What will 2006 hold for our industry? The answer is (at least partly) up to you. The first step is knowing what you really want for your business. You may not be able to control the economy, your community, or your clients, but with some planning and focus, you can create an incredible year.
With 2006 less than a month away, this is the perfect time to decide just what your best year ever will look like.
What Do You Want?
The fact that you are reading this article tells me a lot about you. You're still here! You've already weathered an incredibly difficult period for our business. Congratulations on hanging in there.
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to choose your goals for 2006. If you just want to get by, is survival enough? Or do you want to make it a year to remember? If so, get a clear picture in your mind of your business at its very best. What will have you leaping out of bed each morning with joy and anticipation?
To help you come up with an answer, here are ten questions to consider in formulating your goals for 2006. Make notes, draw diagrams or pictures, or just think about each of them.
TEN QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER IN CREATING A GREAT YEAR
What do you really, really, really want to achieve in 2006? (Think big! The bigger your grin when you anticipate your goals, the more right they are for you.)
Let your notes sit for a few hours or a day, then review them carefully and create a list of three goals for the new year. In the next regular issue of Staffing Industry Tips, I'll share some ideas for using your list of goals to create an action plan for 2006.
- Scott Wintrip
StaffingU Founder & President
Scott Wintrip, PCC (scottw@StaffingU.net) is Founder and President of StaffingU, the leader in providing relationship-building techniques guaranteed to grow your business. For information on StaffingU's programs and services, including TeleClasses (live telephone-based classes), Virtual StaffingU (web-based courses), individual and group coaching, on-site training and speaking, and consulting visit www.StaffingU.net or call 866-SU-WORKS (789-6757).