January~ Goals, Relaxing & Punta Cana
January beings with a celebration for the New Year! We make a toast this bright and shining New Year. We resolve that it will be the best year ever. We sit down and make a list of goals we want to accomplish this year. This is the time of year where we make plans for where we want to go for the rest of the year.
Rather than get immediately bogged down in goal planning I took myself off to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I had decided last year to get away for a “bizcation”. I wanted to get a new perspective on my business as well as meet with other business entrepreneurs. I needed to meet with other like-minded small business people.
And of course the setting for this bizcation was not too shabby either. 🙂
I travelled down and met a group of amazing women who owned a variety of businesses. We were led by Donna Maria of the Indie Business Network from Charlotte, NC. We had two fun days for spa treatments, which I took advantage of and excursions which I again took advantage of.
The remaining two days were filled with talks on a variety of topics. These included customer service, content writing, using various social media, income streams and private labeling. My notebook filled up with notes- business cards shared- new connections made. The best was all the knowledge shared and support given.
The best part of this trip was the getting away and being someplace else. Getting out of my normal day to day space and allowing myself t0 breathe.
We all get so caught up at this time of year in the big plans we don’t take the time to stop and slow down. We need to sit still and just breathe. We need to let that quiet into ourselves. Then once we do this we can reset and refresh.
Reboot our mindset and come back around to who we are and what we want to do.
Then make the goals that mean something more and are things we truly want to accomplish.
So what are you planning in 2017?