Changes for the New Year

By | December 29, 2008

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what changes I want to make for the new year, and while I am not sure where exactly I will end up at the end of 2009, I do know what direction I want to go, and what directions I do not want to go.

I am thinking of doing more training, more consulting, and more web projects (my own or joint venture).  These are things I love and am passionate about, and fit my work habits.

On the other hand, some of the things I plan on not doing this year:

  • I will not be fixing people’s computers for pay. (I may fix some close friend’s computers, but I actually hate fixing computers yet everyone seems to ask me to.  From now on if customers ask, I don’t do that anymore.)
  • I will not be designing websites for other people (except for my own or joint ventures…. I will outsource or refer the web design requests I constantly get.  Speaking of which I need to find some reliable people to refer business to who pay referral fees. I’ll continue the web hosting and related services business, however.)
  • I will not be giving personal discounts, working cheap or working for free anymore.
  • I will not get sucked into businesses or jobs that I am not passionate about, even if there are promises of big money.

What I am passionate about is:

  • Helping people be successful in their own businesses, ventures or careers.
  • Training, consulting and educating people.  Making people think.  Watching them grow and develop.
  • Creating multiple streams of residual income from websites and businesses I create (myself or with others).

And this year I resolve to do what I am passionate about.  Hopefully what they say is true.  Do what you love and the money will follow.  And luckily I am good at what I am passionate about, so I think it will be true. 🙂

2009 will be a good year for me I think.  I still have more planning to do to make sure it goes the way I want, but I already know what course I want to take, and that is half the battle. 🙂


Scott M. Stolz

Entrepreneur, Educator, Author.
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