Whether it is weight loss, saving more cash, or spending more time with family members, we all have our own New Year’s Resolutions. According to a U.S. News & World Report study, approximately 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail. What's more alarming, is that over half of those are given up on by mid-February. I am all about attainable goals, so when you are making your own New Year’s Resolutions, consider these three that will support our chamber.
Most people belong to a chamber because they want to make meaningful connections. The single best way of making meaningful connections in our chamber is through our events and committees. This is when we get to see each other and know each other. If you have considered joining a committee in the past, make it a goal this year to actually get involved. One of the best things is that you can start by choosing one single event, and just help out with that if you want. This is a great way to get to know more people and start developing those relationships.
Patronize One New Business
Many people make lofty resolutions that will completely change their lives every single day. This one is a pretty easy one: patronize one new business in our area (preferably a Chamber member). Make a conscious choice to support one of our own. This is a simple goal, so for those of you out there looking for one more difficult, try to patronize a new business each month of the year!
“Luncheons are in the middle of the day, and it is tough to get away from the office.”
“I was going to check out that event, but it was so cold outside and I had a long day at work.”
“I was thinking about joining that committee, but I have my own things going on.”
The fact of the matter is that we all have excuses. If you are looking for an excuse you can always find one. Making the most out of your chamber membership is all about showing up to events and getting to know other people. We have the monthly luncheons, we have several events throughout the year, and we even have member hosted events, too. Think about what a realistic goal for you is, and reach that number. Show up to events and get out there.