This New Year, Take Time to Focus on the Small Things*

*Because the small things really are the BIG things …

The eve of the New Year is a time for contemplation and renewal.  It is also a time to look back at all we set out to do and what we accomplished this past year.  We resolve to set our resolutions and we promise ourselves we will keep them.  Sometimes we put them in writing, often we don’t. They are often about losing weight, finding a new job, bettering our marriage, etc.

I have a twist on this time honored tradition…. What if we each spent time focusing on a few small details and writing out our thoughts?  Thoughts we can return and add to throughout the year?  Here are a few questions to contemplate and please comment by adding your own:

What am I looking forward to in 2016?

Who do I want to hang out with?

Who will I build a better relationship with?

What do I love about my job?

What really matters to me?

What will I do more of?

What makes me smile?

Who makes me smile?

What am I grateful for?

Who am I grateful for?

What is my purpose?

Enjoy thinking and writing about what YOUR New Year WILL BRING you, or what you will BRING to it.  I welcome your response with a few of your own affirming New Year’s questions.   Until then, enjoy the Journey of the New Year and all that it has to offer.  A year where every day will be new to you and an opportunity to renew your focus on the small details….

Happy New Year!

How to Wrap Up the Year with New Career Goals

The final days of 2010 are among us, and it’s time to revisit your current goals and aspirations. Perhaps this year led to a lot of changes in your career, or maybe no changes at all. Either way, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about your direction in 2011.

First things first – utilize these final days in December to wrap up any unfinished business. This includes incomplete projects, lingering potential clients, unanswered emails or phone calls, or just tying up loose ends. Finishing the year with a clean slate will help you start the next one with more stamina and energy.

Next, give yourself an annual review. How did you do this year? Did you accomplish what you desired to achieve? Did you do less or more – either way, assess why. Were you pulled in another direction? Did your career or plans change? Did you receive a promotion? Sum up your year and see where you can improve on your own. If you find you need some additional support, education, or guidance to make improvements – seek out those opportunities as well.

Then, plan ahead. Where do you want to go in 2011? What’s important to you in this upcoming year? How will you do things differently than in the past? Take a look at your ideal future vision and create some powerful intentions around what can happen in the year ahead.

Lastly, start taking action immediately. Do you want to get a promotion or make a big move? Find out what’s needed to qualify for that move now. If you need a certificate – enroll in that course. If you need a better sales ratio, work to increase sales. Or you may simply need a new contact, a new partner, or a mentor. Whatever “it” is – take action and seek it out.

Make your upcoming year the one in which you take charge, lead your career, and step up the ladder into the position of your dreams.

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