Right now a lot of people are struggling to take this "new normal" and turn it into a positive opportunity. People want to come out of this crisis thriving and with success. The problem is that these goals and pressures we set on ourselves make it hard to even start. When making goals, many people set lofty goals. While it’s a good idea to dream big and stretch yourself, these large goals can often be hard to carry through to the finish line.
In the next few weeks, try instead to set up some small steps to make this year better. Maybe these smaller goals are stepping stones towards your larger vision. Even if they aren’t, small changes well executed are better than lofty goals that never make it out of the planning phase.
Here are five simple, but effective goals to set right now:
Take 20 minutes each day to focus on the next day. Plan ahead each day with something new or creative you can implement right away into your next set of classes (virtual or with social distancing).
Take 20 minutes each day for yourself. Set aside some time to exercise, train, or even meal prep. Choose something to improve your day and take time to do it.
Write the Message of the Day each week for your students to see. Use a whiteboard, social media outlets, or a PowerPoint Slide within your virtual class to post the theme of the week and any important events, then update it weekly. (Not sure where to start? We have messages for juniors and adults of all levels available in our School Owner Resource Library!)
Make and Promote a Live session on Facebook. If social media isn’t your thing, it can be hard to start using it if you go all-in – so start small. What small thing you can do different, better, or more of to improve your social media presence? Presence online is key right now and you have time to improve your game!
Find a new way to promote 1 item in your retail. Retail hasn't stopped! You just need new ways to push it and make it important. You can use Facebook to feature it or take time during your virtual class to showcase. Change can draw tired eyes and refocus them.
These are 5 goals that can make a big difference if done consistently and with good intent. Once you turn these goals into habit, you can make 5 new goals on your own or with your team—and maybe 5 more after that! This small step approach pays big dividends in the long run. Good luck and we wish you a safe and happy week!
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