Can we all just take a collective deep breath and raise our middle fingers in solidarity to 2016? Such a doozy of a year. Good riddance.
And I realize it’s ridiculous to blame an entire year for some bullshit buuut if not 2016 who (what) do we blame? I just need a scapegoat, people.
OK GREAT. Glad we’re all on the same page with that one.
The promise of a new year is intoxicating. 2017! It sounds so fresh. The goals, the clean slate, the accidentally writing 2016 on checks for at least three months. I am so freaking excited.
When it comes to BGD, I’ve never really been one to set goals. I run my business like I run my life–flying by the seat of my pants. It has worked up until this point but as kids get older and I have more time to dedicate to BGD, measurable goals feel attainable (as opposed to stressful) and exciting (as opposed to overwhelming).
So, here’s to something new in the new year…
BGD’S 2017 RESOLUTIONS
Focus on the BGD community
Through this blog and connecting on social media. We have a few things up our sleeve this year and can’t wait to share.
Say no by default
I can’t do it all. In 2016 I sure as hell tried. Saying ‘no’ to more is key to defining BGD’s (and my) priorities.
Create products with intention
We started this goal in 2016 with the release of collections. It has already been freeing and helped me to become more focused as opposed to overwhelmed. And in a sea of one million “designers” putting out half-assed products on the daily, my goal for BGD is to rise above that trend. Well-designed, sassy, FUN products and a whole lot of valuable, rad (and free!) content along the way.
For the better part of my small business owning career I’ve made it a point not to share too much of my process for fear of judgment. I’ve been afraid to share personal opinions for fear of offending some people. I’ve been afraid to lose customers by being too me. I don’t want to run a business based on fear. So, I figure, if you’re my people you’ll stay my people no matter what. So, get ready for the over-sharing, my friends! 😉
Treat yo’ self
Or myself. Whatev. It’s always on my list is to take better care of myself. What’s that cliche saying? You can’t pour from an empty glass. It’s true.
Do you set resolutions for yourself or business? I’d love to hear your 2017 goals in the comments below!