Yes, it is Monday and we are SEVEN days from Christmas. Your to do list is a mile long. Maybe you still need to buy gifts (yup, that’s me) or you need to mail stuff out (yup, that’s me too) or maybe you are totally organized, finished with everything and enjoying the moment (so jealous!).
This is my first week without anything on my calendar as far as events or parties, etc. I set this week aside to catch up on things personally and get ready for the holidays. While I am doing things, I have lots of time to think. I will be driving around in lots of holiday traffic so what better time to start thinking about the new year – personal and business goals for 2018, what will be on my vision board and of course, my word for the year.
Today I want to ENCOURAGE you to put something on your list of goals for 2018 which challenges you to step outside your comfort zone.
I often talk about stepping outside of my comfort zone but when I look back at the past year, I wonder “did I”?
Was raising the price on my angels out of my comfort zone? YES! Did it scare me? YES! Was I afraid they wouldn’t sell? YES! The truth was with some encouragement from some amazing ladies, I trusted their business sense and went with it. It worked. I may not have sold as many depending on the show BUT customers put more value in the work I did.
When I think of my direct sales business, the biggest step out of my comfort zone was running 95% of my business online. It really wasn’t scary. The scary part was locking into a Facebook party style and sticking with it, no matter what. Did it fail sometimes? YES! Did it rock sometimes? YES! Will I continue with the same format? Absolutely!
I say all of this to get you thinking. When setting your goals for 2018, here are some tips to help you:
- Do something which scares you, or maybe even terrifies you.
- Do something you have never tried or maybe haven’t done well in the past.
- What about the thing you have thought about but put off?
- How about trying a new way to party to build your business…like social media and Facebook partying?!
Direct sales businesses are changing every day. It seems everyone is all about partying online, and growing their social media presence. Building genuine relationships can be difficult. I like to TALK to people so building my business online via email, messaging on Facebook and Instragram is really “out of your comfort zone”. What about you? What type of activity in your business makes you feel uncomfortable?
Try it! Go for it, I DARE YOU!!
I encourage you to come up with at least ONE thing you are going to do to step outside your comfort zone and work on. It doesn’t have to be a monetary goal, how much you are going to sell each month, how many parties you are going to have, etc. It can simply be something you are going TO DO or actively be involved in because of your business. It can be so much more than recognition stats.
So, I ask you: How are YOU going to allow your business to grow you in 2018, in a way which maybe uncomfortable, uncertain, scary, exciting but could lead to things you could never even dream of?
Share your 2018 goal with us or if you did something like this in 2017 share it with us. You may inspire or encourage someone else to step outside of their comfort zone. I’m still working on mine but I will share all of my plans for 2018 with you in between Christmas and New Year’s…
Have a ThirtyOnesh-derful day!