By Dana Phillips.

The best thing about January is the reminder that the new has come and the old is passed.  Every December, I take the opportunity to pause and decide “what are some of the things I want to accomplish next year?”

Do yourself a service and carve out a bit of time to think about where you want your business to be at the end of 2019.  Time spent on this activity will pay great dividends, especially if you check your progress each week.

I am always surprised at the number of leaders who fail to make the time to set goals and plan.  The adage “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” is especially true for when you own our business.

Here is a suggestion to start your intentional growth this coming year.

Look to your annual goals which can take an hour or two.

  • Personal Sales Goal
  • Personal Recruiting Goal
  • Income Goal
  • Team Sales Goal

Once a quarter, spend an hour checking your progress on those goals, re-evaluating the goals or strategies as needed.  Then, once a week, carve out an hour or less plan your activities, look to the next three weeks, make sure they reflect your goals, record tasks to be done, and celebrate your wins.

This system works well if you actually schedule the time in your date book, making appointments with yourself.  You are more likely to keep the appointment if you write it down.  We would all agree that it is important, but it’s as if scheduling the time makes it more urgent.

No matter what goals you have set for yourself, whether it is an incremental baby step or a huge leap in growth, the journey begins with you.  You are in charge.  It’s a new year, and the pages of 2019 are blank.

Write them with excellence.

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