Happy New Year, entrepreneurs! As we step into another year, it is time to jot down resolutions. But let us be real – these are not your usual “hit the gym more” kind of goals. Here are New Year’s resolutions tailored for the ambitious, the brave, and the slightly delusional world of entrepreneurship!
- Resolve to Use Buzzwords Only Three Times a Day: It is tough, but let us try to limit ‘synergy’, ‘pivot’, and ‘disrupt’ to a maximum of three uses per day.
- Vow to use Real Passwords, not your dog’s nickname: It is time to face the music, the same 6 letter password with the 1 number and 1 symbol used 50 times is begging for identity theft. It is time to invest in a password manager.
- Pledge to Only Attend Networking Events With Good Snacks: Life is too short for boxed wine and a meat and cheese tray from Costco. Your time is valuable, so make sure the hors d’oeuvres are too.
- Learn at Least One TikTok Dance: You never know when a viral dance move might be the key to your next big marketing campaign or make you the new 2024 you-tube sensation.
- Learn to Relax: Whether it is finding your Zen or remembering there is a life outside the office, make sure to schedule time for yourself, your family and friends.
- Dare to Use Your Actual Photo on LinkedIn: Yes, it is time to replace that picture from 10 years ago. Embrace the gray hairs and smile – you have earned them!
- Aim to Stop Using Your Pet as a Sounding Board: Lassie is great for cuddles, but not the best for business advice. Try to find (a human) peer group that shares your belief in growth and entrepreneurship.
- Decide to Embrace Failure Like an Old Friend: We learn from our mistakes. Accept and embrace failures as a steppingstone to success. (If nothing else, it provides a great story for your next book.)
- Finally, Promise Not to Take These Resolutions Too Seriously: Being an entrepreneur is all about adaptability, creativity, and a good sense of humor!
From all of us Addis Law and Main Street Development, we wish you a Successful and Prosperous 2024.
Remember, in the world of entrepreneurship, the only constant is change – and the occasional need for a good attorney.