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A Moper Or A Hoper?   4 Steps to Being A Better Business In The New Year

A Moper Or A Hoper? 4 Steps to Being A Better Business In The New Year

Everybody views the New Year differently, but most people can easily be dumped into two categories:  The mopers and the hopers.  If you own a business and you are a moper, you need to switch teams and get your head in the game if you wish to be a better business. Let’s look at the mopers first!  The idea of being done with one year and beginning another sets this sad individual into a tailspin!   Dr. Stephen, a psychotherapist, actually admitted to spending every New Year’s Eve drinking by himself and staring into his fireplace, depressed about yet another year gone by with so much still not accomplished.  (WOW, not the type of therapist most of us want to go to!)  The moper is focused on negativity and is stuck.  This is not a good place to be on a personal level, and it absolutely is not where you want to see your business. For the hopers, the new year is seen as a fresh start, an exciting motivational factor.  This is a time for goal setting, planning, strategizing.  How can we increase productivity, build our client base, concentrate on retention?  It’s not about looking at last year’s numbers and dwelling on things that didn’t go as planned… and really, when does anything in life ever go as planned?   If you had a dollar for every snag you’ve run across, every idea that didn’t quite pan out, you’d be richer from these snafus than from your actual business.  Being an entrepreneur is not for wusses, as you have already learned, and the constant kinks along the way are just...

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