post by Stephanie Nelson
Over the last couple of years, I’ve made a point of making resolutions for the business, as well as personal. (You can still check out 2017’s resolutions and 2016’s resolutions if you’d like.) I somehow managed to stick with most of 2017’s resolutions. And the ones I didn’t stick to (like speaking more) I realized weren’t for me; I was trying to do what I thought others expected of me…or what I THOUGHT others expected a successful business owner to do.
This year, it’s a short list, but it’s stuff I’m confident I can hold to. So without further adieu, here are my 2018 resolutions…
Schedule breaks in the day.
For the last 6 years, I’ve been running on a “get the work done then you can rest/do other stuff” type of schedule. As such, I’ve been managing burnout and getting sick from being worn out just as much as I’ve been managing the business. This year, I will try to take breaks from the computer…and phone…and iPad a bit more frequently to try and mitigate those other things.
Plan to work and work the plan.
Last year, I put together my first business plan/goals for the year. Quarterly, I sat down with my business buddy to check in on how we were doing – what goals we’d hit, what goals we’d missed, what we would’ve done differently. I’ve continued that for 2018, setting my Q1 goals, and getting off to a good start.
Learn, learn, learn.
This one has kind of always been on the list, just unspoken. I mean, you can’t very well do SEO and social media if you rely on what you’ve always known. Algorithms and best practices change too fast. But I made one of my personal resolutions to read at least one book per month, and I’m committing to using part of that resolution to help the biz, too. Staying on top of blogs and news will play a role in this one as well.
So there you have it. That’s what I want to do for SBN Marketing this year. (I did warn you it was a short list.) I want to work to make 2018 the year business does well AND I maintain some semblance of sanity because up until now, I’ve had one or the other. What are your goals or resolutions for your business this year?