We’ve reached another new year! I’m thankful for 365 more days to help people and make a difference in the world, and so are you since you’re here today with me. If you’re like me you’ve been thinking about ways you can make 2014 better than 2013. You’re considering more ways to help people, more ways to make money, and more ways to be a better leader. There will be lots of challenges in 2014, but the challenges are part of the gift of life. We wouldn’t be able to do all that we do or become all that we are without opportunities that challenge us.
I do encourage you in 2014 to be a better leader, to be more honest in your business, to create big, bold offerings that serve your target market, and to follow through on all that you should commit to. 2014 can be your best year yet if you choose to take action on the tasks that will satisfy your customers most and will help you accomplish the goals you have set forth (don’t forget to ask for help if you need it).
But this year more than any before, I encourage you to take the steps you been really considering and haven’t quite worked up the nerve to. Make those changes in your store that you’ve been considering, stop offering discounts on your products and services (and consider raising your prices), work on letting go of the clients who are more trouble than they’re worth, and add products and services that help you to serve your ideal clients better and more fully.
This new year what new things will you try?