New Year’s Resolutions Are a Joke. Instead Make a Plan and Stick to It!

Research shows that 80% of people give up on their New Years resolution by the second week of February! As the linked US News article notes, the reasons for this are that “outside-in” resolutions usually fail because they treat symptoms rather than addressing the real problem: self-discipline!

Here are the steps you MUST take to truly make those resolutions into something meaningful:

  • Create a compelling VISION. As noted by John Walters via 1-2-1 Business Consulting, “A vision… should be specific enough to say something about what you will do and equally what you will not do…. Without a vision, a business is like a ship without a rudder and is in danger of drifting aimlessly.” Create a vision board and really figure out where you want your company to go.
  • COMMIT to that vision. This is where self-discipline becomes so important! If you set a vision for your company and then do nothing about it, you’ll never achieve your goals. Commit yourself and your company to following that vision and MAKING IT HAPPEN.
  • Make a specific action plan. Once you know what your vision is, you need to create the road map to reaching it. Set up an action plan that lists the steps required to bring your vision to life. Keep the steps simple and small so you can start making gains right away and can continue to do so into the future, building each small gain into a big improvement.
  • Put the actions into your CALENDAR with deadlines. Put it everywhere, remind yourself at least once in the morning and before bed what you intend to achieve, and really get into the feelings that you will have when you achieve your vision.
  • ASK FOR HELP! Talk about your vision constantly. You will be surprised at how many amazing people come out of nowhere to provide you with help and assistance.

Following these steps will set your business up for success, instead of having your plans fall by the wayside in only a few short weeks. COMMIT to creating your vision and start working on it!


If you feel you need some help figuring out what your vision looks like, contact  TMH Business Coaching today for a confidential, free, no obligation consultation to propel you forward. Also, please feel free to add yourself to our weekly coaching tips email!

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Kelli-Rae Tamaki

Kelli-Rae is truly passionate about successful business, and believes it can always be better, which is why she has spent 22 years studying, running, coaching and consulting with businesses, just like yours.
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