After taking some time away from the blog world and social media to spend much needed time with family and friends, I have been catching back up. One post that sparked the most motivation, was Chris Brogan’s 3 words for 2010. This has motivated me to do my own three words. Now, I have decided to break these words into two seperate posts. Business and personal. If you would like to see how these words affect my personal life, please visit my other blog, The Life of a Diabetic. Now into my three words for 2010: growth, dedication, health.
Growth that I speak about here comes in two forms, as a person and as a company. In 2010, I have plans to grow the consulting business and bring in more clients and more hours worth of work. In order for me to do that, I must grow as a person and also grow the skill sets and knowledge that I have. You can never stop growing as a person or stop the growth of your skill sets because the next person doing your line of business will not stop. I have been working hard on plans that will help grow the business and I am excited to start implementing those plans as soon as possible. It obviously is not going to be a sprint, this post isn’t title, My 3 Words for January of 2010. After incorporating my business in Q4 of 2009, there can only be nothing but growth.
How will you grow a business if there is no dedication? You may have read in a previous post about my obsession with the book “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk, which ultimately led to my firing from my former employer. There are a lot of other things that I may want to be doing instead of blogging, tweeting, going on Facebook, and editing video and images, but that is what it takes to go to the next level. There is time for family and friends and fun, but my work is fun. I love what I do. I love search engine marketing and social media. I love the social part. I love people, talking with them, interacting with them. So this is exactly why dedicating myself to my work and business should make it easier. Giving up on certain things to do work will all pay off in the end. Brogan goes into this a little bit in his post as well. I would like to think that the harder I work now, the more time I will have in the future to spend with my family and friends.
As you may have realized from the opening pargraph, I am diabetic. So this obviously means that my health is a huge factor to me. If you do not know about diabetes at all, please check out my blog to learn a little more about the other challenge I face everyday along with the consulting business. But this isn’t about just my personal health, but the health, if you will, of the business. Giving it the right tools, the proper attention, and have a day to day plan with short term and long term goals, these are all things that go into my personal health that must go into my business health as well.
These three words all go hand in hand with each other and work together. You can’t really do one without the other. The more I work at one the easier the others will come. These are my three words for 2010 and I will continue to work to keep them true all through 2010 and beyond.
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