Over the next three days, entrepreneur & author Anita Frost will be taking over the social media steering wheel. Sharing her thoughts to prepare and propel us into 2018, get ready to be inspired, encouraged and guided as you step into a new year.
I love this time of the year when we create space to spend time with family, share gifts and just relax. What a great year 2017 has been for my family, friends and business growth, it has been filled with challenges, fun, breakthroughs, setbacks, adventures, miracles and an increase of knowledge.
When I decided to set up my first business years back there was SO much to learn, understand and become skilled with. Guess what I survived and even started to thrive with two businesses later, investments and thirteen published books, I still have LOADS more to learn, understand and become even more skilled at.
Day One - What's best for me right now?
There is such an overwhelming feeling when we step out and step into something NEW the UNKNOWN, these feelings themselves can be enough to freeze us up from taking that next step or just push us off track and before we even know it nothing changed we are still in the same place doing the same things with the same people.
The other common setback is when we set too many new goals at once, each new goal requires us to take on new ways of doing things to achieve them. Then within a few weeks into the new year we find ourselves over busy trying to do all the new stuff, we become tired, frustrated, deflated and just give up as we see no progress and don't even enjoy the feeling of trying to reach these new goals anymore.
To become busier is not the best thing for your new year start, busyness certainly does not grow the skills or the knowledge you require to achieve your new start.
More skill will 100% advance you forwards to reaching your goals, before you begin to edge forward and take up a new skill or reach out to achieve something new, find out 'What do you want to advance forward too and why?'
From the list you have made ONLY pick ONE or TWO things, that would be the best for you right now? CAN you commit to working on these ONE or TWO things this new year?
(write down the one or two you picked)
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