I wish I was all ready for the holidays and that all the presents were wrapped and under the tree on the Winter Solstice but alas, I am not. My almost 5 year old is so excited for Christmas this year. Mommy was rushing around this last 2 months and did not plan things out as well as she would have liked. Getting to a store seemed challenging, so Kate and I looked up everything on-line and sent an "e-mail to Santa" with all the items she thought she'd like within reason. She learned about the cost of some of the latest fads, and I was pleases when she'd ask "is that too expensive Mommy?" And if I said "Yes it is." There were no tears and she was cool with it.
Fortunately she cannot read a lot yet so she did not know the "e-mail" actually went to ToysRUs.com and Amazon.com, but everything arrived today and she is not even curious what the multitude of boxes were. So strange. So we will wrap all this stuff in the next couple of days and we will assume Santa will eat the milk and cookies as he squeezes himself through our gas powered fireplace.
My husband got a snow blower (not going to risk another February of 2010 again) and I splurged on an iPad for my business so I can be more productive on the road, vs squinting on the iPhone all the time. I didn't even wrap it! But it is under the tree so I have something to open.
But what I plan to unwrap in 2012 is a revitalization of the business. Refreshing new energy that will keep me focused. A marketing plan I can follow to keep me challenged. Hiring some help to allow me a better chance of achieving my goals. When you have dedicated, loyal, smart people to help you it makes those lofty goals achievable.
These are New Year's Commitments, not resolutions. Resolutions feel like they are optional because I never have to actually achieve them, and I do not hold myself accountable.
What are your strategies to hold yourself to the fire to get your dreams closer to a reality?
Who are your support network that you can count on to help you get there?
Don't have one? Then get out and meet them! It is so much better to get things done with and through others.
I already have 2 speaking engagements and 2 trade shows on the books before the end of May and I am hoping to line even more up! Some are pro bono, and I believe in the law that when you give joyfully, you will receive in return. That is the energy I am unwrapping to start out the New Year.
What are you going to unwrap in 2012?