It’s 2010…Now What!

January 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Posted in Adrian Miller Sales Training, Adrian's Network, entrepreneurship, Networking, sales, Sales Training, small business | Leave a comment

Queen Elizabeth II once described 1992 as her “annus horribilis” – the year when the marriages of her two sons broke down and her beloved Windsor Castle caught fire. For many of us, 2009 was our annus horribilus. Full of bad news, dire warnings, slow sales, and business failures, we’ve all dramatically lowered our expectations and goals. The fear is that things were so bad this past year, that anything will be an improvement. Sure, we’re all a bit shell-shocked, but really, is “anything” the goal you want to set for yourself and your business?

 Without a doubt, setting New Year’s goals is artificial, but it is just the sort of boost that we seem to all need right now. It’s time to turn the chapter to a new decade and set goals a whole lot higher than “anything is better”. 

Why not go out on a limb and set outrageously optimistic goals? Reach for the stars! What a blast it will be when you accomplish them. If you fall a bit short, you won’t feel bad because they were so optimistic in the first place. What if you only set the “anything” goal and you don’t achieve it? You’ll most likely feel like a loser and will consider 2010 another annus horribilus.

Positivity starts with you now. It will propel you to succeed and keep you motivated through the bumpy and cyclical phases that everyone and every business experiences. Why not be the one to set the lofty goal. Who knows? You might just start a trend that turns this year into a whopping success!


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