Kickoff 2018: Where to Begin?

In the coming weeks, look for tips and ideas to make 2018 your year.

calendarSo, how can you kickoff 2018 right?

  1. Face Your Deepest Fear
  2. Plan for Success
  3. Chose Where to Begin

Where to Begin?

If you are like most people, there are several parts of your life you’d like to improve or change. Pick one New Year goal to focus on for now. You can start another goal in the spring, after you have made progress or completed your New Year goal. So keep this goal list someplace where you can find it in a few months. Continue reading


Kickoff 2018: Plan for Success

Planning to overhaul your life at the New Year is a cliche, I know. But it is also real.

goal without plan quoteOne reason New Year’s Resolutions are so popular is because January 1 feels like a clean slate — a time to let go of old habits and start something positive and new.

New Years Resolutions usually don’t stick. Often, the plans we make for the coming year fall apart within weeks.

Nevertheless, you can persist.

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When The Going Gets Tough … The Tough Go To Work Anyway

smily-masksI graduated from college three years ago. Everyone said that there were lots of jobs in health care, but it took me two years to get hired in a clinic.

I’m grateful to be working, but this job is not a good fit for my skills, and it doesn’t pay enough. Now my manager is hiring new people at a higher pay rate than me, and he won’t talk to me about a raise or a promotion.

Obviously I’m looking for a better job, but it’s hard to go to work every day at a place that’s not a good fit for me. How do I keep from going crazy at a job I hate until I find a new job?
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Need A Burst Of Motivation?

Usually I am full of energy this time of year. The warm – sometime hot – weather and the abundant sunshine naturally get my engines revving.

Ian BrittonTypically, I’m busting with motivation to be more physically active, revitalize my social calendar, take on home improvement project, tackle a professional development project or learn something for fun.

Not this year.

It’s been unusually rainy and cold in the Twin Cities. I’m starting to wonder if spring will ever come …

Instead of waiting for an external cause to motivate me, like the weather, it’s time to stop making excuses and rev my own engine, so to speak.

Care to join me?

  • What tips do you have for boosting your energy or getting yourself out of a rut?
  • What are waiting for motivation to do?

Leave a comment below or on the DeniseMpls Facebook page.

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Not sure where to start?
It’s not complicated. Here’s a list of things to do when you want something from life but are not motivated or not sure where to start.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~Mark Twain

Bonus: Because summer is coming, sunshine or not, I’m nominating Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” as our summer anthem.

Leave a comment with your suggestions for positive energy boosters.