It's the first Monday of the New Year and many of us are now armed with an arsenal of personal resolutions for 2016. But have you taken a moment to consider your resolutions for the workplace?
Aiming to keep more up to date, getting your business mobile optimised, writing more... make sure 9-5 you doesn't skip out on making some positive changes.
The tricky part is definitely going to be sticking to said resolutions by the time we get to mid-January. Easiest way? Make sure your resolutions are SMART.
Specific - Too broad a resolution will end up too vague, and ultimately forgotten.
Measurable - Hold yourself accountable by making sure you can see the benefit of your resolutions. A specific number of blog posts per month or a colleague questioning you on a topic on a certain date will keep you on track.
Attainable - Don't set yourself up for a fall. I'm not saying make your aims too easy, but don't make them entirely ridiculous - that will just give you an excuse to give up.
Relevant - These are business focussed resolutions, so make sure they're actually relevant for your business, as well as you. Done well, resolutions should be aiding your work and make sense.
Timely - Set yourself a date to assess your progress, or target yourself on a monthly basis to really keep your resolutions here and now rather than something you dreamt up in January and promptly forgot.
So there you go, take a few moment today to write down your resolutions for the workplace (writing them down is a must if you want to stick to them) and push yourself to succeed at them in 2016.
8) Blog consistently. Blogging is like working out: You've got to do it consistently to see great results. You can't just publish once every few months and expect to rack up the views, lead, and customers. If you're struggling to keep a tight editorial calendar, then commit to blogging consistently this year. It doesn't matter if you decide to blog every two weeks, every week, or every day -- the point here is to pick a frequency you think you can accomplish, and stick to it. Once you develop a solid, reliable cadence, then you can work on increasing the volume.