February.. The New January?Our checklist to get your New Year on
Well, the New Year has zoomed past and some of us are still waiting for our mojo to kick in.
We often hold off on goals and big tasks at the end of a year because a New Year encompasses the promise of a fresh attitude, resolutions, motivation and a burst of activity… But, when the time comes around, when push comes to shove, you blink and it’s February and you’re still standing still.
Best intentions notwithstanding, it can all be a little overwhelming when it comes to the crunch. Getting inspired by the bigger picture and taking small steps towards your ultimate goal can be a great approach to tackle change and get that mojo back.
Read our quick tips for a little push to get you and your business into gear for the best 2018 you can have.
Get your staff on board and plant the seeds of success
Contemplate your team members performance over the last 6 or 12 months, their contributions, wins, and what their focus to improve could be. Hold a mini catch up with your team member to talk about their goals and how to fuel up their drive and motivation to rock 2018. Forbes has told of one executive who sends a brief personal letter to each direct report thanking them for their unique contributions and spotlighting one area to focus on to raise their game next year — powerful appreciation and inspiration.
Reassess and redefine your goals and set a strategic plan for 2018
If you’re looking for some motivation, it’s time to review last years results and then LOOK FORWARD. Make plans for strategic initiatives such as product launches, acquisitions, processes, people and technology that will be required to elevate your business this year. If you’re looking for assistance, there are currently some great grants in Queensland for matched funding for coaching – Speak with one of our specialists today to talk about your eligibility for these grants, goal setting, KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) and incentives to really get your year juiced up.
Budgeting – Don’t delay any longer!
There is no better way to enter a New Year than to know that you will always have enough money for the things you need and the things that are important to you. More importantly, it will ensure you are keeping on top of your debt and start working your way out of it. If you haven’t completed yours for 2018, don’t delay any longer! If you need help, our strategic advisors can help you on many different levels, we can get you started, review and fix up or even complete your entire budget for you depending on what suits you best! Contact us today to arrange a free of charge consultation.
Speak to your customers
The beginning of a New Year is a perfect opportunity to check in with your customers and say thank you. A call out of the blue, a quick email or even a survey to find out how you can better help them in the New Year are all great ways to show your appreciation.
Don’t forget to have fun!
Celebrate, hold an event with employees or organise to do something fun. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just something out of the ordinary that brings people together and reminds everyone that there’s more to their relationships than ‘work’. Taking a load off, having a good laugh and connecting will make all the difference in the world.
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