The new year tends to bring extra motivation to everyone through the planning of New Year’s resolutions. Instead of planning for only your personal self (like drinking more water or working out more) be sure to make resolutions for your business as well.
Let’s take a look at 5 business new year’s resolutions you can choose to implement this year – that you’ll actually want to stick to!
Make business planning a monthly occurrence.
It’s not enough to only be planning your business quarterly or yearly. As you already know, things in business can change drastically and quickly. By having monthly meetings already scheduled for planning you can take that time to see how your business did the previous month. Then adjust according to what worked and didn’t work for you.
Join a new business organization or networking group
There are tons of opportunities when joining a new business org or networking group. Not only will you be able to expand your network of people but you can exchange business practices and learn from others. Whether you choose to join a new group online (LinkedIn Groups have some amazing groups dedicated to specific industries) or in-person, you’re likely to revitalize yourself AND your business.
Empower your team
Your business wouldn’t be what it is today without everyone that works for you. By giving employees more responsibility and demonstrating your trust in them, they will feel more confident in what they’re doing and want to continue working hard.
It’s important to not only make them feel empowered but appreciated as well. Now don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to give everyone big, fat raises (even though they wish you would). Instead, take small steps regularly like touching base with them, giving both positive and constructive feedback and by being flexible. It’s sometimes the little things that go further with people.
Get involved in your community
Similar to joining a business org, getting involved in your community can help your business in more ways than one. First, it can help boost morale by showing your employees you support a cause they care about. Additionally, it will show those in the community that and make them more likely to support your business in the future.
Put time for yourself on the calendar
You might be asking yourself, how is this related to my business?! But sticking to an all work, no play mentality will likely lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Try to start by putting 10-15mins on your calendar every day and spend it doing something you love, meditating, journaling or just simply relaxing. Gradually work this time up as you get comfortable spending time with yourself again.
Regardless of the New Year’s resolution you set for yourself, remember to be intentional with your goals. Ensuring that they are specific, measurable and time specific so you can accomplish them before the end of the year.