2023 is almost here and that only means one thing—it’s time to start thinking of your New Year’s resolutions. As you do it, consider these five ideas with the potential to propel your career to the next level.
1. Read one book a week
Sounds ambitious, right? It also feels challenging, and that’s how you know this is a resolution worth considering. Books open your mind to new possibilities and are a great source of business intelligence. If you feel that one book a week is out of your league right now, then gun for one volume a month.
2. Learn a New Language
Think of all the new things you could learn and all the business opportunities you could seize if only you spoke another language. Luckily, learning a new language has never been easier. There are apps to learn every language imaginable, and you can even talk with native tutors online. If don’t have a big budget, don’t worry, just type
3. Grow Your Professional Network
Personal contacts are the currency of a businessperson. If you are introverted, or if yoy simply feel that you could use more contacts, this is the right time to hone your networking skills. Set a measurable goal, for example making three new industry contacts every month, and network your way to success.
4. Master a New Skill
Ask yourself this question: what skill would be a gamechanger for your career? For some people it’s learning to program. For others it’s obtaining an industry certification. Whatever your goal, focus your energies on achieving it over the next few months. Also in this case, the internet is your friend: there are online tutorials for virtually every topic under the sun.
5. Take Up a New Hobby
If all the other bases mentioned here are covered, then consider taking up a new hobby. Figure out what aspects of your life need extra attention, or what dreams you’ve been putting off and devote some time to them. Whether it’s writing a novel, running, or becoming a coffee expert, a hobby is an enjoyable way to develop new abilities and add a new dimension to your free time.
More Tips and Ideas
At the ONE Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce, we are always looking for ideas that help foster the growth of your business. Here are some previous posts to help you do just that:
- How to use social media to advance your career
- Cybersecurity basics for small businesses
- 3 Simple ways to protect yourself against identity theft
- Common grammar mistakes to avoid in your business emails
Interested in learning more about the ONE Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce? Contact us today by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (951-280-3902), or social media. We look forward to hearing from you!