It’s a ‘brand’ new year! Corny yes, but I just love the whole idea of a new year stretching out¬† in front of us. Glimmering with possibility. I even love to write New Years resolutions and goals and post them to myself through futureme.org. Have you ever tried it? So fun, empowering and motivating getting an email from yourself and seeing if you are still on track.

Somehow the writing of your goals – committing to the words always feels like the first step to making them happen. And apparently that’s not just how I feel because I have never forgotten the stat I read in Forbes that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. I like the idea of being part of the 42%.

January is also my annual planning month. And I love doing that too!! I help businesses do their own annual plans and putting myself through the process gives me new insights and keeps the process fresh and vital. It also reminds me how vulnerable you feel when you lay down a plan and truely commit to a timeline to make it happen. It’s all a bit thrilling to put risk and reward all on the same page.

What lights me most about the process is how empowering it is and how it gives meaning to my business and my time which ultimately¬† makes life in general pretty rewarding. I have eradicated the phrase “I’m so busy” from my life and replaced it with “I’m making things happen”. I don’t say things like “I don’t know where the time goes” anymore because I can tell you exactly where the time goes. I don’t say things like “time flies” because time doesn’t fly unless I’m the pilot. And all that feels good and gets me where I want to go.

Are you ready to make your plans for 2016? I’m getting started this week and I’ll keep you posted on my progress and if you are eager to do the same thing and don’t know where to start send me an email and we will see if my planning process is right for you.

Cheers to 2016 and joining the 42%!