I’ll start with a customary Happy New Year to all our brokers and partners in the market! I hope you managed to spend the holiday season with your loved ones and recharge your batteries… 2017 is going to be another busy year!
New years always give us the opportunity sit back, reflect and take stock of the previous year and start again with a fresh focus. At a personal level, this manifests itself as the customary list of ‘New Years resolutions’! Loosing weight, quitting smoking, being a better person etc. I’m sure we’ve all made these resolutions, and perhaps even kept some of them!
I was wondering the other day why we don’t apply the same logic to our businesses? For some reason, we don’t tend to look at our business through the same lens, and decide to take action on the one or two things that we really ought to change. We don’t tend to make these promises or commitments – or at least we don’t make them publicly – to really nail our flags to the mast and hold ourselves accountable for the things we need to do differently.
Whilst these blogs are typically rhetorical, I’m going to change it up this month and make it a little more interactive! I’d really like you to take up the challenge and tell me your New Years resolution for your business! What is it that you will endeavour to do differently this year for your business, or professionally?
I’m hoping that some of you will be brave enough to answer this challenge! I’ll publish some of the best replies I receive (with your permission!).
To get the ball rolling, here is my resolution on behalf of APRIL Canada… in 2017, we will absolutely transform the speed of our business! We know that speed is such a key factor for our broker partners, and in 2016 we’ve already doubled the speed of our business. In 2017, I resolve to take a single minded focus on doubling again the speed of our business to ensure that our brokers can better serve their clients.
I look forward to hearing your resolutions! You can write to me at nick.kidd[at]april.ca.
Whatever your aims or goals for 2017, both personally and professionally, I hope that you exceed them! I can’t wait to get started in helping you to achieve your goals in any way I can!
Happy New Year,