A New Year means a new approach and outlook towards life and goal setting. What matters most to you? What actions should you take towards a happier outcome? Why? Many of us do not like to make lists of what we may want to happen due to the anxiety of whether it comes to past or not. The pressure of the “unknown” of what lies ahead can be overwhelming. However, anything worth having is worth hard work. Eat the “elephant” one bite at a time. Have a short-term, mid-term and long-term goal. Start the research and plan of what it would take to make this happen. Make it realistic. Start the plan even if you have to make it visual with bullet points. Let that be your blueprint. Then take action on what you can do on your own step by step before you would have to reach out to others (if needed). By planning each step, it should have a purpose and that purpose should be understood best by you. Break it down, no shame just facts. Now, you are really moving towards your goal.
I have heard people say many times. I just do not have enough time. If you have time for a phone call, a meal or a television show ~ you have time to make moves to better your outlook and life status. This is for you. This is your moment taking form and being fueled to take flight. Yet, you have to put energy and passion behind it. Now, that you have your plan (your outline and bullet points), let’s get moving. Where are you positioned now in regards to where you should be once this plan is accomplished? (It is very important that you word your mappings carefully.) NO wordings such as: If it does not ~ what if or well, maybe just in case.
Make a move, a decision and make things happen. You do not have to know all the details starting out. Most people do not know all the details starting out. You must gain your wisdom through the persistence of perseverance.Within each step, do not forget to praise your accomplishments both big and small. It is so easy to look back throughout the days and weeks and say not much has happened. But, if you really take a look closely, you are lot further than you were starting out. Let me give you an example of what could happen in a matter of months.
Day 1 – Day 10
Idea of business, named business, researched website, locked in name, created logo, got business ID
Day 11 – Day 31
Made samples, had family and friends test product, contacted church or tradeshow, signed up to join, paid for booth, ordered business cards, set prices, talked with stores for co-op
Day 32- Day 60
Launched website, did first trade show, improved product, changed package, sold at churches/ community centers, worked on business budget, signed first co-op opportunity
Day 61- Day 90
Average Trade-show or product feature bi-weekly, streamline business cost, business account, business brand, working on business plan for growth
This is a very rough general outline of how your next 90 days can be with focus, persistence and purpose. You can achieve great things! It is not just for the few or the fortunate, but for us all. I wish you much happiness. Continue to live, learn and move forward!
Every day is an opportunity for growth, love and learning.
Broaden your boundaries and protect your peace. Be Blessed Always