Resolve to Get Involved
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone wants to know, “did you make a resolution?” Most of the experts I follow (including friends Mike & Kate Battistelli and radical thinker and worldwide connector Peter Shankman) say, skip it! Instead, they’d recommend you do something more useful like SET GOALS or CREATE RITUALS. Why? Because rituals last, and because charting the course for the adventure every new year brings is a productive, creative process that leaves you not only with a usable action plan, but the courage and drive to see it through.
I’m a big fan of goal-setting myself, and you can read some of my thoughts on the topic here. As for this month’s tip, here’s my advice: get involved. I mean, physically move yourself to a location that requires your presence of mind and your concentration. Need examples? You’re in luck! I have plenty…
Resolve to Have Great Taste
Join me at a Beyond Organic tasting event, and sample the products offered while gaining a deeper understanding of the nutrition that these products offer. Bring a few friends along, and you could even find yourself eating these foods for FREE. If that’s not worth getting off the couch, I don’t know what is.
Email me for a calendar of tasting events in your area.
Resolve to Revolve
Whether the above header brings to mind the more traditional definition (to move, to rotate, in a circular pattern) or the less commonly used one (to consider), either is appropriate here. Get yourself into a circular pattern of giving consideration to others, again and again. Already reached out to a friend or relative a couple months ago and shared your enthusiasm for Beyond Organic with them? Circle back and do it again. It’s a new year, you have new products, and there’s new information to impart. Someone who showed some small interest a while ago may have great interest now. And this resolution isn’t isolated to building a business; you can use this same philosophy to be a better friend, spouse, or parent. Go through your phone and find someone with whom you’ve not recently spoken, and make a point to reach out to them again to share a business lead (for them, not for you), or compliment them in a meaningful way, or just tell them you’re thankful to have them in your life. You might just make their day, and that’s a good way to start yours.
Resolve to Evolve
Evolution is a funny thing. We often forget that one innate component of evolution is that it is gradual; it’s something that happens over time. Things in our lives often happen quickly, giving us little chance to react, change, and adapt. But things that occur gradually–such as building a long-term business, a relationship, or a family–give us opportunities to step back, review, and revise. Of course, this is only true if we take the time to be reflective, to evaluate our current course, to objectively consider areas of improvement, and to act on them. Sadly, most people don’t do this. Resolve to be one of those who do this year. Be an active participant in your evolution. The results will give you clarity, direction, and greater fulfillment in every aspect of your life to which you give necessary focus and consideration.
Evolution also connotes growth. I encourage you to find an area of your life that needs a little more attention, and devote some special time to it each week. For example, if you’re anxious to learn more about the Beyond Organic products, but have obligations which prevent you from attending the tasting events mentioned earlier in this post, tune in for a webinar (fuzzy slippers and PJs encouraged!) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm ET and conquer your fear of technology unknowns as you educate yourself of the Beyond Organic standards that set our products apart.
Whatever your goals, rituals, or resolutions for 2012 are, I encourage you to commit them to paper and say them out loud often. Remind yourself frequently of the benefits — the great outcomes — you plan to achieve, and you’ll enjoy the ride all the more.