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Making Plans And Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

Making Plans And Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Perhaps quite scarily, we are coming to the end of January, and the new year is a distant memory for most. Yet one thing January and a new year is a good time for, is setting some realistic goals for the year ahead.

Goals are achievable if you have the right plans in place to do so and are flexible enough to make any necessary changes and be accountable for those you might have to let go.
Here are some tips to help you set and achieve goals that will make this next year perhaps your best one yet.

Visualise your goals
Firstly, it's hard to set a goal if you have no idea what you want to achieve. If you can visualise your goal, you will begin to feel the possibilities for living it. Whether you create a mood board for your career progression, with aspirational quotes or images, or simply note down your ultimate goal with smaller steps for getting there, your plan of action will soon begin to take shape.

Be accountable
If you look like achieving a specific goal isn't going to happen, consider why. Look at what changed and whether a new approach or a slight shift in the plan would make it more likely to succeed. Only by understanding why it failed will you make better decisions going forward.

Look at last year's goals and see if they were achieved or worth bringing forward or whether a change of plan is called for.

Make goals specific
Conquering the world, or even your small space in it, is pretty vague, so work on specifics you can use within your business and even your personal life if the two are heavily entwined. The more specific your goals, the more likely you are to succeed and build a better balance between work and home. So it's always a good idea to set goals in ways that are most likely to be achievable.

Setting desirable outcomes such as improving customer service, getting yourself or your team to work more efficiently, opening up a new market, or even taking that first step into becoming your own boss are just some of the ones we see.

Time to fly
If you're reading this, it's likely you are interested in door drop and mail campaign marketing, whether it's as a business that uses these services or something you are considering as a new business venture. Here at The Design Print Distribution Group, one of our goals each year is to offer our franchisees the chance to extend their training and encourage the use of the advertising we provide our franchise partners.

We have another goal, too, driven by our growing business, which is to expand our network of franchise operators in cities throughout the country. Our success to date with existing franchise owners leads us to believe this is a goal we can certainly achieve this year. Maybe you're one of the people that could reap this level of success by joining us?

If you want to know more about our franchise opportunities, you can find out more by downloading our free franchise prospectus and booking a discovery call.

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