Another Year In the Books
In just more than three short weeks, we’ll be saying “so long” to 2016 and welcoming in a brand new start.
As the craziness of December slows down from a boil to a simmer, and when you finally get to catch your breath, you realize the reset button gets hit, and soon you’ll be starting over again.
What will 2017 look like for you? Are you completely satisfied with the results this year has brought you? If you are not, it is time to demand something hard of yourself. What will you do differently next year? What changes are you willing to make to improve your outcomes?
You need to get very clear about what you are building and why you are building it. What gets you out of bed and out of the house in the morning? Is it simply to go chase some dollars? If so, are you in the right business? Do you know how you can make a positive difference in your world by doing what you are doing?
What results will you measure in 2017? Are you looking to improve your top sales line number? Your profit margin? Your number of customers? Your average order size?
How are you going to set out to achieve those objectives? You need to have a plan and, more importantly, work that plan. You need to commit, re-commit and then commit again. Make a habit out of the things you need to do to be successful.
Map out your plan and stick to it. Get comfortable with discomfort. It requires change, and change requires commitment. Do the thing you fear. Do the things that your competition doesn’t want to do.
Your best days are ahead of you if you don’t just sleepwalk your way into another year.