Making Resolutions and Setting Goals for 2019!
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2019? The most common resolutions people make on a personal level are to exercise more, lose weight, get organized and save money. The start of a new year is also the ideal time of year to define and set your business goals as well.
Why set business goals? Business goals can determine the direction of your career, motivate you to keep moving forward and measure your success. Setting business goals may be something you decide to do individually as personal career goals, with others as a team, or even on a company level. First and foremost, your personal business goals should focus on moving you forward professionally and expanding your skills development.
Examples of personal business goals may include:
- To grow your network
- Learn a new skill
- Become a thought leader in your field
- Set aside time on your calendar each week to manage your emails
- Research business solutions
- Become a better listener
Write down your goals and specific action steps so you can see them and keep track of your success. Don’t rush and try to tackle them all at once. Take your time and focus on only one or two at a time. At the end of the year, take a moment to review all that you have accomplished – you will be surprised by what you can do once you set a goal.
At CC Pace, we have helped over 35,000 people reach their professional goals through our training offerings. We have a variety of resources available to help further your learning on our website including: articles, white papers and blogs posts; as well as our training offerings, to help you further your knowledge and skills.
Happy New Year – Here’s to making 2019 your most successful year yet!
This is typically the time of year that everyone is recovering from the holidays, not only financially but physically. On average individuals can gain from 1-3 lbs. over the holiday season. That might not seem like much but over time this can add up quickly and is considered a major contributor to obesity later in life. Making even the smallest adjustments can make a huge impact when you are trying to get back into shape, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking further away from your destination, both can help you get in a few extra steps. Eating breakfast is also an important step you can take to maximize your weight loss. Researchers at The National Weight Control Registry found that individuals who ate breakfast every morning were not only able to lose weight quicker but also able to maintain the loss for at least a year and some as long as six years.
As part of the CC Pace Health and Wellness initiative we have started offering our employees healthy snacks and fruit to enjoy throughout the day. We have also put up a Health and Wellness bulletin board in our kitchen that lists some helpful tips about staying healthy, eating right and reducing stress. The HR department is busy looking into many possible events for the upcoming year such as, guest speakers, healthy pot lucks, and some contests to inspire some friendly competition.
We want to make it fun and easy for our employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Making just a few adjustments can help you get back on track; after all, summer is right around the corner!