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Learning How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick


Running a small business is hard. When you hear people talk about a “work life balance,” you probably laugh. As small business owners it seems there is a lot more work than life! Over 11 years in business, I have been there too. New Year’s resolutions are great but too often they are left behind to die. Learning how to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick is the real challenge.

Have you ever been to a seminar and left with pages and pages of ideas just waiting to be implemented? You’re fired up, inspired, and then you get home. Back to life and back to work and your inspiration list dies. It’s okay to say “yes,” we have all been there.

Here are a Few Goals that I’ve Made Stick:

  • Work less than 25 hours a week
  • Shoot 40 weddings in 1 year
  • Spend $0 on advertising
  • Run 3 marathons in 1 year
  • Coach my boys’ soccer teams

There’s no better time to make your resolutions stick. I’ve put together 3 steps that will help you reach your New Year’s Resolutions. I have tested them and can tell you they work!

So spend an hour with me Friday morning at 10:30 CST and I will walk you through my system for creating goals and reaching them faster. No sorcery or Jedi tricks here. Just 3 easy steps that many people overlook.

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About Eric O’Connor

Eric wasn’t born to be a photographer. You know the kid that picks up a camera at age 5 and instantly knows he’s meant to take beautiful pictures? Who spends moody hours in a dark room (remember those?), and sees the world through the lens of his camera? Totally not him. He was the kid who began investing his money in fifth grade when he was mowing lawns and caddying.  Who tormented family members because he was a morning person. And an evening person. He could not stop moving for even a minute. He was the guy who read the paper in the back of business lectures for years, and came to resent wholeheartedly the nonsense projects that gave the answers and asked no questions.  He was out of place—and regularly appalled—at the spectacular waste of time that came with group projects.  Discovering his love for photography wasn’t destiny as much as it was a very, very happy accident.

Eric battled and beat a life threatening disease, spoke to congress and doctors about Hepatitis C education, bought a business and married his high school sweetheart between the ages of 15 and 21. Ages 21-32 include 3 children, 12 marathons, 1 nearly fatal dance with blood clots in his legs and Pulmonary Embolisms in his lungs.

Eric O’Connor, the idea guy behind The Agile Photog, the owner of Allori Photography and the creator of mylife-pages. He lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife and 3 boys.

The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!