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New Year, New You!

The end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on progress and plan how you want you and your Consider these resolutions which could go a long way to increasing your business success in the new year.

1) Learn How To Delegate (And Do More Of It!)

There are so many things to do when you’re running a business, it’s easy to delude yourself that you need to do all of them. Do you ever wonder why you’re tired and have no time to do anything else? Let someone else do some of the tasks for a change – be it an employee or another organisation. Delegation is the key to a healthy work-life balance!

2) Promote Your Business Regularly & Consistently

Too often the task of promoting a business slips to the bottom of the to-do list in the press of urgent tasks. If you want to attract customers, you have to make marketing a priority. Make a New Year resolution to read some marketing guides, or take the time to create a marketing plan and follow it through.

3) Make Business Planning A Weekly Event

Planning is vital if you want a healthy, growing business. Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and helps you set new directions or adjust old goals. Why do it just once a year or once a month? Set aside time each week to review, adjust, and look forward – or even better, make business planning a part of each day. Not only will this help you avoid costly mistakes and stay on track, but you’ll feel more focused and relaxed.

4) Learn Something New

What you choose to learn can be directly related to your business or completely unrelated. Learning something new will add to your skills and add a new dimension of interest to your life – another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance and increasing your business success. Depending on how you choose to learn, you may meet new and interesting people, who may become customers, colleagues, or friends. How will you find the time to learn something new? By delegating, remember?!

5) Join A Business Association Or Networking Group

There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Whether it’s a group specifically designed for networking or an organisation dedicated to a particular type of business, in person or over the internet, making the effort to be a part of a group will revitalise you and your business.

6) Give Something Back To Your Community

There are all kinds of worthy organisations that make a difference in your community. Make a New Year resolution to find a cause that matters to you, and give what you can. Make this the year that you serve on a committee, be a mentor, volunteer, or make regular donations to the groups in your community that try to make the place you live a better place. Those that give, get. Nothing will seed and grow goodwill for you and your business better than being an active member of your community.

7) Put Time For You On Your Calendar

It’s so important to take the time to recharge and refresh yourself; a healthy work-life balance and your business’ success demands time out. All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster. So if you have trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly into your schedule to “meet with yourself” and stick to that commitment.

8) Set Realistic Goals

Goal setting is a valuable habit – if the goals lead to success rather than distress. Resolve that and the goals you set will be goals that are achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are so far out of reach they only lead to frustration.

9) Don’t Make Do; Get A New One

Is there a piece of equipment in your office that’s interfering with your success or something that you lack that’s making your working life harder? Whether it’s an old fax machine that’s a pain to use, or the need for a new employee to lighten your work load, stop putting off getting what you need. The irritation of making do just isn’t worth it.

10) Drop What’s Not Working & Move On

All products aren’t going to be super sellers, all sales methods aren’t going to work for everyone, and all suppliers or contractors aren’t going to be ideally suited to your business. If a technique or a product or a business relationship isn’t working for you, stop using it. Don’t invest a lot of energy into trying to make the unworkable workable. Move on. Something better will turn up!

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is like maintaining a good relationship; you have to keep working on it. But if you apply these New Year resolutions throughout the year, you’ll not only feel better but have more energy to put into your business and make the success you deserve!

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