Top New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success and Work-life Balance
It’s the end of the year, and most of us are pretty much ready to welcome a new one with open hands and positive minds.
Also, from a business perspective, right now is a good time to reflect on your corporation’s progress over the past year and plan how you’d want your business to develop. To start off, here are a few top New Year’s resolutions that are designed to help you achieve what you aim for, a better work-life balance, and increase your business success in the new year.
1. Divide and conquer: Venture into delegating and do more of it
Being a small business owner will tend delude yourself into doing everything, from operations to housekeeping. Sometimes, at the end of the day, you’ll wonder why you’re exhausted and frazzled, having no time to do anything else outside of work. Moving forward, try letting someone else do the tasks within your business for a change. Delegation is known to be the key to a healthy work-life balance.
2. Promote your business regularly and consistently
More often than not, promoting a small business comes last in the list of daily to-do tasks. If you are thinking about attracting new customers to purchase the goods and services of your company, try making the aspect of promotion a priority. You can also venture into inexpensive methods such as using social media platforms, attending networking events and passing out business cards, getting together with your fellow business partners for cross/promotions, and many more. Or, even better, you could think of hiring a marketing expert to do the A-Z job for you.
3. Make business planning a monthly event
Let’s be honest; we have these kinds of team meetings every once a year. Though, planning is vital if you want a healthy, growing business. It lets you look out for what worked and what didn’t, helps you set new directions, and adjusts your old goals with new ones. This new year, try setting aside some time each month to review, adjust, and look forward together tith everyone in your team. Not only that this step will help you avoid costly and repetitive mistakes, but you’ll also tend to feel more focused and relaxed.
4. Learn something new
…because there’s always something new out there. What you choose to learn nowadays may be directly related, or completely unrelated to your business. This goal can actually add to your skills and a new dimension of interest to your life, which is another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance. Several business consultants, trainers, and business coaches can help you discover a path to adopting new skills and inspiration. On the other hand, you will also get to meet new people who may become customers, colleagues, or even friends!
5. Join a new business organization or a networking group
Nothing compares to going around your area ad talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Whether it’s a group specifically designed for networking or an organization dedicated to a particular type of business, in person or over the internet, it’s always a good idea in making the effort to be a part of a group which, in return, will revitalize you and your business.
6. Give Back to Your Community
There are all kinds of worthy organizations that will help make a difference in the community that you’re in. And it’s definitely true of what they say; that those who give, will get. Hence, make one of your top New Year’s resolutions to find a cause that matters to you and give what you can. Make this the year a year that you will serve and give back to a community, become a mentor, volunteer, or make regular donations to the groups in your community that aim to make the world a better place.
7. Put time for yourself on your calendar
— which is something that most of us are deemed guilty for not doing. It’s so important to take the time out of the week, or even day, to recharge and refresh yourself. It is an important step especially when it comes to creating a healthy work-life balance for you and your team. Because you know what they say; all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So if you have trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly into your schedule to “meet with yourself” and stick to that commitment. If you won’t invest in yourself, who else will?
If you do find it difficult to arrange your time off from work, try visiting H Space, which is a coworking space that has an outlet located in The Future of Wellness hub, Malaysia’s urban wellness hub that features a rich collection of integrative wellness solutions including a wellness coworking space, meditative yoga classes, ethnic Borneo massage, traditional Chinese medicine, regenerative medicine, hair care and aesthetics.
So what are you waiting for? Time to work on that list of resolutions! Not only that you’ll feel better about yourself and your own personal goals, but you’ll have more energy to put into your business and make it the success that you deserve. Here’s a good year ahead!