- Start small. If your goal is to stay more organized and on top of your paperwork, devote just 10 minutes everyday to organizing your bookkeeping. Or maybe it is to meditate/have some time for yourself everyday. You don’t have to devote an hour of yoga class for that. Take just 10 minutes in the morning for yourself, read the paper, have a coffee uninterrupted before your day starts.
- Create a goal and action steps to achieve your goal. Part of the reason people don’t achieve their goals is because they pick multiple goals but don’t know exactly how to achieve them. Make sure you sit down THIS WEEK and pick just ONE goal for the New Year. Let’s say your goal is to communicate better with your clients. Action steps for that would be to 1. Create Thank You Note Templates, Welcome New Client Templates, etc. 2. Post at least once a day on social media. Plan out your social media posts a week in advance and schedule them to post to save time. 3. Create new deals quarterly and write out what they are so they are ready to go out to clients when the time is right. Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution is to maintain better bookkeeping. Actions steps for that could be to 1. Create a spreadsheet of income and expenses 2. Have a folder in your Salon Suite for receipts/expenses. You get the idea. Plan and preparation are key!
- Accountability. Create a small accountability group with other MY SALON Suite/Salon Plaza members. Create a group of 3-4 of you. A successful accountability group is small so that you have the time to devote to each other. It is also a lot harder to hide in a small group! Having this group to cheer you on or to keep you on track when you slip will help you tremendously. Plan to meet once a week to discuss the progress of your goals. If you can’t meet in person because of alternating schedules, that’s okay too! There are several phone and video conference apps that you can use for this including google hangouts, House Party, or Zoom.
- Money. You could try to have a monetary incentive for 2019.Sometimes when money is involved, it makes people want to keep that resolution longer. “By the end of 2019, I will have increased my sales by 40%.” Then, create those action steps, your accountability group and you will keep that resolution this year!
There are only about 4 more weeks until the New Year. Have you thought about your New Year’s Resolutions yet for 2019? According to Forbes.com only 8% of people actually achieve their goals in the New Year. By March, nearly 40% of people forget about their New Year’s resolutions or get so busy, they just can’t maintain it. So how do you accomplish your goal and stay the course? Here are just a few tips to make sure those New Year’s Resolutions stick!
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