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2020, time to see clearly

by | Shanty Town News

Happy 2020!

This year, we’re bringing back the mindful hustle. Our focus words last year were Commit & Focus, this year, it’s DO. 2020 is a powerful year, as a the Year of the Emperor. Don’t worry about the perfect time, the right space. Make the plan and just… do. Whether that’s working hard for your business, creating personal time for yourself, or finally ‘getting around’ to those yoga classes you’ve been meaning to get back into. (guilty)

Have you written your 2020 goals or resolutions yet? If not, we wrote them for you! 

  1. Organize your workspace
  2. Solidify your branding
  3. Build an email list
  4. Plan your social media monthly
  5. Keep a note of content ideas to reference when you’re running low
  6. Revisit your sales pitch
  7. Update your website
  8. Write a blog post to share your unique knowledge
  9. Delegate tasks that take up too much of your time
  10. Clean up your onboarding process
  11. Clean up your policies
  12. Write your business plan
  13. Reconnect with your accountant and see how you can do better
  14. Get featured on 3 websites
  15. Reflect on your month to gauge process
  16. Get an accountability buddy
  17. Practice communication to team and customers or clients
  18. Learn to effectively manage cash flow
  19. Host or sponsor an event, no matter the size
  20. Work on your automation
  21. Go to at least one in-person networking event per quarter
  22. Put money aside for taxes weekly
  23. Hire a design and marketing team
  24. Reward yourself for big achievements
  25. Continue your education even if just through online courses
  26. Support fellow small businesses
  27. Examine online presence and make sure it’s all up to date
  28. Prioritize work/life balance
  29. Get rid of toxic people
  30. Know when to take time off
  31. Take an actual break in the middle of the day
  32. Don’t put work ahead of family
  33. Be kind to yourself
  34. Take a vacation
  35. Set boundaries
  36. Take a day trip
  37. Budget your personal spending
  38. Make gratitude lists weekly
  39. Set clear goals for yourself
  40. Try or learn something new
  41. Buy art from a small artist
  42. Work outside
  43. Practice personal development
  44. Shut all electronics off for 1 weekend
  45. Limit mindless social media habits
  46. Open your mind to criticism and feedback
  47. Take a class unrelated to business
  48. Take a yoga class
  49. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  50. Do

Download & Print this list to hang in your workspace!



Samantha is the founder and creative director for Shanty Town Design. She spends much of her day discussing clients' brand and web strategies, directing and creating with team members to achieve design goals, and brainstorming business opportunities. She enjoys gardening, astrology, traveling, exploring everything strange & unusual, and spending time with her small pack of dogs.

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