Happy New Year!
It seems like awhile ago now. So who set a resolution for the New Year? Who has blown the resolution already? Was it to lose weight, give up smoking or to get fit?
I always find it interesting that at this time of year the TV ads are full of ways to lose weight, get fit and stop smoking. What to drink and what machine to use that will do the job for you…. all your answers will be in the drink, the machine or the patch…..
Over the break I had the opportunity to attend the gym after 9am (normally 5am…) It was very interesting to see all of the “new” attendees signing up. New shoes, new lycra, new gym bags… they certainly looked the part! All looking for a “different” way to lose weight or to get fit! Obviously what they had tried in the past did not work! Or maybe they had tried this a few years running and this year was going to be the year to do it….
They have all made an investment in themselves for the New Year. Very encouraging….Now comes the discipline…. You can look the part and show up but to actually get results there needs to be action and discipline. Things don’t just happen we have to make them happen. Once we show up we need to do the work necessary to get the result desired…DISCIPLINE
Despite having the best of intentions, two in three people don’t succeed in keeping their resolutions….great for the advertisers, weight loss and fitness industry.
On relating this back to our businesses for most a huge investment has been put into the business –whether it is an investment of time, money and energy!! If we want to grow or to change we have to take action and do something different. So the new gym people had taken the first step – an investment!
Have you set some new resolutions or goals for your business? What will 2015 bring for your business! Do you have a plan to put the actions into place?
Don’t be a statistic. PLAN. Some quick tips – Is what you are planning achievable for your business? Build up slowly. Things don’t happen overnight. Break down your tasks or action into small bits. Revisit where you have come from and most of all make it fun!
In business we need to have discipline to keep showing up and to keep trying something new or something different!
It will be the discipline to keep taking the action that will bring results. My goal is to work on my discipline everyday! Best wishes for 2015!
Leanne Rudd | Accountant | The Money Edge | Bundaberg