A New Perspective for 2021
Have you taken a moment to think about what success will look like in 2021? Have your goals changed, or did you just scribble “2021” at the top of last year’s list and call it a day? It is important to establish what needs to be done, what limitations can stand in your way, and how to adapt. Here are some guiding principles that I’m using to kick off the new year and my new perspective:
- Business is not “as usual,” so it’s time to adapt! If your efforts typically rely on in-person meetings and events, it’s important to craft a new strategy. Incorporate virtual and digital know-how into your toolbelt and you’ll set yourself up for success.
- "Nothing is particularly hard when you divide it into small jobs." Henry Ford knew how to be productive, and it’s not super complicated, as suggested in his quote. Break up your large projects into smaller, manageable tasks. Abandon the all-or-nothing attitude and get okay with incremental changes and small victories. Once you get some momentum, you’ll be surprised just how much you can achieve.
- When it comes to connections, what’s old is new again. Focus for a minute on relationship management and maintenance rather than business development. Now is a good time to reinvigorate contact with existing vendors, customers, and friends. After you’ve re-engaged, develop a way to have two-way communication throughout the year.
Redefining “success” leaves us poised to really begin to reimagine “what’s next.” Whether we run a business, volunteer for a cause, or manage a household, there are opportunities to pause, pivot, bailout or double down. As we stumble into the new year let’s not forget, we are all experiencing this transition together. This moment in history can teach us a lot if we’re willing to listen.
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