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Here we are, another new year and another list of resolutions and promises that we fail to keep.

Every New Years Eve I see the same posts on social media; ‘I can’t wait to see the back of last year, I’m looking forward to a fresh start’.

The thing is people think that after midnight everything changes, that their problems will no longer exist, that these problems or challenges won’t follow them into the new year. It’s bullshit.

I hate to tell you this but your problems are still waiting for you in 2018; but the question is, Is this a bad thing?

What I like about new year is the sense of optimism, the excitement of fresh opportunities but Why does it have to only be once a year? Why can’t we keep this going all year round instead?

Here are few words of wisdom that will keep you in good stead and hopefully keep you going until 2019:

#1 Make a plan

Have a plan of action. Write shit down. Make a to do list. Create goals. How do you know if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t know what you are meant to be doing? So, make a plan, write down all the things you need to do or want to achieve, and then write down exactly how you’re going to achieve that.

#2 Take things one day at a time

Things take time and you may have a long to do list with hundreds of things you want to do, but don’t beat yourself up about not getting everything done at once. It’s easy to feel disheartened and to give up but you need to remember to take things one day at a time. Give yourself small achievable tasks to do each day, being consistent is the key.  

#3 Shit happens

Bad things happen. You will have knock backs. Things don’t always go to plan. The trick is dealing with it. Remember things take time to complete, don’t worry if you don’t get them done straight away. You may not have got that job or contract, sometimes it’s just out of your hands. Assess the situation, learn from it. Take some time off. Step away from a project momentarily, because you may see it in a different light when you step back to it with fresh eyes.

#4 There is more than one way to market a business

If something doesn’t work the first time there may be another way. There are lots of different ways to market a business. The objective is usually the same to grow a business, to build the brand awareness. There are lots of different ways to do this via video production, social media, content marketing; and this goes for everything in life, there are always other ways to try. Experiment see what works and fix what doesn’t, don’t give up and keep trying.

Hopefully this will keep you going well into the year and help you to not fall off the wagon by February! So, remember to make a plan, take things one day at a time, shit happens and there is more than one way to get things done.

Creative Outlaw Media is speaking from experience, it can be difficult to stay on track but we take knock backs in our stride and we get things done.

Happy New Year and a successful 2018!

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