New Year is the time for a fresh start. An opportunity to turn the page on your life and your business, and decide where you want to be heading over the next year.

We all have New Year resolutions, and we are all guilty of slacking on them. Incorporating New Year resolutions isn’t something that happens overnight, though. It’s something that is developed over time and requires a plan.

So how do you make those business resolutions happen? These 4 tips will help you overcome procrastination and create New Year resolutions that stick.

 

#1 Focus!

It’s easy to write a long and epic list of New Year business resolutions, but come February you’re probably still wondering how to make it happen. That’s why you need to focus.

Start by examining each resolution on your list and imagine how you’d feel if you’d accomplished them. Then picture the difference it’ll make to your business and assess what you will lose if you don’t do it.

Now that you’ve pondered over each and every one of them, pick the 3 resolutions that are most important to you and cross the rest of them off the list. You’re now free to focus on the 3 most important business resolutions on your list.

 

#2 Write a plan

The most effective way to focus on making your New Year business resolutions happen is by writing a marketing plan for your business.

Assess what worked in 2018, and write down what didn’t work that well, where the gaps are, and which areas you need to throw extra energy or budget at in 2019 to give your business the boost it deserves.

Now, close your eyes and visualize how you’d love your hair or makeup business to run in 2019. Turn these thoughts into SMART marketing goals (Specific, Meaningful, Achievable, Realistic and Time-limited), and think about what you need to put in place to check your progress over the coming year.

 

#3 Get creative

If you’re a visual, creative person, then this one’s for you! Rather than just writing down a list of resolutions, try creating a vision board of resolutions instead. A vision board is a tool that has long been popular with successful entrepreneurs, designers, and celebrities.

Al you have to do, is tear out or download motivating pictures from magazines, include motivational quotes that inspire you, write your business solutions out and pin them on the board.

 

#4 Make it happen

Now that you’ve made your business resolutions visual, it’s time to focus on how to get there. Think bite-size steps. How are you going to attract those new hair and makeup clients?

  • Post on Instagram every day
  • Ask clients for reviews
  • Block off weekly time on your calendar to focus on marketing

 

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