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New Habits for the New Year

in a cornerIt is that time of year again when thousands of people sign up for gym memberships, resolve to eat healthier, or commit to better themselves. And yet, most will not follow through. It takes about 30 days to form a new habit and those first 30 days are difficult, but don’t give up.

Be Bold.

If you are stuck in a rut and want to take action to change this, my post “4 Ways to Turn Over a New (Year’s) Leaf In Your Career” has some suggestions.

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Actionable Steps

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter wrote about “How to Turn 3 Career Resolutions Into Reality.” She provides actionable suggestions on how to accomplish results for these three resolutions:

  • Your Resolution: Get a Pay Raise
  • Your Resolution: Get a Promotion
  • Your Resolution: Find a New Career

Less Mediocrity

I joined Sam Fiorella’s movement to accept less mediocrity! To me, it just makes sense to hold myself and others accountable to a higher level of delivery! You can learn more about Sam’s pledege on  Sensei Blogs:  “Only One Resolution- Accept Less Mediocrity

This is his (our) pledge in a nutshell:

I’m going to question, demand and expect more of myself and everyone around me. Regardless of the outcome, I’ll know there were no stones left uncovered, no thoughts left unexplored and no sentiments left unexpressed. No regrets.

3 Words

Or perhaps Chris Brogan’s post “My 3 words for 2013” will inspire you to stay focused on just 3 themes in 2013. I love this and wrote about it last year. Chris’s words provide him with focus for his goals and efforts!

My 3 words for 2012 were: Persistence. Performance. Deliver. (They were on my wall all year long, until the cat tore them down a month ago.)

My 3 words for 2013 are: Connection. Reflection. Direction.

Connecting people is something I love to do and need to do more of! Reflecting on what my key strengths are and where I’ve been successful and what I can do better will help me stay focused and have clarity. Finally, Direction is the path I want to take my business and services in. I’ve waffled here and I hope 2013 will be the year I “do it!”

Happy New Year to you all!

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  • ValueIntoWords January 4, 2013, 6:54 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Hannah! Your post ‘title’ really drew me in. Your “4 Ways” post over at US News is motivating; as well, I’m drawn to your ’3 words’ concept (especially how you ‘defined’ what those 3 words meant to you).

    • careersherpa January 5, 2013, 3:51 am

      @ValueIntoWords Thanks Jacqui! I really like the 3 words concept that Chris Brogan invented. They truly help keep my goals focused.  What would your 3 words be? Just curious? Happy New Year!