Let’s be honest here – we all like to start off the year with lofty goals and ambition for the future. Everyone on social media is posting their what it’s ‘bout to be in 2016 affirmations. But then, right around when the WORK starts kicking in, reality tends to smack us back down to size pretty quickly. Here’s one New Year’s resolution for all the resolutions: don’t let 2016 be another year with great goals but faux follow through.
Health. You know one thing a lot of people talk about but never bother to actually do? Take care of themselves. Eat healthier. If you want to be healthy, you gotta put in the effort! Going to the gym this entire year may be a stretch, but at least vow to take yourself to the grocery and buy healthier food. I mean, especially if you know you’re not going exercise at all. I too am guilt of not exercising enough and that’s why Fresh Direct is my friend.
Wealth. Getting their businesses and finances under control is something else I hear a lot of talk about. You’re a proud solopreneur and you’ve started your own business – what now? Think about it. Take the time to set up a retirement account or make some good investments today, not tomorrow or when the “business makes enough money.” Real talk –the business is never going to make enough money if you don’t start with good HABITS today. Thinking you can do this stuff “later” is a good example of not letting this year be another of fake follow through.
Relationships. Let 2016 be your year of forgiveness and love. It’s not easy to let bygones be bygones – but it’s the best policy for both your health and your sanity. That doesn’t mean you can’t cut toxic people right out of your life if needed, of course. But if you decide to keep them in your life, then embrace it. Be a bigger you by not letting resentment hold you back. I’ll admit that I didn’t know how to forgive until I read Bishop T.D. Jakes’ book, “Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven,” but it changed my life once I did.
Wishing all my fellow solopreneurs a fabulous New Year and here’s to a healthy, wealthy, and happy relationship-filled year ahead of us!