Just the other day we had Y2K and the change of the millennium and at the end of this year we’ll already be into 2020. Time flies, whether you’re having fun… or not. It’s the “not” that I’d like to focus on, though.
Every year it’s the same routine. We picked up some weight over the festive period and we now need to lose those kilos as well as all their excess friends accumulated over the past few years. We decide we need to save and invest more money, spend more quality time with our families, travel more, finally ‘fix’ our business, repair our relationships, etc. Many of those ideals are no different to what we had at the start of 2018 or even 2017, and in fact for many years before that. Our New Year’s resolutions generally last until about the third week of the month, if we’re lucky, and we then simply get back onto the autopilot treadmill we were on last year.
That’s NOT fun. I don’t believe it’s our purpose here as human beings, either. So, what’s lacking? Information? Well, a little website called Google has every answer currently known to humankind. Perhaps we don’t understand how to implement that information? Fortunately the same company also owns a website called YouTube. Here there’s an instructional video, in many cases thousands per search item, that explains how to implement everything humankind currently knows in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow, tutorial. So, what’s lacking?
For me it boils down to 5 key areas that you need to focus on:
I firmly believe 2019 is going to be a great year for South Africa and for South African business in general. We’ll obviously have the usual turmoil and distractions before the elections, but fundamentally I think we’re heading in the right direction. The key to your success, though, is to make sure you set course in the right direction for you and your business. Once you’ve got that clarity make sure you follow each of the 5 steps above and don’t stop until you reach your desired destination.
It’s TIME. Make 2019 your best ever.
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This article was written by business coach, Harry Welby-Cooke. See
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