Keeping entrepreneurial spirits up after resolutions fade away

ResolutionsThere are different groups of people who make New Year’s resolutions: those who do, those who don’t, or those who do and resolutions fade away and are forgotten. How many people do you think write down resolutions, look at it daily, keeping it on their conscious mind… not many.

You are an entrepreneur, and you are driven. Resolutions are resolutions, what is important is spirit and determination. Try making goals to stay motivated, that are attainable, and here’s how:

Make a list: Keep it in eye sight. Place the list wherever you spend the majority of your time. In the office, your vehicle, or the lock screen on your phone?

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
- Eckhart Tolle

Goals will be achieved if your list is always on your conscious mind, in the present moment, where your focus is in the now and not in the past or present.

Make time for yourself: Being an entrepreneur means you are always on the go, in and out of the office and meeting clients on a daily basis. Helping and serving others. But are you making time for yourself?

Do things you love, and make time for it. As much as you’d like to believe taking your dog for a walk on a beautiful day, is for you… it’s not, it’s for the dog.

Pick an activity just for you, take a yoga class, go hiking, read a book, try snowboarding, etc., and if you already have something you are passionate about and don’t make time for, make time!

Network: Sometimes we just need to go back to the basics. Maybe you haven’t made time lately to continue building your business, or you’ve just been too busy eating turkey with family over the holidays.

Start the New Year off right and go back to that networking group you haven’t had time for, or if you’re not currently part of a networking group find one that meets once a month.

Connect with people, learn about their business, and tell others about yours. Change things up from your normal routine.

Lastly, breathe and smile.

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