Red Banyan Founder and CEO Evan Nierman discusses the value of New Year goal setting in an article in Forbes.

The articles notes that  goal setting is an excellent way to ensure the upcoming year is productive both at work and at home. Having a road map with personal and professional milestones is a good way to motivate you to try new things, Evan writes in the piece.

“The concept is similar to creating a business plan for a business. Entrepreneurs use business plans to set clear goals and guidelines for how they will manage their companies,” Evan writes. “Such plans can also be used to set employee goals, obtain funding or map out long-term plans for growth. The thought process is similar.”

Evan’s advice? Focus on the basics:  find out what makes you happy, practice mindfulness, set boundaries, set goals and remember you are not alone.

Read the entire article here.