What Are You Looking Forward to in the New Year?

By Peter L DeHaan, PhD

Peter L DeHaan, publisher of TAS TraderDo you set annual goals for yourself or your business? I think everyone should. I don’t mean the New Year’s resolution type of wishful thinking, but a strategic plan for the upcoming year.

When you set goals for your answering service for the next twelve months, what do they look like? Are your goals along the lines of surviving, of hunkering down and getting by? Or are your goals forward thinking and growth-oriented?

Put another way, is your cup for 2016 half-empty or half-full?

I see similarities between my industry (publishing) and yours (telephone answering service). Both are experiencing rapid changes and an uncertain future. With both we have ample reason to worry and fret. Yet with these changes come opportunity.

These opportunities are a reason to celebrate. I need to remind myself of this as much as I feel I should encourage you to do the same.

We have much we can look forward to in the New Year. And even if we can’t see the end clearly, may we move forward with bold confidence to pursue it.

Having something to look forward to is the surest way to realize it.

Happy New Year!

Peter DeHaan is publisher and editor of TAS Trader and Connections Magazine.

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About Peter DeHaan

Peter DeHaan is the president of Peter DeHaan Publishing, Inc., (http://peterdehaanpublishing.com) the publisher and editor of Connections Magazine and AnswerStat, and editor of Article Weekly. Peter DeHaan’s personal website (http://peterdehaan.com) contains information and links to his blogs, newsletter, and social media pages.