It seems like January is a tough month in business. If you ended 2009 on a high note, January starts everything fresh. If you didn’t have a great 2009, January is a time to reflect on how you can make 2010 better.
Do you know what your goals are for 2010? Do you know how you will attain the success you dream of in your business? Have you taken the first step to having a great year this year? Do you know what the first step is?
One of the challenges business owners in all forms of business face is the feeling of stuckness. You have the way you have always done things and the clients that you have had as long as you can remember and think this is what you will always have. The reality is that you can start changing how your business operates at any time. Just because you have always done things a certain way or had clients “forever” doesn’t mean that you can’t change how you do things or get new clients that know the new way you do business.
The best benefit of being a business owner is that it is yours to decide and create. If your dream has faded a little since you started, it might be time to take out some paper and pen and refresh your vision. That how it starts. Once you remind yourself what your passion for what you do felt like, you are halfway to breathing life back into your business. As the dream comes alive on paper, new ideas about ways to reenergize will start to emerge.
There is nothing like the dreary and cold month of January to kick start your business. Spring is around the corner and the work you do now can make it so that spring isn’t just a season but how you walk and feel!
Allison Herstein Moran