4 Smart Ways to Get a Fresh Start
January is a perfect time to get a fresh start. You don’t have to set resolutions in order to give yourself a fresh start. All you need is a few minutes for a brief self-assessment and an open, curious mind.
1. Find Your Why
Before setting any goals for this year, consider the reasons behind them.
Your why may have to do with your professional life, or it may be more personal. You may enjoy the people you’re working with and find it rewarding to create an environment where you succeed together or you may just want to focus on you and improving your quality of life.
Understanding why a goal matters to you personally helps keep you focused. It helps you keep what’s truly important to you front and center. Have you read “Find Your Why” by Simon Sinek?
Having trouble putting your why into words? Consider journaling or talking with a friend, coach or mentor to get better clarity.
2. Set Clear Goals
Once you understand your why, you can narrow in on what specific goals best support it. What small changes would mean the most in your life in the context of your why?
Remember, concrete, specific goals are easier to complete because we can break them down into bite-sized, achievable steps.
Having trouble breaking down your goal into intermediary steps? Not sure how to achieve it? We can help! Our coaching solutions offer you the mentorship you need, targeted specifically to your goals.
3. Share Your Goals
When you announce and share your intentions you commit more…Talk to your boss or a team member about your goals for the year. You may want to set specific times to get together and discuss your progress. Perhaps this person can be another set of eyes and ears looking out for opportunities in the direction of your goal.
Try to avoid creating a one-sided relationship that’s focused only on your needs and success. Instead, look for a symbiotic relationship, where you each have something to offer one another in terms of support and experience.
4. Invest in Yourself
Make developing yourself a part of your goal. This might mean earning a new certification or degree, but it doesn’t have to. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to expand your knowledge is through reading. I just downloaded a new APP called Headway that gives me the opportunity to listen to an audiobook summary a day while talking my walk.
Identify key areas you’d like to improve in your work processes and relationships. Find a book, workshop or conference that will give you the opportunity to acquire those skills.
Another great development action-item can include attending workshops and seminars. For example, if you struggle with being more assertive, our workshop on The Secrets of Conflict Management will help you build that skill.
Get a Fresh Start with These 24 Workshops
KCC offers 24 different workshops and conferences to expand your expertise on critical business skills. All our workshops are taught by certified coaches or business psychologists who specialize in workplace behavior and are tailored to the specific needs of your industry or business and your current challenges.
We also offer a variety of coaching services to help you get the skills you need to succeed. Map out your career, develop strong leadership competencies, or prepare for a challenging workplace situation in one-on-one coaching sessions tailored to your schedule.
Contact us by email or simply book a meeting today to learn more ways we can help you this year.
Ingrid Kelada and the KCC Team
Owner of KCC Positive Business Psychology & Happiness Expert