By Spy Uganda
What are you going to do now to make sure you have your best year ever? What one thing will mean the difference in actually achieving your goals rather than chalking them up to yet another year’s unfulfilled resolutions? Think about it.
Triggered by our aim of feeding you information that gets you thinking deeper and inspire you to reach farther, go faster, achieve more than ever before, we have listed below some of the tips we think will boost your success in 2022.
1. Expand your thinking with new experiences.
Each month for 30 days in a row, commit to doing something new that you have thought about doing but end up not doing it.
2. Start a business plan.
If you’ve been sitting on a business idea for a while and haven’t acted on it, it’s time to do something about it. Write down your ideas and start working on a business plan.
3. Build value every day.
Business is all about high-touch/ high-trust relationships. In this age of dramatic distraction, it’s especially easy to forget that. People do business with people they trust and people who make them feel special.
Create a ritual that ensures you reach out to three possible or current customers every day. This isn’t about asking for the order; this is about adding value. The more people you help, the more profits you’ll see. Connect them with a business opportunity. Do something to help them close in on their greatest dreams. They’ll soon help you close in on yours.
4. Increase your awareness of your thoughts.
Become aware of what leaves your mouth by recording everything you say for at least an hour each day for the entire month. Words have power! When you listen carefully to your language, you will know whether or not you are moving with momentum and purpose toward your vision. As you develop a keen awareness of your communication, you become empowered to purposefully choose the language that inspires and empowers you to realize your vision. If you catch yourself speaking about limitations or problems, give yourself the chance to look for solutions and possibilities. Holding yourself to a higher standard in your choice of language is key to achieving consistently outstanding results.
5. Schedule family time.
Set up a schedule that is devoted only to your family. Maybe it’s playing a game with the kids twice a week or going to get ice cream. It’s hard to make time to do those family things but try.
6. Lose other people’s opinions.
Quit worrying about trying to please everyone. As Bill Cosby says, “I don’t know the key to success, but I know the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
7. Take stock and charge forward.
I’ll ask myself: What battles did I fight and not win last year? Are any of those battles worth continuing? Why didn’t I win them last year? What can I do to win them this year? How can I make those things I liked most about last year happen more frequently? 2022 is going to be a great year!
8. Get a leg up.
You know what? take stairs every day because success means doing what others won’t.
9. Create an environment fostering your success.
You might not even realize to what extent you are influenced—negatively and positively—by things and people around you. Start a journal to keep track of these influences so you can eliminate the negative and increase the positive.
For instance, if being around a certain friend always makes you feel discouraged or drained, you should limit time with that person. Nurture your emotional well-being by choosing friends who genuinely want you to succeed and who encourage you.
10. Increase productivity.
I’m going to put the 80/20 rule to serious work, focusing on the 20 percent of my work that generates 80 percent of the revenue.
9. Take daily steps toward achieving my long-term vision.
Les Brown says, “Greatness is a choice; it’s not our destiny.” I’ve always been a big-picture person, but this year, I’m breaking down my vision into daily, actionable goals that I can measure. The choices I make to spend a few minutes each day on my long-term vision will make great things happen!
10. Refresh your network.
Have a host of contacts you’ve lost touch with over the last few months? Pull up those numbers and refresh your network! Now is the perfect time to check-in and keep your network working for you.
11. Review your expenses as a couple.
The first of the year is a great time for couples to sit down and take a good look at their financial goals and habits. Are you both on the same page about your long-term plan? Are your investments meeting your needs for that plan? Do you need to adjust your spending or look for new ways to increase your income? This year, why not focus on diversification? Make a specific plan to put those new wealth-building ideas into action.
12. Write a not-to-do list.
There is a difference between being busy and being productive. What are you wasting time on? What are you doing that doesn’t produce revenue? Here’s a powerful exercise. In 15- to 30-minute increments, keep track of each of your activities during the workday. Do this for a week. Then annualize the total amount of time for each activity that doesn’t lead to a sale or increased cash flow. How much more would you make per year if you did not do those activities any longer? How much more free time would you have for the family? For health? Put those things on your not-to-do list and pay people to help you with the stuff that doesn’t produce the sales and lifestyle success you desire.