The New Year always gives heed to trying to invoke change; resolving to change something in our lives for the better. What is it about your business that you want to see change take place in 2015? How could WMABA be the vehicle to make that happen?

By answering those two simple questions, we could create a stronger partnership to create a better industry for everyone. Mostly, if you’re having an issue, there are many other repairers out there with the same problem looking for a solution. I’m feeling quite cliché, but how do you actually accomplish a New Year’s resolution?

I’ve found there are steps. Not particular ones, but very helpful nonetheless.

1) Write it down.
Writing down your resolution makes it real. If you only think about it, it hasn’t had ability to come to fruition. It needs to own real space. So, electronically or literally, write it into your task list.

2) Give it a goal.
What is a realistic timeframe that you want to see this resolution come about? Is it this year, the next 3 months, or 2 years down the road? Whatever the end game is in your mind’s eye, give it a number and write it down too.

3) Give it steps.
That old adage that you cannot eat an elephant all in one bite can ring true for your resolution. Identify the steps you can take, one at a time, to get to the result. Write those down in order, then give them completion dates and put them into your calendar with reminders.

4) Get help.
Identify those people you need support from that can get you to the goal. Collaborate with them and create a team system that can hold the goal accountable. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll get to it, but when someone else is involved, it’s harder to let them down in the process. It’s your goal, so you need to make it happen.

5) Evaluate often.
Along the way, you may find that the resolution will change in scope or morph into something completely different. When in a process of a goal, the goal may become a different target. Revising the plan to get the outcome you desire is great. It means that you have adopted the process and are utilizing it to get what you want.

6) Celebrate the steps.
When you work on a goal, you need to allow the celebration of each part. If this is a big goal, with many parts, the team may get bogged down in not reaching it because it seems so far off. If you break the resolution into sections, with timelines, then when you make a mark you can make it a big deal. Then everyone involved feels like they are part of something bigger than themselves and more likely to help you push to the finish line.

If WMABA can help you along the way, please feel free to reach out. We love to be a part of your success story!

Happy resolutioning.