First of all, I'd like to wish you a wonderful 2014, filled with happiness, good health and business success.
A new year always inspires people to set new goals. A goal can be achieved by creating new habits.
Setting goals is easy, but achieving them, sticking with it is the hard part.
Write a list of things you want to achieve this year.
Here are a few simple ways to create new habits, whether it be related to your business or your personal life, the principle is the same.
1. Only work on 1 habit at a time (1 per month). Start with a small one that can be achieved relatively easily and that you will enjoy doing. If you want to get fitter, don't start running 10km a day, but start with a 20 min walk daily. If you want to become more focused at work, instead of checking your emails 10 or 20 times a day, create a habit where you check and reply to emails say only 3 times a day.
One habit 1 created 4 years ago was starting this weekly marketing tip!
2. Stick to this habit EVERY DAY. Write it down, or put it as a reminder where you can see it and just stick to this tiny habit EVERY DAY. Don't ever miss 2 days in a row as you are likely not to create a good habit. Just stick to the daily routine.
3. Be accountable. To yourself by ticking it off a list (or in your diary) every day and by telling someone else.
After 1 month, you will have created a new habit and this feels amazing! Now you can move on to the next one. (Of course, you'll need to stick to the first one as well!)
Next week, the Marketing For Success Programme is starting. This programme is set up to help you reach your goals in business and your life.
There are a few places left, so if you're interested, go to www.smartraining.co.nz
Till next week, Marijke
Marijke Dunselman. Click here to read more about us!