It’s the time of year again when we start to reflect on the current year’s achievements and begin planning our goals for the year ahead.
If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that we must stay as flexible and prepared for the unexpected as we can. This does not mean that our goals cannot be clear and focused, but rather that we should focus on goals we know we can achieve, and where tracking our progress and habits is possible to ensure that we stay firmly on track.
In today’s blog article, we cover goals which will have a positive impact on yourself, those around you, and your business venture – no matter what point of your journey you are currently at.
Improve your current network of contacts – if you feel that you have become a bit of a hermit throughout 2020, you are not alone. Luckily, there are ways in which you can boost your network and keep making valuable industry contacts whilst still following health and safety guidelines. If you are craving meeting people face-to-face, co-working spaces can provide an excellent opportunity for you to establish new professional relationships.
Look into learning some new skills – especially professional skills which will boost your business and enhance your resume (which may need an end-of-year update, too!).
If you are a leader, work on creating an optimal environment for your team – from knowing how (and when) to give constructive feedback, to ensuring that your team is well looked-after. After all, your team is what makes the business really work.
Take your personal brand into consideration – both online, and offline. Despite the world becoming even more digitised than ever before, changing your profile picture and bio is not everything. The way you are seen by others in the ‘real world’, and how you interact with them on a day-to-day basis, is still what matters the most.
Remember to take care of yourself, too – taking care of a healthy body and mind leads to greater productivity and motivation, and our demeanour has a direct impact on those around us – such as our teammates. What’s good is that staying healthy at work doesn’t have to be hard – start by making sure that you get up every hour and have a walk and stretch, work on your posture, and ensure a balanced diet.