Would you believe we’re already 3% through 2016!? Ahhh!!! So many resolutions to make progress on!
I always take the first of the year to re-evaluate my life, the businesses, where things stand, etc. This year, for the first time, we at Kangabloo took the full week off between Christmas and New Year’s. The way this fell on the calendar, we had around 2 weeks off total. I had no idea how much I needed that break to reset and re-energize for the new year.
As well as a slew of company and professional goals, I made a few personal goals this year. My theme for this year: “Less frantic. More peaceful. More stable. Lighter.”
- Less frantic – owning 3 companies can be tough sometimes. Be it through delegating, working further ahead, or managing time differently, I’m going to make sure this year is less frantic than previous years.
- More peaceful – this one is pretty clear. I want more peaceful, easy time.
- More stable – most of my small biz friends often feel out of control of their lives. When one thing falls apart, it can break your entire day – or week. I’m making sure I make this year more stable.
- Lighter – at the end of every day, I really just want to lie down to sleep and not feel a weight sitting on my shoulders.
Here are the specific goals I set for myself personally:
- Less Clutter – at home and at work, I’m getting rid of the stuff I don’t need. I read The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up going into the new year – I love the criteria of “does it give you joy?” when you pick something up. Made it clear how much stuff I was holding on to for a rainy day that I didn’t need.
- More Writing – as I do more consulting and “preach” the gospel of original content online, I have to do a better job of writing for myself.
- More Reading – I love to read, but rarely make time to. This year, I’m going to make sure I take the time to read.
- Fitness – while I’m not in terrible shape, I need to do better. I will do better this year. 🙂
The biggest challenge I have for myself, my friends, and my clients (who are business owners) this year:
Own your business. Don’t let it own you.
I’m going to make sure 2016 is the best year yet. What are you doing to make this year successful?