Here’s the question: are you going to do something “Revolutionary” in the New Year?
First Work Day of 2011. Lists, Best Of, How Tos. Maybe there’s a self-help book or three waiting for you. Maybe you’ve downloaded some e-books and you can’t wait to get started.
Or Maybe You Shouldn’t Get Started On The Same Old Stuff.
I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. They always seem too big, and aren’t broken down into small enough chunks for me.
Instead, it’s the small simple goals that work best for me – and may work for your company, too, as you figure out exactly how to market your “stuff.”
As long as these goals add up to something “revolutionary” – then you’re headed in the right direction.
Let us give you a for-instance…
The “revolutionary” idea for Dave from Area 224 was, simply, build a startup. The small goals leading up to that date were attainable in chunks – but would have been too too much to accomplish all in one big bite. Incorporate. Build the website. Find partners. Build brand.
In fact, the revolution was built over a few months, as opposed to overnight.
But, when a big change came – downsizing, in this case – the backup plan was already in motion.
Revolutionary ideas, sure. Small chunks, well-planned, got the idea off the ground.
The New Year’s Resolution, then, shouldn’t (in our opinion) be “Lose Weight.” “Quit smoking.” Or “Build the Startup.”
Those can be the New Year’s Revolution – just break them down into smaller, more attainable chunks.
“Eat Smaller Portions.”
“Chew Carrot Sticks.”
“Set Up the Website.”
Go. Be Revolutionary.