Howdy friends and best wishes for a fabulous 2015!
For obvious reasons, the beginning of a new year is a time when many look back at what they consider the successes and non-successes of the past year and make promises to themselves as to how they are going to improve results in the coming year.
The most important step is taking the time to have that conversation with yourself. Don't be afraid to look back and honestly assess what worked and didn't work over the past year. It's not about beating yourself up about last year, and it's not about setting goals for the upcoming year and just hoping it happens. It's about setting realistic, achievable goals and developing a plan to achieve them.
One of the most overlooked elements in a plan for the new year is continuing education. No matter what your business, or how long you've been in business, there is always something new to learn. More than the actual education session you attend, spending time with other professionals in your business results in huge benefits. Conversations with colleagues can spark ideas, help with troubleshooting, and provide insight into what others are finding to be successful in their businesses. We are hard at work developing a range of educational opportunities and experiences to help you grow in your business. We hope to see you on the farm sometime in 2015!