It's mid July; 2009 is more than half over. At the end of each year, most people reflect on the events of the preceding 12 months and decide to improve aspects of their lives that aren't working quite right. Unfortunately, after an initial burst of creative resolve, many folks tuck their resolutions and action plans away and don't give them serious thought until the holiday season rolls around again.
Part of this is because many people make outrageous promises to themselves in an effort to make up for lost time. And they try to change things they can't possibly hope to control. When they see themselves failing to meet their self-imposed expectations (usually about January 14), discouragement begins to take hold.
If you haven't checked your New Year's resolutions lately, why not pull them out this month and have a look? It's not too late to adjust your goals in light of new developments and knowledge. And in your revamp, be realistic and kind to yourself. Focus on things you can actually do to bring positive results to your business.
Here are some suggestions:
Don't assume that if you've read one contract, you've read them all. Study each section of every contract. This is your livelihood; protect it.
These are just some ideas for improving the way you work - and live - over the remainder of the year. Remember, consistent, small actions can lead to tremendous results.
And it doesn't matter what date you begin.
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