What You Need to Do Before the Year Is Up

The year is quickly coming to a close. It’s been a year of unprecedented change and adjustments, but that doesn’t mean we should be putting our feet up just yet. You can still do some things before the year is up to ensure you’re ending on the right foot and beginning 2023 with a running start. Let’s break down what you need to do before the year ends.

Take Stock of Your Goals

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your goals – those that have been achieved, those that haven’t, and those that haven’t even been attempted yet. Have you accomplished what you set out to do? If not, why? And what steps can you take going into 2023 to ensure success? Taking stock of your goals now will help guide your plan for next year and keep you focused on what matters most.

Check In With Yourself

This has been an incredibly tough year for many, so it’s important to check in with yourself as we come close to its end. How are you feeling? What emotions are coming up for you? Are there any changes or adjustments that need to be made in order for you to feel more comfortable heading into the new year? Now is a great time for self-reflection and self-care – both of which could help ease any stress or anxiety associated with this time of transition.

Look Ahead

As much as it’s important to reflect on the past, it’s also important to look ahead and anticipate any future challenges or opportunities that may arise. Think about where your business could be headed in 2023 and what needs to happen in order for it to get there. Brainstorm ideas for new projects or products that could benefit your business moving forward and make plans now on how best to implement them when the time comes.

As 2022 winds down, now is an ideal time to review all that has taken place this past year while preparing yourself mentally, emotionally, and professionally for whatever lies ahead in 2023. Taking stock of your goals, checking in with yourself and looking ahead are three simple steps towards success at this stage. So don’t wait another minute – get started right away. You’ll thank yourself later.

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Achieving Unfulfilled Goals in 2023

By Conqueror Team

It’s almost the start of a new year, and for many of us, that means setting goals for ourselves. Unfortunately, it also means that some of us may not have accomplished all the goals we set for ourselves this year. But don’t worry! With the right plan in place, you can still make your dreams a reality in 2023. Keep reading to learn how to create an effective strategy for achieving your unfulfilled goals this year.

Identify Your Goals and Priorities

The first step is to identify which goals from last year you would like to achieve in this one. Once you have identified your priorities, it’s time to break them down into manageable steps and create a timeline for yourself. This will help you better understand what needs to be done when and how long it should take you. It will also give you something tangible to work towards so that it’s easier to stay motivated and on track with your progress.

Set Deadlines and Measure Progress

Once you’ve broken down your goal into smaller tasks, it’s important to set deadlines for each one and measure your progress throughout the process. This will allow you to adjust as needed if any tasks are taking longer than expected or if any new roadblocks arise along the way. It can also help keep you accountable and motivated as you move closer towards completing those unfulfilled goals from last year.

Prioritize Self-Care

While working towards achieving our goals is important, it is also essential that we prioritize self-care in order to ensure our success. This could mean taking regular breaks throughout the day or setting aside time each week specifically designated for relaxation or self-reflection. Taking care of our physical health should also be included in this mix; getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly—all these things will help us stay focused on our goals while keeping us energized along the way!

With proper planning and prioritizing self-care, there’s no reason why we can’t accomplish those unfulfilled goals from 2022! Whether we want to improve our finances, start a business venture or become healthier this year – having a well thought-out plan in place is key for success! So let’s get started today by creating an actionable plan that works best for us so that by the end of 2023 we can proudly look back at all our accomplishments.

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What Can Small Business Owners Look Forward to in 2022?

By Jessica Wong 

Over the past two years, the economic landscape has changed dramatically because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the global economy is preparing for a — hopefully — post-pandemic future in 2022, businesses need to adapt to the changing landscape to survive and thrive.

Here are ten changes you need to prepare for now.

1. Purpose overrides product features

Companies no longer exist simply to make profits. Leading brands are competing and excelling because they have a clearly defined purpose. According to Deloitte’s 2022 Global Marketing Trends, having a purpose has changed from “aspiration to strategic priority.”

Brands growing at a rate of 10% or above are turning purpose into action in a more comprehensive manner than those growing at slower rates. Consider why you are doing what you are doing. For example, many startup founders have a big idea or a problem they set out to solve. This is your purpose.

Related: Brand Activism: Turning Your Purpose Into Action

2. Customer knowledge is redefined

The most successful brands understand that their customers are at the center of every decision they make.

To be able to reach customers efficiently and cost effectively, businesses need to understand their customer segments. Few companies have only one type of customer whom they can address in their marketing. Clarifying customer personas and dividing them into clear segments allows your business to target each segment specifically.

3. Increased customer expectations

Never before have customer expectations been this high: Consumers expect a seamless experience from your business as soon as they choose to connect with you.

Creating these experiences is only possible if you utilize the power of technology and data. Both will help you create a personalized and relevant customer experience when existing and prospective customers interact with you.

4. Marketing strategies turn into customer journeys

Businesses may still talk about marketing strategies, but they are really trying to understand customer journeys.

This holistic view of the business means taking into account all interactions customers have with you. From the first advert someone sees to searching for information on your website, making a purchase and navigating after-sales service — all are crucial parts of the customer journey.

Customers having a bad experience with one step in their customer journey are less likely to become repeat customers or recommend your business.

5. Marketing needs to be at the center of your growth strategy

The pandemic has elevated marketing from one of many cost centers of the organization to the heart of everything your company does. To secure the organization’s growth and prosperity, marketing needs to be firmly at the center of your growth strategy.

Read more https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/397081

The top 5 crypto predictions for 2022

By Isabelle Lee

It was a banner year for digital assets in 2021, and the new year should see cryptocurrencies reach new milestones.

