New Year, New Goals
The year’s drawing to a close, and for me, it’s a time of reflection. I’ve looked back to see what topics I’ve touched on and found a few recurring themes of advice: write down goals for yourself; follow a plan to meet them; and when you fall (we all fall), pop back up and keep going!
Thinking back on 2014 … How would you answer these questions?
What goals did you set?
Never settle, I say. This year I strove to expand my client base and build relationships with new business partners. As an educator, I also spent a good chunk of time reading up on new ways to connect with my students and coaching clients-to better inform, inspire, coach and cheer. Because their goals are my goals too.
Did your plans work?
I feel very fortunate to count these among my successes:
- Associate Coach Certification
- Woman’s Owned Business Certification
- Expanded my client base
- Cheered on my clients and students as they started new businesses, achieved promotions, went back to school and accomplished other hard-fought goals
How did you handle setbacks?
Nothing protects us from disappointment, and like many people, I’ve felt my share of it this year. While you can’t avoid setbacks, you can recover from them more quickly by taking good care of yourself.
In the upcoming year, try to spend 20 minutes a day, every day, investing in YOU. Connect with a new business partner or an old friend. Buy a new software program and start learning Spanish. Perfect your yoga tree pose, or write an impassioned letter to the editor. And, whatever you do, never feel guilty about that block of time. You are a worthy investment!
Peace to you and your family this holiday season … and joy in the New Year.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
– Mark Twain
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