Listen. We get it. Life – and adulting – always manage to get in the way of our best intentions.
That big project you were going to work on? Thwarted by a sick child home from school. That pile of laundry that needs to be folded and put away? Left to wrinkle as you tend to an urgent request from a client.
But lurking ever menacingly – or promisingly, depending on your outlook – around the corner is a new year. And every new year – really every ‘tomorrow’ – brings a new day, free of mistakes and failures. A clean slate.
What an incredibly liberating thought.
So in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and diets always starting ‘tomorrow,’ we present five New Year’s resolutions for a happier, healthier business in 2020.
Just be sure to leave your business baggage at 11:59 p.m. as it will not make your connecting flight to next year.
Sow Today, Reap Tomorrow
Here are five business resolutions for a healthy and prosperous new year.
1. Check Your Rearview. Briefly.
It’s been said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So make time to reflect on your business from 2019. Ask yourself: Could you make changes that will make you more effective and efficient in 2020 – and beyond? Just be sure that your reflection yields actionable items – and not regret or discouragement. New year, new you, new business opportunities, remember?
2. Have Goals. Big and Small.
Take time to make a list of goals for 2020. Set some smaller, more attainable goals and big, bold goals. Then determine what you need to do to achieve them – every day, every week and every month – and prominently display your list so you can see it every day. Be bold, be specific, be strategic, and be unrelenting. And don’t forget to celebrate reaching each one, big or small.
3. Don’t Be The Smartest Person In The Room.
We think that some of the best advice – in business and in life – is that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. You can’t grow if you aren’t a student of life. Find a business advisor or coach, join a mastermind group, leverage your business attorney, insurance agent, and CPA. Lean on those in your circle whose experiences and industries may differ from yours for a wealth of knowledge and advice.
4. Get Organized.
And we don’t just mean Marie Kondo ‘organized’ – though that’s critical, too. Organize your physical spaces as needed and get your mind organized, too. Maybe you need to block off time to get your office in order. Maybe you need to start journaling or writing to-do lists to quiet your mind. Your productivity can increase exponentially with just a little bit of organization.
5. Stay To The Course.
You learned from your past mistakes and successes, you’ve set goals big and small, you’ve surrounded yourself with brilliant people, and you’ve organized your, well, everything. Now – and this is where the rubber hits the road – stay focused. You may detour; you may even stumble. Fret not! Give yourself grace and remind yourself that missteps are proof that you’re trying – and it just takes putting one foot in front of the other to correct course.
This year, next year and every year beyond, we’re committed to the success and vitality of your business. For a business law partner dedicated to entrepreneurs, contact Hunter Business Law today.
2020 is your year – and we can help.
This Blog was written by Hunter Business Law’s Founding Partner, Sheryl Hunter, Esq.
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