Crypto investors went on yet another roller-coaster ride in 2021. Nearly every cryptocurrency from bitcoin to dogecoin hit record highs and delivered eye-popping gains. But in May, about 50% of the entire market’s value was wiped out in just seven days. And September saw China’s clampdown against crypto escalate to a ban on all transactions.

Other wild crypto moments from 2021 came when El Salvador made bitcoin legal tender, meme tokens exploded, and an NFT sold for $69 million.

So what’s in store for 2022? Arcane Research, a blockchain research firm, made dozens of crypto predictions for 2022. Here are five:

Bitcoin will outperform or underperform the S&P 500

Despite the threat to the global economic recovery from rising coronavirus cases, both bitcoin and the benchmark index locked in impressive gains in 2021: Bitcoin jumped 66%, and the S&P 500 rose around 27%. 

But given that bitcoin has behaved more and more like a risk-on asset, Arcane Research said it will further amplify significant movements of the stock market.

“Therefore, if the stock market continues to increase in 2022, bitcoin will likely outperform,” the firm said. “But if we see a red year for the stock market, bitcoin will likely underperform.”

Ether will outperform bitcoin again

Long viewed as second fiddle, ether far outperformed bitcoin in 2021, gaining 418% compared to 66% for bitcoin.

“This performance gap is the widest seen since 2015 when ethereum was launched,” Arcane said. 

Among the reasons ether will continue to outperform in 2022 is the surge in NFT sales volumes. Most of these tokens still run on the ethereum blockchain. And major upgrades this year from the Berlin update to the London hard fork helped improve the network’s capacity to process more transactions.

Read more https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/top-crypto-predictions-2022-bitcoin-ether-meme-coins-arcane-research-2022-1

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Tonny Wandella

again, this is that time of year. “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” your friends, family, and coworkers are asking now that the champagne bottles have been popped and the balls have dropped.
Some people enjoy the New Year’s resolution tradition of having  goals set. Others claim that it’s a waste of time because the majority of resolutions fail by the middle of March. Despite the bleak statistics, there is rationality in joining the New Year’s resolution bandwagon.

You’re more driven to tackle your goals on days like New Year’s, your birthday, and even Mondays because you feel like you can finally put your past mistakes behind you. Perhaps you intended to stop smoking, get in shape, or begin going to sleep at a respectable hour last year but failed to do so. A new year’s start allows you to put those mistakes behind you and convince yourself, “That was the past me, but the new me will be better.” Here are some of my favorite science-based resolution-keeping tips:

Make it Enjoyable
When it comes to reaching our objectives, most of us strive for efficiency. If you want to get in shape, you believe that a rigorous workout will be the best way to achieve speedy results. You assume that if you want to ace a class, you’ll need extensive, distraction-free study periods. However, research has shown that focusing on efficiency might leave you high and dry since you’ll overlook an even more significant factor: whether you like the process of achieving your goals.

If exercising or studying isn’t enjoyable, you’re unlikely to stick with it. However, research has shown that if you enjoy your exercises or study sessions, you will stick with them longer. And, in the end, that’s what matters the most when it comes to sticking to a New Year’s resolution.

Allow for Unforeseen Circumstances
Your instinct may be to proclaim yourself a failure and throw in the towel if you deviate even little from your New Year’s plan. This is known as the “what the heck effect” by researchers.
According to research, setting tough goals (such as a 10 p.m. bedtime every night) but allowing yourself one or two get-out-of-jail-free cards each week yields greater results than setting either harsh or easy goals with no wiggle room. Your stretch goal motivates you, and the option to declare a “emergency” (rather than “what the heck”) keeps you moving forward after a setback.

Make a Cue-based Strategy
Actively planning where and when you’ll carry out your New Year’s resolve helps to refresh your memory when the time comes and creates remorse if you don’t follow through. (It also doesn’t hurt to put your plans on the calendar and set a digital reminder.) Detailed planning also helps you foresee and avoid barriers, such as declining a lunch meeting if you want to meditate during lunch.

If you didn’t keep your New Year’s resolutions the year before, this could be a sore spot. According to some estimates, only about 8% of individuals keep their resolutions each year, yet millions around the world continue to make goals in the hopes of a better year ahead. It’s all about committing to your goals in 2022, whether you choose to lose weight, become organized, or do anything else.

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36 Prompts to Help You Plan an Awesome New Year


Use these New Year prompts to plan your year.

The holiday season is here, which means the New Year is just around the corner. It’s never too early to start thinking of ways to make this year even better than the last.

Below you’ll find 36 prompts to help you plan an awesome New Year.

1. One habit I’m going to build.

2. One bad habit I’m going to break.

3. One person I’m going to forgive.

4. One person I’m going to befriend or reconnect with.

5. One person I’m going to spend more time with.

6. One way I’m going to strengthen my personal relationship.

7. One thing I’m going to create.

8. One negative belief I’m going to drop.

9. One positive belief I’m going to reinforce.

10. One unhealthy food I’m going to stop eating.

11. One healthy food I’m going to start eating.

12. One book I’m going to read.

13. One new place I’m going to visit.

14. One adventure I’m going to go on.

15. One hobby I’m going to try.

16. One personal development goal I’m going to achieve.

17. One fitness goal I’m going to achieve.

18. One new food I’m going to try.

19. One fear I’m going to overcome.

20. One risk I’m going to take.

21. One thing I’m going to throw out.

22. One thing I’m going to save for and purchase.

23. One way I’m going to make more money.

24. One expense I’m cutting out.

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