We’re 10 days in to the new year…how are you doing with those goals and resolutions you set for yourself and for your business? Sticking to them? Committing to action every day? Doing even more than you set out to do?
Most of us start the new year with the best of intentions – setting business goals as well as personal goals. We can usually keep the momentum going for a couple of weeks, but then it starts to taper off. All the urgencies of life and business start to get in the way and our focus on our goals goes out the window.
What if you were to set “acquiring knowledge” as one of your goals for 2012?
Many experts say the best gift we can give ourselves is the gift of knowledge because it is the only asset that keeps appreciating month after month, bringing you more resources, revenue, and opportunities to achieve the rest of the goals you’ve set for the year (and beyond).
Ideally you want to have a system that keeps your knowledge growing throughout the year.
It might be a monthly business study group you form so that at least once a month you are focusing on business skills.
It might be hiring a business or marketing coach to help you stay focused and expose you to knew ideas (knowledge) and how to put your plans in to action.
It could be taking a course at your local college or tech school in business development or web design.
Or you might join a training program like WebDesign.com to give you regular, on-going access to new training every month, as well as access to the video library of on-demand training.
Whatever system you set up for focusing on acquiring knowledge in 2012, you want it to be one that
- gives you leading edge information that is relevant to your business
- teaches you new skills you can start applying immediately and begin seeing the results
- and provides a sense of community so that you’ll be more likely to show up and follow through.
The best systems are those that keep you moving forward, almost in spite of yourself.
Investing in knowledge is the best investment you can make in your business in 2012. Remember, it’s an “investment”, not merely an expense.