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Editing from a resolution is “a formal expression of…intention made“, and of course we all have our own versions of what the infamous “New Year’s Resolution” means.

I’ve made my fair share over the years, as have most of us. Mine were often diet- and exercise-based, and I was often faithful for at least a week or two. Of recent years I have ignored the tradition – after 20 years raising children I often felt like the day after Labour Day was more of a new start than January 1st anyways.

This year, January 1st has come at a strategic time for my business. In developing out my business, however, I have learned some important lessons. In light of this, I have made New Year’s Plans, and they look a little like this:

  1. I bought a daytimer with 24 hours’ worth of scheduling every day of the week.
  2. For one year I am going to show up for my business every day.
  3. My important webinars are the first entries.
  4. Vital components of my blogging and social media interaction are written in ink.
  5. Contribute what I can to my colleagues’/now friends’ successes.
  6. Commitments that have to be missed because life does happen will be rescheduled if possible and flat-lined with no remorse if they cannot be fit in.
  7. My family is my most important WHY and they take precedence over everything – they know how important this is to me and us so if they interrupt it is important.

One of my favourite quotes is

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t,

so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.


This is my year to live like most people won’t.