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2012 is going to be a great year!

Are you starting this year just like you start every year?  You have made your New Year’s Resolutions and probably have already broken them.  Maybe this is the year you do things differently.

Don’t beat yourself up about it.  Life is very hectic these days and running a business just adds to the stress.  Sit down with a cup of hot tea, a glass of red wine or a close friend. Take a deep breath and relax. It isn’t too late to get back on track.

Reassess your goals.  Maybe you aren’t doing what you planned because you set your goals too high.  An unrealistic goal is hard to achieve.  Break it down into smaller sections and work on one at a time until you reach your goal.  Completing one task at a time gives you the confidence you need to keep going.

Get Organized!

This is probably on your list every year but you never do it.  Pick one area that needs help the most.  Maybe it is your desk or office area.  Purchase a new file cabinet, bookshelf or fabric covered boxes and organize all you files into them.  Put up shelves to house your printer and other technology equipment.  Have a bulletin board for all the loose little pieces that seem to get lost easily.  Being organized will lead to being more productive.

Get Social!

Most business professionals have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.  But do you actually use them?  It doesn’t count if you have 10 followers and you only follow 2 others.  That isn’t being social at all.  Interact with others in your field.  Keep an eye on your competition.  Get to know you target market.  This is all possible with a little social interaction.  Build relationships on social media.  Don’t just hover.  Get involved and let people know what you are all about.

Get Involved!

Not just on social networks, get involved in your community.  Go to a networking event and meet your peers.  Volunteer your time at a community function.  Become an active member at your church.  People love doing business with people they know and trust.  Get out there and show the world what you are made of.  You will be amazed at the positive effect it will have on your business.

Get Writing!

You have a lot of useful information to share, whether you know it or not.  Why not put that information on paper and let the world know what you can do. Write articles.  Write an e-book.  Write blog posts.  And be social about them.  Let everyone know what your strengths are and what you can do for them.

Once you are organized you will feel more energy.  Put it to good use.  If you think you are not moving forward with your business, try something new. Give yourself a little push and see what happens.  Make 2012 a great year!

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