2016 Biz Goals + Resolutions



1. BECOME A RESOURCE 
What are you good at? What do you know A LOT about? These are questions that I want you to start thinking about before 2016 arrives. Figuring out your talents will help inform you of the resources, (i.e. blog posts, webinars, workshops) you can provide your target audience.

Becoming a resource not only builds genuine connections between you are your readers, but it will also create trust. On the other hand, I also encourage you to continue to become smart on your industry or topic of choice. You can do so by following other blogs that specialize in those topics, scour Pinterest and even purchase ebooks and books. It's always important on staying on top of your A-Game.  


2. OFFER A PRODUCT OR SERVICE
In order to encourage others to believe in your knowledge base, you must create a product or service that aligns with your niche. Try not to overthink your product/service offering, keep it streamlined and easy to access. If you take a look at my SERVICES tab, I have a combination of pre-made ecourses and services that require 1-on-1 sessions with clients. As you continue to build your brand, you will figure out the best types of products and services to add to your round up. To help you with your creative process, below are a few examples of the services I provide:



3. CREATE A NETWORK 

In order to be insanely successful in your business, you must be willing to openly work with others! One of the many philosophies I live by is:

THERE IS POWER IN COLLABORATING WITH OTHER ENTREPRENEURS AND BLOGGERS. OPEN COMMUNICATION IS THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR BRAND.

If you keep things all bottled up, how will you grow and build with others? You never know the genuine connections you can make once you share your beliefs, philosophies and ideas with others. Creating a network of like-minded individuals will not only expand your brand, but it will expand your influence across difference disciplines and industries. 


4. DO SOMETHING GUTSY
Have you ever wanted to be a speaker at a conference? Or, how about planning and coordinating your own successful conference? Who says you can't make these gutsy dreams come true? 

Trust me, there are moments when my inner introvert wants to take over and spoil the show ... but, I have found other ways to overcome those insecurities. One of the ways that I do this is by always thinking about the end goal. If you want to coordinate your own conference ... what will be your end goal? How will this conference enhance your brand and your expand your expertise? So, when it is time to contact a planner or a potential speaker for your event, think of your end goals and seek confidence through them!

Business is all about being a risk taker! So, doing something gutsy is all in a day's work for you. Go out there and do something you have never done before. 




5. BECOME AN AUTHORITY IN YOUR INDUSTRY
Being knowledgeable and helping others become knowledgeable are two different things. When creating content for your blog or presenting a service/product to your audience, it is important to leave your readers with information that broadens their perspective.

Becoming an authority not only means you are an expert in your craft, but it also means you know how to teach, educate and spread knowledge.



6. RUN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Honestly, this is easier said than done. But, it is not impossible! There is one thing that some people hate to do (ok, well ... two things): 


  • Researching relevant articles, books and websites 
  • Using that research to inform the decisions they make in their business

Please, do not be that gal! In order to run a successful business, surround yourself around like-minded individuals, join Facebook groups or even start your own community for start-up entrepreneurs or bloggers. Just be willing to put in the work to make your business dreams a reality. 

Now, if your eyes are glazed over trying to figure out your next steps, wipe them and visit my BUSINESS RESOURCES board on Pinterest. Not only is this a fun way to shoot the breeze, but you will actually be learning from amazing content creators across the amazing interwebs! I have also listed a few more group boards that have been so helpful to me while on this entrepreneurship journey!  



If you need something more snackable, watch 
My New Year Business Goals Video! 

What are your goals for 2016?