Chinese New Year: It’s Not Too Late to Make A Change

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Year of the Dog began on the 16th of February. In the heat of summer, it’s easy to let those New Year’s resolutions slip to the back burner. This Chinese New Year gives us yet another chance at a fresh start.

So, whether you are determined to be more driven at work, or just to bring your lunch from home instead of hitting the Chinese takeaway 3 days a week, it’s time to take another look at getting life on track. It all comes down to sticking to two of the most important values you already have.


The dog is associated with loyalty, as you might expect. This is a good year to focus on the customers you already have. What are you doing to make those relationships stronger? Consider what your new “resolution” might bring to the things you’re already doing right. If you have some new change you want to make, you have to be sure it doesn’t interfere with the things you already have working in your favour. In 2018, just like every other year, be true to yourself.


The dog is also a symbol for honesty. Do your new changes involve an emphasis on your strength as a product or service? They should. The truth is that you are in business because you are honest. Think of a way to emphasis all the things you’re already doing right. Delve into your business and think about what it brings to the table for your current and prospective customers that the competition just doesn’t offer. It’s those intangibles that set you apart.

The year of the Dog is a great year to find your focus in business. Make sure you are doing things the right way. It turns out that the resolutions you made for 2018 might’ve needed to be revised anyway.