WASHINGTON, January 8, 2014 — TeamBuilders Counseling Services knows how to set goals. They have just provided their professional insight on how to make a great business resolution for 2014. Though it may already be 2014, it is definitely not too late to set a goal or hit the reset button on an existing goal.
It is important to note that breaking a resolution in the first week does not mean the end of the world. Just dust yourself off, hop back on the treadmill and have a great 2014.
A good resolution for any year inevitably comes down to effective-goal setting. TeamBuilders Counseling Services has included seven, highly-effective tips on how to set goals in 2014.
Seven Tips for Setting an Effective Goal
1. Make a firm decision. Indecision and procrastination lead to not achieving goals. Pick one or two goals, be specific and move forward.
2. Take a deep look. Take a moment, after making a decision, to assess if the goals are realistic and achievable. If they aren’t, go back and find ones that are. If they are, move forward and don’t look back.
3. Make an action plan. A goal is nothing without a plan. Create small steps that lead to achieving the entire goal. These will be easier to track and show progress.
4. Track progress. Having goals to track are worthless if they are not actually tracked. Be diligent. Have a system and stick to it.
5. Persevere. Unless you are superhuman, you will have moments when you fail. Don’t be discouraged. Whether this happens on January 10th or June 10th, learn from it and continue toward that goal.
6. Celebrate. Resolutions are rarely easy. Any challenge needs occasional wins to be celebrated. Build in points of encouragement that create motivation and confidence.
7. Focus. The biggest difficulty of a resolution is sticking to it. Distractions add up throughout the year. Create reminders that keep the goal in sight and distractions in perspective.
TeamBuilders Counseling Services’ Four Important Social Media Resolutions
1. Avoid TMI. It is okay to share personal details but be careful with how much is shared. Avoid statements that are too negative, vulgar, or mean-spirited.
2. Engage more with influencers. The best way to get content seen is to create a network of influential people who share content. Network and engage.
3. Numbers are numbers. Concentrate on the quality of relationships made rather than the quantity of followers or likes.
4. Fact check. Rumors spread like wildfire. Take a moment to check sources before hitting send. Take the extra 15 seconds to Google something and get confirmation.
Resolutions are different for everyone, but the process is the same. TeamBuilders Counseling Services has provided an exemplary blueprint on how to set goals both online and offline for 2014.
Jeff Barrett is an experienced columnist and digital public relations professional. He has been named Business Insider’s #1 Ad Executive on Twitter, a Forbes Top 50 Influencer In Social Media and has contributed to Technorati, Mashable and The Detroit Free Press.
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