Something new: 4 approaches you can takeArticle added by Michael Goldberg on January 5, 2017
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What will be your something new?
Nothing like something new!
New shoes. New jacket. New car. And that new car smell! New home. New
dog. New baby.
The iPhone 7 plus plus plus! New boxing gloves. Gym membership.
Magazine subscription. Snapchat account. Website. Marketing. Branding.
Platform. Product. Offering. Goals. Outlook. Habits. Perspective. Momentum.
LinkedIn profile. New restaurant in town.
The DOL Fiduciary Ruling. A brand new U.S. President introducing
newfangled people and ideas to the political landscape that may pretty much
change things forever.
And then there’s the Jet’s new quarterback but that’s a different story
for a different day.
New job! New client! (And that new client smell.)
There’s something exciting about something new. Especially after a
tough year. Or tough couple of years. With the holiday’s right around the
corner and facing another New Year, it’s time to bring in the new! And bring
out the old.
If you’re into that sort of thing.
Here are 4 approaches you can take right now to offer in the new.
A New Marketplace
Do you have a target market? If so, great! It may be time to focus on
another marketplace. If you don’t have one, this may be the time to discover,
establish, or create a new pond to fish in. Who do you serve best and therefore
wish to serve most? Or who should you serve best and therefore serve most? Be
specific! What industry, profession, marketplace, niche, dynamic, demographic,
and geography needs your services? Wouldn’t it be exciting to find out? When
you do, meet the right people
A New Business Group
Chambers, networking groups, professional associations, regional
groups, industry meetings, and service clubs. You may be active in a group
already (or not!) but it’s a great time to get involved with some new
challenges while meeting a new cast of characters. Mixers, clubs, groups,
organizations, chapters, cells, gatherings, communities, sessions, meet ups,
there are plenty of them out there! Think of the new people you will meet, the
new experiences you will have, and the new opportunities that will present
themselves. Hey, why not start your own?
A New Aspect to Your Work
A new product. Service. Online platform. Book. Manual. Program.
Initiative. Process. Employee. Partner. Funding. Revenue stream. If you were to
wave a magic wand over your business or job, what would you change if you
could? What would make the fastest positive impact in your world? Is there
something in place that doesn’t work but it’s there anyway? Maybe it’s time to
throw out the bath water and start a new business or land that new job.
A New Activity
I know it’s cliché, but join a gym. Or yacht club. Bowling league.
Chess team. Book club. Runners group. Cycling club. Or maybe it is a gym but
one that offers group classes that you have to lock in and pay for quarterly
(or annually) so you can’t back out. Becoming active in a group that forces you
to do something is healthy, fun, builds confidence, establishes friendships,
and helps to create energy when it comes time to focus on the work stuff. Find
your thing! Just don’t quit after a month like everyone else does. Stick with
it. Create new habits. It could change your life.
I’m taking all of these approaches myself. And progress continues.
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