Strategy for the new year.

We are over 2 weeks into the new year, have you kept up with your 2012 resolutions? If not, you are among many! So its time to strategize so that you can reach those goals before 2013.

We had very a very full holiday season as most large families deal with every year. Then there was a scare with my (now newborn) niece before and after her birth. Can you say on your knees praying like there’s no tomorrow?! So my 2013 goals were put on standby for new ones.

One thing that I did this year was to share my goals with a group of friends to keep me accountable.

So here are some of my goals for 2012: Learn more about myself, and take care of me. Don’t put off getting my hair cut, don’t wear things that make me look older or just blah, work on my self confidence, wear makeup!! lol, go to the doctor before I get too sick, start back on some of myhealthy habits like eating better, working out, drinking water.”

I also made this little graphic so that I can have it on my desk, to remind me of what I want from this year:

So now that I’m working at home, I’m going to see this on my desk daily which a great reminder.

I have reminders on my phone too. I set goals through an app to reach each week. I may have 10 goals for the week, but they are all moving in the same direction.

One of my big goals is purge my closet of things that don’t make me happy. It may be the color, cut or feel of the garment, but if it doesn’t make me happy its going to the thrift store or being sold. There’s no room for clothes that make me feel bad!

In purging my closet I’m making my life more simple, and boosting my self confidence. Goals like this are being accomplished by something very simple that will make me feel happy. Even if I only purge one item a week, its part of my strategy to reach my goals before 2013.

I hired a business coach! This is helping me meet financial and personal goals in the first 2 weeks of the year. I may have to sell those clothes on eBay that don’t make me happy to continue with this goal, but can you see how one goal helps to secure the next? It’s all part of my strategic plan!

One thing that I want you to remember is that goals don’t happen overnight. They take work. Are you too busy to work? Work is the only way that you can change your life effectively. Winning the lottery isn’t an option!

What type of strategy have you put into place for 2012 to reach your resolutions or goals? I’d love to hear from you on some ways that you are putting those things into place.

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