We are over a week into January, have you already started slacking on your New Year’s resolutions? Last week we talked about how being more organized and efficient with your time as an agent can help you produce more business and perform better all around in your life.
In an effort to help you make your New Year’s Resolutions more of a commitment, we have put together some tips to help you make your goals stick throughout the year, instead of fizzling out by the end of the month. If you aren’t the type for New Year’s Resolutions, that is just fine, I would encourage these methods be applied to your benchmarks and goals for your production this year! Let’s make 2016 our best one yet!
Keep Your Goals in the Forefront of Your Mind
For example, keep a board up in your office with your goals for the year so that you are literally looking at them every day. Add milestone dates to your calendar to help you track your progress!
Make It Into A Daily Habit
The best way to make anything happen is to create it into a habit. Take your goals and figure out ways to make them become habits, and it will naturally become part of your day-to-day schedule.
Make Sure Others Will Hold You Accountable
Make it a point to intentionally tell your coworkers, family and friends about the promises you make to yourself and your business. You are much more likely to stick to your game plan if you have people to answer to.
Try To Inspire Others To Join Them
Take that accountability a step further and include others! Building a team of individuals with the same goal will make it easier to stick to your own.
Attach A Number To Your Resolutions
Don’t just make resolutions, make them concrete by making them quantifiable. For example, if you want to increase production, set the goal of increasing more leads you follow up with per day.
Similar to the milestone calendar idea, you can really go full force by writing in a journal daily about how you did in regards to moving towards your goals. Entries can be short and to the point, but it is an accounting for what you have really got done during the year!