Most people make new year’s resolutions, eg, to work out more, eat better, change bad habits, etc. But do you make the most important new year’s resolutions – the ones for your business?
Resolutions are really just goals, of course. And all successful businesses set goals for each aspect of their company to measure their success.
You should choose both short-term and long-term goals that are realistic enough to be achievable. Don’t set your goals unrealistically high, but make them lofty enough to motivate the extra effort to meet or even exceed your goals.
No doubt you already work hard and devote considerable time to deliver your current level of service, but maybe it’s time for a change? Remember the old saying, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is called insanity.”
Questions for Goal Setting
How do you want to see your company grow in the coming year?
Do you have a plan in place to make it happen?
Do you have the equipment and or personnel required to achieve these goals?
Are you thinking about adding services?
These are just a few of the many questions that help you create new goals for your company.
Once you have set your goals, WRITE THEM DOWN! As petty as that seems, writing them down helps implant the ideas in your subconscious and helps you remember what you need to do. Post this goal sheet in multiple highly visible locations to remind you of what you want to achieve this year – in your van, your office, at home or even as wallpaper on your phone.
Remember, the only way to keep your new year’s resolutions is to build habits around them. Determine what steps are required to achieve your new goals, then integrate them into your daily work routine - don't treat them as an extra activity.
If you want your company to make the changes required to expand your customer base, increase revenue or whatever your specific goals include, the first change comes from you and your desire to make these things happen. You make the first step by deciding what these goals are and then writing them down. Start today!
Does your list of goals contain a price increase? See our expert guide to easy ways to raise your prices.