"The end of the year is a time to contemplate the past year and consider the coming year."
2023 – A New Year – make it the best construction year ever
2022, where did it go so fast? The last few years have been tough for many. Some of you will look back on 2022 and curse the gods of construction that were against you, rising costs, subcontractors that let you down, the weather, politicians, uncooperative clients, competitors that undercut your prices, employees, the economy, in fact usually everybody and anyone. But this serves little purpose.
The end of the year is a time to contemplate the past year and consider the coming year. It’s that time of year when many make New Year’s resolutions. These include; getting fit, losing weight, stopping smoking, drinking less, taking up a new hobby, managing stress, changing jobs and spending more time with the family. Unfortunately, few successfully keep these resolutions because they’re often poorly thought through, spur of the moment decisions (sometimes made after a few drinks), or because they just seemed like the right thing to say and do. There’s no plan on how to go about keeping the resolution. So other than providing some optimism and a brief feeling of good, they often achieve little.
" How will you make this year better than last year? Do you have a plan?"
What will you be wishing for in 2023? No doubt you are wishing for company growth, increased profits, successful construction projects, a developing career, more family time, good health, less stress and a year with few problems. But have you really thought how you’ll achieve these aims? Do you have a plan? How will you make 2023 better than 2022?
Before you get totally immersed in the hassles, problems and work in the New Year, take some time to consider things you could improve in your company, your projects and your everyday life. Why not put some New Year’s resolutions in place, and keep them.
Try these construction resolutions in 2023
"We can all learn something new"
"Effective delegation empowers and motivates our team."
"Your crew wants to know that they belong to a successful team."
Successful contracting in 2023
Don’t let another year go past without making a few necessary changes. Before we know it 2023 will be half gone! Take action now on just a few of these points and you’ll certainly be able to look back at the end of 2023 with a sense of achievement.
Write down the resolutions you want to implement. Include a short plan on how you’ll tackle them. Then, don’t forget to monitor progress through the year.
"You can make the difference with some planning and a little effort."
Make this year a new beginning. Don’t let this become another forgotten New Year’s resolution! You can make the difference to your construction project, your company, and your life with some planning and a little effort.
How do you plan to transform your company, your construction projects and your career this year? Please share your thoughts.
If you put some of these ideas into practice please don’t forget to give us feedback on how they helped you.
Wishing you an inspired, happy, healthy and successful 2023. Thank you for your continued support.
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