A fresh start…

Another New Year is upon us. It’s a fresh start for all, and a chance to set goals for the upcoming year. This year I’m taking a new approach to New Year’s resolutions; rather than focusing only on specific goals, I’m focusing on 2 keywords; Discipline and Growth.

I know it’s said that resolutions should be written and measurable; I’ve got the written part thanks to this post, but measurable, well that may be a little more subjective. I’ve chosen these keywords because I plan to make 2016 a busy and productive year, both personally and with my company, and if I am going to be successful, I will need both. Discipline and Growth apply to many facets of my goals, and I’ve determined that if I focus on being disciplined in my actions, the growth I am looking for will come. Let me share the areas I am focusing on, so I’ll have a written record of them.

In no particular order:

  1. Blogging
  2. New Clients
  3. Running a business
  4. Effective Communication as an Advisor
  5. Twitter and Instagram
  6. Client Satisfaction
  7. CrossFit and Food (they go hand in hand)
  8. Husband and Father–Family in general (if this were in order of importance, this is #1)

Each of these areas of growth have specific actions that I will be focusing on, and that is where the discipline comes into play. For example, I plan on growing the reach of this blog, but that can only be accomplished by regularly posting, which has been a struggle for me in the past. Regularly posting is only half the battle…the posts need to be entertaining, informative, and thought provoking. In order to have success with my blog, I will need to exhibit the discipline of regularly writing, reading other blogs, and researching–all of which I enjoy doing, but have never made it a priority in my daily activities.

So, what are you planning on doing this year? How are you going to accomplish those goals? What keywords could you focus on to help change your behavior?

I promise future posts will be focused on financial planning, investments, and all things financial–maybe a few off topic posts as well. But, I felt this was the perfect topic for my first post on my new blog, and the first post of the New Year.



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