Q: “Denise, I am working my resolutions but feel like I need a little extra help in these first few weeks. Any suggestions?”
A: One great way to get a little extra support, especially if you have both personal and business goals, is to find an accountability partner for each. This might be something as simple as telling your spouse, sibling, parent, or older child about your personal goals and asking for a little help. For work, you might talk with a fellow agent, your managing broker, or even support staff.
For example, you might have the personal goal of going to bed by 10:00 each night, doing at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, or getting on top of your family’s budget. All of these could be better-supported by a family member who checks in on you. For business, you might have the goal of getting rid of that pile of papers on your desk, working on marketing and outreach for an hour each week, or even planning a client appreciation event.
When you ask for help, the person you are asking may even ask you for your help with their goals or offer to get that exercise with you, sit down and work on the budget with you, or offer to help clean your office with you if you will help them clean your office. Maybe your goal to do a client event will inspire someone else to plan theirs alongside you which could save you both time and money.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and ask for help may reward you in ways you may not expect!