“Start unknown, finish unforgettable.”
~ Nike ad slogan

Welcome to a 2019! It’s a brand new year, fresh and full of so much possibility, but these first few days of the new year can feel a bit overwhelming and pressure-filled too. Am I right? The fun and festivities are over, friends and relatives have headed home, and all of sudden we’re back to work. But it’s not business as usual is it? It’s a new year so we make plans and set goals. We feel like we need to shoot for bigger and better, and at the very least we hope to heck we can do better than last year. So. Much. Work. But what’s so bad about that?

I’ll say it again. It’s a brand new year, fresh and full of so much possibility, and what you do in these first few days can set you up for good things in the months to come.  So make some plans. Set some goals. And I’m not even talking about resolutions here. I’m not a fan. Watch this video to learn why.

Simply get clear about what you want for yourself in the coming months at work, personally, with your health, finances, relationships… anything that is important to your success and happiness. Write that stuff down and then get to work.

But before you do, watch the 1 minute video below (one more classic to finish off the holidays) for a little reminder to fuel your efforts…or read the transcript that follows. Start unknown, finish unforgettable. Let’s do this 2019! #YeahYouCan

It’s not supposed to be easy.

If you’re working toward something good, it rarely is. But change is hard…and if you want what it will bring there’s only one way to get there.

You have to do the freakin’ work. Even when it feels like work. And it often will.

The thing about jumping outside that comfort zone is that nothing out there is familiar…it’s uncomfortable. So your first instinct might be to stop, or take a step back into “Easy”.

But where has that ever gotten you?

This time, as you step into change, What will you do when it gets hard? Let’s assume stopping is not an option?

Sometimes the best thing about doing the work is that you’re doing the freakin’ work…that you’re capable of it. Because you are! The work makes you stronger. It builds confidence, courage, and resilience! The work brings progress, which will motivate you to keep going.

And that feeling once you’ve done it? AMAZING!

It’s not supposed to be easy, but hard work beats giving up, ANY DAY!

Happy New Year friend. As we head into 2019 with our hopes, dreams and plans, I say let’s Dare to Live it Big!

Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

Empowering today’s dreamers, leaders and go-getters to create the life and career they want.


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