Ahhh yes, another year and with it will come all of the New Year’s Resolutions. A nice tradition actually. It’s like a fresh start. It gives people the opportunity to make their lives better, improve, focus and succeed.
For all the lawn and landscape business owners out there I think taking this time to map out some new year resolutions is a good idea. But first, get out that pen and paper. If you haven’t read or heard this by now, your chances of achieving your goals increase significantly when you actually take the time to write them down and read them on a frequent basis.
Now that the pen and paper are out, start making a list – doesn’t have to be in any order, doesn’t have to make a lot of sense at first either. Just write.
What can you do better? How can you improve as an owner? Employer?
How can you become more organized? How can your business become more efficient? How can you train your employees to become more productive?
There is no time limit. Sit there as long as you need to and just write it all down…. what needs fixed? What can be done better?
Once your list is complete you may seem a bit overwhelmed. Don’t be. This is a good start.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, the iPhone wasn’t perfected the first time around and let’s face it, your business will always be a work in progress. But if you focus on that word “progress”, you will see things getting better every single day. Afterall, isn’t that what it’s all about – doing your best to improve just a little bit every single day?
Best of luck and Happy New Year!