Anytime is a good time to reset and refresh yourself and your business. If you’re feeling the need to simplify your life but maybe haven’t quite found the motivation, here are some tips for getting started:
- Revisit 5-year goals
When was the last time you took a look at the long-term goals for your business? Is the business profitable? Are you providing the type of customer service that you envisioned? Are you growing at the rate you expected? Now is a great time to assess how far you’ve come and what still needs attending.
- Review the last year
The good, the bad, & the ugly; they all need to be addressed and assessed. This is important for learning how to move forward and also helps you check #1 off the list.
It’s always a great idea to take the time to thank your customers and employees for supporting you. Trust us, sincere gratitude doesn’t go unnoticed!
- Assess the competition
Competition is healthy. If you take the time to study what your competitors are doing, it will help you to identify gaps in your industry that no one is focusing on.
Research shows there is a direct correlation between productivity and clutter. Productivity and profits decline when clutter and chaos rise. Do piles of paper and disorganization take over your workplace while efficiency and effectiveness vanish right before your eyes? There’s no time like the present to get rid of every piece of paper you don’t need and to organize the ones you do. You can even schedule ongoing shreds throughout the year to keep things in check.