What is it about the New Year that makes it such a new start? September can seem to take on this role because of the children changing classes but it seems that January 1st is much more motivating every year.
It’s time to evaluate what you have been doing with your business in the previous year and what you want to do with it this year. The best way to do this is to write your goals down.
Although the past year has been reasonable, it could have been better. My first goal in 2012 is to find more regular clients rather than one-off clients. I hope to achieve this by targeting my markets better and offering regular services such as producing newsletters and writing blogs rather than just articles. I enjoy doing newsletters for various subjects and have the right software to produce a good proof as a PDF which is acceptable to most printers.
My second goal is to take some time for myself creatively. There are other markets that I would like to get into but to achieve this, I will need to put some time in on my own work so that I can polish my writing and bring it to the right standard. This may involve changing some of the things I do on my website, but not immediately.
My third goal is to ensure that a good work-life balance is struck for me. There have been some issues on the domestic front recently that may involve some decorating work which has the potential to affect my work time. I will need to find a way to balance this to ensure that work is regularly coming in.
And finally I would like to attend the occasional networking event this year so that I can make some face-to-face contacts.
How about you? What are your goals this year? Let’s check back in six months and see how they are going!
- Career Center: A New Year’s Resolution for 2012 – Tips for a Better Legal Career (abovethelaw.com)
- New Year, New You (magnahealthblog.wordpress.com)