Are you one of the people who makes New Year’s resolutions at the end of the year or at the beginning? After seeing posts from your colleagues, friends, or family, do you set goals that you want to achieve?
Are we realistic about all that?
Being an entrepreneur and doing the majority of your work on your own leaves you with some free time. Use it for your personal development.
In order to achieve your business growth, you must work on yourself. You should give yourself little things that will fill you with energy and motivate you when you need them.
A guide to achieving realistic goals
Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions at some point in their lives. From the most common: “I’ll read four books”, “I’ll spend more time outside”, up to the most serious: “I’ll quit my job and travel the world”.
How can we set realistic goals? Let’s begin with what we want to accomplish through our decisions. Where do we want them to take us? What effect will the result have on us personally and on our work, and how will it make us happier? Do not compare yourself to others. Just because someone has reached great business goals doesn’t mean you will. You never know what steps someone had to take to achieve their goals. No matter how they claim otherwise, no one wants to share their secrets.
Start with small, manageable goals: read one book a month, call the client you want to work with, take an hour-long walk.
Start with other decisions as time passes: sign a contract with a new client within three months, travel once every three months. Your decisions will become more realistic – those you can easily achieve.
New Year's resolutions with a virtual assistant
Did you ever think about how a virtual assistant could help you fulfill your New Year’s resolutions? Here are some examples:
– You’ve decided to become an entrepreneur, but don’t know what paperwork you need to prepare? – hire a virtual assistant to assist you
– You don’t know how to create an invoice or what data it should include? – sent to a virtual assistant to assist you with obtaining all the information necessary
– Would you like to write a blog, but lack the time? A virtual assistant can write the content and create the graphic design for you if you share your ideas and themes with him/her
– Your schedule is so busy that you can’t answer all inquiries on time? – no problem. Your virtual assistant can interact with clients via emails and social media.
I’m sure you have tons of goals and ideas. If you organize yourself in the right way, it can be done, even if everyone says it’s impossible. It’s not a shame to share part of your work with someone, so you can focus on what’s most important in your business or personal growth.
Contact me if you are still not sure whether to hire someone to work full-time in your company or hire a freelancer to help with some of your tasks. I can help you figure out what would be best for your company. Don’t miss the chance to shine this year, both personally and professionally.