We can all agree that 2022 was a different year. Post pandemic, lockdowns, shutdowns, tragedies were too much to handled in the first half of the year.

2023 looks like most certainly a year everyone just can’t wait to finally wrap up. As we welcome 2023, let’s remember to keep a hopeful and confident and bright attitude even after going through an entire year of hindrances and challenges, hurdles and difficulties…

Here are five invaluable tips outlined by India’s Favourite Astro-Strategist Hirav Shah, on how we can start the new year on a super positive note.

1. Review Your Year

If you’re feeling a little bit weary at the end of this very, very, long year, you’re not alone.

Chances are, as you look back, you feel a raft of mixed emotions about it. Gratitude you made it through. Sadness for those who didn’t. Relief that it’s nearly over.

Undoubtedly, 2023 will hold new challenges for you. This isn’t bad. It’s life. Yet like those you’ve faced before, what matters most is not the problems themselves, but how well you’ve responded to them and how you’ve applied their lessons to grow and thrive in your career, relationships, leadership, and life.

List down every positive thing that happened in your life this year, no matter how seemingly little it is… Review your year. Reflect on your year.

2. Set the right goals

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

Goals. Goals. Hence, goals are crucial, but you got to set the “right goals”.

One way to ensure you’ll fail before you even start, is to go after the wrong goals. Set the right goals.

Set yourself up for success by setting SMART goals — goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based.

Don’t set goals based on what your competitors or even co-workers are doing. What’s the point of achieving a goal if you don’t make meaningful progress toward what you really want? Instead, think about what you actually want, and then build goals that will help you get there.

Check in on your goals, look at your progress objectively, and plan to do better in 2023.

3. Do Your Own SWOT Analysis

Conduct your personal SWOT analysis. Ask your faithful, objective colleagues or friends: “What are my strengths?”, “What are my weaknesses?”, “What are my growth opportunities?”, “What are the internal (mindset) and external (marketplace) threats to my success?”. Plan your goals based on the response, reactions, comments and reports.

4. Plan, Plan, Plan

Having reflected on 2022 and your goals, you should now ask yourself where you want to be by 2023.

With 2022 only a few weeks away, business leaders are already deciding how their companies are going to forge ahead into the new year. While a new year will start, some things will still remain the same.

A company or an individual should always seek to improve itself. The final goal of being “the best” at something is incremental and requires lots of small changes over the years to achieve. So, now what you do is plan, plan and plan…Yes.

And not to forget, plan for mental and physical strength, too. That’s very important. It will ensure that you will be physically and mentally balanced in 2023.

5. Money-Invest Wisely

Early 2022 has made us rethink our way of life and preferences. Real Estate investment may be one of the best choices you can make in the coming year — not just for the sake of just making a decision or not just for the sake of having your own place, but as a viable long-term investment as well.

In a nutshell, it’s “your” hard-earned money, afterall. Invest it wisely…

Final Thoughts

It’s wise to identify the highs and lows of 2022. It’s also significant for leaders to ensure that their team members understand the struggles and successes the organization had.

Lastly, pose a question to the team and to yourself—“Where do we go from here and what needs to be done?”

Get, Set & Go !!
All The Best For 2023- Veteran Astro-Business Strategist and Business Advisor Hirav Shah Concludes…