Here it comes. The question that everyone gets asked at least a zillion times toward the end of each year. “So, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” If you’re reluctant to make a New Year’s resolution list (or even reluctant to answer the question), maybe you should reconsider. Resolutions can be healthy, productive ways to make positive changes in your life. Here are some reasons you should join in on the tradition:
Goals are good.
Resolutions are purposeful goals that you set for yourself. When you set goals, you take stock of where you currently are and where you’d like to be. This process can be helpful in shaping the future that you’d like to have. If you look at resolutions as short-term goals, it may be easier to set them.
Resolutions help keep you focused.
Our work and personal lives are full of distractions that can sometimes take our attention away from our goals. Resolutions can help us set priorities and stay on target.
Resolutions are motivating.
It’s easy to think about making changes, but it’s harder to put them in motion. Committing to a resolution can help you follow through. Sharing your resolutions with others can help keep you accountable, which can also be motivating.
Resolutions help get you out of your comfort zone.
Sometimes it takes a gentle nudge, or even a firm shove, to get us out of our comfortable spaces. New Year’s resolutions encourage you to pursue opportunities and reach accomplishments that you might not have reached otherwise.
Resolutions are fun.
Too often, we look at New Year’s resolutions as being difficult to accomplish, but who says resolutions can’t be enjoyable? For example, instead of resolving to lose weight or get organized, maybe your New Year’s resolution should be to spend more time with friends or to travel more often. Do yourself a favor and select a resolution that you actually want to accomplish and will relish doing.
Resolutions can be business-oriented.
The goals you set don’t have to be personal. You can set specific business-related resolutions and objectives, such as to gain more listings, to network more, or to pursue career development activities.
A good resolution to make is to add a home warranty to every transaction in 2020. American Home Shield® home warranties cover the repair or replacement of important appliances and system components that break down over time, offering your clients important budget protection and reassurance. American Home Shield offers a variety of plans and coverage options to fit your clients’ needs. Your AHS® Account Executive can tell you more about the plans and about the effective real estate marketing tools available to you.