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Week 1 of 2016: Great Start!

January 9, 2016 | Business Journey

By Suzy Rounce

The first week of the new year has now passed and what a week it was. Like so many of us out there we all have big plans, dreams and expectations of what the new year will bring. After spending three days just planning and ramping up for this week and new year, we really exploded into a dynamite start. We did everything we said we would and then some. We partnered with some awesome new clients this week and are excited to dig in with them. We started on the right foot and have even started a couple new habits, simply and notably that when we felt tired from all the work, chaos and meetings instead of needing a power nap or a little Netflix break we worked out. Our brains may be tired but our bodies certainly are not. Every time this week it invigorated us to be able to get back at it. I know five days hardly counts for much at this point but it’s inspiring knowing with some thoughtfulness a lot can be accomplished.

Through all of that we also finished our first week with our first full-time employee. Sarah is a graphic designer from ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) with an awesome outlook on life and she’s keen, excited and smart. We hired her because of her incredible attention to detail and how she can combine a brand and create something cohesive and beautiful that clients love. We have been working with her for the past three months and have transitioned her to full-time work.

This is a big leap to start with the investment in the training, the time to coordinate and of course the expense. But in our gut we know it’s the best thing for us to do to keep growing and evolving as a company. Taking risks is just part of the deal and we plan on making them when we need in order to achieve our goals.

On the goals note everyone is constantly talking about goals at this time of year. Goal setting can be as complicated or as easy as you choose to make it. There are books, planners, schedules and podcasts that can take you through all the steps to make it work. This podcast I listened to the other day was pretty good as well, however, in the end I think it’s just about taking the time to listen to yourself and your business partners about what you want to do, thinking big, being ambitious, and getting it to paper. The paper is the most important part. Read them again every month and see how it all makes sense. Goals evolve, change and sometime it doesn’t matter if you completed exactly what you said but you better have completed something awesome and have a lot of hard work behind it all.