Like every other person out there I sit here and ponder 2019 and all the opportunity that’s in front of me over the next 365 days. Family, diet, fitness, health and wealth and happiness. Maybe it’s a leap year and there’s 366. I think that is 2020. A whole extra day to synchronize. Cool. Wasn’t warren buffet that said that he could buy anything he wanted except for time. Ponder that for a moment.
As a business owner and leader, we all go through similar exercises as we strategize the coming year’s goals milestones targets and a whole pile of “gotta get it done”. Over the next days and weeks, I’m going to break out five or six areas that I have prioritized for 2019. I’m sure we all have goals that could be bundled or grouped according to our business or season, but commonality is well, common – and these are mine and I bet they are like (some) of yours. I’m going to walk you through each one and share thoughts conversations and examples. Keep in mind as I do this I’m using it as an exercise to work through them for my own benefit. I feel goals can be at times malleable and I’m willing to change and modify based on the landscape, but I try and set out with a clearly defined path and target. Some key things as I define the what and the how;
Keeping focus on what you are good at
Knowing the difference between the aspirational and realistic and tangible
What can you do right now to move forward?
Break it down
Have the future in-mind as you plan each week
Leverage the talent around you
Don’t let the small things consume you – “focus”
Know your value propositions – build your brand
Communicate your value propositions
Adopt initiatives that withstand and expand
So, go enjoy the last day of 2018. Be safe as you enjoy bringing in 2019! We will catch you on the flippity-flip.
Thanks to Brad Paisley for the quote. Very optimistic and unobstructed.