dont-make-new-years-resolution‘Tis the season for making plans to do better in the new year, and change what hasn’t worked for you in the past. The new year implies that you can start everything anew, and your business is no exception.

We share tips, advice, How Tos, and perspectives here on the blog 3 times a week, every week. We would love for you to keep reading (and following through on) all that we write.

But if I’m being honest, it’s very possible that the absolute best thing you can do in the new year is to resolve to ignore us and everything we say.

And don’t ignore just us; ignore everyone else, too.

Why?

Because not everything really needs to be changed or improved upon.

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One element of being a small business owner that is different than holding a different type of position in the business world is that you are personally in charge of every single aspect of your business. This is the most challenging piece of being a small business owner, but it very well may be your biggest strength when it comes down to deciding how things get done.

If you’ve already developed sound, realistic methods and processes to help your business run as smoothly as it can, then it’s best to keep on keepin’ on. Too many small business owners struggle to find a good day-to-day routine, and overall work-life balance, so if you’ve found a great method to keep up with your madness, then you should continue doing exactly that.

It is hard to resist the temptation of keeping up with the joneses’, whether that be adding a new social media profile to your mix, blogging more frequently, or something else. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that if your existing methods and practices have proven effective for your mental health as well as for your bottom line, then you shouldn’t change a thing.

Keeping all the plates spinning is no easy feat. Making changes to how you work might turn out to be your biggest regret of the new year.

About LizJostes (283 Posts)

Liz is a 30-something marketer, social media consultant, speaker and mom. Originally from Chicago and currently living in the land of Dixie, she relishes in the flavor of fried pickles and BBQ, but longs for deep dish and a proper Chicago dog.


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