Four down, three to go. 2012 is looking like it is going to big year if I manage to accomplish everything that I have set out to achieve in the previous four posts. If you have missed how the Seven Things came about feel free to have a look at them. The links to them are posted below:
I made a decision a few years ago that I wanted to be my own boss and have been working my butt off ever since. Working for yourself is rewarding but it is also challenging because the buck stops with you. I have had a few successes over the years but have also had a few failures. I seem to have found my niche and plan to consolidate in 2012 and build on the foundations I laid in 2011. I have always been one to have fingers in a few pies, never wanting to have all my eggs in one basket. The fifth thing I want to work on in 2012 is my businesses.
You may or may not know but I have a web design business called CSD outside of radio that I have owned and operated for the last 3 years. We build websites and lease them to our clients. That business has grown steadily over the last few years and I plan on continuing that growth over the next 12 months. I would like to add at least another three new clients to my portfolio a month for the next year.
The second area I want to focus a lot of my effort in 2012 is building my Run Walk for Life business. I acquired the franchise for the Bryanston branch towards the end of this year. I am really passionate about helping people lose weight and get fit and have some big plans for building Bryanston over the next year. I would like to double the membership there in the next 12 months. At the beginning of January my wife and I are also taking over the Krugersdorp branch, which operates from Krugersdorp High School. I also want to grow that branch substantially over the next year. I’m considering starting a third and fourth branch on the West Rand too, another afternoon branch and a morning branch. Watch this space, I will post the details as soon as it is finalised.
If I am going to make this one happen in 2012 it is going to require a combination of working smart and working flipping hard. I need to get a lot better at delegating and letting go a bit more to let other people take control. In a nutshell I need to let go and let it grow.
What are your plans on the employment or business front? How are you going to make it happen in 2012?