by Dr. R. Kay Green | Featured Contributor
There is always a lot of focus on goals, success and productivity at the beginning of the year. But before you look to 2020, there are still two months left of 2019. And while it can be tempting to let yourself fall into a routine or get caught up in the day-to-day operations of your business, there is still room for growth and improvement this year.
Finishing 2019 strong will not only benefit you in the short-term, but the long-term. Instead of going into 2020 with the hope of doing better, you can go in with a sense of accomplishment, building on the work that you did in 2019.
Here are three ways to ensure that these final months of 2019 are your most productive yet.
Check In on Goals
You probably created goals, or “resolutions,” at the beginning of the year. But as work and life get busy, it can be harder to keep up with them, and maybe you have not even looked at them for a number of months. If this sounds like you, now is the time to look at those goals again.
Maybe there will be things that you cannot accomplish in two months. But instead of focusing on those, focus on the goals that you can still accomplish. Also, take a moment to notice the goals that you already accomplished. While in a growth mindset, it can be difficult to remember to celebrate your wins. But noting how you have improved this year will encourage you to continue.
Keep Track of your Successes
In addition to noticing where you have already succeeded, make it a point to focus on where you will succeed. Whenever you have a “success” in the next few months, take the time to celebrate it. You might even want to write it down. Build a more positive mindset by really noticing everything that you are doing right.
When we are working, it can get too easy to focus on the mistakes, things that need to be corrected, and to-dos that still need to be checked off of our list. Making a mindful effort to celebrate the things that we do accomplish, every day, is good not only for our productivity but also for our overall mental health.
Join a New Networking Group
Whether you are part of some networking groups in your area or not, new faces are always energizing. Meeting new contacts can open up avenues that you had not previously considered. It also keeps you in the habit of introducing your business, which you do not always get the chance to do in networking groups that you have been a part of for a long time.
And, of course, networking always brings with it the potential for more business. Gaining a new client or project as the year ends is a great way to build a more productive mindset, in addition to the obvious benefit of income. And that is a mindset that you will be able to bring into 2020 and beyond.
Dr. R. Kay Green – Marketing Expert from RKG Marketing Solutions Inc. from Atlanta, GA.
Dr. R. Kay Green is the CEO/President of RKG Marketing Solutions Inc. With over 190,000+ Twitter followers, 35,000+ Facebook Likes, and the Top 1% LinkedIn profile designation, Dr. Kay, a self-motivated trailblazer, is the Quintessential “New-Age” Professional Woman, and PhD Marketing Pro. She earned a Doctorate of Business Administration in Marketing, and has completed PhD coursework in Leadership and Organization Change. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, and an Associate of Arts in Marketing Management.
She is affiliated with several prestigious universities and has instructed over 350 courses online. A popular speaker on Marketing and Business topics, Dr. Green is currently featured on Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Black News, The Network Journal, Business Review USA, Digital Journal, College View, Business New Hampshire Magazine, Bay State Banner, Reader’s Circle, North Dallas Gazette, Harlem News, Top News Today, One News Page, NE Informer, Women in Business PR News, Consumer News Today, Women PR News, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Daily Herald, The Miami Herald, and Book News Articles.