How to Kill it in 2018 😎
New Year, who dis?
Sucker for a fresh start.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Happy New Year, team!
Right now, 2018 looks so good on you and I have a feeling you're going to have a *bomb* year. For this New Years-esque post, I broke down three things I believe you should incorporate into your 2018 to help you kill this fresh start.
- Name Your Year. Did you do too much of something in 2017, or not enough of something? Maybe you didn't believe in yourself enough. Maybe you cut a lot of people off, and you now miss those people. I said "Yes!" to everyone and everything, and didn't have a handle on my "No." It got a little out of control. For me this is the year of "No." From 'create,' to 'kind' there are a number of words you can use to title your year. Choosing one word to return throughout this year will likely help you accomplish some of your goals.
- Got a mantra? I *love* these things! They can be catchy, funny, quirky, or anything you want them to be, really. You literally get to combine a bunch of words to empower you, and nobody gets to tell you a thing about it. My life mantra right now, is "I'm trynaaa grow this me!" because I am always aspiring to accomplish new feats all in the effort of creating myself. From "Just keep swimming." (Thanks, Dory!), to "You got this." there are a number of mantras out there, but I think it's best to create your own. I believe that if it comes from within, you'll be more inclined to stick to it! My 2018 super power mantra is "I'm the star of this show. So go!" A daily horoscope actually inspired this, and I do believe that we each are the stars of our own lives. If you don't take the initiative and get things done, who will? There is no understudy!
- In 2017, boy...did people have any?? Values are *utterly* important, not only for your success, but so that you are happy. We innately all have limits (some remain undiscovered until we reach them), and I believe that listing our values help further enforce and remind us of what we truly care about so we always prioritize those things. A few of mine include gratitude, caring, safety, fun, passion, and moxie. You may have noticed that I stole a few from JetBlue haha! (Yes, the airline has values.) My passion value keeps me in check by reminding me to always be passionate about what I am doing and I often ask myself that question when new tasks arise, "Am I passionate about this?" I think that will be helpful in knowing what to say "No." to as well. See how it's all connected? My moxie value reminds me of all the times being a stubborn, put-your-self-out-there teen has paid off and keeps me running after journalists and aviators I admire.
- As I was writing my goals down for the new year, everything was fine until I arrived at 'Meet Erica Hill.' I wanted to meet her last year....what if I don't meet her this year??? Then, what?! Have I failed...at a goal *I* set? 😳 That is spine-shiver scary. The idea that December 31st is a cut off of some sort is, too. If I don't meet Erica Hill by the end of this year, if I had done everything in my power to meet her, then that is just fine.
- Some of my goals this year include posting weekly to YouTube, and twice weekly to this very blog. Overall, I believe writing down things you'd like to accomplish, and just shouting them to the mountain tops (or your apartment ceiling) is a healthy practice. I think specificity is key. Notice I say how often I'd like to post for both platforms. I don't say I'd like x amount of subscribers on each platform. Instead, I am just going to focus on consistently producing great and thoughtful work. How many people decide to subscribe is not a factor I can control. You can though😂 so please do take a moment to do that! 😉.
- Make sure your goals are things you actually want to achieve! If not, it just won't work.
I have a feeling these secret weapons will help you kick off and kill 2018 with class. Go out with passion and fire. Have a wonderful year. Thank you for reading.
With ❤️ and gratitude,