2020 has started. However, what if we avoided weak New Year resolutions, instead aspiring toward real, actionable results. Here are 7 tips for an amazing 2020 for you and your business, based on my experience as a coach.
1. Aim big.
Stop thinking so small. I often coach executives, and one point I make is they need to expand their thinking. As T. Harv Eker once said: “The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.”
2. Have goals in writing.
Too few people have concrete goals, and an even smaller percentage write them down. Create goals for every area of your life, and this year, make sure to put them in writing. Research consistently has shown that goals are much more effective when they are written down, so make that effort to finally put pen to paper.
3. Give back.
Work with a charity or volunteer at an animal shelter. When you give back, you help others, but also help yourself by feeling good about how you can change a life.
4. Learn something new.
Think about this coming year and identify three things you want to learn, be it personally or professionally. Find the resources and time then sign up. You can engage a coach, take an online course, go to a live class or read a few books on the topic. When you are constantly learning, you will be growing, excited and fired up.
5. Start or join a mastermind.
A mastermind is a group of five or six people who are all interested in growth and development for each member. You get together once a month and discuss ideas and how you can help each other. I have been in a mastermind for the last few years and find it to be an extremely powerful experience. As Will Rogers said, “A man only learns in two ways: one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”
6. Limit negative content.
To have the right mindset, you need to be very careful about consuming negative content. Avoid negative TV/social media, negative news and most of all negative people. I decided years ago not to have any more negative friends. It was transformational. If you have any serious negative friends, stop associating with them.
The biggest mistake
many of my clients make is they never take time off. They are always “on,”
which leads to burnout and less productivity. Commit to taking some holidays this
year and get them booked in. How about picking somewhere to go you have never
been to. The novelty of new places and experiences can be very refreshing.
Secondly, make sure when your employees are on holiday, they don’t work.
“The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you'll only achieve small things.”