I am one who draws lines in the sand as needed throughout the year. This means that at certain points in my personal and work life, I determine that a change needs to be made and I work hard to make it happen.
So here’s what’s on my mind right now …
Nurture the Lighter Side. I enjoy a Paleo-eating lifestyle, conventional exercise mixed with some natural movement called MovNat, so a friend and I are starting a new Meetup group in January for those who want to learn to eat whole foods and move well in the gym and outdoors. You are welcome to join us!
Simplify. I have a lot of Christmas decorations, and I only put up maybe a tenth of them. That gave me time to do other things, spend time with people and de-stress. I plan to carry this new minimalism into other areas of my life.
Give Methodically. I am all over the place with giving a little to many non-profits and I really need to focus my time, talent, treasure on a few organizations that are most important to me.
Join Strategically. I have been waffling about what Chamber of Commerce to join — Columbus or Dublin. I attended the Dublin Recognition Lunch and had a great time. Done. Dublin it is. And this is where I work, live and play.
Collaborate More. I have started working with folks who could be considered competitors. I even formed a marketing team for a non-profit client with the goal of saving 1000 lives thanks to the invitation from a non-profit president. Collaboration breeds excellence.
Breathe. Taking a break by unplugging is sometimes necessary. I received a thumbs-up from my family for taking a break from my work life this holiday season. I continue to work to maintain life/work balance.
In a magazine recently, I noticed a quotation that really stuck with me. “There is no can’t — only will or won’t.”
We can always do something nice for others. We can always focus on improving our work skills. We can learn and grow in every aspect of our lives … if we are willing.
I WILL that for you and for me in 2012. Now let’s go and get it done.