The importance of “getting going”, hitting the start button and striving for what you want
January, people view it in one of two ways:
“The start of what is going to be, and what I will make, a fantastic year!”
“Here we go again…”
Which standpoint do you fall upon?
Each year differs in intensity; you could be mid-break through, mid-break up, or at the end of your tether. But for 2019, we want you to see the new year for what it is; your fresh opportunity.
In December we tend to reflect, in January we generally plan. So what will you be planning for this year? Success? Improvement? A big change? More of what you love? Less of what you don’t? Whatever it is, there’s no better time than the chime at midnight on the 31st December. If you’ve missed that though, the next best time is today!
What do you want?
With the increased use of Instagram, we’re often guilty of spending too much time watching other people seemingly “living their best lives”, and not enough time figuring out what that actually means to us as individuals.
But when asked “what do you want?” it can be all too easy to slip into the easy-to-reach answers, what other people generally say. Everyone is different, we all have varying values, priorities, loves and hates, so don’t pop yourself into a stereotypical box!
It’s all very well saying “I would like more freedom” or “I want to travel more”, but without specifics how will you know you’ve accomplished your goal? Does freedom mean flexible working hours or learning to drive?
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
At RedSeven, we encourage our team members to sit down with their wants and wishes, whether business or personal, and get specific.
How much money do you want to save? Why?
Where do you want to travel? Why?
How big do you want your team to be? Why?
Discovering your “why”, and detailing your “what” almost instantly breeds your motivation to see it happen. All that’s left is the “how”, and that’s the exciting bit; how will you break down your goals? How many action points will you be ticking off? Who will you include along the way?
Get to it!
The new year is no doubt the biggest motivator of personal plans, fitness regimes and business mojo, but if it’s not January that doesn’t mean you should wait until the next year rolls around. What a waste of time.
It’s easier than you think to make your dreams come true, or at least get closer to them. All that’s needed is a little thought, a little discipline and a little “go get em tiger!”. This is your life, no-one else is going to make it what you want it to be, nor is anyone going stop you unless you let them. People are often wary to change their routine or differ from the norm in case it doesn’t go to plan, but more often than not, once you take that first step, the people around you are only ever encouraging and supportive anyway. There’s no shame in trying! Who knows, you may even inspire them to improve their current situation!
At RedSeven we facilitate flexible working hours, business opportunities and financial freedom, because if you’re happy at work, you’re happy in life. We understand that having choices is a big factor in that happiness. As a working generation we spend too much time within our vocations to not enjoy what we do, life is for living!
If you’re fed up of your Monday to Friday, and think it’s time you embraced a change, get in touch! Call Nina on 01793 976 565 or send us an email attaching your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org