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Happy New Year!

by | Shanty Town News

Happy 2019! We’re more ready than ever before to kick this year’s ass. Commit & Focus.

Have you written your goals or resolutions yet? If not, here, 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. Finish your website or add the extra pages that have been on your list for months
  8. Write a blog post to share your unique knowledge, whether for yourself or for a collab
  9. Delegate tasks that take up too much of your time when you could focus on better things
  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 other 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. Understand growth and the path you need to take
  20. Reconnect with your lawyer to make sure you’re legal documents are current
  21. Host or sponsor an event, no matter the size
  22. Work on your automation
  23. Go to at least one in-person networking event per quarter
  24. Put money aside for taxes weekly
  25. Hire a design and marketing team (hey!)
  26. Reward yourself for big achievements 
  27. Continue your education even if just through online courses
  28. Collaborate with like-minded folks
  29. Support fellow small businesses
  30. Examine online presence and make sure it’s all up to date
  31. Charge your worth
  32. Prioritize work/life balance
  33. Get rid of toxic people
  34. Know when to take time off
  35. Eat breakfast 
  36. Take an actual break in the middle of the day
  37. Don’t put work ahead of family
  38. Be kind to yourself
  39. Take a vacation
  40. Set boundaries
  41. Take a day trip
  42. Take at least one day a week for yourself and passion projects
  43. Budget your personal spending
  44. Meditate
  45. Make gratitude lists weekly
  46. Set clear goals for yourself
  47. Try or learn something new
  48. Meet new people 
  49. Buy art from a small artist
  50. Make steps towards being healthy
  51. Work outside
  52. Practice personal development 
  53. Volunteer
  54. Shut all electronics off for 1 weekend
  55. Limit mindless social media habits 
  56. Open your mind to criticism and feedback
  57. Take a class unrelated to business
  58. Take up a hobby
  59. Don’t be afraid 
  60. Commit & Focus

Download & Print this list to hang in your workspace! 2019 is the year to commit and focus on everything great coming your way!



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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