Each and every year just around Christmas time people do reflect on what they have achieved and how they could kick-start the new year. Most of us are working on our New Year Resolutions. Now, I don’t call them New Year Resolutions because they only seem to be valid on New Year’s Day. And therefore I would have to wait for New Year each and every time.
I like to set goals and then take pride in achieving them. For me this is a bit more than ticking things of a To-Do list, yet it just explains it the simple way. You can imagine that the harder the goals are, the better the feeling of achievement is. And every year you’d like to end on a high note, on reflecting on your achievements. It makes you feel good and gives you another Kick-Start for the next year.
Personal and business goals are related in my opinion. When you had a great day at the office, you go home happy and the rest of the day will turn out well. If you have a bad morning at home, the day at the office may turn out the same.
How can you kick-start your year?
Let me introduce you to 3 simple things that will reflect on your personal and business life.
Write a mission statement.
A mission statement for the year outlines what you are passionate about, what your values are that you live against.
My mission statement for 2018 is: Everyday is a present, where I will have fun – seriously. Good days are when I have accomplished something, and even when a day turns out to be bad, I will have made progress and learned something new. The meaning of it is simple: I appreciate everything!
Create an Environment fostering your Success.
De-clutter your environment. Remove everything that does not support you in your goals. Focus on what is important to reach your goals, to accomplish tasks, remove distractions.
This means that you clean out your desk of those old pens that don’t write, either file that paper pile on your desk or throw it away, if it’s not important. Clean out your messy wardrobe at home. Make room for the good vibes of 2018, otherwise they can’t get in. And don’t let social media get in the way of doing something supporting your goals.
Be of Value and Produce Value Everyday.
If you sow, you will reap. Treat people around you the way you want to be treated yourself – in your personal life and in business. If you help others and do something nice for them in the first place, rest assured this will come back to you multiplied. Pay someone a compliment, follow up on a question someone asked you at work, shout that coffee for your colleague / friend, listen to their stories and spend quality time.
Business is usually about high-touch/ high-trust relationships. In this age where we are so easily distracted through various channels, it’s especially easy to forget that. People do business with people they trust and people who make them feel special. Perhaps make it a habit to reach out to three possible or current customers every day. And just don’t put an emphasis on asking whether you’ll get that purchase order, whether you’ll be making that deal; this is about adding value and fostering a relationship. The more people you help, the more profits you’ll see. Send them an article relevant to them. Connect them with a business opportunity – even though you might not get anything out of it right now. Relationship building means that you do something to help them close in on their goals or dreams. In return they will soon help you closing in on yours.
Kick-Start Through Emotions
The most important thing is that you yourself should be and act as if you were already in a happy place each and every day. Imagine you are at that point where you have achieved your biggest goal, you have reached that ‘destination’, the place you feel destined to go to for your success. Feel it, smell it, see it, hear it, taste it in your mind. Maybe prepare a vision board for your short and long term goals and reflect on it every morning. Your subconscious mind will already start working on it, so you will focus on getting there and being there.
Your Next Step
Our team at Project Reboot would love to help you on your journey to success. If you would like to get more information or have a non-obligatory chat about how to set goals and how to accomplish them, how to control your thoughts to always be at that happy place, how to keep at it, what would be the best goals for you, and so forth, contact us.
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