Tips for the New Year

By Dale Beaman

As the new year begins, it’s time to take stock of your life and decide what would make 2013 a rich and meaningful year for you. Many of us are going through life transitions such as a new job, starting a business, loss of a loved one, divorce, becoming a new mom or an empty nester. Or perhaps, you just feel restless or stuck and want a positive change! It’s the perfect opportunity to get clear about your desires so you can purposefully take action. You deserve to have a life you enjoy and a life that is on purpose with who you are. Here are five tips to help you create your best year ever.

  1. Define personal success. How do you define your personal success? What will you have, what will you be doing, how will you be being when you reach your personal success? Take the time to get clear on how you personally define success in the areas of your life such as relationships, health, career, finances and spiritual fulfillment.
  2. Set your 2013 goals. Be intentional about your life. Start with know what you really want this year. Set clear goals and be sure to write them down. Think big. Also remember, it is best to focus your energy on 3-5 things rather than spreading yourself too thin.
  3. Surround yourself with your goals. Take your list of goals or intentions and put it where you will see it daily. This will keep you focused everyday on what you want to create.
  4. Picture yourself successful. Use the “world class athlete” approach. Each day take 5-10 minutes to sit quietly and visualize what you will see, hear and feel when you reach your personal success. Imagine your 2013 yearend celebration with friends – what would you want to be celebrating?
  5. Take action! It’s easy to get caught up in the daydreaming and plan your goals, but action is what it takes to get you there. Your dreams become realities with action! Even a small step says “yes!” and gets things into motion.

Remember to focus more on what you want rather than what you don’t want. Where you put your attention is what will expand or grow in your life and work. Have a mindset of possibility and optimism. Know that you have the wisdom and power to make this your best year ever!


DaleBeaman-259x300About the Author
Dale Beaman, a leadership coach, facilitator and speaker, serves as a catalyst for creating positive change and transformation. She specializes in guiding clients to navigate values, discover purpose and create vision that unleashes potential. Her personal philosophy is “when we live our deepest values, connect to our purpose and find our direction, we experience more meaning, health and happiness.”