Can you believe the first month of 2018 is nearly over? If you've already broken all your New Year's resolutions, you're not alone. Here's why New Year's Resolutions rarely work (and what you should do instead). 

In that vein, I've been thinking a lot about how to make 2018 my best year ever. I figured I wasn't alone in this thinking. Having connected with more than 500 CEOs last year, I also wanted to invite some new voices into the conversation and see what they had to offer. 

My best advice to you is not to try and do everything, but rather find one or two ideas from the insights below and implement them with everything you've got. As Tony Robbins likes to say, "Taking massive action beats great ideas every day of the week." So see what ideas resonate with you and, rather than getting overwhelmed by so many of them, focus on the one or two that will really move your business forward. 

"Use Influencers to grow your brand."
Personalize your content based on the way users interaction with your brand."
"Just get started."
Grow your presence on social media, especially Instagram."
"Consider an investment in cryptocurrency to unlock more growth."
"Diversify your streams of income."
"Find a mentor."
"Embrace the obstacles."
"Be real and original."
"Execute on your idea by listening, learning, and diversifying your skill set."

"Convince everyone." John Lyotier, Co-founder and CEO of RightMesh, a mobile mesh networking platform using blockchain technology, that is working to change the way the world connects, "As an entrepreneur, your success depends on your ability to tell a story. You need to be able to convince your investors, your customers, your partners, your employees, and most importantly your family, that the journey you are on is one that is worthy of your time, energy, and passion. Your journey must give you purpose, and you need to able to draw others in."

For more helpful resources, check out the best social media tools to leverage in 2018, latest video marketing guide, and how best to unleash your company's greatest assets. And remember, don't get discouraged. Remember why you started your company in the first place and stay true to your mission!