Instead of thinking New Year, New Goal, revisit the goals you had set for yourself. If you didn’t complete something or maybe almost accomplished it, pick it back up. You’re already partly there! If you conquered a goal, how can you rewrite it and amplify it in the New Year? The momentum is already with you!
If you want some entertainment, here are some snippets from my goal setting journal – aptly titled, “My strategic plan for growing a successful business, staying happy, and making a life I never dreamed was possible, until now” – that might make you feel inspired or at least have a laugh:
“Do what you love, hire out what you hate. Like doing my taxes; I would rather roll down a hill with a sunburn.”
“My clients want to know that the person they hired goes out and shakes hands with the coolest, brightest, most awesome people possible.” (ps – those cool folks include you!)
“It’s all about action. Make a list and knock it out.”
Have your own non-resolution? I would love to hear about it!