Well 2014 has arrived. Many of you, like me, made plans at the end of last year for what you wanted to achieve by the end of this year. However, too often come the end of the year we find that we have not achieved
what we have planned. Why is that? Often it is due to inaction. To make sure that we meet our objectives for the year, we need to take action; to get down and dirty.
So, what action do we need to take to make sure that we meet our goals? Well, there are three things that will go a long way to help us to fulfill our plan:
- Set aside time each day in which you work on developing your business. It is easy to get tied up in the day to day, nitty gritty of our businesses. If this is aloud to happen then, by the end of the year, it is unlikely that we will have met our objectives and our business will look very much like it does today. We need to have uninterrupted, quality time each day to work on business development;
- Prioritize tasks needed to meet our objectives. When we made our plans we should have identified the individual, incremental, steps needed to make sure we met our goals. These can now be factored in and given priority, to be worked on during the time that we have set aside for developing our business; and
- Review the plan. The plan we created should be a working document. It should not be left on the shelf to gather dust. We should monitor our progress on a regular basis, at the very least monthly. We can then take corrective action if we are not meeting the milestones that we have set ourselves.
So there we have it, if we want to ensure that our plans for 2014 will happen, then we have to get down and dirty and take action.
Have a prosperous 2014.