I personally think January is an amazing month, it’s a fresh start and brings so much excitement and anticipation for the year ahead. I always like to take some time at the end of December to dream, plan, get inspired and set goals – I really believe it’s a huge key to achieving success (professionally and personally).
There are a few things every Girl Boss needs to kick goals and today, I wanted to share a few essentials to boost your success in 2017 and make the next year your best EVER!
Whatever you dream of, the most important thing is to start. It’s as easy and as hard as that… just start! Do one thing over the next day that will lead you closer to where you want to be this time next year. Then, do one thing the next day… just take one step at a time. Stay focused, be positive, take action and when you put the work in, have the right strategy and surround yourself with like-minded people who lift you up and genuinely encourage you, it’s amazing what you’ll achieve!
Be excited and willing to invest in yourself. If you want your business to flourish, whether it is a product or service, it is essential to invest. Think about where you want to be a year from now… really take a moment to close your eyes and picture it. What does life look like? What are you doing? Importantly, what does it feel like? One of the greatest things you can do is map your path to success.
What do you need to do to be where you want to be this time next year? Do you need to up-skill with a course? Investing in your own education and increasing your knowledge is one of the best things anyone can do to empower themselves. Or perhaps you need to hire someone to help turn your vision into reality? Or spend a little money on marketing and advertising? When you’re in business yourself, there’s often a million reasons you can think of not to spend money and at times can over-think everything and end up talking yourself out of things. After all, when it’s your own money, it’s crucial your investment achieves results… and sometimes there’s no certain guarantee up front. I can totally relate to this, I use to do everything myself (perhaps that’s also part of my perfectionist nature and being somewhat of a control-freak), however what I’ve learned is sometimes you just have to take a leap and be willing to invest in yourself and your business. The old adage, “you have to spend money to make money” is true (naturally it has to be done in a strategically to maximize your return on investment).
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I also truly believe in the power of positive thought and the influence your environment has on your mental state. Create vision boards and put it somewhere you look every day, they are incredibly motivational. Surrounding yourself with beautiful, inspiring and uplifting things is key to maintaining your passion, drive and enthusiasm. Create a space you’re excited to be in, after all… as your business grows, you’re going to be spending a lot of time there!
I’d love to know, what is one #GirlBoss goal you have for 2017? Personally, mine is to continue developing the community and content here at Style Elixir – particularly video content. Yay! I also look forward to continuing my work with fellow bloggers, I absolutely LOVE the energy, passion, strategy and results I see for all the participants who take my Professional Blogging Course or personal consulting sessions. It gives me such joy and sense of fulfillment to share everything behind what I’ve done to grow my blog into a business and help others be able to move into full time blogging too.
Finally, I recently started offering blog design and want to continue to grow this service. I have been involved in some significant website developments and creative direction, but I really just want to work with fellow bloggers to help set them up with everything they need to blog successfully. It’s a niche I’m super passionate about, so the blog design work I’ve been doing has been such a brilliant process! Those are a few high level goals of mine, I’m excited to hear what yours are – please leave a comment below and share!
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