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  1. 1. 25 NEW YEARS WAYS TO KEEP YOURRESOLUTIONS Byte Sized Tips from VirtuallindaAMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 1 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  2. 2. A new year brings new possibilities,new choices and new hope for thefuture. Thats why we tend to think aboutbusiness changes in the New Year.Here are some tips to help youactually keep the resolutions youmake this year...AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 2 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  3. 3. 1. Keep It Simple Sweetie.Use the KISS method to ensure that youdont get carried away by setting aresolution you have no hope of fulfilling.Simplify your resolutions to ensure youcan achieve them.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 3 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  4. 4. 2. Be choosy.Agreeing to a New Years Resolution justbecause you feel you should is settingyourself up for failure. Instead, choose tochange something you really desire tochange and your chances for successare much greater.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 4 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  5. 5. 3. Be realistic.You may want to lose 25 pounds in aweek, but besides being unhealthy, itsutterly unrealistic. Instead, set realisticexpectations for what you can accomplishwithin the time frame. Use the sameapproach for your business goals.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 5 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  6. 6. 4. Broadcast your plans.Tell friends and family about your NewYears Resolution, dont try to keep it toyourself. Letting others know your plansfirms up your decision in your own mindand helps you stay accountable.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 6 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  7. 7. 5. Educate yourself.Learn how others have successfullymade the change you desire. Doing sowill help you avoid pitfalls and buildrealistic expectations.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 7 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  8. 8. 6. Avoid the same ol resolutions.If youve resolved to lose 10 pounds yearafter year, it may be time to set a differentresolution. Instead, resolve to exercisethree times a week. This will accomplishthe same results, but it frames your lifestylechange in a different light. Look at yourbusiness goals in the same way.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 8 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  9. 9. 7. Break your resolution intoachievable tasks.Rather than focusing on one hugelife-altering change, opt for smaller,more manageable changes that you cantrack and accomplish more easily.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 9 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  10. 10. 8. Create a plan of action.Once you know the steps you need totake to fulfill your resolution, decide whatyoull do first, then do it! Plan each stepin advance so youll know how toproceed as you reach each small goal.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 10 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  11. 11. 9. Dont expect overnightresults.It takes time to develop habits andbehaviors, and it can take even longerto change them. Be patient with yourselfand expect gradual, rather thanimmediate, results.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 11 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  12. 12. 10. Dont stress yourself out!Change, even good change, can bestressful. Were creatures of comfortand stepping out of our comfort zonescan create stress and anxiety.Strive to disallow stress from getting thebest of you.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 12 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  13. 13. 11. Find an accountabilitypartner.Its important to have someone who willhold you accountable for your actions.Ask a friend or family member orbusiness coach to help you stay on track.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 13 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  14. 14. 12. Garner support from others.There are business groups that helpEntrepreneurs connect, brainstorm andlearn from each other. Search for one inyour community or online to help youreach your goals.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 14 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  15. 15. 13. Let your enthusiasm show!Look at the changes youre making asan adventure, rather than drudgery.Get excited about how youll feel whenyouve reached your goal. The journeycan be as much fun as the destination!AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 15 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  16. 16. 14. Look at both the pros andcons of your decision.Be prepared for both the positive andnegative outcomes of your decision sothere are no surprises.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 16 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  17. 17. 15. Be prepared for setbacks.There will be days when your goodintentions fly out the window and youreturn to old habits. All is not lost! Its justlike riding a horse: When you fall off, getback up and trudge on.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 17 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  18. 18. 16. Prepare in advance.Give your subconscious time to adjust tothe change so it doesnt come as such ashock to your system. Youre more likelyto succeed when you prepare inadvance.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 18 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  19. 19. 17. Reward yourself!Look for ways to reward yourself afterevery step is reached. Itll buildmomentum because youll belooking forward to the next reward.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 19 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  20. 20. 18. Set a deadline.As with any goal, its important to have atimeframe in mind. Give yourself plentyof time to realistically reach your goal,but plan for a specific end date to worktoward.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 20 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  21. 21. 19. Set a limit.Its best to work on just one or tworesolutions at a time. Youll be able tofocus your efforts without feelingoverwhelmed with too much to do. Thisis especially important with businessgoals, since distraction = lost income.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 21 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  22. 22. 20. Track your progress.This works especially well when you splityour resolution into small, manageabletasks. Create a chart of your progress soyou can see exactly how far youve comewith each step youve taken.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 22 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  23. 23. 21. Use positive self-talk.Tell yourself that you can achieve yourgoals and that you will succeedregardless of setbacks. When you dothis, youll begin to both consciously andsubconsciously believe in yourself.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 23 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  24. 24. 22. Write out your resolutions.Writing your goals and desires on paperhas a strong affect on your psyche. Itfirms up your intentions and helps youfocus more clearly. Take the time to writedown your goals, step-by-step, to bestachieve your resolutions.AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 24 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  25. 25. 23. Visualize the results.Imagine yourself after youve achieveyour goal. What do you look like? Howdo you feel? Spend a few minutes everyday visualizing your success and youllbe amazed at how much quicker andeasier your goals will be to accomplish!AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 25 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  26. 26. 24. Make the choice.Youve talked about the change. Youvemade the resolution. Now firmly decidethat will you stick with it even whenits not comfortable or convenient. Youcan do it if you choose to!AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 26 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  27. 27. 25. Hang in there. Never give up!The going may, indeed, get tough. Youmay have discouraging days. You mayfeel like quitting. But if youve made theconscious decision to change, keepplugging away!AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 27 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
  28. 28. By putting these strategies into practice,your business resolutions will transforminto realistic, reachable goals.May your New Year be filled with happiness,and the changes you desire to grow thebusiness of your dreams!AMPLIFY Your Purpose with Virtuallinda 28 2013 Virtuallinda Media LLC
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